The Tale of the Missing Puppy, Cont….

I know it wasn’t very nice of me to leave you hanging yesterday without the conclusion of the lost puppy story. However, I do have a good excuse.  I HAD to leave in the middle of my monologue, and it couldn’t be helped. For Real. Anyway, we got home, and I literally jumped out of […]

The Tale of the Missing Puppy, aka, my Tale of Woe

We decided to wrap up spring break with a trip to Knott’s Berry Farm with the kids. They were excited, I was excited, everyone was excited. Except, I couldn’t stop hem hawing over what to do with Bisco.  Bisco the dog.  (You can just start calling me the dog lady since he basically rules my […]

I’ve been supporting a dictator, and I didn’t even know it.

If the Wall Street Journal article published Friday, April 8th entitled Libya’s Widely Used Web Suffix Makes a Long Story Short is to believed (and it is), then I’ve  not only been inadvertently “visiting” Libya daily, but I’ve been sending my “peeps” there as well.   I am not happy. I most commonly use […]

Wordful Wednesday-Kids Bathroom Remodel/Update

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right. Thank you for playing along! Ever since we purchased our home almost 2 years ago, my husband has been busy […]

Happy Birthday to Me!

In honor of my birthday, I thought I’d talk about my dad and me.  Or is it my dad and I? My dad and I have had a running competition since I was born, really, over who can one up whom on April Fool’s Day.  I suppose my dad didn’t think it was very funny […]

Vick’s Marketing Timeline

I’ve recently had my interest peaked in the marketing/advertising campaigns of well known companies over the last century. It started with a book I picked up in the used book store over the summer. It was published in the 1970’s and covered sixty years of celebrities and fashion gleaned from British Vogue. The book was […]


Every time I think about Japan’s recent crisis I get this sick feeling in my stomach.  It’s the sort of feeling I got a few weeks ago when I read about the New Zealand quake.   But worse. The news that gets filtered to us just gets worse and worse and worse.  The headlines today […]

Wordful Wednesday-Florida Vacation Issue IV

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right. Thank you for playing along! Our hands-down favorite beaches to go to in SW Florida are on Sanibel & Captiva […]

Twisted Silver’s Tokyo Bracelet Launches Today!

Twisted Silver is launching the newest bracelet in the Renegade Line today.  Named the Tokyo Bracelet, it’s made of blackened brass and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!     I like the following things about the bracelet: The bangle is oval, so it’s super comfortable on the wrist. It’s very chic, with smooth, […]

Random Acts of Kindness

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about my whole family coming down with a cold. I had been so self congratulatory about having had a healthy family all winter.  Too self congratulatory, obviously. The very day that I posted about everyone being sick I received a very nice email wishing me and my […]

Wordful Wednesday: Florida Vacation Issue III-The Everglades

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right. Thank you for playing along! Visiting the Florida Everglades was a highlight.  We went to the Everglades in Big Cypress National Park. […]

Pixorial: My New Go-to Site For Editing and Sharing Videos!

I’m having so much fun in the Memories in Motion Community sponsored by Pixorial over at The Blog Frog! Not only does it give me an extra outlet for socializing about things I care about, it’s been the impetus to get me thinking (and thereby doing something) about the memories I have saved in “clips” […]

A Mediterranean Feast to Remember

Last night Jeff and I (isn’t it nice to have a little help?) made a Mediterranean Feast to remember. It’s a feast to remember because we went out on a limb and planned from start to finish a themed meal with recipes we’ve never tried before, including homemade bread, which is always iffy if I’m […]

Wordful Wednesday: Florida Vacation Issue II

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right. Thank you for playing along! One of the highlights of our vacation was being able to get out in the […]

Memories In Motion-A New Community to be Excited About!

I am thrilled to introduce to you the newest BlogFrog Community, Memories in Motion. BlogFrog has partnered with Pixorial, a video editing site that I’m really excited about, to bring us a new, interactive community that will improve our memory making skills.  With five kids, and loads of memories to preserve, this community is particularly […]

$120 Twisted Silver Jewelry Trio Giveaway!

You all know how much I love Twisted Silver’s Fashion forward, hip jewelry, so it gives me special pleasure to offer one of you THREE pieces, hand selected by moi, that are sure to make a BIG statement. And make you feel good inside when you wear them. The trio up for grabs consists of […]

Cold’s Abound In These Parts. Unfortunately.

