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Never Giving Up the Landline: VTech CS6529 Review


Thanks to VTech for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. I almost never hand out my landline number anymore. I still list it on school contact forms, and doctor forms, along with my cell. But friends and family and co-workers just get my cell. It’s interesting to me. Once upon a time, you…

Versatile Mount Makes Autographer Awesomer! Autographer Camera Giveaway


I’ve written about my love of Autographer before, sharing how much I love this handy, dandy little camera that captures your life,  while you simply live it. Autographer takes pics intelligently, without your having to do a thing. I’ve captured some really spectacular organic images while wearing my Autographer. Now there’s another way to use…

OxiClean Take a Load off Giveaway: Win a $100 Amazon Giftcard


Thank You To OxiClean for inviting me to be an ambassador, sponsoring this post and for creating reliable products that make my life easier. All opinions are my own.  While I adore summer, it doesn’t always mean my life is easier. The truth: I have swapped carpool duty for extra loads of laundry, cooking and…

Girls Night Out at Beauty & Essex In NYC


This post is not sponsored or comped in any way.  All opinions are my own.  I’m fortunate to have friends with impeccable taste. There are certain friends whose recommendations I don’t ever question. If they say I have to eat at a restaurant, I have to eat there. When my friend Jennie recommended Beauty &…

Block Island Sunscreen Protects Safely

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Recently my teenaged daughter went to Catalina Island with friends and after napping on the beach, came home with a scathing burn. I felt terrible for her. She was wearing a sunscreen.  But apparently she had an allergic reaction to the sunscreen and the end result was a false sense of safety, and a terrible…

Enter to Win 2 Tickets to the OC Fair from AT&T #GoPhone

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DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored. All products mentioned and reviewed on this page are compliments of AT&T. All opinions of the products are my own. I’m giving away a pair of tickets to the OC Fair! Scroll down to see how to enter to win. My youngest son has been bugging me relentlessly for…

Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday With Theatricum Botanicum


On Saturday July 26th Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is throwing a birthday party – for Shakespeare! It just so happens that the ol’ Bard and I share a birthday. I’ve always been partial to Shakespeare and this event sounds like a lot of fun. Random Shakespeare Trivia: Did you know that Shakespeare was born on and…

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Decadent Guilt & Gluten Free Squash Lasagna With Lamb

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Our garden is busting with squash this year. We’ve got some weird crossbreed plants (oops plant nursery!) that are especially prolific, churning out the yellow, green and half yellow/half green veggies.   My goals: Use up a lot of squash on healthy recipes Make sure my family doesn’t get entirely sick of eating squash I’ve…

Patriotic Mickey Mouse Balloon Arch

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I was standing in the paint department at Home Depot buying paint on Memorial Day weekend. Totally distracted. They had a balloon arch over the counter that seemed relatively easy to make. The balloons were all tied on to a length of thin pvc pipe. In my mind’s eye, I added Mickey mouse ears to…