‘The Monuments Men’ Movie Review: Clooney. Art. Paris. What more could a girl want?

February 7, 2014

‘The Monuments Men‘ is a film co-written, directed by and staring George Clooney. It brings to the big screen the little known story of an unlikely World War II ‘Band of Brothers’ on a mission to recover priceless art stolen by the Nazis during the war. These were a group of scholars, historians, curators and [...]

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Super Bowl Food and a Super Hero Cookoff

January 31, 2014

I’m not quite fully recovered from my Chargers loss to the Broncos, but I won’t let that keep me from watching the Super Bowl with my family this weekend and reveling in the fact that Tom Brady will be sitting on a sofa somewhere doing the same thing. Nearly as important to us as the [...]

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Confession: I Do Not Have a Disney Side

January 24, 2014

Unless you live in a cabin deep in the woods, shunning all forms of media (old, new, print, social and maybe even carrier pigeon) you’ve likely caught wind of the new Disney ad campaign, “Show Your Disney Side”. While I love the idea posed here that each of us has an Ariel, Belle, Pooh or [...]

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Resolve Nothing

January 13, 2014

Ah, January. That magical month where so many seem to convince themselves that all it takes is public declaration, and all things shall magically fall into place… thus resolving every foible, flaw, ill, and fault. What. A. Crock. New year? New you? I’ve got some news for you. You’re doing just fine, really you are. [...]

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Desperately Seeking Santa

December 19, 2013

Tis all most the night before Christmas. Soon the children shall be nestled all snug in their beds. Cha, right! I don’t know about your kids, but mine are pretty tech savvy and they put those skills to good use starting around noon every December 24th… with a little help from our pals at NORAD [...]

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Sweet, Sweet Pizza!

November 26, 2013

Ahhhh, chocolate. Dark, light, solid, melted, drizzled – I love chocolate in all its available permutations.  And candy!  Candy is great, too – and cookies!  And pretzels.  Ach, that salty/sweet thing is SO darn good. What would you say if I told you that all of the above – plus sprinkles – can come delivered [...]

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It’s Okay to Overcook the Turkey

November 25, 2013

Hands down, Thanksgiving is my husband’s favorite holiday. Why wouldn’t it be?  Let’s do the math. Meat + Potatoes + Football x Pie {nap} = bliss (repeat) <— this is a formula for man holiday awesome Me? I’m not the biggest fan. Why? In my world Thanksgiving means weeks of planning, days of cooking, decorating, [...]

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Why Did He Un-Friend Me? When Should You Be Paranoid about Facebook?

November 21, 2013

Admit it, you’ve noticed that someone has tossed the dreaded “un-friend” at you on Facebook. Honestly though, is it really even a big deal? It’s not like anyone has a foul plot in the works. They’ve just chosen to not pay attention to your moaning about hatting Mondays, complaining about kids, or posting pictures of [...]

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October 30, 2013

20. times doctors told me to be prepared that you might not be born, or not make it long after being born, times I’d wake up every night to make sure you were still breathing, steps from the front door to the bus stop, teachers charmed into submission, times a week I wanted to beat [...]

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Is There a Drug Dealer in Your Medicnine Cabinet?

October 17, 2013

Parenting teens.  It’s hard, you guys. Way harder than I ever imagined, and I’m quite the overacting type. Really, it’s kind of my thing. We try to keep them safe, try to educate ourselves on the new dangers that seem to crop up incessantly.  Take drugs, for instance.  Everyone knows to watch out for the [...]

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