Thing 1 has a new obsession.  Wait, let me rephrase that.Thing 1 has a new OBSESSION. One Direction, or as the truest of the true fans call them – 1D. For the past few months she has been INFATUATED (again, the capitals are necessary) by these 5 super cute, clean cut*, perfectly styled – and best […]

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  • Betsy - I am surprised to see Jordan Knight in the overalls in the NKTOB picture. I definitely would have pegged Donnie as the overall wearer of the bunch.ReplyCancel

  • Erin O'Riordan - I definitely, definitely feel too old to even want to know anything about One Direction.

    I was never a big devotee of any particular boy band, though I did go through a Spice Girls infatuation. I do still, to this day, love Duran Duran, though. I remember “Hungry Like the Wolf” from when I was little and my mom would put on MTV while she cleaned the house.

    (In case you’re wondering why I’m commenting on such an old post, I stopped by from The Vintage Apple, and the link at the bottom caught my eye.)ReplyCancel

  • Teri Biebel - I am a Duranie, tried and true. And I KNEW there was something about you that I felt drawn to! AND AND AND both my daughters are Directioners. I’ve written extensively on this topic both here:

    and here:

    Hope you enjoy and I wish you the best of luck with Thing 1. I’ve already got tickets for NEXT JULY’S 1D concert at Hershey. Kill me now.


  • Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms - On my goodness, you killed it with that final comment. I loved your whole history of Boy Bands, but THANK YOU for leaving out the ones that sucked! No one has time for that.

    My 14 y/o daughter was walking by when this was open on my laptop and she complimented Thing 1 on her choice of favorites, “Smart girl.” They probably could be besties now. 🙂

    Sharpie is having a 1D contest on their Facebook page where you upload posters you’ve drawn. My 11 y/o daughter actually said, “Hey that Duran Duran poster (from my memorabilia box, remember?) you drew was really good, we should just cross out Duran Duran and write One Direction.” Strangely, I was really pumped by that compliment. (Don’t you dare suggest it was laziness.)

    Great post! EllenReplyCancel

  • Toulouse - Ah, the enduring appeal of Duran Duran. Did you go see them on their most recent tour? I chose to let them remain the way they were in my memory forever rather than possibly taint it by seeing them today. Hee, her. I said “taint.”ReplyCancel

I’m not a fan of flying. At all. There’s not much I like about any part of it except (obviously) the fact that it gets me to a destination that I must want to go to badly enough to endure the hours of being trapped and jostled and hurtled through the sky at alarming height […]

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I’m a couple of days late posting favorites this week, which I’m quite certain has thrown off your whole weekend, but I’ve been surprisingly busy, and besides, there is really only one favorite this week: 1. MY BIRTHDAY!! – My birthday has always been my favorite holiday (don’t even try to tell me it isn’t considered […]

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I’m a firm believer that you are only as old as you feel, and that the number that is your age doesn’t really mean anything unless you want to drive a car, buy some beer or get a discount on show tickets.  I love this saying –  “How old would you be if you didn’t […]

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It’s officially mid-March which officially means that I’ve survived yet another e-n-d-l-e-s-s Minnesota winter and can see the light gleaming and beckoning to me from the end of the tunnel! I know you’re taunting me, light, because you know that we will surely get at least one more snow, but still, I see you and […]

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  • Stephanie Bickford Holbrook - what crochet stitch is that? new to the blog and crochet btw. loving it so far 🙂ReplyCancel

I think I might have mentioned my new obsession with Pinterest.  During one of my very first forays into the magical world of everything you could possibly want to know or make or eat or see… or 10,000 ways to braid your hair I stumbled across this little gem of a photo. I still have this at […]

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  • readndr - Why oh why did I throw away ALL THE BOXES OF FOLDED NOTES THAT I HAD SAVED?!? and my sticker collection…..and my fashion plates…..and my Smurf figurines….ReplyCancel

  • Kara - I am an 80’s/90’s kid but this post totally spoke to me. We make our daughter and any cousins or friends she has over play outside as much as possible. She doesn’t get much TV or Computer which is fine because she never had it so she doesn’t know what she is missing.

    Last week she asked me what an encyclopedia was because it was mentioned in a book we were reading. She could hardly believe it!

    And I truely miss the days of MTV actually playing music videos.

    Another great post! 🙂ReplyCancel

Despite the fact that all day Monday I thought it was Friday this week f-l-e-w by, which makes me giddy with happiness because that means we are 1 week closer to SpRiNg, green grass, warm(ish) sunshine, FLIP FLOPS and getting on the lake. Happy dance! I’m wrapping up the week with a list of things that […]

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  • mshale - YES…THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! :)You are awesome Michelle, love this!ReplyCancel

As my husband and I sat down to watch T.V. on the night of March 25, 2002, we had no idea that what we were about to witness would change our lives.  I’ll admit it and refuse to be ashamed by it. Change. Our. Lives. Remember this guy? The polished yet incredibly dull management consultant […]

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I’ve been spending way too much time on Pinterest lately.  I can’t stop looking at all those small photos of delicious looking food and hilarious quotes and adorable baby animals and brides who all have ridiculous gorgeous hair and tiny babies dressed as mermaids and perfectly put together outfits with cool scarves and places that […]

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  • mwillhite - I found your blog through The Coffeehouse and I think I love you. The people posting about their outfit of the day makes me want to vomit in their Louis Vuitton purse. Glad I’m not the only one a little put off by this!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Thanks! Yeah, It’s super annyoing and I’d love to do a blog post about it but don’t want to offend anyone. 😉
    Off to check out your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Kara - I love your blog and this post cracked me up! Happy to find another Minnesota Blogger out there, too bad you don’t like the state because I love it!! No worries, I will not hold that against you… HA! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Thanks for reading!! And I really just like to give MN a lot of grief (because of the grief it gives me from Dec.- April)! I’m a west coast girl at heart so it’s just been a bit of a shock to find myself here….for 14 years and counting! But yes – it is a LOVELY place to raise your family and MPLS is a great city, no question!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Teri Biebel - Wow you’re a blogger?? I had no idea! This is gonna be great!! 🙂ReplyCancel

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