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In your busy life, you need to make sure you're taking time for yourself. Try one of these 5 ways to promote self-care in your own life.

Because I Need to Take Care of Myself

I’ve been thinking about self-care a lot lately. I haven’t been taking proper care of myself lately. Brian likes to joke that he feels responsible for making sure I’m well cared for, and I joke that it’s because my parents gave up that responsibility when he walked into my life. In reality, I need to […]

If you major in English, there are a LOT of career paths you can take. These are just a few ideas.

What Can You Do With an English Degree?

Whilst shopping at Carson Pirie Scott, I observed (eavesdropped) a couple of ladies who had run into each other randomly. I listened as they played catch up and maintained a somewhat blah degree of small talk. I drew a little bit closer as they began discussing one of their children who, to her mother’s dismay, […]

Sometimes I make a strong impression on people like the garbage's not always a good impression though

Making an Impression on the Garbage Man

Being at home this week has been…interesting. I’ve been working hard on finishing stuff up for school and run a couple of obligatory errands, but mostly I’m home alone. I’ve forced myself to shower, but other than that, grooming and regular maintenance have been…lacking. I even skipped out of cap and gown pictures with a […]

I'm always listening to conversations, and when I hear or see something noteworthy? I write it down.

Who Needs Big Brother When I’m Listening to Your Conversations?

I realize that I’m a total creeper. To be fair, you guys asked for more of these…so if you’re weirded out, you’ve only got yourself to blame. Except for the graphic. That was all me. My old company had a big ole corporate office that I almost never visited. I worked at a satellite office […]

My (Sometimes) Ridiculous Life

Quitting your job is weird and awkward, and the ceremonious way in which we do everything makes it even weirder.

Life is Just Plain Weird. Oh, and I Quit My Job Today

Quitting a job is absolutely bizarre. Today is my last day at my current company. In two weeks, I’ll start a new role at a new company, where I’ll learn new things and make new friends and start a new routine. But over the last week or two, things have been…weird. Because I knew I […]

I recently had the pleasure of attending two food demonstrations by Chefs Stephanie Izard and Andrew Zimmerman of Top Chef and Iron Chef respectively. They were hilarious presenters and amazing chefs.

Chefs Say the Darnedest Things | Stephanie Izard & Andrew Zimmerman

I love culinary professionals. My first full-time job was as a catering manager at a small, private college. Our chefs were absolutely fantastic, and I was and am proud to call them my friends. I’ve worked with several amazing chefs over the last decade or so, and I learned so much from them – lessons I’ll […]

10 Rules to Making the Most of a Theme Park Visit

Ten Rules to Enjoy Six Flags (or Any Theme Park, Really) and Not Leave Angry

With fall quickly approaching, I’ve found myself dreaming of a trip up to Six Flags for Fright Fest. Okay, I’m actually dreaming of a weekend getaway to Walt Disney World, but Brian did that 3 years ago, and he isn’t quite ready to go back yet…we’re working on that. I don’t know if I can […]

I'm Listening to Your Words

I’m Listening to Your Conversations and Writing Down Your Words

One of my favorite pastimes is people watching. It began as a simple pleasure. Dining alone at a restaurant allowed me to play games in which I guessed everything about you, from your relationship status to the reason you ordered the salad or the steak. I’d watch carefully as you tucked that strand of hair […]

Bring it on, weirdo

The Holidays are Coming!

Christmas Card

Who Wants a Christmas Card? Wait. That Title is Boring. Step Right Up For the Best Christmas Card You’ll Get This Year.

I KNOW. It’s like. Just BARELY the end of Halloween season. Thanksgiving week (yes, it gets a week) isn’t quite here…actually it’s coming late this year which is messing up my ENTIRE schedule…but whatever. Brian won’t let me put Christmas up until I take Halloween down… BUT I LOVE my Halloween village. Thanks to my […]

New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions…You’re Doing Them Wrong

Show of hands, Blog Friends… Who’s making a New Year’s Resolution this year? I’ll bet it’s related to weight, money, happiness, or education…amiright? Fuck that shit, you guys. Everyone makes THOSE resolutions. It’s time to get serious about your life. Do some hard thinking and really plan out the year that you want. Lucky for […]

Mini Christmas tree in the bathroom

Get Your Bathroom Ready for the Holidays

I’m working with my friends at Charmin and Roto-Rooter to show you how I get my bathrooms ready for the holidays. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. As you probably remember, we just moved […]

Wonderful World

All I Want for Christmas is You? A Random and Ridiculous Christmas Wishlist

Okay. That’s a total lie. But this is the 2013 Christmas list of things you should buy for the people you love. Last year, I offered you my Christmas wishlist and I didn’t get ANYTHING from it, BRIAN. But I did get a Keurig. And it was wonderful. And just this morning I was obsessively organizing all […]

More holiday and party ideas

Welcome to Our House..

3 things I learned from moving

Can Someone Come Over and Pack My Shit?

Hey Blog Friends. Sorry about, you know…my mini-disappearing act. Things are getting hectic around here…we’re moving in T minus 11 days, and the only things that are packed around here are the Christmas dishes…because It was almost April and we were still using the Christmas dishes. Because it was too cold to bring up the […]

3 Ways to Clean and Maintain Your Hardwood Floors

3 Ways to Maintain Hardwood Floors Without Wasting an Entire Day

When we moved into our house, we both really wanted hardwood floors. The entire house is mostly covered in carpet, which is an allergic-to-everything couple’s nightmare. I made Brian promise we would replace the carpet with wood IMMEDIATELY (I mean, we had blue carpet with yellow walls in our front room. It was a 90’s […]

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Eats and Drinks


These Restaurant Recipes are Making me Hungry

Thanks to my partnership with Kids LiveWell, I received these recipe cards to share with you. While the NRA is compensating me for participation in this campaign, I am under no obligation to offer you anything but my honest opinion. So I was pretty excited to have these recipe cards sent to my inbox last […]

10 Creepy Halloween Snacks for parties

Tasty Tuesday: Gruesome Halloween Snacks

This year, I had a lot of fun with our inaugural (note how I DIDN’T say first annual) Halloween kickoff party. If you remember, I did some bad ass disgusting bathroom decor for my guests to appreciate…but I also made some sweet (and not so sweet) snacks. And you know how I looooove snacks. Of […]

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