Better Eggs For Your McDonald’s Breakfast Sandwich

April 1, 2013 Food

In the interest of full disclosure, I’d like to start by saying I’ve not purchased anything at McDonald’s except bagged ice (not available at all locations, but good, fresh and cheap for you ice connoisseurs out there) for probably at least 10 years.  No fries, no hot apple pies, no iced tea swill in a […]

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Tame Unruly Eyebrows With NYX Eyebrow Shaper

March 26, 2013 Looking Good

Ah yes, among the NUMEROUS irritations of getting older, there are unruly eyebrow hairs. The ones that kink during the night, turn at right angles and refuse to lie smoothly. Previously I wrote about covering gray eyebrow hairs using Paula’s Choice eyebrow tint but unfortunately this product doesn’t quite do the trick for keeping eyebrow […]

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Just The Right Thing: A+D Ointment

March 20, 2013 Looking Good

Recently I subscribed to More magazine.  I received a bonus supplement, 75 Best Beauty Tips: The Best Tips, Tricks, and Short-Cuts to Create Your Perfect Look. These types of things amuse me. Nine times out of ten it seems style magazine recommendations begin with “New York cosmetic dermatologist, XXXXX, recommends Uber-Luxurious Outrageously Expensive Wrinkle Repairing […]

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Samsung Chromebook – My New Favorite Toy

March 19, 2013 We Like...

I feel old.  There are some new trends/fads/technologies in the world that I simply can’t figure out how to embrace.  I’m frustrated and embarrassed to say the iPad is one of them. Yes, this Mac fan has purchased TWO iPads – the iPad 2 and the Mini.  I have tried SO HARD to love them. […]

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Preparing for Alzheimer’s?

March 8, 2013 Unplugged

Chances are you know someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Chances are you’ll be in that position one day too. This week I was moved to tears by a short (6-minute) TED video, entitled “How I’m Preparing To Get Alzheimer’s” by global development expert Alanna Shaikh. Alanna’s father suffers from Alzheimer’s. From observing her father’s […]

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The Food Conspiracy

March 7, 2013 Food

I don’t know about you, but the CONSTANT media buzz about diets, dieting, obesity, fitness, food that’s good for you (no wait, now it’s bad for you!) drives me plain nuts.  Yes, I could turn off my TV – but I like my TV. Michael Pollan’s quote, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” sums up […]

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Took An Online Photoshop Elements Class From Nicole’s Classes

March 1, 2013 Unplugged

As bloggers, one thing Joan and I bemoan over and over is our lack of photo-taking and photo-editing skills. It all seems so complicated. Our heads spin over apertures and ISO. Is it because we have crappy cameras? Does one magically take fantastic photos if only they own a $1000 camera? (Answer: No.) We both […]

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Red Pepper Ring Egg Breakfast

February 26, 2013 Food

Our just the right readers may know Joan launched a  blog devoted to her chicken life :). Every Sunday she features an egg recipe and I can tell you from close up personal experience they are always eggcellent! At my house Alan and I are focusing on eating more vegetables this year. Browsing through my […]

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Jalapeño Margarita

February 23, 2013 Food
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In honor of National Margarita Day (It was yesterday, but should’t EVERY day be National Margarita Day?) I’m sharing some awesome margarita love with you. No more words.  Just go make the margarita.  Now.         Jalapeño Margarita 2 oz. good tequila 1.5 oz. triple sec, or if you’re feeling fancy, Cointreau 1.5 […]

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Shopping Saturday: Awesome Target Wall Clocks

February 23, 2013 Homemaking

I’m searching for a wall clock for my office/sewing room. Leave it to Target to offer me these fun and very different options!   From top left: Oversized Red Wall Clock, Audubon Singing Bird Clock (LOVE the idea of my clock singing a different bird song at every hour,) Threshold Modern Sunburst Clock (if you like […]

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