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6 Reasons to Smile January 2018

Geez, I’m really behind on my posts.  I read that when a writer feels some burnout, she should take a break, and that’s what I did.  Although I wouldn’t say I was burned out so much as out of ideas, or the ideas I thought would work as a post didn’t excite me enough to… Continue reading 6 Reasons to Smile January 2018

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#ShiftCon2018 is Coming & I’m GOING!

Note:  I was not paid for this post but my ticket to ShiftCon2018 will be comped in exchange for volunteering at the convention; however my opinions are my own. Nearly two years ago, I signed up to go to ShiftCon.  I’m not sure why I did it.  I think someone posted the information about ShiftCon… Continue reading #ShiftCon2018 is Coming & I’m GOING!

Birthday Party Ideas · Children · Parenting · Parenting Teens

What is a ‘Deconstructed Party Bag?’ and Why Should You Do It Yearly?

A few years ago, I ran out of ideas for birthday parties that the girls would enjoy.  We’ve done the character visits, the bounce houses, the trips to Chuck E. Cheese’s and Dave and Busters.  We drove a few friends to Disneyland and Boomer’s.  We have done everything there is to do on a birthday… Continue reading What is a ‘Deconstructed Party Bag?’ and Why Should You Do It Yearly?

College Students · Facebook · Parenting · Parenting Teens · Vacations

Why You Should Wait to Share Vacation Photos on Facebook

A few months ago, while on a family vacation in Washington, DC, my mom sent a text and asked, “I thought you were in DC.”  I replied that I was but I wasn’t posting pictures because my oldest daughter was staying in our house alone and I didn’t want to advertise that the majority of… Continue reading Why You Should Wait to Share Vacation Photos on Facebook

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An Open Letter to Dollar Shave Club

Dear Dollar Shave Club, First, before I go into my suggestions for improvement, I have to say that I love your product and have been using your blades for years.  The blades have always been sharp ( a good thing) and I’ve only had to replace my handle once in a very long time.  The… Continue reading An Open Letter to Dollar Shave Club

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Photographer for a Month: Week 1

Despite the numerous setbacks for the week, I managed to take a picture every single day except one, and the one day had a very good reason.  I had to get an MRI of my neck, and because I am incredibly claustrophobic, I was heavily drugged.  There were no pictures taken on Thursday that I… Continue reading Photographer for a Month: Week 1