5 years without Mia

I call myself decent at remembering birthdays, but I’m terrible at remembering dates of tragedies. I suppose this is mostly a good thing. However, Facebook Memories was here to remind me at 3am when I woke to let the dog out that 5 years ago today, I was lying in bed beside my grandmother, Mia,…

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7-Day Art Challenge Day 5: Book Design and Editing

When you grew up as a bookworm and then you decide to be a print designer and editor — and then your best friend from childhood calls you to tell you she’s writing a book — well, it’s pretty much the best day of your life. — My friend Tamera tagged me in a 7-day art challenge recently. The rules…

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The Great Coffee Disaster of 2011

  This post is a little bit different, and I want to get your opinion on it. A couple of days ago, I stumbled across a web site that will pay you via paypal to write reviews. Initially I wasn’t very interested, but then I realized that I could review pretty much any product. So…

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More. More. More.

“I want to dye my hair blonde and cut it short.” “I want to dye my hair red and grow it long.” “I want to dye my hair pink. Who cares the length at that color?” — “I think I’d like to try yoga. Just a few classes. Only a few dollars.” “I want more yoga more…

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Coffee. Feet warmers. Creativity.

  What I love about working from home: – I don’t have to wear shoes at the office. Hell, I can wear my pajamas all day if I want to. –  If I feel creative at 3 a.m. on a Sunday, well, then that’s when I do my work. – Speaking of work, it’s different…

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The best coffee mugs ever …

So, I kind of want to go on and on for a while about my coffee addiction. But that’s not the point of this post, so I won’t. Just know that I have one. And part of having one means that I am very particular about the type of coffee mug I like to drink…

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Keeping healthy, loved, warm and cool

Some of my favorite things from last week: Breakfast with Joy Bauer: From her 3-day detox diet (which is awesome, by the way! I lost 7 lbs. I loved it so much I ran out the day after and bought her “Your Inner Skinny” book.) This shake is 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 banana, 1…

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Because coffee with your best friend is just about the greatest thing ever

Colleen and I have a secret method to exercise. It started a year ago. We used to meet up for coffee about once a week. We could sit for hours, talking about whatever was on our minds.  Then one day I had an idea: Why not meet at the Starbucks next to Four Mile Creek…

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Healthy eating kickstart

So, I’m on a diet. Not a “real” diet. I say that because it only lasts 3 days. I heard about it on the Today Show and I thought it’d be a great start to this healthy eating concept I’d like to follow. So, I suckered Anil into doing it with me, and I realized…

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How to make Starbucks have negative calories

This post is not just about exercising. This post is about how amazing my friends and family are and how exercising plays a big role in that. Case in point: Wednesday I rode my bike to TrySports (7 miles) for the group ride, only to have it rained out. Instead of calling it a day, Scott…

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