Blogmas 2013: Don’t Fence Me In

It’s the last day of Blogmas! That’s right. It’s Day Five of Blogmas, where I bring you the best blog posts of 2013 according to you! If this is your first time here, you’ve got some catching up to do. On Monday, I picked my 20 favorite posts from all of the submissions. On Tuesday, […]

Comforts of Home Giveaway: Trade Up Your Nostalgia for Luxury

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It’s amazing to me how many gadgets we have nowadays. I think back to when I was growing up and we lived pretty simply. There was a TV that required you to get up and move across the room to actually change the channel. There were telephones that required holding a heavy handset and actually […]

Pets Who Love Too Much

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There are a few things in life that I love: my family, good Champagne, chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven, very long baths, the change in seasons, and my pets. Oh, how I love my pets. As much as I love them, some days I really want to run away from them. Or […]

Eureka! I found a new vacuum!


You clicked on this post title because clearly you have a thing for vacuums. Or you’re looking for a new vacuum. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. But first, let me start with a confession. I love to vacuum. Maybe you didn’t quite hear me. I LOVE TO VACUUM! As strange as that […]

Things That Aren’t Cute (but I love them anyway)


I have a real problem in my household. The problem is this: I love too much. I think that was actually the name of a self-help book. But in that case, I’m pretty sure it was referring to a sort of person who gives and gives at the expense of their own sense of self. […]

You gotta use soap, anyway, right?


I wouldn’t say I get overwhelmed with requests for reviews but I do get a pretty fair amount. And generally, for me to accept the review, it has to fall into one of the following categories: 1. Really expensive I don’t accept payment for reviews so if the value of the product is really pretty […]

What Really Bugs Me

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So this week has been pretty politically charged for me. I put up three posts all related to politics (this from a girl who swore she’d keep religion and politics off of her blog). And with a title like “What Really Bugs Me,” you might think I’m headed for a political rant to round out […]

You Are Cordially Invited to a Wendy’s Twitter Party


It’s a Twitter Party! On a Wednesday! Who doesn’t need a little adventure and excitement on a Wednesday afternoon? Okay, so maybe your idea of adventure and excitement is taking a drive in a red convertible with the top down and your hair blowing in the breeze. But if that’s not a possibility, maybe the Twitter […]

The Best of Raleigh


If you don’t live in or around Raleigh, this post might not have any meaning for you. But I feel like I can’t leave the town I called home for 17 years without paying homage to what consider some of the best of the best. If you are ever passing through the area (or you […]

How Nintendo Saved My Sanity

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Long before I became  Nintendo Brand Ambassador, I was a big fan of Nintendo. I can’t remember what exactly my experience was with Nintendo before the Wii. I think my little brother had an NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) although most of my memories seem to involve my mother glued to The Legend of Zelda. She […]

What a Woman Needs to Know When Buying a Car

I can sum this up in one sentence. What a woman needs to know when buying a car is exactly the same as what a man needs to know. But there’s no getting around it. Women are treated differently when buying a car. And I have some recent examples supporting that. I mentioned a few weeks […]