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I've been having a Dickens of a time...  (I just love that phrase!  Pardon me while I digress:  The phrase always conjures up an image for me of a little match girl wandering the streets of a cold harsh reality in a Victorian novel by Charles Dickens  --  in this case imagine a little match girl wearing an insubstancial "BlogHer Blue" cape and a tattered hat of the same color that she has adorned with a Nablopomo imprinted ribbon.  She is wandering in and out of tabs and pages posts looking for something she knows it somewhere close by but which she ca...more

How To Fall In Love (And Be A Woman)

Sometimes when you're in a relationship for a long time and everything's hunky dory you forget that when a relationship ends how earth shattering it can be for you or anyone else.Until someone you care about gets thrown into the vicious whirlpool of breaking up and recovering and all your forgotten pain comes to the fore because you know how tough they're having it right now. I meant to write this a while back (but you know how I can procrastinate!) - So, M, Eno and U this is for you (whenever you think the world's crashing around you):...more

How To Make Homemade Coconut Milk

You don't have to have a coconut tree growing in your backyard to make homemade coconut milk.How To make Homemade Coconut Milk  Arlene...more

Photo Tips for Non-Professionals: How To Avoid Blurry Pictures

Modern digital cameras equipped with automatic settings make it easy to take beautiful pictures of your family. Still there are some tips to remember to avoid pretty common photo defects that can not be fixed with photo retouching. We'll cover them one by one and give you very simple practical tips to avoid these mishaps. Our first topic is picture blurriness. ...more
Ha, I'll try both ideas below and see what works best for me! :)more

My BlogHer '10 Business Cards, and What You Should Think About When Designing Yours

[Editor's Note: While this post references BlogHer '10, the advice about creating effective business cards is still top notch. I thought for those of you preparing for BlogHer '11 this post could serve as a great support to your experience. Thus, no worries - it is STILL 2011 and BlogHer '11 is in San Diego regardless of what references are made within the post. Enjoy! -PaulaG] ...more
I live in beautiful Palm Beach County, Florida.  I am a Training Instructor in Employee ...more

My Picks for the Best Extreme Couponing Resources

I was away from my keyboard an awful lot last week, due to a family emergency. This meant that when I did have time to sit down at my computer, I did not have time to read every feed in my feedreader. Since extreme couponing wasn't high on my "to do list," I marked my coupon blogs as read and carried on -- except by doing that, I felt really out of the loop and realized that I missed reading those posts. So, I stopped and thought about which blogs would be the most fun -- and the most useful to me. I marked those that didn't make my little spur-of-the-moment list as read and carried on. ...more
Crisis lead us to develop some attitudes which will serve as our tool to be competetive in the ...more

5 Easy Steps to a Great Garage Sale!

Thought about hosting a garage sale?  More and more people are as budgets tighten and closets burst at the seams with all of the "stuff" we accumulate over the years.  When the hubby and I moved in to our first home, we still had plenty of college furniture and supplies.  We've slowly replaced, upgraded, or decided we just didn't need some things anymore.  In the past, we've simply donated EVERYTHING we didn't want to our local Goodwill (except for our sofas, which we found a buyer for).  However, during my most recent purge of our house (and I still have another ro...more

How to keep going even when you're completely exhausted!!!

Life is a funny little thing isn't it!?  It never stops and it will never cease to amaze you.  If you feel you can't go any further, you have just about got it figured out!  Sounds cliche doesn't it, but it makes sense!  Life is about learning how to handle the rough stuff, about figuring out how to get that full feeling inside of yourself, well you want to know the answer, just do it!  I have researched out my wazoo to try and find the solution to make me happier, healthier, hell even just to find some way for me to stop bitching and venting so much about everythin...more

I concur…………Life is funny like that……No matter how frustrated, upset, angry, and feeling like ...more

How to use Pinterest

There's been a lot of discussion on Twitter about Pinterest. I joined awhile ago (and had to wait forever to get in!) but I just recently started playing around with it and learning how to use it....more
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the back door to blogs

A lot of people say to me, hey, mo, i love your blog. (I may get embarrassed and try to redirect the conversation). Especially when they usually follow it up with,'s the only one i read. (I still have friends who haven't entered the 'mobile phone' realm). I smile, unsure how to proceed. Sometimes they might stop for a moment, puzzled, and say How did you even manage to start a blog? Now, I'm a person who wishes that I was easy and comfortable with change, but frankly, I'm not. With me it takes a long time....more