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Wedding Advice: 5 things no one tells you and neither will I

Did my  crafty title suck you in?  Of course, it did.  It sounds like one of the plethora of Buzzfeed posts. Here’s the thing about planning weddings: They are stressful as fuck. It doesn’t matter if you are running off to Vegas to get hitched in front of a few close family and friends like me or if you are… Read more »

An evil wedding registry? Honeymoons vs gifts

One thing I’ve realized from reading various wedding websites is that everything outside the norm is controversial.  And if you don’t have your etiquette down to a T, you’re an awful, awful person who probably kicks kittens for fun. Seriously, people need to calm the hell down. We’ve done something that might cause a few of the more traditional folks… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

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What I really need are goals for 2014, but I’m going to phrase them as resolutions because that’s more marketing friendly, right? Whatever. 2014 is the year I turn 40.  Yep. I cannot believe it.  I still feel about 30.  I loved my 30s, but my 40s will begin with the love of my life at my side, so I’m… Read more »

Coffee addiction enabled

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While at BlogHer13, I won something… a Keurig coffeemaker. All I did was tweet about how I enjoyed the Brew Over Ice tea. They put a giant chunk of ice in a plastic cup, put it under the Keurig and bada bing! Perfect iced tea. I actually went back for seconds… While I have enjoyed using these machines at other… Read more »

Crowd, fund this!

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Maybe I’m just a fuddy-duddy, but I don’t “get” the whole “crowd funding” thing. OK, I can understand if you are a starving artist and you are trying to create your art.  I’ll give you money because then I’ll feel like a rich patron of yore. And I love various forms of art, musical, visual and written. But sometimes I… Read more »

Career women and career men

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Is part of that title weird to you?  Well, the whole title should be weird to you.  Why do I say that?  Because I read an interesting article on about how it’s OK for women to not want to be a CEO. I agree.  There’s nothing wrong with anyone (female or male) who doesn’t want to be CEO. What’s… Read more »

Money advice is like relationship advice

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One of the things that frustrates me about being an adult is trying to be responsible with money. In this day and age, nothing seems to be secure. What seems to be a smart money move one day can come crashing down around you the next. To me, a 401k is nothing but a gamble, but I contribute to it… Read more »