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The Witches of Pasadena

The Witches of Pasadena

I am sure many of you, like the nation’s retailers, are already over Halloween and have moved onto Christmas and Hanukkah. ( Thanksgiving is a retail afterthought. It is a shame.) But allow me to share a few more photos ( and some numbers) before I head off to do some real work!Number of Crows […]

Halloween To Do List

Halloween To Do List

In years past, my goal was to win Halloween. I live in a Destination Trick-or-Treat Zone ( DTZ) , welcoming hundreds of children, and some actual grown-ups with pillow cases, to my door every year. I want to be the house everyone remembers because I am that kind of girl. Competitive. But the competition is […]

Sunset Magazine acknowldeges my Chaos Chronicles Closet

Sunset Magazine acknowldeges my Chaos Chronicles Closet

Thanks to the people at Sunset Magazine for acknowledging my Chaos Chronicles Closet! My comments comparing their designer closet vs. my working closet made the November issue of Sunset Magazine. What a delightful distraction during last night’s baseball game to find my blog singled out in the "Reader’s Response" section. Yeah.And, I found a new […]

Organizing the Chaos that is in my Head

Organizing the Chaos that is in my Head

Like a lot of people, I have a notebook where I jot down ideas. Notebook is strong word. I have zillions of Post-It Stacks. I write down individual ideas on individuals Post-Its, then stick them all together, notebook-fashion. Different stacks for different projects. Yes, it is inefficient, but its my inefficiency.I have Post-Its stacks for […]

U2 at the Rose Bowl: Magnificent

U2 at the Rose Bowl: Magnificent

My arms actually ache this morning from all the clapping, waving, and fist-in-the-air motion-making. That’s either a sign of a great concert or middle age. Probably both.Wow, did we have a great time at U2 last night. It was a magnificent, epic, once-in-a-lifetime kind of night. The zillion dollar space ship set did its job […]

Countdown to U2 at Rose Bowl! Special U2-2-Do List…

Countdown to U2 at Rose Bowl! Special  U2-2-Do List…

Six more hours and we’ll be in the Rose Bowl with 97,000 other screaming U2 fans. You can join me via You Tube if you’re not making the trek to Pasadena. The concert will be streamed live, a first for the band. Click here for U2’s site and access to the You Tube concert. In […]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 205 is up!

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 205 is up!

The new Chaos Chronicles Podcast is up…Here’s what’s on the show this week:My Apology to my Sister Julie 15 years laterThe Homecoming-Industrial ComplexBalloon Boy and the Silver LiningLian’s Plan to Burn Extra Calories while working at home, alone, with no coworkers, right next to a kitchen.Free Business Ideas!And, yes, More U2! I get ready for […]

What do you do to Fight Mommy Brain?

What do you do to Fight Mommy Brain?

Hi, Chaos Crew…Next week, I’ll be working on a column for makinglifebetter.com about fighting Mommy Brain! One of the biggest mea culpas I hear from my mom friends is that they have let their intellectual and artistic interests slide, especially during those early years of motherhood. And beyond, once the chaos of the teen years […]

Rose Queen named! Again, not me….

Rose Queen named! Again, not me….

Just in case you are following along, The Tournament of Rose announced the Rose Queen yesterday: Queen Natalie from Sacred Heart! You can read all about her here because I know you are as obsessed/jealous as me. And please enjoy the photo gallery if you really want to feel like you were this close to […]

Can you top this Turkey?

Can you top this Turkey?

It is on! Top this Turkey!Chris sent in this photo, inspired by my previous blog post on all the material that can be used to create a turkey. Here is how Chris describes this Turkey Masterpiece:This is my turkey….made with a tulle circle, ribbon, pipe cleaners, "eyes" and M&M’s!Send in those Turkey Photos! Maybe I’ll […]