Imagine me an Imagineer


You know what I want to be when I grow up? I want to be the person who gets to embrace creativity and fun and actually make money doing it. Actually, that sounds a lot like blogging, except for possibly the making money side of things. I get to be creative, have fun, embrace my […]

Things You Probably Didn’t Know about National Geographic Kids


I mentioned a while ago that I’m working as a National Geographic Kids Insider. I may not have talked that much about what that means. I signed on to work with National Geographic Kids as a sort of unpaid ambassador for several reasons: 1. I have been in love with their magazine for as long […]

Blogmas 2013: My 20 Favorite Posts

I was overwhelmed by all of the submissions for Blogmas, my own little showcase of your best works. What I like about Blogmas so much is that not only do I get introduced to amazing new posts and blogs, but I get to introduce them to you. And hopefully, you find new writers and blogs to fall […]

When Dr. Oz Called Me Nuts

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I’ll admit that TV has always fascinated me. When I had early ambitions of becoming an actress, I had my whole career plotted out… I’d start off as a young ingénue on a popular soap opera. Small films and bit parts would trickle in until I had my breakthrough role in an indie film. Then, […]

2014 in just two words


I’m not a big, reflective THIS YEAR’S GONNA BE DIFFERENT kind of gal. I generally take life one day at a time. I finish projects at the last minute. I plan spontaneous vacations. I don’t usually think about what to have for dinner until dinner time rolls around. There are some pros and cons to living […]

2013: A Year of Reviews

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You know how a lot of bloggers do a ton of reviews and sponsored posts? It irritates some people, admittedly, but those that do it well keep their writing style (dare I say “voice”?) intact. The true question, though, is authenticity. Most people would admit that in order to  spend a lot of time focusing […]

If Charlie Brown blogged on Christmas


Poor longsuffering Charlie Brown. He’s always been one of my favorites and I love his Christmas special. It inspired my holiday message to you.   Merry Christmas to all my readers! Thanks for coming back and reading my little old blog. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the spirit of the season!

Merry Blogmas 2013! Also, Hit Me With Your Best Post


It’s that time of year when the world falls in love. Every song you hear seems to say ”Merry Christmas. May your new year dreams come true.” Those aren’t my words. Those words come straight from Frank Sinatra’s lips to my ears every year when I listen to “The Christmas Waltz,” one of my favorite Christmas songs. […]

a little inspired: For Your Winter Viewing Pleasure


Only a few words on what should be a typical Wordless Wednesday (a task I’ve never been very good at). It’s all about the snow. Snow can be annoying, cold, bothersome, dirty, heavy. But snow can also be serene and beautiful. Clings to nature, hugs your house. Full of light, full of the joy of kids. […]

Relax. It’s Only Christmas.

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Does anyone feel like as soon as the turkey was cleared from the Thanksgiving table the Christmas tree went up and OMG OMG OMG it’s Black Friday but if I wait will I get a better deal on Cyber Monday or should I just go shopping on Saturday and support the small businesses and OH […]

The Hunger Games: Catching Chocolate

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If you think the title of this post is a misprint, you’re wrong. You see, for me, the REAL hunger games are about food. When I’m hungry and I want something to satisfy that hunger, lamb stew just doesn’t cut it. So in honor of a certain big movie that happened to come out this […]