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Why are weddings so expensive?

Feb 21, 2014
Why are weddings so expensive?

I’m pretty sure a budget wedding is a myth like a unicorn.  Unless of course, you actually elope and just go to City Hall one day while on break from lunch at work and your reception is a sandwich from … Continue reading 

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To the new mom or mom-to-be traumatized by BabyCenter: You are not alone

To the new mom or mom-to-be traumatized by BabyCenter: You are not alone

Look, I know how it goes. You pee on that stick and you’re all “OMG I’m having a baby!?” but you can’t tell anybody because the obligatory 12 weeks, so you go to the one place you can get excited and talk safely (OR SO YOU THINK)… BabyCenter. You log on, create some cryptic...

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Nanny Goats in Panties
Crock Pots, and Other Reasons for Living

Crock Pots, and Other Reasons for Living

30 Minus 2 Days of Writing Challenge Day 19: Tastes Like Chicken How have I lived, lo these many years, without the knowledge and power of the wonder that is the slow cooker, the almighty Crock Pot? I have fought and fought and fought some more with various protein animal products with less than...

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Wine Review: Holman Ranch 2011 Chardonnay

Feb 18, 2014
Wine Review: Holman Ranch 2011 Chardonnay

The good people at Holman Ranch also sent be a bottle of chardonnay to review in addition to the sauvignon blanc I previously reviewed. This is an estate grown chardonnay.  What does estate grown mean on a wine label?  Basically, … Continue reading 

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Cottage Cheese and Crepe Paper
I have FOMOphobia

I have FOMOphobia

As I was working out the other morning, perusing an article in I think it was an old Glamour magazine that was on the rack at the club, I learned that I have FOMOphobia. Yes, I have an affliction called Fear Of Missing Out. And I discovered that it doesn’t lie dormant, and it’s been festering...

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A Unique Review of Kelly Corrigan’s “Glitter and Glue”

Feb 18, 2014
A Unique Review of Kelly Corrigan’s “Glitter and Glue”

A snapshot of what pure happiness looks like; location scouted by Kelly Corrigan's new book GLITTER AND GLUE

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Goat Thing: Goats Take Olympic Silver!….Ribbon.

30 Minus 2 Days of Writing Challenge Day 18: Liars I could write a whole book about liars and how much I hate them. But then you’d be reading a very heavy tome filled with the ugly that came out of me and you’d question my ability to return from the hate abyss. You’d...

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Relationship Milestones: Information Sharing & Technology

Feb 17, 2014
Relationship Milestones: Information Sharing & Technology

Sharing is caring? Or is it? Do you share your passwords with your significant other?  At which point does it become expected? Do you share social media accounts? How about email addresses? What about your calendar? A cell phone? There … Continue reading 

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Surreal Housewife of Amador County
Love is remembering; continuing to really see the person who shares your life

If you’re a fan of popular music, a small sampling may lead you to believe that: love is in the air (Tom Jones); love is all around us (The Troggs); love stinks (J. Geils Band); and love hurts (Nazareth). Is love all these things, and a lot more? Maybe, maybe not. Of course, there...

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Honest Valentine’s, For Married People (Vol. III)

Honest Valentine’s, For Married People (Vol. III)

Alright at this point it’s just a tradition. Happy Valentine’s Day, lovebirds… *** The other day, while scowling at the absurdity of one of those feel-good chocolate hearts and roses Valentine’s ads, I placed my pointer finger against my face in the classic thinking posture and asked myself… “Hmmmm…what would an honest Valentine’s Day card say?”...