Neil Patrick Harris Will Host 2015 Oscars

The versatile and energetic stage and screen star Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th Oscars. Harris is a popular Tony and Emmy Award host, but this will be his first time as Oscar host. The show will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015 ....more

Paloma Picasso Olive Leaf Peace Collection

Olive Leaf Peace Cuff Bracelet by Paloma Picasso.Style icon Paloma Picasso has been creating jewelry for Tiffany & Co. since 1980....more

Mistaken Identity

he kids and I chatted over Skype with my nieces, Lil […] ...more

Buying Those Cars Bandaids Was a Mistake

I have this weird spot on my thumb that flares up every so often. I think it’s eczema related and eventually I’m going to have a doctor look at it because it has been coming and going for more than five years but it is so barely annoying that I’ve never bothered. Anyway, I was […] Related Posts: Bandaid Cars Question Friday Night Leftovers- Sitting Up Edition Tip of the Day- Car Seats and LATCH Snack Thief ...more

Exploring Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, NY

A little while ago we were invited to a family birthday dinner in Yonkers. Yonkers is over an hour away from us, and we were not super excited about making the drive up there just for a dinner. So I decided to see if we can make a day out of it - I don't mind driving for over 2 hours when we're going for the whole day....more

Meant to Be – Plus Size Outfit of the Day Featuring Old Navy

Didn’t I say in my last outfit post that I’m totally crushin’ on Old Navy’s graphic tees and graphic print tops? ...more

Hilarity Ensues at ‘Birdman’ Press Conference

Naomi Watts and Emma Stone at the “Birdman” press conference in NYC | Paula Schwartz Photo Journalists started arriving at 7 a.m. Saturday morning for the 10 a.m. press conference for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance,” starring Michael Keaton as an over-the-hill movie star. By 8:30 a.m. the line snaked around the AMC Lincoln Square Theater, journalists getting drenched in the rain yet no one complaining. Naomi Watts at the “Birdman” press conference in NYC | Paula Schwartz Photo Besides all the Oscar buzz the movie is getting, the big draw was the press conference following the screening with Keaton, the director, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough and Amy Ryan ....more

(White) Teachers Expect Less of Black and Latino Students

Expectations, it appears, are everything. Often referred to as “The Pygmalian Effect,”...more

Bloody Torture Halloween Shots

In case you guys are in the greater Seattle/PNW, my little Pia and I are doing a segment on New Day Northwest today (Thursday the 16th!) at 11AM. We are talking Halloween with a Caramel Apple Bar, Punch, kid friendly treats and lots of crafts. I will post the video later today here too! ...more

Apple & Brown Sugar Snickerdoodle Cake, and Knowing When Something Is Perfect Just As It Is

I’m pretty sure that each and every one of us have our own ideas about how something should be. We imagine in our mind’s eye the qualities that should make up a thing, and we decide whether or not those qualities are present based on some (often hidden) standards that we have. Or sometimes, we have actual knowledge of how something should be based upon real experience and previous observation, and surely that counts for something ....more