Friday, January 17, 2014

"I've Been In Love With You For 10,300 Days...And Counting"

I think it's important to not only tell your spouse how much they mean to you but to show it! So when I saw this card at Paperlaced, I just knew I needed to purchase it for Valentine's Day. But why wait for Valentine's Day.

Love This L.A. Colors Nail Polish Color

I've been meaning to try a grey nail polish shade, the next time I had a manicure. The nail technician suggested this nail polish shade.



Once it dried, this L.A. Colors nail polish shade doesn't disappoint!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Seared Pork Medallions With Avocado & Orange Salad over Farro

We made this Blue Apron recipe a few weeks ago. It introduced us to farro. The salad was so good our son wants me to make it again!



The combination of sliced avocado, orange and red onion really made this salad rock! Also, the vinigrette was really good!

Thursday Thoughts ~ January 18, 2013


Ramblings of a Suburban Mom


Today, Richard Cohen, author of 'Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir' has lived with MS for more than 25 yrs. Recently, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Despite living with a chronic illness most of his life, he has not let it define him. He joined HuffPostLive to discuss how he found joy in life beyond his disease. It was my pleasure to watch this segment live.

"We are not victims. We are people". Mr. Cohen's comments were a great inspiration to me. Thank you Mr. Cohen.



Sad news for fans of 'Gilligan's Island'. Russell Johnson, who played the Professor on ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ died on Thursday. My husband and I were flicking the TV channels recently and caught "Gilligan's Island" on MeTV. We just looked at each other and laughed! Rest in peace Professor.



Fans of 'The Partridge Family', will remember Dave Madden, who played Reuben Kinkaid, the family band manager. He also passed away on Thursday. I fondly remember watching Reuben Kinkaid arguing with Danny. And wishing he and Mrs. Partridge would start dating! Rest in peace Dave Madden.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

My #IntelTablets Twitter Prize Arrived!



I was thrilled when I found this envelope in our mailbox because I just knew it had to be my $100 Visa gift card! Once it was activated, I made a donation to one of our favorite charities, ordered a birthday card from Etsy and bought the Happy Wives Club Book from Amazon.

Thank you so much for my prize!

Why Did I Marry My Husband? Happy Wives Club Blog Tour



Thanks to Happy Wives Club for inviting me to participate in your blog tour. I decided to respond to "Why Did I Get Married"...so here we go.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Ladies Of "Law And Order" Were On HuffPostLive Today!!!

It was a treat to have the ladies respond to my comments and questions today. I want to thank Josh and @HuffPostLive for the opportunity.



Okay, I've recovered after discovering that Law & Order alumni Elisabeth Rohm, Jill Hennessy, & S. Epatha Merkerson will be on HuffPostLive today to promote a L&O marathon on WE TV this week.

I'm really looking forward to this segment!

Feed A Cold!

Since November, I have had 2 viral infections and a bad cold. So when I got sick...again, I decided to treat myself and the family to takeout! I was suppose to eating the Wor Wonton Soup but I opted for some chicken fried rice, pork lo mein and a vegetable egg roll. Delicious.

Monday, January 13, 2014

It's A New Year And New Health Insurance Coverage !

Since my husband's employer changed the benefits package, as of January 1, I've been busy doing follow up. It appears that the conversion wasn't seamless.

Example: Our son had a scheduled dental cleaning for Saturday. I get a call from the dentist office stating they could verify our son's dental insurance, Friday afternoon. Even after I verified the group number and other information, the dental office still wasn't able to verify him. Yikes~!

That's when I decided to go to the dental insurance website and look up our coverage! Guess what? They had his birth date wrong! I immediately called the dental office, gave them the birth date that was listed, and he was covered! And since I was able to resolve this in one day he was able to keep his appointment, for the following day. Whee!

Now I just need to contact the dental insurance and correct his birth date. Just another day in a Home CEO!

Menu Plan Monday ~ January 13, 2014

Hubby and I watch "Downton Abbey" last night. While I won't be providing any spoilers I just want you to pay attention to the warning prior to watching Episode 2. That's all I'm going to say about that.

"Downton Abbey" didn't disappoint us but left us asking lots of questions and looking forward to next Sunday night! How about you? Are you a "Downton Abbey" fan? Oh, just in case you missed it, here's a reminder that you can watch Sunday's full episode at PBS website. Enjoy!

Organizing Junkie





roasted leg of lamb, potatoes, mixed greens salad