Month: March 2010

what it’s like to have Lupus.

Friends, I’ve been missing for a few days. Not because I don’t love you, or blogging, but because I’m having a hard time functioning right now. One of the best things about blogging {for me} is that no one can see when I’m sick, well, tired, happy, in my pajamas, in bed, or at my desk sipping {another} cold Diet Dr. Pepper. I can conceal when I’m not feeling up to snuff, which I kind of love because that’s pretty…
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cheap & easy easter decoration.

If you’re celebrating Easter at your house this weekend like we are over here, this is the cheapest and easiest Easter decoration on the block. Remember when I showed you my easy Thanksgiving decor using mini pumpkins inside a glass jar? This is the same thing, only with Easter eggs. Get the cheapest plastic eggs you can find, layer them by color to maximize the visual effect, put on the lid, and you’re done! If I had a kitchen table…
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blogger is broken today.

I have a few cool things to share with you, but I don’t really function well without photos. I’m a *visual* person and I can’t really explain what I want to without pretty pictures. Too bad because Blogger is sort of broken today. My photos won’t load, no matter how hard I try. So, unless Blogger is up and running again by tonight, and I can sneak in a post in the 11th hour, I guess I’ll see you all…
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my new oven is made of pure awesome.

Let me tell you something awesome about my new Frigidaire oven. Aside from the fact that it’s made of pure fabulous, it can fit so much food inside it’s almost criminal. You see the arrow in the photo? That rack of the oven comes apart so I can technically cook a Thanksgiving turkey while cooking a handful of pumpkin pies on the side. Made of awesome? Yes please. I wrote this review while participating in a Test Drive Campaign by…
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cambria cove toiletry bag.

Part of the speaker swag from Mom 2.0 included the most beautiful toiletry bag I’ve ever seen. It’s from Cambria Cove, of course it’s beautiful. I’m almost afraid to take it anywhere and put actual, you know, toiletries in it for fear of spillage. I *cough, cough* tend to have things explode on me {not my fault!} when I travel. But Lapin Vilardi {the maker of the bag} is one step ahead of me; it’s lined with clear vinyl on…
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campaign to end child hunger.

I’m participating in a blogger outreach program {sponsored by ConAgra Foods} over the next couple of months to bring awareness about child hunger in America. I’ll be sharing with you things I’m learning in the campaign to end child hunger, called ‘Child Hunger Ends Here’ {CHEH} Neighborhood Rally and giving you ways to get involved in your own neighborhood. The first opportunity for you to get involved {seriously, what better way to teach your kids about service?} is to host…
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book pick: cookie monster and the cookie tree.

We love Golden Books at our house. I especially love the Sesame Street stories; they take me back to my halcyon days of childhood, when I watched old school Sesame Street, and everything seemed a little sweeter. Jim Hensen rocked, there’s no doubt about it. This book, Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree, is a favorite at our house. Both my kids laugh the whole way through when I read it out loud. I mean Cookie Monster, the insatiable cookie…
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horatio hornblower series on A&E

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Have you ever watched Horatio Hornblower? I may have. Once, or twice. It’s actually a whole series of DVD’s, so I have an excuse. I didn’t understand all the hubbub a few years ago when my friends were swooning over the T.V. series on A&E; but. Well. I‘ve seen the light. Horatio is noble, honest, and full of integrity. Also? He’s not hard to look at while he’s swasbuckles and kills pirates. I’ve also heard, via my many hours spent…
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3 tips to finding the right trench coat.

There are few things better than a great trench coat on a woman. Seriously, it cinches on your waist to make you look pulled together and polished while keeping you warm from the frosty Springtime air. Heaven. Target Merona Military Trench, Old Navy Linen Blend Trench I’m a little shamefaced to admit I own three trench coats. And they aren’t even my Winter coats, they’re just meant for the warmish weather of March and April in Utah. I have one…
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