Gwyneth Paltrow Is Right!

Gwyneth Paltrow, public blonde person, has come under fire for complaining about how hard it is to be a rich and famous movie star. Again. This time, instead of moaning about how much easier it would be to work in a cubicle in Peoria for minimum wage and no benefits, she compares being made fun of on the Internet to being a soldier at war. After thinking about it, maybe she’s right! Those … [Read more...]

All Things Paris at Minted

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It’s not too much of a stretch to guess that with a name like Parris, I love things related to Paris, France. It’s possible my husband’s family was originally from the capital of France several centuries ago and took the location as a surname before moving to Ireland and then on to America. Whatever the source, it ties right into my love of all things French. I love asking for our … [Read more...]

Great New Vegan Cookbook: OATrageous Oatmeals

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If I were going to make a cookbook focusing on a single grain, I might write Rice, Rice, Baby, Wheat Pray Love, or Corn Star. None of these would be cookbooks you’d want to read. A cookbook you do want is OATrageous Oatmeals, by Kathy Hester. Kathy is a vegan cook and the author of The Vegan Slow Cooker and The Great Vegan Bean Book, just to name two. I met her this summer on a tour of a pepper … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Tailgate Success

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Fall in the South means the return of some of our favorite things: pumpkin spice lattes, monogrammed purse covers, and tailgate parties at football games. I prefer tailgating to the actual game, but don’t tell. Depending on the team you support, tailgating can be a very different experience. There’s your hard-partying, casual tailgating. For that, wear jeans or cutoffs, a team jersey, and … [Read more...]

WWE Wants Your Kid to Be a STAR

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This is a sponsored post. Where I grew up in Tennessee, professional wrestling was hugely popular. I was a kid during the second Golden Age of professional wrestling. While our parents had Gorgeous George, boys and girls in my day talked about Friday night matches between favorites like Ric Flair, Roddy Piper, and Hulk Hogan. Even then wrestling had a charitable side--Hulk Hogan was the most … [Read more...]

Samsung Chef Collection at #BlogHer14

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Disclosure: I received promotional consideration from MomSelect for this post. All opinions are my own. Last week at the BogHer ‘14 conference in San Jose, California, I was able to tour a sample kitchen for the new Samsung Chef Collection. It was so nice I wanted to move in. I hate myself for loving a nice set of appliances this much, but really it’s more that I love great features and … [Read more...]