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Scared Scriptless by Alison Sweeney

Scared Scriptless collage

Alison Sweeney is the kind of woman who might inspire envy and dislike, given the fact that she’s an accomplished Actress, Reality TV Hostess, Mother and Author, if it weren’t for the fact that she’s about as nice a person you’ll ever meet in your life, which means it’s impossible not to like her instantly. And then I found out her new novel, Scared Scriptless, features a Script Supervisor for a main ... Read More »

Door Dash Review + Discount Code

Door Dash Delivery

Most days I have a dinner plan in place and the weekly grocery shopping has been done so the supplies are in the pantry. But some days, that just doesn’t happen. Some days the boys and I are in the middle of doing things and no one wants to stop and those days we get take-out dinner. Most places we order from are pretty standard take-out food joints, but I ... Read More »

Roasted Zucchini and Red Peppers

roasted zucchini and ingredients collage

Summer means an abundance of Zucchini and that means we are always looking for new things to do with the bounty. If you find your home garden overflowing or if your neighbors drop off a bunch, which is what happened to me, give this super easy and super tasty “recipe” a try. The bonus is that the resulting mixture can be eaten many ways: as a main dish for Meatless ... Read More »

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s First Year in Office #1LA

selfie with Los Angeles Mayor (Eric Garcetti)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrated his First Year in Office yesterday with a whistle-stop tour of the City and a party at City Hall. Seems like he’s been there even longer, doesn’t it? I feel like he was meant for this office, having practically been raised to do it his whole life, and his love for this City is palpable. And you gotta love a Mayor on Twitter and ... Read More »

Family Activities in Sunriver & Bend, Oregon

family activities in Bend and Sunriver, Oregon

This is the second of three posts about our recent Family Vacation in Sunriver & Bend, Oregon. Please read the first one, which is a detailed review of Sunriver Resort and the area around Bend, and stay tuned for the third one, coming next week, which will be a review of the dining options we found there. Family Time on Vacation There is nothing like a vacation for being able ... Read More »

Top Five Sanity Saving Tips for Summer: LiveHealth Online

LiveHealth Online homepage

Ah, Summer, the most wonderful and relaxing time of the year. The kids are out of school and the usual stressful routine is put on pause for a few months of fun in the sun. That’s the dream anyway, and for me it usually lasts a week or so. And then the reality of having the kids around all day long, feeding them three meals a day, finding things for ... Read More »

Dwell on Design 2014 & Panasonic Home

Three cool designs from Dwell on design 2014

Small spaces, efficiently organized: that is the future of design, according to the 2014 Dwell on Design show, held recently in downtown Los Angeles. I saw the show as a guest of Panasonic Home products, and my takeaway was that everything for the Home is getting smaller and more efficient in terms of energy and space-savings, not to mention very stylish. Panasonic Home’s Brand Ambassador Robin Wilson presented information about ... Read More »

Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Review & New Toys


Alien Robot technology exists on Earth. Autobot Transformers are fugitives being hunted down for ransom money in an America beaten down by Robot war. This is the setting for Transformers: Age of Extinction. If you are looking for the Summer movie that gets you thinking about big deep issues in life, then this is not the movie for you. But if you (or some tween or teenage boys you know) ... Read More »

PBS Kids Summer Learning Giveaway


We’ve all heard about the Summer Slide, and I’m not talking about the one at the Water Park. It’s the one where kids lose academic ground over the Summer break and have trouble catching back up once school starts up again. PBS Kids has a fun Summer Learning Kit that will help you keep your kids engaged this Summer without making it seem like work. Scroll down to see how ... Read More »

Sunriver & Bend, Oregon: Family Travel Heaven

Sunset in Sunriver, Oregon

Even though my family and I are not what you would call “outdoorsy” really in any way, we fell in love with Sunriver and Bend, Oregon on a recent family vacation there. And this place is Outdoorsy for sure. We traveled to Central Oregon as guests of the Central Oregon Visitors Association and spent 5 super happy days exploring the beautiful area and doing a lot of family bonding. It was ... Read More »

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