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!


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  • Michelle - I do like Loreal Sublime Bronze (I mentioned it in this post http://www.youremyfavoritetoday.blogspot.com/2012/03/weekly-favorites-2.html)
    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 (http://underthesuburbansun.blogspot.com/) 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

So I thought you’d enjoy this story – Last night we had a 9:45 p.m. flight to Phoenix to attend my nephew’s wedding and had planned to leave the house by 7:00 so we could stop and pick up sandwiches on the way and leave enough time to stop at the Delta Sky Lounge for […]

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  • thecoffeehouse - laughing so dang hard. and i would love to know what words he taught the 11 year old.ReplyCancel

  • Sparkling - Wow I am so overwhlemed with the idea of a car smelling like yellow spray paint for the rest of my life. Because it’s that much worse being yellow. I don’t even know what I’d do. And I’d have to duct tape thing 2’s mouth closed with her eternal optimism. I don’t love to hear optimism during a crisis! Yes, it could have been worse, but you definitely deserved the upgrade to first class after that! Found you at finding the funny.ReplyCancel

  • black olive is... - I’m such a freak. I immediately imagined all sorts of nasty scenarios if the cats breaking into the garage and discovering that paint!ReplyCancel

  • black olive is... - I’m such a freak. I immediately imagined all sorts of nasty scenarios if the cats breaking into the garage and discovering that paint!ReplyCancel

  • Excelsior. - Youre My Favorite Today - […] cancelled flights, our entire family getting a stomach virus at Disneyworld, cans of paint exploding in my car — I do my very best not to let the foul balls life sometimes throws my way bother me.  […]ReplyCancel

I know I’ve mentioned before that our family has been long time and long loyal American Idol fans.   I’ve even been to not one, but two of those excruciatingly Painful summer tour concerts. But after watching all the way up to Hollywood week this year, we just couldn’t get into it and (gasp) removed it […]

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  • lemonie - ha! spot on. she is dirrty inside and out.ReplyCancel

  • pendy - I have no idea how I ended up on your blog but can I just say that I feel EXACTLY the same way about her? Can’t watch The Voice because of her. Blech.ReplyCancel

  • Jaime - I haven’t been able to stand her since back in the day when the 4 blondes all appeared out of nowhere (Britney, Christina, Mandy, and Jessica). Never liked her or her music, to be honest.

    About Paula Abdul and the train wreck she became: On a TV show called Psych on USA in the second season (first ep in that season, I believe), they did a show paying homage to American Idol, sort of. It was called American Duos. There were 3 judges (Tim Curry was hilarious as one) and one female out of the 3. She had to have been written to play on the Paula thing. Gina Gershon killed it. Yes, it was over the top, but hysterical. I am sure there is clip or two floating around.ReplyCancel

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