I’ve been patting myself on the back all winter (almost literally). This has been the first winter where we’ve gone for almost the whole season as a family without something going around. Whether it’s a cold, the flu, a nasty virus, or even a bacterial infection, we always “catch” something, and it always takes a […]

Parenting is a Paradox

Parenting is a Paradox. I really do think so.  And I wrote why, here: I’d love for you to come visit me there. Also, my bloggy interview is still up at at Nicole’s place, Moments That Define Life. I’m in the company of the likes of Scary Mommy, Mama Kat, and Liz from a Belle, […]

Twisted Silver’s ‘Axis’ Earrings Launch Today

Psst…..a little heads up for my accessory-liking-friends: Twisted Silvers new ‘Axis’ earrings launched today. I love these earrings because they are SUPER light weight.  We’re talking .1 ounce light! Plus, they are made up of mixed metal chains, so they have a very hip, rocker feel.   The  metal edge was all over the London […]

Cape Coral, Florida: A TWO Week Family Vacation

I’ve been dying to tell you about our TWO week family vacation. I’m pretty open about many things on my blog, but I always adhere to the “don’t tell anyone you are going on vacation before or while you are on vacation, rule”.  I made up that rule by the way, and, I actually stick […]

Cold Germs ONLY Survive For 3 Hours

I learned recently on the Vicks VapoRub Facebook page that cold germs only survive for 3 hours. I guess intuitively I assumed this, but it is nice to have a definitive answer, especially now that we have 14 feet fully exposed in the world during the height of the cold and cough season. None of us […]

To Work, Or Not to Work?

My twins work occasionally doing commercials and print work. I hesitate telling people this because I’m afraid they’ll think I am one of those stage moms who drags their kids to auditions even if they are not interested (my boys LOVE working), or they’ll want a big list of projects they’ve worked on, and when […]

I Kind of, Sort of Met Cindy Crawford This Weekend

On our flight home from Florida, we had two “legs” to our journey, which of course means a plane change at some point.  When we were boarding our second and longest “leg” home the twins were not paying attention.  Instead of walking down the isle staring straight ahead, not making eye contact with other passengers […]

I brought 3 lbs. of Dunkin Donuts Home From My Vacation. As An Unwanted Souvenir.

Jeff and I took the kids to Florida on vacation for half of January. It was the first time we’ve ever taken a two week vacation, and the first time to Florida. It was a great big ol’ adventure for us, and it was fantastic, even though some things were not what we had expected. […]

Contributing Editor on SITS

Wednesday was a big day. Not only was it #2’s birthday (oh how I love this girl), it was a busy day for my family at a soon-to-be-disclosed-location, AND it was also the day that the SITS girls announced that I am the newest member of their team, with the title of Contributing Editor. Sounds […]

The Puppy Arrives SOON!

Next week is monumental. It’s the week that I give in to my children and husband and bring home the puppy that I promised them. I’m kind of excited.  I actually like furry little loveable creatures.  A lot. I just don’t like owning or training them.  Or having them jump on me or lick me. […]

Vicks VapoRub Launches New Facebook Page

Vicks VapoRub Launched it’s new Facebook Page TODAY in an effort to bring us greater awareness concerning the common cold.  It’s designed to “help moms stay in the loop with tips, advice and news on how to keep the whole family healthy”. The page offers family-friendly cold and flu information and additionally, an open-forum discussion […]

2010: A Year in Review

It appears that 2010 didn’t start out in the stellar way I remember. My son used profanity for the first time,  and I totally embarrassed myself at the grocery store. Oh. And there were some serious heavy rain in these parts.  These I remember!  Someone must have been looking out for me, because there is […]

Optimism: My Word for the New Year

Optimism. That’s my word for the year. I am optimistic that 2011 is going to be fabulous in every way. I don’t know why I think so. I just do. And, if there is any truth to that self fulfilling prophecy theory, then 2011 is going to be one of the best years ever for […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, friends! Despite my inability to comprehend that it’s 2011, I have a feeling it’s going to be a fabulous year. Here’s to a year filled with unending joy.

I had an incredibly enjoyable Christmas!

My title should be bolded. Let me explain. I love Christmas.  Always have.  It’s by far my favorite holiday, yet I usually let myself get caught up in “stuff” that leaves me uptight and crabby. This year I did a few things differently, and it made all the difference in the world. I skimped on […]


It’s been raining cats and dogs in these parts. My children have been out of school for 3 days, and for 3 days it has rained non-stop, and by non-stop, I really do mean 24/7. Just to give you a little perspective, we’ve already drained about 6 inches of water from our pool to prevent […]