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How to get ready to pump gas in Buffalo

When you look like Elmer Fudd, you know you’re ready. Originally posted on Selfish Mom, from Amy’s cell phone (so please excuse any weird formatting). All opinions expressed on this website come straight from Amy unless otherwise noted. This post has a Compensation Level of 0. Please visit Amy’s Full Disclosure page for more information.

Christmas cookie Tree centerpiece

A couple weeks ago I saw this video of Gail Dosik, of One Tough Cookie, making a Christmas tree out of cookies. I was totally inspired.   I immediately started searching Amazon for graduated cookie cutters and found a set of star-shaped ones from Wilton. I never make a holiday centerpiece. If we have one, […]

I think @TheToughCookie would be proud!

I’ll put up a how-to post later, along with the video from Gail Dosik that inspired this cookie tree. But for now I have to jump in the shower to get to Christmas Eve service for choir! Originally posted on Selfish Mom, from Amy’s cell phone (so please excuse any weird formatting). All opinions expressed […]

Santa identity crisis

So I’m sitting here surrounded by gifts that need wrapping, a task I actually enjoy (as long as I’m not doing it at 3am on December 25th, which has happened many other years). The problem is, I don’t know how to make out the gift tags. Two years ago, when Jake was eight, I almost […]

Joely Fisher basically has my dream career

So if I could pick a career path for myself, it would definitely include Broadway musicals, hit movies, long-running TV shows, and charity work helping everyone from poor kids around the world to terminally ill adults to whales. But that’s Joely Fisher. The daughter of actress Connie Stevens and singer Eddie Fisher, Joely grew up […]

Today’s agenda: stage manager edition

So today will be a little crazy. The kids’ school’s enrichment showcase is always a little, shall we say, disorganized. And I want to stress that that’s not a criticism of the people who organize it. I’ve volunteered at the school enough to know that there’s no good way to get this kind of thing […]

Dessert with Friends, or how I get people to like me

  Thanks to Duncan Hines for sponsoring my writing. There’s no limit to the baking possibilities, so grab your favorite Duncan Hines mix and Comstock or Wilderness fruit fillings and Bake On! *** My mom is a baker. She never goes anywhere without bringing bread, cookies, a cake, something. I’m so glad I inherited […]

Today’s Agenda: where did the day go? edition

How in the world is it 1pm already? I have so much to do today and I feel like I got a lot done this morning, but it was all little stuff that had been collecting up – I have no one big thing to point to as an accomplishment. Except maybe the fridge. My […]

Stepping out of my comfort zone

I’m in a cab on my way home from a fabulous event put on by my wonderful friend (and occasional employer) Barbara Jones of the One 2 One Network, and the awesome Catherine Connors of Babble. They hosted a really fabulous group of bloggers at Hotel Lola to introduce us to Sole Society and their gorgeous […]

Win a Lenovo U300s, just in time for Christmas!

UPDATE: I’d like to congratulate the winner, kim/reluctant renovator, comment #16! Thanks to all who entered. ***** I’m going to be making one of my readers very happy next week. Microsoft Windows and Lenovo are giving away the brand-new, just available today IdeaPad U300s, in a strikingly gorgeous tangerine color. This is the computer that […]