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Saturday, 25 April 2015

why the bruce jenner interview makes me feel better about the world

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For the past few years, I’ve been blaming the Kardashians for the decline of civilization.

I couldn’t understand why anyone was paying any attention to them, why they were making a fortune, why kids were aspiring to be like them.

It was so disappointing to me that these were the people everyone was talking about. What had they done to deserve their fame and wealth? Kim did a sex tape, showed off her butt and married a narcissist.

The world was falling apart but people were too busy watching the Kardashians to care.

But then I watched the Bruce Jenner interview last night. And I realized why the Kardashians had to become so popular. read full story »

Friday, 24 April 2015


Lois and Michael in Aix-en-Provence

Bon jour! Michael and I just got back from two amazing weeks in France — one week on an incredible Viking River Cruise and a few days in both Aix-en-Provence and Paris. I’m pulling together pictures and notes, and will be writing tons about it to encourage you to add this trip to your bucket list.

Meanwhile, here’s what I’m currently doing. Let me know what you’re up to, too! read full story »

Thursday, 23 April 2015

au revoir, french croissants; hello, jenny craig chocolate muffins!

chocolate croissants

It seems only fitting that my first post back after two weeks in France would be about food, right?

Well, you can imagine how I felt going back to Jenny Craig this morning after indulging on those chocolate croissants, above, every single morning for breakfast. read full story »

my #thatsabuick moments at the final four

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Lois at Final Four

I headed off to the Final Four, sure of two things: 1) Indiana was a homophobic, unwelcoming state and 2) Kentucky was going to take the championship.

I was wrong on both counts, causing me to experience what I will, from now on, refer to as #thatsabuick moments. read full story »

off to #experiencebuick at the final four!

Friday, 3 April 2015

Final Four bag

Look at this awesome bag Buick sent me in preparation for my trip to the Final Four!

It almost made packing fun.

Almost. read full story »

i hate packing!

Thursday, 2 April 2015


You know how much I love to travel? Well, that’s also how much I hate to pack.

I’d rather go to the dentist than have to pack.

I’d rather clean my house than have to pack.

But right now, I’m dragging out the suitcases, including my awesome UGOBAG, above, read full story »

2016 kia sorento – the next generation

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Kia Sorento '16

It’s no secret I’m a Kia Sorento girl. I’ve made my love affair very public, writing not one, not two but three reviews of the car.

And then I actually put my money where my mouth is and bought one.

So I was thrilled to be able to test the brand new Sorento during our weekend at the Kia Classic. read full story »

karma relaxation spa lives up to its name

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Karma Relaxation Spa

There’s nothing more fun than introducing you all to great new places I’ve discovered — and then having you experience them yourselves. Because I don’t want to steer you wrong, I won’t write about something without trying it myself first. So, last week, I took a couple of hours out of my busy schedule to diligently check out the brand new Karma Relaxation Spa in Carlsbad.

Ha ha! This is why I love my job. read full story »

my weekend at the park hyatt aviara for the kia classic

Monday, 30 March 2015

Kia Classic '15 cars

Two of my all-time favorite cars.

For the past three years, we’ve been lucky enough to get a new Kia to test drive up to the Park Hyatt Aviara for a weekend at the Kia Classic LPGA tournament.

I will write about this year’s model — the 2016 Kia Sorento — separately because, well, you know how much I love the Sorento. But I want to tell you about the Park Hyatt Aviara and the Kia Classic so you can start making plans to come next year. read full story »

jenny craig – week 10

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Jenny Craig mat

Thank goodness for Jenny Craig.

At my weigh-in today, I lost 2 pounds, bringing my grand total to 18 pounds.

This is great and I’m very grateful to the amazing women at Jenny Craig, but I am totally disgusted with myself. read full story »

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