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Archive for November, 2012

Mars vs. Venus: Can Workplace Romance Work?

It’s been a while since the last Mars vs. Venus entry was posted, and if you haven’t read them, you can check out the previous ones here and here. If you are unfamiliar with this type of entry, I will share my female perspective on this topic, and at the end will have a link […]


Time Flies

Today is my baby sister Emily’s 18th birthday…which means I probably should stop calling her a baby since she’s officially an adult now. I’m not sure what happened to the last 18 years, as I can vividly remember sitting in the doctor’s office watching the little black and white screen with my mom and older […]


The Importance of Planning Ahead

Earlier this evening, I was reminded just how important it is to plan ahead. Normally I make lists and write down just about everything I need to remember on post-it notes, in a notebook, on my whiteboard, or make memos in my phone– because I know if it isn’t written down, something more important than […]


My Greatest Fear #4: Having a Strange Dream Come True

The other night I had one of the strangest dreams I’ve ever remembered, and the idea that it could happen was quite scary to me in the morning. In this dream, the maintenance guys at my apartment were delivering and installing my new stove (something that is supposed to happen this week for real), and […]


Pet Peeve #15: Black Friday Sales now Start on Thanksgiving Day

Saying that consumerism is a way of life for most Americans might be a little bit of an understatement. With the holiday season quickly approaching, this especially rings true. Earlier today, countless people probably left their Thanksgiving dinner early in order to pitch a tent or set up a couple of chairs to wait in […]


Pie, Oh My!

One of my favorite parts about holidays is being able to get together with my family and spend some quality time with them. The big holidays (Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving) are celebrated at my Grandma Rose’s house, with quite a few people and always a ton of food. The food at family gatherings is one […]


The Gaggle

A few months ago, I stumbled across a book and media project about relationships in the modern world, called The Gaggle.  At the time, I thought the idea presented by the women who designed the project was pretty clever, so I bookmarked it and told myself to go back at a later time and find out […]


Easy-peasy DIY Project: Nightstand Makeover

Bye-bye flowers!

Over the weekend, I finally tackled a super easy project that I had been considering for quite some time, and revamped my bedside table. This particular piece of furniture has been my trusty alarm clock holder for several years, and while it has served it’s purpose fabulously (not breaking when I attempt to Hulk-smash the […]


The Perfect Present for the Person Who Already has Everything

It’s still a little early to start Christmas shopping, but after Thanksgiving is over– game on. I’ve started thinking about different presents I want to get for the people on my list, and was recently reminded of a great resource to shop for people who already seem to have everything– Vat19.com. I haven’t purchased anything from […]


To Snooze or Not to Snooze?

Pretty much every single morning I have this debate with myself: stay in bed for an extra few minutes by hitting the snooze button, or get up on the first buzz and start my day with 5-10 minutes less sleep. Most days, the snooze button wins out, even though I’ve yet to wake up feeling […]


Too Much of a Good Thing

Over the years, I’ve heard this phrase in reference to a variety of things, but have never really applied it to anything that I have experienced. Well, maybe on Halloween as a kid I learned too much candy or sweets equals a bellyache. A few weeks ago a decision at my work about scheduling made […]


Nailed it: Peppermint Patty Brownies

From time to time, I like to try out some of the recipes or projects I’ve found on Pinterest. Not all have been successful so far (sock bun: fail, “guilt free ice cream”:close), but the latest project I’ve tried looked so easy it would have been hard to mess up. The idea is pretty simple: […]


The Day a Co-Worker Tried to Poison Me: A True Tale of Survival

The morning started out pretty much the same as any other day– I could hear birds chirping in the trees over the occasional whine of the Metrolink passing by, and the sky was actually a brighter shade of blue for this time of year. Feeling encouraged that the day would be problem free, I readied […]


True Confession #4: I’ve Never Seen the Original Star Wars Movies

While I’m in the mood to share some of my embarrassing confessions (my fascination with dressing up my dog, my hypochondria, and my old-person tendencies), sharing what is one of the most embarrassing only seems fitting today. I’ve never watched (that I can remember) any of the original Star Wars films. I should be ashamed of […]


All Dressed Up and No Place to Go

I take a lot of pictures of my dog doing various things, not because he’s really that interesting, but because he’s really stinking cute and can’t complain when I bust out the camera to record his crazy antics. At some point in time after I adopted Jasper, I decided dressing him up in cute sweaters […]


Yes, Please: Finding a Book You Can’t Put Down

I may have mentioned this a time or two before, but one of my favorite hobbies is reading– especially when the book is so good that I don’t want to put it down. When I was a kid, my reading habits were something of legend around my neighborhood, as I would often stay up reading […]


Sometimes Quitting is a Good Thing

Several weeks ago I made the decision to give up something that has been a big part of my daily routine, and while it wasn’t easy at first, I’ve already noticed some improvements from this change. Like most of the women in my family, I thought I needed a healthy level of coffee in my […]


Girl on Fire

A few weeks ago, I heard a song that was a little catchy, but didn’t pay much attention to it at the time. Yesterday, I heard the same song again, and after hearing the dj introduce it as Alicia Keys “Girl on Fire,” I actually listened to the song instead of it being background music. […]


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