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Want to take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? Here are “10 Ways to Experience Minneapolis Like Mary Tyler Moore,” which I wrote for USA Today 10Best.

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the fringe hours: making time for you

The Fringe Hours

Although the holiday craziness is over, in some ways this time of year is even busier. We’re trying to start 2016 off right by running to the gym, organizing our closets and signing up for classes.

But what we often forget in our desire for self-improvement is that one of the best things we can do for ourselves is slow down and take time to do the things we want to do rather than the things we think we should do.

“Yeah, right,” you’re thinking. “Like there’s even 10 minutes in the day to do that.”

I hear you. And that’s why I jumped at the chance to review The Fringe Hours Collection from (in)courage, Hallmark and Revell books. [Read more…]

hallmark crafters & co. giveaway!

Crafters & Co soap

My package of goodies from Hallmark couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.

Jetlagged and thrown back into the chaos of the holiday season after two glorious weeks in Germany and Prague with Viking Cruises, I was feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

After taking one whiff of those Ocean scented soaps, above, from the beautiful Crafters & Co. line, though, I felt my shoulders relax and I was able to breathe again. [Read more…]

the big post-holiday giveaway

gift bags

You might not have gotten exactly what you wanted for the holidays but that’s okay because here’s a second chance to get some goodies.

Before I start writing essay posts again, I thought I’d do another giveaway, sharing some of the more interesting products I’ve been sent to review lately, and giving you a chance to win one of them. [Read more…]

hallmark giveaway

No one says “I love you, mom” better than Hallmark. To celebrate Mother’s Day, I’m giving away a special gift and set of cards from Hallmark right here.

happy mother’s day from hallmark and me (yes, gifts are involved!)

Hallmark cards

I’m thrilled to have become a Love, Hallmark blogger because, well, I really do! I’ve spent more time and money in Hallmark stores than Michael should know and, with Mother’s Day coming up, I’ll be spending even more. Oh, speaking of mothers, my mom needs to stop reading now because she just may be getting some of the goodies I’m about to talk about. EDITH ALTER, THIS MEANS YOU! Go check out Pinterest instead.  [Read more…]