Friday Finds: A Lot of Help From My Friends & Great Deals, too!

March 8, 2013 at 6:01 am

I was away most of the week at a conference in New Orleans. It was my first visit to the Big Easy. I was a bit alarmed that my hotel was on Bourbon Street. The smell in the morning there brought back memories of college bars (they bleach the street and it still reeks!) That said, I was pleasantly surprised with the rest of the…

15 Things Men Wish Women Knew (& Even More Things,Too)

March 7, 2013 at 6:43 am

From Shape Magazine by Jene Luciani I read this in Shape, and then saw it online, and I was reminded of MANY funny (and sometimes frustrating) conversations with the husband. Take a read through and see what you think! While you may envision most guys only think about sports, beer, and sex, believe it or not, they’re actually thinking about you, too. Or in this…

Newswordy, Authors Who Tweet & More!

March 5, 2013 at 7:02 am

The media seems to glom on to buzzwords like white on rice. For the last few weeks, words like sequester and furlough seem to be everywhere. Check out the awesome website Newswordy to get definitions and to see examples of the buzzwords words in action. They remind us that, “these ‘news words’ are accepted by audiences for their implied meaning. But often loaded words are…

HBD to Dr. Seuss! Celebrate with 30 Quotes that Can Change Your Life

March 3, 2013 at 7:54 am

From Mamiverse and MindBodyGreen Theodore Geisel’s (better known as Dr. Seuss) birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the date for National Read Across America Day. This is an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association. What better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and National Read Across America Day, than to pick a new book to read (or to share) and to…

Friday Finds: Follow Friends & Feeds, Numbers for March & Great Deals

March 1, 2013 at 5:41 am

If you have read my blog a bit or know me, you may notice that I am a bit of a social media junkie. I guess it is better than some addictions to have, but it can be a bit of a drag for my husband and friends when I am glued to my screens. 😉 This week, I was introduced to two awesome sites…

Guest Post: “Healthy Little Secrets” from Wellness Coach Christine Fikany

February 28, 2013 at 5:36 am

Christine Fikany is a holistic health coach in Chicago who inspires women to be healthy and happy regardless of the hustle and bustle of every day life. She believes that every woman can – and should – live life to its absolute fullest. After working in the corporate world at the job she thought she wanted, she switched gears and went back to school to…

“Pandora for Art”, Q for Fitness & Deals!

February 26, 2013 at 5:48 am

My husband and I are the fortunate beneficiaries of his parents’ good taste. When they were younger, they invested in some up and coming artists. We now have some awesome art work that we love and that has both monetary and sentimental value. Pure Wow Chicago featured a cool new curated website yesterday that helps people match their tastes to the painting and prints of…