Category Archive: My Favorite Things

Nov 19 2017

My Mini Guide to Black Friday

Before the turkey is even cold, people will be out shopping for Black Friday (Thursday?) deals. We can all agree that we don’t like the infringing on the Thanksgiving holiday. But some may also agree that the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping is so much fun! I’d be lying if I said I haven’t …

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Nov 03 2017

Things I’m Buying Right Now: 11/3/17

Hey there Balancing the Busy readers! With Christmas less than 2 months away I’m busy combing through deals on the daily to save this year. When I find good ones to share I will post here (especially as it gets closer to Black Friday)! Consider me your own, personal elf! To be sure that you …

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Oct 12 2017

Five things I am loving right now

Yay! It’s finally fall! Pumpkin Spice Cheerios are a hot commodity in this house and there is something cinnamon scented in every room. Here are a few things I’m starting the season with and loving right now. If you know me, you know that other than coffee and the occasional adult beverage, I only drink …

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Sep 26 2017

My Review of Fit Vine Wine

Well nobody could give me a personal review on Fit Vine wine, so I HAD to go buy some to see for myself. I knew that Whole Foods carried it, so hanging onto Amazon’s promise that the prices would be lower now, I found my $15 bottle of wine. Hmmm. That’s a little more than …

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Jun 13 2014

My Top 10 Favorite Scary Movies

Top 10 scary movies

Today is Friday the 13th and what makes it even creepier, is that we are expecting a full moon tonight. The last time the two will coincide for 30 years. So if you are going out tonight, beware of the werewolves lurking in dark corners. If you don’t want to risk it, I suggest you …

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Jun 10 2014

Keeping Your Cool in the Summer Heat

Reipces to feed and hydrate you on a hot summer day

I love, love, love summer. The hotter the better. But I say that with the caveat that I don’t actually have to spend a lot of time in the heat unless I am near a body of water. You may not share my love for the sizzling sidewalks, but either way, we are both sweating …

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May 20 2014

Gifts for the Grad: Fun ways to give cash and other gift ideas

Graduation Gift Ideas

The school year is commencing and graduations are near. Students are throwing their mortarboards and will be ready to party. You want to give a gift that says I’m proud of you, way to go, and good luck with your future. They want cash. So here are some creative ways to hand over that cash, …

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May 19 2014

Thrift Shop 101: What you are missing out on if you don’t shop at thrift stores

I love shopping at thrift stores. I never know what I will find but I know that there are bargains abound. Thrift stores carry everything from home décor, home appliances, clothing, jewelry, linens, hardware, crafting supplies, toys, and recreation equipment. If you aren’t a veteran thrift store shopper, it can be overwhelming or have a …

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Feb 26 2014

An Evening With Kelly Corrigan and Anna Quindlen

corrigan and quindlen

I love books. That scene in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast where Belle discovers the library- that’s a dream of mine. Needless to say, I love to read. I have enough books to last a long lifetime but that doesn’t stop me from acquiring more. By now I’ve either lost the non-book readers or I …

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Feb 18 2014

Lemonade in February?

homemade lemonade, by the glass

Well fine. If winter is skipping Northern California, I am going to embrace the perpetual spring that we are having here. I saw these glass drinking jars at the Dollar Tree and thought, the question isn’t who needs more glasses, the question is who doesn’t!? Aren’t they cute? So of course I picked up a …

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