Two Things I Love Near My Kitchen Sink

February 26, 2014

Ok, so, a quick two things for today and this is so, very random, so bear with me. 1) This Trader Joe’s hand soap is my new favorite. It’s pretty and practical (I’m obsessed with that combination as you guys know) and it smells nice, but not too perfumey. But most importantly, it’s antibacterial, which […]

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Call me crazy, but the right basket made me a better Mom

February 20, 2014

You guys are totally going to get this. You are absolutely, 100% going to understand why this problem just had to be solved. A little background. My son, Jackson, is 2 1/2. He’s cute and smart and loves to look at books. All great stuff. But, have I mentioned he’s 2 1/2? Which means that […]

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You’re not Oprah

February 17, 2014

I was reading an article this weekend about Oprah having a huge auction of her stuff. She did it to raise money for her Girls Academy, but also because she needed to declutter. What struck me was that she mentioned that she’d been keeping a lot of her things because she’d been considering that someday […]

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It’s here: Penelope’s Happy Playlist

February 13, 2014

I’m so excited about this! One of our fantastic Penelope sisters, Amy, who’s idea this whole thing was to begin with, has created Penelope’s Happy Playlist. And IT. IS. AWESOME! This playlist is just pure happiness set to music. I doubledog dare you to listen to it and not have your bad mood turned into […]

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Let’s make a Penelope Playlist – I need your help

February 6, 2014

I posted the other day about how I get myself out of 3 kinds of bad moods. I heard from several of you via email that you have a special songĀ  you listen to to either get you feeling happy, or pumped up or inspired. I find myself doing the same thing. Though I’m not […]

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How I Get Myself Out of 3 Different Kinds of Bad Moods

February 3, 2014

I get asked this question all the time: “Meredith, you seem so…together and unruffled. What’s your secret?” OK, let’s pretend I get asked this question all the time. I don’t. I’m actually quite moody. I’m definitely not an “even keel” sort of person. I’m glad, too. I find “even keel” people both puzzling and boring. […]

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It made me gasp

January 30, 2014

It’s rare I come across something that makes me audibly gasp. Even rarer that that gasp is followed by an appreciative, George Takei-like “Oh myyyy.” But both these things happened when I saw this: Did you just gasp? I bet you did. I mean, come ON! Who wouldn’t be overcome with desire at the sight […]

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