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Outlander Will Be Your New Show

My new favorite show for late Summer (and Fall) is officially Outlander. Have you heard the buzz about the widely adored book Outlander being turned into a series? If you haven’t, I’m here for you. I’ve scouted this one out, and by the end, you will be salivating to see the new series. I was introduced to the Outlander books (there are several, beginning with Outlander) a handful of years ago, by multiple friends. I was down and out with…
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Fun Photo App You Have To Download

surf in costa rica

I have a photo app to share with you.   It’s free, and it’s amazing, and you have to go download it ASAP.  It’s called Studio Design a design + photo app to make your pictures even better.  To tell a story. Imagine your favorite Instagram photo with gorgeous designs layered on top, and the perfect amount of text to help the photo tell a little bit more of the story. Like this picture of my little guy in Warsaw a…
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The Fault in Our Stars Is A Movie Now

Which Summer movie opens today?  The Fault In Our Stars. I for one, can’t wait to see it.  My teenage daughter read the book by John Green a million years ago and fell instantly in love with the story.  I read it last night, sobbing into my pillow well past my bedtime.  It’s a beautiful story, the characters are smart and witty and caustic, and handle cancer as I hope I would: pissed off but philosophical about the whole thing….
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How To Make Some Fun Summer Bags For Kids

how to make summer bags

Fun summer toys time!   Every summer I put together a little ‘Welcome to Summer’ bag for my kids.  Just a collection of small summer toys and fun things to get the kids excited about the start of a fresh new summer after finishing a long, hard school year.  The bags have gotten a little different as the kids have gotten older, but they always include some element of fun, and once in awhile they include something related to whatever…
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Are You Fed Up with Your Diet? 7 Reasons You Should Be

Are You Fed Up with Your Diet

You and I both know a lot about food at this point, don’t we?  Everywhere we turn there’s information about food: calorie counters, ingredient lists, and labels on every processed piece of food we buy but somehow we’re not getting it, because America is just getting sicker every year.  It’s getting bad enough that health insurance companies are investing their money in the stock of fast food companies, just to hedge their bets.  Guys, it’s pretty bad. I just watched…
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The Amazon Kindle Fire 2013: Give it to Someone Nice

The Amazon Kindle has been on my Christmas wish list since the beginning of time.  I mean, not really, because Amazon only came out with the device in 2007.  Even then, no one could get their hands on a Kindle because they were such a hot seller.  Plus?  The first generation Amazon Kindle was $399. The Amazon Kindle of yore was groundbreaking, but it didn’t hold a candle to even the smallest tablet now.  In fact, the 2013 Amazon Kindle…
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Friday news round-up + being weird is cool

twinings tea

News time! I haven’t done a Friday news round-up for a long, long time.  Mostly because I’m distract-able and life is distracting.  Something along those lines, but I refuse to commit to a solid reason because I don’t really have one. *ahem* In other news, it’s Friday news round-up time!  It’s probably been longer than I care to admit so I’ll remind you about what this entails:  me including links of news-y stuff you might have missed on the internet…
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Playlist you should be listening to today

playlist you should be listening to

It’s playlist time.  Well, for me it’s always playlist time, but right now it’s time to listen to a little Fall something, something.  And since I’m currently listening to a great playlist I made on Spotify, I thought I’d share what I’m loving right now.  P.S. if you aren’t already on Spotify, go sign up right now.  My dear friend Jane Maynard made me do it (I’ve been listening to Pandora for years) and I can’t tell you how much…
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5 top summer movies to see

the endless summer original

      Thank you for participating, friends. The winner of our movie giveaway is #108, Amelie.  Please contact us with in 48 hours, Amelie. Congrats! A summer of movies headed your way! I love movies.  I mean I really, really love movies.  I spent my childhood watching offbeat comedies with my siblings, all the John Wayne classics with my dad, Masterpiece Theater productions and every Doris Day movie ever with my mom.  Movies, I’m all about that business.  Summer…
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