As I’ve been navigating the surprisingly deep waters of the blogging world, I’ve discovered many trends and tricks to lure readers over to your blog.  Link parties, sponsoring and (my favorite), guest posting. I’ve become a follower and a fan of many blogs that I only discovered by reading their guest post on one of […]

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Friday afternoon I lost my right hand.Our Internet went out.For the past 2 and a half days it’s like I’ve been living in Little House on the Prairie but without the benefit of a Pa playing jaunty tunes on the fiddle and singing me to sleep. I’ve also come to the realization that I’d never […]

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  • Meagan - I am laughing out loud because I would TOTALLY be reacting the same way if this happened to me. Hang in there, sister!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } - I would be the same way! When our power goes out I freak! But yet sometimes it’s nice to be free of everythingReplyCancel

  • Millie - I’m a new follower and from what I can tell, you named your iPad, which makes me love you already. I have a MacBook, which I named “MacKenzie.” I name all of my electronics and love that you do, too. That is all 🙂ReplyCancel

I’d like to start out this week’s favorites by saying that 4 day weeks are my favorite. The End. Nah, but it’s true that as I sit here with a nice chilled glass of chardonnay by my side I can’t believe it’s time for another favorites list already because I actually had 2 – yes, […]

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  • this hive. - hii!! thanks for the comment on my blog 🙂 i am your newest follower! love your blog.. sooo cute. you are hilarious! cant wait to read more!

  • Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts - Aw yeah – you’re welcome!!ReplyCancel

  • Recently Roached - Haha. I love this post. Anything is better with some Chardonnay in our hand, right?

    I love that you named your IPad. I’ve been dying to get one! And I love that app. Instagram is good, too!

    I’ve been meaning to try that show. I recently discovered New Girl and am totally obsessed with it. You should sef give that one a try if you haven’t. Hubs and I are with ya, we watch basically anything. Sad but true. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • sophistifunk - i totally love picmonkey, it’s my favorite! 🙂 also do you live in az? because that first photo is totally arizona!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - No, but you are correct!! That was taken last month at the Phoenician. We are originally from AZ (Go Devils!!) and were visiting family. Good eye! Are you from AZ?ReplyCancel

Time to slow it down and put on my serious face for a moment (but only for a moment, I promise). Since I’ve been a kid I’ve always loved to write.   When I was a teacher (back in the day), teaching those kids how to write was always my favorite part of their 4th […]

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So I realized at 8:25 (in the middle of dinner – grilled chicken, homemade bruschetta, salad, corn on the cob for me and Husband, Nutellla and strawberry crepes for the Things) that I hadn’t set The Bachelorette on a season pass and so we unfortunately missed Ryan the football player’s one on one date.And now […]

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  • Lucy McCracken - I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only onethat found last night’s episode vey dull. I totally agree about Ricki. I was thinkikng the same thing. Reg Emily who talks like that? She always speaks in the same soft monotone voive. It’s a bit creepy. I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to stand watching this season. If I hear her say one more time “Ricki and I” I will scream. Isn’t she her own person? anywho I really like your blog and I’m your new follower 🙂 http://www.findyoursparkle2.comReplyCancel

  • Lucy McCracken - BTW we should swap buttons. What do you think?ReplyCancel

Had a fast, fun and whirlwind weekend in Arizona at my nephew’s wedding last week and now I cannot believe it’s already Friday.I’m still tired. The 2 hour time difference between Phoenix and Minneapolis has given me lasting jet-lag.But I can’t nap now – there’s way too much to do!  It’s May in Minnesota! Break out […]

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  • Rachael - Cute post and love your blog! Girl, I love a good spray tan.. they are the best! I have fair skin as well and am on a first name basis with my dermo as well. I get about 2-3 freckles removed a year to make sure they’re not cancerous. Oh the joys of fair skin. I just found a self tanner that you can get at the drugstore that I really love.. it’s Loreal Sublime Bronze. You do have to be careful b/c it can be a little streaky so what I do is apply it and then take an old towel and rub it into my skin in a circular motion. Let me know what you think if you try it! And if you get some time today, check out my Fab Friday Beauty Tip. Happy Friday!


  • Michelle - This comment has been removed by the author.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - I do like Loreal Sublime Bronze (I mentioned it in this post
    but it’s a little bit sparkly. I’m not a big fan of the Cullen look. 😡
    So how do you solve the foot problem when you spray tan??
    Thanks for reading ~ and I will definitely check out your blog!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • thecoffeehouse - lovely flowers.
    and lovely vodka drink.
    I personally love both equally.

    AND your comment was hilarious. still laughing.ReplyCancel

  • Kathe - First off, I gotta say it! I LOVE YOU! I saw your comment on my friend Laura’s blog ( and had to come visit. Let’s start with the pasta salad. OMG! I am saving it to make for our next BBQ! Then vodka? Hello! That looks so refreshing! I hope you come by and visit me sometime. I am NOT a 27 bride to be LOL, not that there is anything wrong with that 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Laura Darling - That chicken salad looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • mwillhite - I love your Bootleg drink! I make one similar, and that stuff will f*** you up. So good, though!ReplyCancel

If you know me (and since this blog is only 2 months old, I’m fairly confident that most of you do), you know of my love and dedication to all things Bachelor.And that I often have what I like to think of as snarky comments constructive criticisms of the men and women who like to bare their souls….emotions…body […]

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  • thecoffeehouse - ok, I guess I should start watching this show so that I can hang out with you, huh?ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Oh, you can still hang out here 🙂 *although you are missing out on some really supreme entertainment!!ReplyCancel

  • mwillhite - I personally think the show is going to be a disaster. I love Emily, but my word…is she REAL? It’s like they took the Barbie box off the shelf, enlarged it, and poof – she appeared. And, I about DIED when the yayhoo performed a strip tease for all of America. My. God. Unbelievable.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - I know! Although if I had those abs…(and was a guy)….
      Can you imagine if a girl did the same thing?!?ReplyCancel

  • Laura - haha! I love this! Emily seems a little reserved to me. I dont know if she is shy or if she knows she is on TV and is trying to behave. I hope that she lets loose this season.ReplyCancel

About 4 years ago Husband and I spent our 15th wedding anniversary in Cabo San Lucas. No question a romantic destination, especially of you can stay in a lovely resort. I remember taking long and lovely walks on the beach, hand in hand….collecting shells….sharing a bottle of wine while watching the sun set over the […]

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  • Lindsay - I thought “Oh hell no” when I saw both of these pictures too! Ridiculous!ReplyCancel

  • Taylor Grace - This is the fastest response ever, but I loved your comments today! And I am grabbing your button right now as well 🙂ReplyCancel

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