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Sunday, 25 January 2015

spring cleaning: #40bags40days

tea drawers

“What are you up to?” my son asked from New York yesterday.

“I’m cleaning out the tea,” I replied. read full story »

Saturday, 24 January 2015

i’m baaaaaack!

Jenny Craig progress sign

Okay, I put back on all the weight I lost last year — all 30 pounds — plus some.

I’m a little disgusted with myself.

But, since my word this year is “improve,” I’m back at Jenny Craig and I’ve already lost read full story »

Friday, 23 January 2015

happy birthday, mom!

Mom and me

My mom, a.k.a. The Cute Tomato, turns 85 today.

She has always been my biggest cheerleader (she joined Facebook just so she could “like” all my posts) so I thought I would turn the tables today and rave about her for a few minutes. read full story »

how to help global volunteers without leaving home!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

St. Lucia Project

One of the biggest trends in travel, especially for baby boomers, is the idea of volunteer vacations. Michael and I did this last summer at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, and our good friends, Ruth and Dan, are heading off with Global Volunteers in a couple of weeks to work on the St. Lucia Project. read full story »

win a jord wood watch!

Monday, 19 January 2015

Jord watch on wrist

How gorgeous is this watch?!

Since receiving my JORD watch, I find myself seemingly obsessed with time. I cannot stop looking at my wrist! read full story »

buick, detroit and me — reinventing ourselves!

Monday, 19 January 2015

Buick signs

After visiting Detroit, I’m especially proud to be partnering with Buick in 2015 for a yearlong adventure where I get to experience the iconic brand with a small group of bloggers. I’ll be going behind the scenes to see how the cars are actually made, attending some special events Buick sponsors and getting to drive some of their cars.

This project became even more exciting to me after our first event last week: read full story »

2 burning questions about “selma,” in honor of martin luther king day

Sunday, 18 January 2015


I took my husband to see Selma this weekend because 1) it moved me so much the first time, I had to share it with him and 2) I’m so sad about the state of the world, I needed a spark of hope.

Although the movie was just as powerful to me on a second viewing — maybe even more so — two things I found disturbing before really infuriated me this time around and actually left me feeling a little more hopeless.

Here’s what I want to know: read full story »


Friday, 16 January 2015

West Palm Beach ocean

One of the highlights of getting to #ExperienceBuick in Detroit last weekend was meeting Andi Fisher of Misadventures with Andi. She is an awesome person and I’m so excited about spending time with her over the next year.

Andi does a great monthly post called “Currently,” which I just discovered because I have a bunch of assignments due and I am currently procrastinating.

Because I totally fell in love with this idea and it gave me a glimpse into Andi’s life — and it’s a quick and easy post — I decided to try one myself. I may even do this monthly. read full story »

l’oreal age perfect cell renewal and my age perfect skin!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

L'Oreal on sink

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I’ve been using L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal for two months now.

And, although I still don’t have skin like Julianne Moore, who is the perfect Global Ambassador for L’Oreal, I do have skin like the best version of me (who, by the way, would make the perfect Blogger Ambassador for L’Oreal). read full story »

off to detroit to #experiencebuick!

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Buick preview

You may remember my amazing Buick Bucket List trip last summer, when Michael and I were given the opportunity to drive a Buick Encore through Tennessee, volunteering at the Elephant Sanctuary, visiting Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and spending a few days in Nashville, staying at Gaylord Opryland and attending the Grand Ole Opry.

And, now, true to the car’s name, it’s time for an encore! read full story »

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