I woke up this morning with every intention of having a great day. Outside the window, playful little birds bounced through the trees. Mother Nature gleefully peeked her yellow face from behind the clouds. The new coffee I purchased tasted like paradise in a cup. I was so in love, I tried finding the number for the grower in Antigua so I could properly thank him. A day like this … how could anything go wrong?
And then you woke up. Read more
This is a compensated post written by me on behalf of Sony Pictures.
Sony Pictures is releasing a little (HUGE) movie called Sex Tape this week starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal. They play a married couple who are very much in love, but struggling to keep the passion alive in their relationship after ten years, two kids, and two jobs. They decide to spice things up by making a private video and, as I’m sure you can guess, quickly find out their private video was made not so private. Can you say “Welcome to the Cloud?!” The film chronicles the lengths they’ll go to (and hijinks that ensue) to recover and erase the evidence. Read more
Ever feel like pulling your hair out because the kids are driving you bonkers? Are you hiding Uncle Gus and Cousin Henry in the attic so that no one finds out how crazy your family really is? Do you constantly ask the question, “Are you kidding me?” If so, then humorist Stacey Gustafson’s new book, Are You Kidding Me? My Life With An Extremely Loud Family, Bathroom Calamities, and Crazy Relatives might be the book for you. It’s coming soon (fall 2014!). Here’s a sneak peek: Read more
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cortizone-10. I received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Summer means getting outdoors all day, everyday if you’re lucky. But with the great outdoors come the bugs, poisonous plants, sunburn, and heat rashes! Bring on the many itches of summer! Right now my family is covered in insect bites from a night by the fire, poison ivy from venturing too far into the woods looking for kindling, and a lovely rash that has something to do with exerting oneself trying to build the perfect fire: Read more
This post is brought to you by Dixie Quicktakes.
It’s been happening for decades in the dark corners of kitchens all around the globe. Just when you think things are organized and up to par, everything changes in a millisecond. As mounds of BBQ leftovers or Aunt Mabel’s three-season quiche wait to be put away … this unfolds: Read more
It’s that time of year! Gardens are overflowing with delicious fruits and vegetables. One that has a tendency to overflow more than others: zucchini. This little plant can turn into a beast overnight, yielding a high volume of squash. If you’ve found yourself buried in green gold, consider making a batch of Crock Pot Cream of Zucchini Soup. Make it on a day that is rainy or overcast. We have plenty of those during the summer months! Read more
Over the weekend, my husband and I watched the infamous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on one of those sports channels that doesn’t see much love unless my better half is around. (Here I am thinking that eating was only a competitive sport when you make ONE box of macaroni and cheese and dish it out in two bowls, at which point two children cagefight over which bowl has more noodles and who gets the biggest helping.)
As the contestants were introduced, the screen revealed their individual world records. A few caused my gagging reflex to come to life. One very voluptuous dude held the record for eating twenty-four dozen oysters. Another was King of shoving pounds of octopus down his throathole. Apparently, gluttony has no limits. This set off a firestorm of “I wouldn’t eat that or that.” Which somehow led to “I wouldn’t do that or that.” Which revealed some key differences between men and women (and how incredibly stupid we are sometimes) … Read more