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, […]

The Ad That Survived Two Decades

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Yesterday, I admitted to the tough start I’m having in 2014. It’s nothing in particular and that’s what bugs me the most. And so I tried to go about my business of working, which definitely helped, and decided to raid my little folder of inspiration. Over the years, I’ve clipped little pictures and articles from […]

Facing the Post-Holiday Blues

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I was going to title this post “Beating the Post-Holiday Blues” but then I realized that my whole point is that I’m trying to beat them. And if I’m feeling this way, I suspect at least one other person out there is as well. New Year’s Eve has never been one of my favorite holidays. I’ve […]

2014 in just two words

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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 […]

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

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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. […]

#WeirdWednesday: Kids Are Weird Too

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You know what one of the greatest things about parenting is? Seeing the world through Evan’s eyes. He’s a curious little bugger and has been ever since he started walking and talking. In fact, he was such an early (and prolific) talker that I wondered if he would ever shut up. (In case you’re wondering, they […]

Saving Mr. Banks: The Unexpected Story of Walt Disney and Mary Poppins

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It’s tough for a non-movie review blog to write a movie review. But I love movies and I’ll take any good excuse I can to actually get out of the house and get immersed in a film at the theater. And this movie, THIS MOVIE, was one I’ve been waiting for months to see. But […]

a little inspired: For Your Winter Viewing Pleasure

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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. […]

Holiday Gifts That Give Back

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In my  experience with Charitable Influence, I’ve learned a lot about charities and non-profit organizations. And mostly I learned from observation or simply from asking. While I can’t speak for all charitable organizations out there, here’s what I’ve learned: Many operate on a skeleton crew and/or rely on volunteers for efforts like social media and […]

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 […]

How I’m Starting My Tuesday With a Bright Future

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I often do sponsored posts. I know not everyone reads them but I usually enjoy writing them. I treat them like writing prompts and they often inspire me to write in a direction I hadn’t really considered. That’s what happened two weeks ago when I wrote a post about a sponsored video for Unilever’s Project […]