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The Skin Cancer Waiting Game

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I went to the surgeon yesterday to see what’s up with this weird, itchy spot on my face. He definitely did not have the same strong reaction as my primary care physician. In fact, he was as laid back as could be explaining each of my options with great care and detail. Basically I can have the spot completely removed without knowing anything. Or I can opt to have it biopsied which would give us some insight. Both of these options leave scarring; the surgeon didn’t sugarcoat this part. The third avenue is to just wait it out. Read more

My Little Angel!

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Snapped this yesterday… The sun was behind Alessandra. Very angelic!

How-To Win a Pinterest Contest

Posted on by Crystal in MommiFried Extras | 1 Comment

About a month ago, I became slightly addicted to entering Pinterest contests – specifically Pin-to-Win contests. Out of  seven contests, I walked away with one score, a 2nd place win of the Tangled Vacation 2012 contest from Socially Tangled. I was excited and very appreciative, of course, but it left me thinking – what did I do wrong on the others? Read more

My Unborn Grandchild is a…!!!

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I’m happy to report that my son, Keith, and his girlfriend, Darian, are going to be the proud parents of a baby…XXX! Read more

Tap Water For Sale! Bring Your Own Cup (BYOC)!

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The summer Olympics are almost upon us.

In other news, you really can sell snow to a polar bear. Did you hear about this “water-only café” that opened in Manhattan? That’s right. For just $2.50, you can get ridden like…I mean, you can get yourself a one-of-a-kind 16-ounce glass of water. Tap water. Now, don’t get me wrong. This tap water has journeyed through a $20,000 filtration system, making it Queen of all Water. And you can add a bunch of different supplements that sound like they replace The Hair Club for Men, Viagra and penicillin all in a sip. The only requirement? Bring your own container. Yep. Don’t expect to find any red SOLO cups here. But they will do the rest of the work for you. You know, turn the lever on and fill up your cup. All for the bargain price of $2.50. Read more

Five Reasons Marissa Mayer is the Wrong Choice for Yahoo! Inc. CEO

Posted on by Crystal in MommiFried Extras | 1 Comment

Why are we so excited about Marissa Mayer?

Am I the only woman on the planet who just doesn’t get the fanfare surrounding Marissa Mayer taking on the role of Yahoo! Inc.’s CEO? Okay – she is a good looking, classy female. She’s well-educated and has had a great run at Google. But from my perspective, she is the wrong person to take the helm at a beaten-down, struggling company – namely Yahoo! Inc. Here’s why: Read more

Are you raising a clingmaster?

Posted on by Crystal in Motherhood, Oh Aless! | 1 Comment

Aless just turned 7 months, and I have to admit she is attached to me at the hip. It’s like having an overexcited growth with 16 arms hanging from the side of your body. Now this wouldn’t be a problem if she didn’t feel it necessary to get upset 8 out of 10 times when I try to put her down and walk away. The times I do put her down and she is content typically involve being on the floor or squarely in eyesight of her brother, Cade. She has an affinity for this kid. Read more

Relaxing Times

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Nothing beats enjoying a summer evening more than sitting by an outdoor fire relaxing… Hope to have another night like this soon. Read more