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Thursday, 29 January 2015

my jenny craig surprise!

Jenny Craig cinnamon rolls on plate

Breakfast of champions :)

I wasn’t planning to write about Jenny Craig again until next week but I was so shocked at my weigh-in this morning, I had to share with you. read full story »

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

4 easy ways to boost your savings

Money

According to a recent Bankrate.com study, more than 60 percent of Americans don’t have enough funds to cover unexpected expenses like emergency room visits or car repairs.

This is shocking to me so, with tax time coming and New Year’s resolutions still fresh in our minds, I thought I’d share some tips from Taylor Schulte, CFP®, CEO of Define Financial. I like these because they’re actually very practical and easy to do. read full story »

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

currently

Pool in rain

Okay, I know I was only going to do this once a month but I love the whole idea of it and it was almost two weeks ago that I posted the last Currently.

Plus, I’m gotten so into the big #40days#40bags de-cluttering project, I want to keep the momentum going and keep dumping!

So here’s what I’m currently up to. How about you? read full story »

spring cleaning: #40bags40days

Sunday, 25 January 2015

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 »

i’m baaaaaack!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

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 »

happy birthday, mom!

Friday, 23 January 2015

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

#SelmaForStudents

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 »

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