Five for Friday – what I’m reading now

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My name is Deanna, and I am a reading junkie… Thank goodness for kindle because my reading consumption would be nearing hoarding-level status without it. I am lucky that I have many talented friends who write fabulous books, and I am THANKFUL that so many cookbooks are now available as kindle books because as much […]

My favorite Pandora stations


Cause if I have to listen to “Call me maybe” one more time I might kill myself… Mindy Gledhill – the kind of music you listen to alone or with a girlfriend – it’s the musical equivalent of glitter – girly, light, and oh-so-addictive… Beatles Radio – Duh… Undercover Angel – the cheesiest, sappiest, AWESOMEST […]

Fab Friday – my new fitness partner…

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Welcome Friday! Today’s fab Friday is all about health and taking care of myself – including my new fitness partner Sherry! I met Sherry last year at Blissdom and we bonded instantly. She is smart, kind, and the perfect partner (in crime!). I noticed that she posted about her weight and that her weight and […]

Chris Mann Album Release – Roads

Chris Mann

Remember this guy? (image courtesy – ME!) Always one of the best parts of Blissdom…we always knew he’d go far, but it took The Voice, and Christina Aguilera to show the rest of the world the FABULOUS that is Chris Mann. Funny, charming and the voice of a fairly handsome angel, he has grown before […]

Nail Polish Junkie

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It’s true – I’ve become an addict… I blame Birchbox mostly – those yummy little boxes of treats meant just for a beauty junkie like me (have I mentioned the $1000 stash of hair products I had when I stopped doing hair?). The first one I got had a pretty pale blue Zoya polish in it. Then […]

A toast to a few of my favorite moms…


In the 7 years I’ve been involved in blogging, I’ve met some AMAZING women – women who have blazed paths for the rest of us, women who have created amazing works of art through their writing, or photographs, and women who seemingly “do it all” and do it with grace, humor, and have made an […]

Five on Friday

I used to do this more often, but not that both boys are in school all day (wah!!!), I may be able to do it again! Jam Hands – Ali has a FABULOUS recipe blog, including one of MY recipes! She has also made blogger do things I never imagined it could do. Martha Stewart […]

How do YOU read Books?

A friend and I got into a debate the the other day about REAL books vs. digital books. Then I participated in a discussion on facebook about the subject. I used to be in the “no way, I need to HOLD a book, smell the pages, etc…” camp. That is until I got an iPad […]

Summer reading

Between 2 nutty boys, a TON of client work (both photographic and design types), and my summer fun list, our calendar is filling up fast. But I ALWAYS make time for reading – before bed, outside when the boys are playing, over my morning cereal… I recently discovered the joy that is the kindle – […]