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    Holiday Homestretch

    I’m not sure about you, but this week has been absolutely insane for me. It’s unusual in my case: I typically slide into Christmas week nearly stress-free with very little on my plate. This year, for some reason, I’m swamped. (I’m sure it has nothing to do with working and having a few major projects in the hopper at the same time.) We’re in the middle of Hanukkah, which is a minor holiday and isn’t causing any issues for me, so at least that part is normal. I will likely feel much better at the end of today. It’s Friday, and after today my work just goes into maintenance mode…

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    Yankee Swap!

    Today I’m over on my ad-free page telling you what movies and shows we love to stream over the holidays. My list includes this iconic episode of “The Office”, which my family has watched approximately five hundred thousand and sixty-seven times. It’s still hilarious. YANKEE SWAP!! Oh, did I mention I’m also giving away a free year of Netflix? (and if you win, you don’t even have to worry that someone’s going to steal it from you!) Read more and enter HERE.

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    One Of The Most Important Posts I Will Write This Year.

    Ready to do a good deed today? I’ll make it super-easy for you. Start here: One of the reasons I was excited to work on ConAgra Foods’ Hunger-Free Summer Initiative with Feeding America was because I was paired locally with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). The GCFD was actually our charity partner for Chicago’s 2013 LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show and they received ten percent of our ticket proceeds. My co-producer, Tracey, had done some work with them the previous year and now it’s my turn! To be able to expand on that relationship means a lot to me, and after last week I do believe there is much…

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    Having Fun, Wish You Were Here!

    I’m sure it’s not surprising to you that I’m having a blast in New Jersey. Yesterday I saw some amazing sights, including the recently built “World’s Tallest Sandcastle” (officially, even!) at Point Pleasant Beach. It BLEW ME AWAY. Liz and I are out the door again in a bit, heading to Manhattan to see our sweet friend Patty from Enjoying This Life. I can’t wait! But I need to get ready to go so I have to keep this short and sweet. Don’t think I’m leaving you without something to read, though. Go read my highly entertaining (it is!) post about how I got to return to one of the…

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    From Malibu To Malibu

    If you’ll head over to my ad-free page I’ll tell you what my recent (okay, SORT OF because it’s been two months!) GM vehicle loan and solo road trip had to do with my last solo road trip. I will also answer the following questions: 1. What scared the you-know-what out of me during the drive? 2. Who did I visit on said road trip? 3. What is the most boring stretch of midwestern interstate? 4. What is the deal with women and cupholders? You’re dying to know, right? Check out my review by clicking here.

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    Want To Go On An Amazing Blog Tour?

    I was tremendously honored to participate in a live-streaming event on Tuesday evening for LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER and The Partnership at Drugfree.org (LTYM’s National Video Sponsor) to try and bring about some awareness and help #EndMedicineAbuse. During the live-stream, I joined ten other writers in reading our essays on personal connections to addiction, substance use, and what we want our children to know about the medicine abuse epidemic. It was a very, very powerful hour. I’ve got the videos for you as well as a link to the Blog Tour over on my ad-free page. Check it out here!

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    Check Out The Jockey Volumetric Fit Bra!

    Last night I toured the new Jockey Bra store at Schaumburg’s Woodfield Mall, and got to try on (and bring home) a Jockey Volumetric Fit Bra. This is the bra that made the news recently because Jockey has revolutionized the way we measure for those pesky undergarments. It’s pretty cool, so hop on over to my ad-free page to read about it (because it’s a sponsored post!), and if you’re local, I’ve got a giveaway for you over there too! Whee!