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Meet Me at Macys to Celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s Culinary Council.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own!


Now you all know that I love me some Chef Michelle Bernstein.  This chick is all about COOKING, especially as a member of the Macy’s Culinary Council! Now, I also love me some strawberries (or rather skrawberries)!  So, I was bowled over when I got the invite for a free event that incorporated both.  Master Chef Bernstein will be preparing recipes in honor of National Strawberry Shortcake Day!  It’s going down at Read more »

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Here’s how I’m doing…

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So, for the last few months, I’ve made few appearances in public and when I have, many have noticed that I’m a svelte size 10 these days, having lost about 45 pounds.  I’ve heard the rumors about my health and I just felt that the time was right to publicly disclose what’s going on.  Here’s the Read more »

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You can get with this…or you can get with that!


I used to be horrible with decisions.  Like really bad.  But, I’ve gotten better in recent years by using one simple trick.  I ask myself a couple of questions like–Which will make me happy?  Which will create a memory?  Which will I probably never forget?  Usually, these make the choice crystal clear for me.  Let me give you an example.

I recently had a choice of either flying into Chicago solo to see my son graduate OR flying to DC to go with other family members on a road trip to Chicago.  Which did I choose?  THE ROAD TRIP, of course!  Lets go through Read more »

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The Nest Is Empty! What to Do…

I received a Restaurant.com gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

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As many of you know, I just sent my Baby Boy to Navy Boot Camp to become a US Sailor.  What many of you may not know is that I already have a daughter in the US Navy.  That’s right.  I’m a Navy Mom, twice over!  I can’t count the number of times that I’ve been asked, “So, how do you feel about that?”

Well, here’s the truth about it.  I feel proud.  I feel happy.  I feel elated.  And, I also feel the sadness that my baby is gone.  Not to mention that he was one of my primary caregivers.  NOTHING scares a cancer patient more than losing a caregiver.  But I mostly feel FREE!  There’s a freedom that you only know when the last child walks out of the door.  For instance, last weekend was Easter.  Traditionally, we would have had a huge Read more »

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I need your help! #JEWELvsAVMED


*Sigh* I had hoped that it wouldn’t come to this, but it has.  The ugly truth is– I am losing my battle with cancer.  I have spent the last two and a half years fighting for life.  I’ve successfully fought it off twice, but I find myself in battle again.  And this time, along with cancer, I have to fight my medical insurance company, AvMed.  I’ve done everything  Read more »

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The Spa at Viceroy Miami Offers a Holiday Menu!

Viceroy Spa Water Lounge 3 What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the holiday season? The smell of fresh-baked gingerbread cookies? Peppermint? Cinnamon?

Pause and take a deep breath because The Spa at Viceroy Miami has mustered the sweetest holiday specials on its new Aromas of the Spa Season menu, featuring carefully crafted offers each finished with a warm cup of spiced tea. Read on for more details on these sweet deals, which are available throughout Read more »

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Lladro Launches New Home Fragrance Collection

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A garden in Spring, a stroll by the sea, the cozy smell of Mom’s baking wafting from the kitchen… It is widely believed that, of all our senses, smell is the one closest to the soul.   Lladró, the Spanish artistic porcelain brand, presents Heavenly Dreams, a new collection of scented candles inspired by one of the brand’s icons that best evokes that sensation of harmony in our moments of relaxation.

The Heavenly Dreams collection gets off to a start with three candles Read more »

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