Posts Written OnAugust 2016

These blueberry muffins are simple to make (full of tart and yummy blueberries), and wonderful to enjoy as a quick breakfast or an after-school snack. Yum!

  These blueberry muffins — chock-full of tart and juicy blueberries! — are simple to make and wonderful to enjoy as a quick breakfast or an after-school snack. Yum! Let’s face it. Whether you’re working from home, working outside the home, or busy managing the household as a stay-at-home parent, breakfast is one of the toughest things to pull off Monday through Friday. What I like for breakfast during the week is something that doesn’t need to be hot, that’s portable, and that still tastes okay if it takes me a while to eat it—because meetings and conference calls and deadlines.…

How To Know If You're A Die-Hard "Supernatural" Fan: 15 Tips!

  Okay, you guys. Okay. I have a confession. A secret that, up until now, I’ve been a tad ashamed of … and that I’ve only told a few select people about. It involves two brothers, one angel, the King of Hell, and a ’67 Chevy Impala. Some of you are nodding your heads right now. You know where I’m going with this. I’m a Supernatural fan. No, strike that. I’m a die-hard Supernatural uber-fan. It all started innocently enough. One of my kids suggested we give it a try, so we watched an episode or two. AS IF one could…

How To Make A Gift Basket Someone Actually Wants!

  My father owned a flower shop for over 20 years, and working in that flower shop was one of my very first jobs. I’d take orders, water plants, sweep up, inflate balloons, and other menial — but necessary — jobs around the store. Gradually I worked my way up to arranging simple bud vases out of carnations or roses, or wrapping flowers in tissue, presentation style, with a hand-made bow. Eventually I dubbed myself an “actual florist” when I moved to Savannah, Ga., after college and worked in a local flower shop on Wilmington Island, making all kinds of…

You're Probably Not Thinking About Buying A Bodysuit, But Just In Case...

  Honestly, I’ve struggled to make sense of why they exist. Like, why on earth would grown up ladies want to hunch themselves up into all kinds of impossible positions to snap the coochie-clasp of a bodysuit on themselves? Like onsies aren’t hard enough to put on babies. Like fumbling around down there just to pee is normal. Like a regular shirt doesn’t just make more sense. But, I figured before I judge too hard, I should try one. Newsflash: a bodysuit was as unflattering and ridiculous as you can imagine. But, it was also stretchy. And soft. And soooo comfortable! I have…

Why Every Gen Xer Loves "Stranger Things" on Netflix!

  It’s been about a month since I finished watching the Netflix original series Stranger Things. To be more precise, July 17 was the date I crossed the finish line with episode eight, a mere two days after Netflix released all the episodes. That’s eight nearly-hour-long, commercial-free episodes, my friends. IN. TWO. DAYS. Sure, I’ve enjoyed plenty of binge-worthy TV shows over the years, but it’s been a while since a series has pulled me in so completely, and so early in its availability. Like, before the wave of obsession hit the mainstream. I was late to the game with The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Fringe,…