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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

pleasure

Stuff and Things:

Ever had to throw out a favorite white shirt because of unsightly sweat stains? No more!

Techie Love:

I hate throwing away groceries! It’s soooo wasteful ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But don’t worry, technology to the rescue! There’s an app for that.

Brush up on your language skills with these apps.

Round the World:

Not every country thinks Americans are rude, fat, and lazy. Check out the top 10 countries with love for the good ole US of A.

Get your nerd on! 49 breathtaking libraries from all over the world.

Nesting:

Looking to hire a contractor? Here are some pro tips so you don’t get hosed.

Climbing the Ladder:

Find co-workers super annoying? Prefer to work alone? These careers might be for you!

Out and About:

Friday Fun:

Cary Grant and Hitchcock! One of my favorite thrillers and good clean fun. If you’ve never seen this classic get down to Riverside Park in Hartford for free movie Fridays!!

The Alchemystics will be rocking out at Max Cap in Chicopee with Bangfield and Joey Batts and Them. Put on your dancing shoes and boogie on down.

On the other side of the river, your beloved 90’s classics will be playing down at The Skybox in Southwick courtesy of Gnome Sane.

Saturday Shenanigans:

Another free event down by the river! The Connecticut Ballet will be performing at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza from 7pm – 9pm. Just a reminder kids, no booze allowed. So get real creative or leave it at home!

For my Southern CT peeps, Bad Rooster will be rocking Sam the Clam’s down in Plantsville. The seafood is amazing and the band does the blues like no one else! And come on! It’s Bad Rooster at Sam the Clam’s!! There’s like a dozen dirty jokes waiting to be told!

You have two chances to see the darling Katelyn Richards on Saturday!! You lucky dogs you ๐Ÿ™‚ First up, Falls Fest on the South Hadley Town Green from 1:45pm – 3pm. Then out to Louie B’s in Southwick to rock out all night on the lake.

Sunday Funday:

Couldn’t make it out to the lake last night?? Don’t worry your pretty little head girl! There’s more music on the water in store for you this afternoon!! The Kings will be playing all your favorites from 4pm – 8pm at Louie B’s. Early enough to get some sleep before that dreaded Monday Morning arrives!

Giggles and Such:

van go

feel better

wwjd

Have a great weekend!

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

impossible

Dollars and Sense:

Single with no kids?? 5 ways to plan for your financial future.

Techie Love:

Facebook rolled out their new Graph Search this week. Learn how to lock down your privacy settings.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the “Bing It On Challenge”. Well, it might be time to take it. Only 13% of Google search results are real ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Wine Me, Dine Me:

400 companies that DO NOT use GMOs in their products.

Fashion Forward:

The most ingenious accessory EVER!!

Out and About:

Friday Fun:

Who you gonna call?? Ghostbusters! Playing at 7pm in Pope Park in Hartford.

For my Connecticut peeps, The Juicy Grapes will be at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford with Rythmic Circus. Sure to be a funky good time! Show starts at 10pm. Put on your dancing shoes at get your boogie on girl!

For you kids east of the river, The John Cantalini Band will be rocking out at the Skybox in Southwick. Show starts at 9:30pm. Just a reminder, John Cantalini is that guitar genius you love from The Kings. A guaranteed good time!

For you westside kiddos, The Truckstop Troubadours will be playing all your favorite country classics out at The Wales Irish Pub. If you haven’t seen these guys, you’re in for a real treat! Front man Brian Chicoine channels The Man in Black better than Johnny Cash himself!!

Saturday Shenanigans:

Camp Bisco is this weekend. For those of you who are too broke or too busy to rock out for all three days, Saturday passes are available. Saturday’s lineup includes The Disco Biscuits and Passion Pit.

Another one for you Connecticut peeps, Stanley Maxwell will be at The Main Pub in Manchester. This funky jazz quartet has a soulful sound and they love to jam. They were the Hartford Advocate Jazz Band of the year for 2010, 2009, and 2007. Show starts at 8pm. All ages.

Sunday Funday:

Couldn’t make it out to Wales to get your country on Friday night?? Then head over to Geraldine’s in West Springfield for a special local acoustic country showcase. The one and only Brian Chicoine will be hosting with Southern Rain Acoustic, Northern Lights (featuring one of my favorites Richie Lexington Hernandez), and The Honky-Tonk Saints. Show starts early (4pm – 8pm) so you can get plenty of sleep before work Monday morning!

Giggles and Such:

30 signs you’re almost 30

I hate cats, but this might be the funniest cat video I’ve ever seen!!

prison orange is not your color

we accept walkens

the dark side of the moon

Have a great weekend!

