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TV-Free Family Nights and “Angry” Balsamic Chicken Cacciatore

TV-Free Family Nights and “Angry” Balsamic Chicken Cacciatore

What’s happening at your house tonight? Homework? Viewing cute baby animal videos on YouTube ? Catching up on last night’s Gossip Girl while the boys are at soccer practice? ( Oh, wait… that’s me. That’s what I’m doing tonight. ) If you looking for a few ideas on what to do and what to make [...]

Random Thoughts on Justin Bieber, the Green Bay Packers and Roasted Beets

Random Thoughts on Justin Bieber, the Green Bay Packers and Roasted Beets

I don't know about you, but I am sick and tired of seeing Leo age in movies. Somebody, put him in a suit and get him a romantic lead. I'm begging you. Monday morning seems like a fine time to fire off a few Random Thoughts. I still get freaked out by the time change. [...]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 435: Kim Kardashian; The Muppets; Boycott Wall & Hipster Baby Names

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 435: Kim Kardashian; The Muppets; Boycott Wall & Hipster Baby Names

Ho, Ho, Ho! Did you hear the new Chaos Chronicles podcast is up? Merry Christmas. The new Chaos Chronicles podcast is up filled with news, opinions, advice, Santa Claus, The Muppets, boycotts galore and hipster baby names! Download, Listen and Enjoy! Links from the show: Hipster Baby names from babble.com Santa Claus School Boycottwall.com Have [...]

Happy NaNoWriMo & Happy Birthday, Helen of Pasadena

Happy NaNoWriMo & Happy Birthday, Helen of Pasadena

Happy First Birthday, Helen! Pub date: November 1, 2010 Today is Helen of Pasadena’s first birthday and I’m celebrating by writing a post about writing. And then I’ll have a Dots cupcake, don’t worry. November 1st is also the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, or as insiders call it, NaNoWriMo. The coincidence was too [...]

Diane Keaton, The Satellite Sisters and Chicos: A Hair Story

Diane Keaton, The Satellite Sisters and Chicos: A Hair Story

We love Diane and we love Chicos. And we really, really love those Leopard Print Gloves!   This weekend, four out of five Satellite Sisters recorded a show and professed our love for Chicos and Diane Keaton. To listen to the Satellite Sisters podcast and hear the backstory of our “relationship” with Chicos, click here. [...]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 434: Books, News, Advice and Live Nude Girls

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 434: Books, News, Advice and Live Nude Girls

Hello, Chaos Crew… The latest Chaos Chronicles Podcast is up and it has it all: Books Awards; Parenting advice on Praising Toddlers; Ungiven Acceptance Speeches and Live Nude Girls. You’ll have to listen to see what I mean. Sometimes, things get crazy in the suburbs on a Thursday night, that’s all I’m sayin’. Useful links [...]

Etiquette Dilemma Solved, Thanks to TJ Maxx & You

Etiquette Dilemma Solved, Thanks to TJ Maxx & You

My 84 year- old mother is a Maxxinista. Unfortunately, most of her TJ Maxx purchases end up in my closet. It’s not like I don’t like stuff, I just have enough stuff.  My mother is from the More is More school of home decorating;  I live in an Enough is Enough house.  So whenever my [...]

Ten Things to Like This Tuesday About Halloween:Products, Costumes, Treats, Tricks and Books

Ten Things to Like This Tuesday About Halloween:Products, Costumes, Treats, Tricks and Books

I’m overly excited about Halloween this year so I decided to put together a Ten Things List for costumes, recipes, decorating ideas,  books and All Things Halloween-y. Enjoy Pigs in a Blanket Costume! Can you stand it? Click here for more from Real Simple.   1. Real Simple Kids Costumes That You Can Make with [...]

The Book Awards: Before & After Photos and A Discovery of Witches

The Book Awards: Before & After Photos and A Discovery of Witches

So, off I went Saturday night to the Southern California Independant Booksellers Awards. My novel Helen of Pasadena had been nominated for Best Fiction and I was tickled pink. Quite a thrill! I did what my big sister Liz told me to do: I prepared a speech even though I thought the possibility of victory [...]

Chaos Chronicles 433 Podcast: Career Counseling; Women’s Health Quiz; Etiquette Questions

Chaos Chronicles 433 Podcast: Career Counseling; Women’s Health Quiz; Etiquette Questions

The new Chaos Chronicles Podcast is up, chock full of information, entertainment and a touch of whining and moaning on my part. I hope you don’t mind. I try to put a positive spin on modern motherhood– but that doesn’t always work. Hahahaha. Hopefully, you’ll listen and provide advice to yours truly. On the Chaos [...]