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Friday, 28 November 2014

izettle presents the 12 hour store!

iZettle 12 hour store

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine.

In honor of Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, I thought I’d share a really cool story of how iZettle helped six of Britain’s smallest businesses open their own flagship store in London – for 12 hours each. read full story »

Thursday, 27 November 2014

25 things i’m thankful for: the movie edition

Pinterest thanks

Sure, I love the turkey and pie but my favorite part of Thanksgiving has always been the actual giving of thanks.

In 2012, I shared 25 things I’m thankful for and, in 2013, I shared 25 more things I’m thankful for. I’m still thankful for all of those things.

This year, though, I thought I’d shake it up a little.  read full story »

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

5 truths and a lie by robin kall

Robin Kall Homonoff

I love when my friends decide to play 5 truths and a lie with me! Last year, Madge Stein Woods and Rachel Joyce played along. And now, Robin Kall of Reading with Robin is joining in. Yay! read full story »

marie callender’s frozen desserts: more to be thankful for

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Marie Callender's 4 pies

I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network sponsored campaign for Marie Callender’s. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine. I am in no way affiliated with Marie Callender’s and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.

It’s no secret that I don’t cook. Or that I love food. Or that I especially love dessert.

So, I thought, right in time for Thanksgiving, I would share with you my secret for simple, delicious, crowd-pleasing desserts: Marie Callender’s frozen desserts. read full story »

10 places i want to visit in 2015

Monday, 24 November 2014

Hurtigruten dog sledding

I’ve always related to the Joni Mitchell song, “Urge for Going,” and I’m already getting antsy and making my travel wish list for next year.

This list will definitely grow over time, and wonderful, unexpected trips will pop up that I could never have anticipated. (Hello, Tennessee!)

For right now, though, here’s my travel top 10: read full story »

another sunday, another hyundai

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Hyundai Sonata

It was definitely fitting that Hyundai gave us a 2015 Sonata Sport to drive to out to the desert last Sunday because, well, this car is hot! read full story »

welcome home, alex! the electronics have been waiting for you :)

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Alex and me laughing

I hope he’s still laughing after he sees the list we have for him …

I am so excited that my son is coming home for Thanksgiving tonight! (I wish my daughter was coming home, too, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards this year.) He’ll be here for a week and a half, and I can’t wait to spend time with him.

I’m looking forward to staying up late with him, talking and binge-watching TV, going to the movies together and having lunches at In-N-Out since we’re now the only two meat eaters in the family.

Last time he was here, it was only for a short weekend visit and he had a lot to do so we didn’t bother him with, um, the electronics. We might have snuck in a quick little, “Hey, could you just take a look at this for a minute?” because he is a wiz with these things but we literally had to bite our tongues not to ask him the million questions we have.

This time, though, he’s home for a nice long time.

Heh heh heh. read full story »

the truth about the second annual 5 truths and a lie

Friday, 21 November 2014


Okay, yesterday I presented you with 5 truths and a lie about me, asking you to guess which was which.

Some of your comments were hilarious, some surprised me, some made me question my actions.

So, without further ado, here’s the truth about those 5 truths and a lie. Read ‘em and weep. Or laugh. Or forget you ever learned the truth. read full story »

always discreet at cvs, plus a great giveaway right here!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Always Discreet

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine.

I always use Always. Always, meaning, yes, sigh, still. If they’d been around for 44 years, that’s how long I’d have been using them by now.

In fact, I will probably always use Always.

You see, I’ve been loyal to the brand since its inception in 1983 and, now, because I’ve reached an age that apparently requires a whole new product, they’ve come through with Always Discreet right in time to save me embarrassment, just like they’ve always done. read full story »

the second annual 5 truths and a lie

Thursday, 20 November 2014

crossed fingers

Bloggers start to go a little crazy halfway through NaBloPoMo, so we turn to games like 5 Truths and a Lie to amuse ourselves, each other and, hopefully, all of you.

As challenging as it was to do last year, it’s way harder this time around. I mean, I’ve already shared my confessions about throwing out my husband’s beloved sweater, about slapping a woman in the face over a cab, about getting cursed out by a prostitute.

Really, what don’t you know about me?

Well, I guess we’ll see right now. read full story »

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