Rental Cars: Finally, a good use for QR codes


I wrote a few weeks ago about how I live vicariously through my husband’s rental cars. In the past year, he’s made a nearly weekly trek to the Baltimore-Washington area to visit clients. It’s part of his job. Wouldn’t it be better if we just moved to that area so he wouldn’t have to travel? […]

Things I Didn’t Expect to Learn at BlissDom ’12

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I’m a blog conference veteran. Doesn’t mean I know everything about everything when it comes to blogging and conferences but after a while you do start to get a sense of confidence and security. A bit of the “been there, done that” mentality. And I kind of went to BlissDom with a bit of that […]

I’m a TWIN!

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Okay, I’m not really a twin. I’m IN the TWIN. Toyota Women’s Influencer Network You might have noticed that little badge on the right pop up in my sidebar a few weeks back (it’s under the section called REPRESENT). I’m here to tell you what it’s all about and why you might care. First of […]

WINNING: A Feelgood Story

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Sometimes, fate or karma or something comes around to bite you in the ass. Last night was one of those nights. I was having my weekly existential crisis, you know, because it was Monday. It goes a little something like this: What do I want to do with my life? Will I ever make money […]

Shopping with a Keen Eye for the Ridiculous

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I love shopping. And I also get a pretty big kick out of ridiculous things. I actually have a whole folder on my iPhone for apps I deem “Ridiculous” (iFart being one of them). But when you combine shopping and ridiculousness, it can be quite entertaining. On Monday, I went to Sears for the afternoon. […]

Fadra went to Type-A Parent conference (and all I got was this lousy t-shirt)

Here’s another one of those “I didn’t get to go to a blogging conference and now I have to read all about it” posts. Well, of course, you don’t have to read it. But hopefully you will and will get something out of it because when I experience a great conference, I like to share […]

Where’s Your Next Meal Coming From?


I wonder how many of you ever really give thought to that question. I know I don’t, unless it’s to decide if I want Chinese or Mexican for dinner. Not trying to sound flippant but it’s my reality. And it’s a reality I’m glad I have. But the sad truth is there are more hungry children […]

When Business Has a Face: The Story Behind SEED


I “met” Rebecca Gournay in the most natural of ways. Well, natural for these days. We started tweeting. Rebecca is one of the founders of Graine de Vie, a private company producing SEED bodycare. They are touted as eco-friendly products with 100% natural ingredients. I know about the company because sometime last year, before I even […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: It’s a blog, blog, blog, blog world

This is an after the fact update. Because I totally forgot to put an intro. Maybe it’s because in my post below, I was comparing myself to a celebrity and maybe I just don’t need an introduction. (wink eye!) As a preface to my post below, I assure you I still love blogging and I […]

Twitter Followers You Love to Hate

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I like to keep things positive as much as possible. So I hesitated to use the word “hate” in the title of this post. But then I thought, aw, shucks, let’s just have fun with this one. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Twitter. I even gained a little notoriety writing an off […]

My Top 10 Social Media Celebrity Encounters

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I’m a celebrity gawker. Actually, I’m a recovering celebrity gawker. I used to subscribe to and/or religiously read Us Weekly, The Star, People, and even The Enquirer. My favorite issues were always the “stars without make-up” stories or the top secret pictures of celebrity cellulite. It’s wrong. I know. I finally realized that celebrities are […]