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How Do You Find Your Best Self?

For a lot of Laura Dave's The First Husband, Annie struggles to figure out what she wants. She was incredibly lucky to be struggling with some really great choices but mostly she struggled with herself. What if her best self is someone she never imagined being? ...more
My best self definitely comes out when I am around people I love and feel comfortable around. ... more

What's Your Perfect Travel Destination?

In Laura Dave's The First Husband the main character, Annie, is a travel writer. I used to think that being a travel writer had to be one of the most awesome jobs a person could have. I've met a few over the years and yes, it can be a fabulous job but it's still a job and it does have its downsides. I've also learned, like Annie, that's there isn't a perfect travel destination....more
Okay. Here's my perfect destination: Somewhere QUIET with a room right on the ocean, people ... more

Superstitious!

In Laura Dave's The First Husband, the main character is a little bit superstitious. Annie is convinced that every time she watched the Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck movie Roman Holiday something bad will happen. I can understand why she believes that. Every time she's watched it something bad has happened. ...more
I'm not really superstitious, but in my head I'll think superstitious things and then ignore ... more

The First Husband: Dare to Dream of a Different Life

When we first meet Annie Adams in Laura Dave's The First Husband, she has what looks to be a fabulous life. She's a travel writer who spends 200 days of the year exploring the world. When she comes home to Los Angeles, it's to her up-and-coming director boyfriend Nick and their dog. She's got all she's ever dreamed of and can hardly believe it. Then she has to go and muck it all up by watching Roman Holiday. ...more
Okay. I'm just going to go ahead and admit to never seeing Roman Holiday, either, so there you ... more

Be The Opposite of You

In Laura Dave's The First Husband the main character, Annie, is advised to be her opposite. She's coming off a break-up and she is inclined to wallow -- something I completely identify with, I must admit. When her friend advised her to do the opposite of what she wanted to do -- to be her opposite, I was intrigued. What would that be like?...more
Oh my. My opposite would be loud, chatty, extremely social, competitive, and I would live in Vegas. more

Create a Pinterest App for the Facebook Timeline - UPDATE

Editors note, April 10, 2012:...more
Thank you SO much! That was the clearest, easiest-to-implement tutorial I have seen in a long ... more

(PHOTOS) 10 Spring 2012 Fashion Trends I Love

From New York to Paris, the spring 2012 runways were bursting at the seams with fun new and old styles and trends to incorporate into our modern wardrobes. Here are the top 10 budding trends for spring:   1. Peplum: a short full flounce or an extension of a garment below the waist, covering the hips. ...more
That tangerine dress made my jaw drop. It's ... more

Leave Shy Children Alone!

Last weekend, I took my two daughters to the Disney store at the mall. We were immediately accosted by a sales clerk.“HI PRINCESSES!” the man boomed at them.Both girls tried to hide behind me.“YOU ARE SHY!” he shouted at them.“WHAT ARE YOUR NAMES?!? HOW OLD ARE YOU?!?"At this point, both girls were cowering and trying to shrink from his view. I tried to be polite but firm as I told him, “They are cautious with new people.” Then I grabbed their hands and we tried to walk away.He followed us....more
@sickofbubblekids Oh my goodness, how judgmental and mean people can be when replying anonymously. more

Leave Shy Children Alone!

Last weekend, I took my two daughters to the Disney store at the mall. We were immediately accosted by a sales clerk.“HI PRINCESSES!” the man boomed at them.Both girls tried to hide behind me.“YOU ARE SHY!” he shouted at them.“WHAT ARE YOUR NAMES?!? HOW OLD ARE YOU?!?"At this point, both girls were cowering and trying to shrink from his view. I tried to be polite but firm as I told him, “They are cautious with new people.” Then I grabbed their hands and we tried to walk away.He followed us....more
This is great. I was such a shy little girl, and loud people talking at me freaked me out. It ... more