Plated: A Review

I'm torn here. I want to do a good review. There is so much I love about Plated. But then again, there is so much I don't love. I thought maybe I would make a list of both, and let you decide if it is right for you. Pros:Delivery to your doorstepEasy to follow recipesJust about everything is includedEverything is freshWe got to try new dishes, with ingredients never used beforeperfectly proportioned ingredients DeliciousReasonably priced at 11 dollars per plate deliveredCons:...more
@Linda Anselmi let me know if you do it! I'm interested in what you think Linda :)more

Jockey Custom Fit Bra Review

When I got home from BlogHer'13, of course I had to try on the cups that we got from Jockey's new custom tailored fit bra. I'm always on the quest to find something comfortable to hold up the ladies. I  gasped at the retail price of $60 but Jockey gave us a 30 dollar off coupon.  I figured what the heck I'll give it a try nothing seems to ever control these girls way they should.  After going to BlogHer, I decided maybe I should start wearing foam cups, for modesty.  Every single picture of me from Chicago, well you can see my nipples! ...more
Well, I found out there is a Jockey outlet near me, so I went & found out. The cup 10 is no ...more

Why I Didn't Attend That Party Offsite During BlogHer13

I feel like I really left people down by not going to a generational party that I was invited to, and I would like to apologize and explain why I declined at the last minute....more
@JennaHatfield  @Karen Ballum there was a lot of smiling at BlogHer this year! :) i am so glad I ...more

Peapod All the Way For This Wisconsin Girl

Two things about me.1. I hate to leave the house. No, I'm not agoraphobia , I just like being home when we are home. We aren't home often!2. I loath grocery shopping at the store. Don't get me wrong, once I actually arrive at my destination, I'm ok. I would just rather not go out. Particularly in the winter.Winters are brutal in Wisconsin. I can't even begin to tell you how cold it feels when the wind is whipping and the actual temp is 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Oh yes, the snowstorms, yeah. No, I would rather shop from my laptop or smartphone with Peapod....more

Sheryl Sandberg Made Me Cry At BlogHer13

Yes, she did. I saw her at BlogHer13 and she asked the crowd, have you ever told your daughter she was "bossy" when she was little? And then she went on to say that we should say instead: "what a future leader you are". Or something to that affect, I forget her exact words, but they hit me in the heart....more
@KarenLynnn  @Denise Yes.  Very.more

BlogHer and Diet Coke and Me: A Love Story

  I’m going to BlogHer in a few days, and since it’s the only “vacation” I’ve taken regularly in the past many, many years, I intend to have a blast.  This is nothing novel, as I’ve had a blast at BlogHer for the past seven years, and this one makes eight....more

The Post That Negates Any Excuses You Might Have Had to NOT Attend BlogHer13

Every year I write about why every women should come to BlogHer, kick back, and have fun.  Every year I add a little bit more to the previous post.  Here’s this year’s edition:It’s begun.  Facebook seems to be exploding with women talking about why they really want to come to BlogHer, but are afraid they’re not the “right kind” of woman for this conference.Dear ones:  we are ALL the right kind of woman for this conference.Some of you are worried that you don’t have the right kind of clothes for a conference full of stylish women....more
lol Now it's officially conference season -- you've written your post.   PS. There might be ...more

Send Sarah Fader to BlogHer

A little while ago, I wrote a post called I'm Not a Blog Rock Star. I talked about the fact that I'm a real person who copes with social anxiety. Even though I share a lot about my life online, I'm afraid to go to parties and be in large groups. ...more

Tuning Out: I Kinda Did

Part of the reason for my absence in the blogosphere the last few months is writer's block, but another thing I've been doing is tuning out. Not a lot, just baby steps. I've only opened Twitter a handful of times in the last 2 months. ...more
@elaineR.N. I know you are ok, I know you are with me. We are connected every evening by WWF :) xomore

Attention Entertainment Bloggers Attending Blogher13

 I am trying to find the breed of bloggers who call themselves entertainment bloggers, it doesn't matter if your interest is movies, television, books,celebrities,music,art etc. All of you are part of the group of bloggers under this catagory. Many of the attendees at Blogher13 are going to be mommy bloggers and that's great, go moms! But sometimes its nice to be able to communicate and have fun with your own genre of blogging, to talk about what you are interested in and make connections....more
my idea is on wednesday evening going to see the firework show at navy pier which is right near ...more