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I’m loving how things like ginger and turmeric powder are showing up in natural groceries. I find this phenomena interesting because I’ve been consuming these items in their natural form for years. In fact, I …

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Those Wedding Shoes Are Too Cute to Use Only Once

February 6, 2017 – 7:20 pm | 125 views
Keds X Champion Glitter

Good brides know to at least wear their shoes once to break them in before their big day. Great brides will go beyond that one day and wear them for several events before their wedding. Why? Well, okay, there’s that worry and superstition that it’s bad luck to wear your shoes for things other than your wedding.

For me, I’m tired of watching brides stumble, yes stumble, trip, walk funny, down the aisle. It pains me to watch father’s hold their daughter as if they were drunk and walking out of a bar.
To remedy this, I recommend wearing your shoes to but not limited:

  • Engagement party (if you have them)
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • A night out in town

Doing this will truly break them in and also teach you how to walk in them. Now for the brides that decide to keep their wedding shoes in pristine condition. Since you’ve decided to walk funny and probably get callouses, here are some ways to avoid it.

  1. Wear your shoes down the aisle.
  2. Bring a pair of backup shoes to wear during the reception.

Let’s get real for a minute here. If you don’t bring a 2nd or 3rd pair of shoes, you’re going to end up looking like how you did on your prom night walking bare footed across the dance floor. Then you’ll end up with your new husband carrying you to the car because your feet hurt. I’m very sure this is not what your husband had in mind for his first day of marriage.

In terms of shoes, I recommend bringing at least 2 extra sets. I’d go with a designer bling bling shoe from Keds. And then also bring a flat that you’re used to wearing. There is a 3rd option of wearing slippers.

“Oh no! People will see that my shoes do not match my dress!” The truth is, no one will care. In fact, your guests will think you’re a genius.

My only warning in using the second set of shoes is that your dress might touch the ground if it was made to fit you with heels. I think it’s better to save your feet.

Forget the Flintstones

September 12, 2016 – 6:13 pm | 347 views
edel beef

It’s been a while since I last posted…to a point where long lost friends keep asking for an update. I can say that since my last post I’ve changed careers twice and now I’m back.
I …

Death by Committee

March 30, 2016 – 9:19 am | 810 views

I’m guilty for sending things to committees to die. Here’s how to survive and make it productive. Here’s a great article by ECHO.
Committees are a powerful tool for HOA boards. Used correctly, committees allow associations …

What to Do With Extra Spices

March 21, 2016 – 5:59 pm | 696 views

I’m an advocate for checking on what spices you have in your pantry. Today I arrived at work with a gift of spices on my desk. I love goodies that magically appear or maybe my inner …


March 12, 2016 – 12:19 pm | 729 views

Are you looking a wireless speaker that can be carried any where you want, work as well or even better than the other speakers out there and is cooler looking than anything else on the …

Dunbar’s Number

March 3, 2016 – 7:43 pm | 897 views
Dunbars Number

My kid was bragging about how he has so many followers on Instagram and I let him know about my Twitter followers to which he said, “Dad, you’re only allowed to have 150 friends.” To …

Happy National Caffeine Awareness Month

March 1, 2016 – 9:20 pm | 1,304 views

Totally forgot about this but happy caffeine awareness month. Drink some coffee or have some tea! Or be like me and drink a Rockstar.

Benchmade Saddle Mountain Skinner

February 26, 2016 – 9:54 pm | 1,044 views

I’ve been ogling my coworker’s knives that they carry which can vary from SOG, Swiss Army, Gerber, Leatherman, to Zero Tolerance blades. Some are multi-tools while the rest are folding knives. I was carrying a …

Outlook Error: Cannot start Microsoft Outlook

February 5, 2016 – 12:14 pm | 721 views

I think I customized Outlook to a point where it gets irritated and decides not to start. There’s a fix if you ever get this message, “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. …

Happy 151st Birthday Wilbur Scoville

January 22, 2016 – 7:33 pm | 1,222 views

Thanks for the scale Mr. Scoville!
Wilbur Lincoln Scoville (January 22, 1865 – March 10, 1942) was an American pharmacist best known for his creation of the “Scoville Organoleptic Test”, now standardized as the Scoville scale.
He …

Roast Perfect App

January 18, 2016 – 12:17 am | 618 views
Roast Perfect App

When it comes to cooking the best beef roast I’ve tried all the tips and tricks that almost everyone has tried. I’ve done the 500 degrees, turn it off, and place the roast in the …

Beef Cheeks

January 16, 2016 – 11:14 pm | 421 views

Things like beef cheeks seem to always be on my mind when I want to eat something “exotic”. Most of my friends think I’m crazy for eating the head portion of any animal. Again, these …

More Coffee Please

January 15, 2016 – 10:02 am | 469 views
Octopus in my coffee

I’m going to need more coffee today.

Alabama defeats Clemson

January 11, 2016 – 10:04 pm | 1,274 views

Alabama defeats Clemson 45-40 to win its 16th national championship!

Big Hero 6

January 11, 2016 – 9:57 pm | 318 views
Big Hero 6