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I Got It From My Momma

In honor of my mother’s upcoming birthday, (June 24th for those of you who know her and want to wish her well) I put together a list of things she taught me over the years. Obviously it’s not an exhaustive list – that would be impossible.

Some of the lessons were appreciated at the time.

Some I didn’t fully understand until years later.

But they all remind me how lucky I am to have such an amazing Mom.

Me and my Momma

Me and my Momma

THINGS I GOT FROM MY MOMMA:

(besides some pretty amazing bone structure)

  1. Never show up to a gathering empty handed and always ask the host/hostess if you can help upon arrival.
  2. Dance whenever possible. (Some of my fondest memories are family dance parties in the living room.)

    dance party with mom

    Madonna dance parties are the best dance parties ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Pay off your credit cards EVERY MONTH and always have a little mad money set aside.
  4. Reading is AWESOME and will take you places you never dreamed of.
  5. Homemade food tastes the best. Extra points for growing your own.
  6. You can learn how to do anything you set your mind to. It won’t always be easy but it IS possible.

    Channeling her inner Amelia Earhart.

    Channeling her inner Amelia Earhart. That’s right my bad-ass Momma flew that plane!

  7. Your skin is your largest organ. Wash your face EVERY night, moisturize, and always use sunscreen.
  8. Ain’t isn’t a word. Use proper grammar.
  9. If you can’t carry it – don’t pack it. Chivalry is kinda, sorta dead. Be prepared to carry your own luggage ladies.
  10. Go outside. Better yet – go camping.
  11. Mind your manners. They’re called “magic words” for a reason.
  12. Barefaced is beautiful. Growing up I rarely saw my Mom wear much make-up and I wasn’t allowed to paint my face until high school. (It’s easy if you have great skin – see #7)

    Making it look easy somewhere in Korea.

    Making it look easy somewhere in Korea.

  13. You can’t say you don’t like something if you’ve never tried it. Try everything at least once. Twice to make sure.
  14. Tequila is the nectar of the Gods. But don’t be a dumbass – call a cab or have a designated driver.
  15. Stick up for yourself. No one if going to fight your battles for you.

Bonus:

Driving fast is a necessity in life when you’re ALWAYS 10 minutes late for EVERYTHING. It’s also a helluva lot of fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Birthday Mom!! ILY

Happy Birthday Mom!! ILY

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

everything happens for a reason marilyn quote

Music Makes me Happy:

I been tryin to do it right, I been living a lonely life…

Live Out Loud:

Have trouble asking for what you want? 8 tips for communicating effectively.

Luscious Locks:

Gorgeous half up look.

Inspirational:

Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Do you like tacos? Is the sky blue??

Health and Wellness:ย 

Stiff neck? Check out these yoga poses.

DIY:ย 

Super cute Valentine.

Giggles and Such:

it's winter

i'd explore her

big dill

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Hey ladies, don’t ignore these!!

LOVE this party idea!

Don’t just rock the vote – make it your bitch!

10 things you didn’t know mint could do.

Secret savings.

Don’t call me pretty.

Decorating? Check out the coolest app ever!

Getting married? Make sure to get these shots!

And last but not least a couple giggles:

Kid tested and super corny!

The happiest dj EVER.

Don’t you wish this was your office??

Sometimes you just wanna break shit

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Have a great weekend!

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Ever heard of Reddit?? Here are 13 you should subscribe to.

This documentary pretty much sums up my life’s dream. Want to get involved?

This awesome site helps you get your creative mojo back.

Ever use Yelp? Watch this actor read a real Yelp review.

5 tips to get yourself going on that boring, awful task.

Not usually a Kimmel fan but this is Hilarious!

It’s almost hurricane season…

Ever wanted to punch Justin Beiber in the face?? Check this out!

Why KFC is better than Chick-fil-A.

Email driving you crazy? 5 ways to get it under control.

For all my Western Mass peeps:

Tommaso’s has amazing food and is BYOB! But the service sucks and if you getย  waitress named Tammy – RUN!

Do you have a roommate? Do they get on your very last nerve?? Check out these gems and then thank your lucky stars they aren’t your roomie!

No matter what’s got you down, dance it out girl ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great weekend!

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The only truth is music

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” ~Plato

Some days you just need a pick me up.

Whether you spent the last 48 hours sick as a dog, crying over a broken heart, or trying to keep sane during that family shit storm – there’s always a song that can lift your soul.

Whatever the reason for your bad day, these songs will put a smile on your face, and if they don’t, fuck off you miserable prick ๐Ÿ™‚

When you’re alone and life is making you lonely…

Did your life get flipped, turned upside down?

For those days when you just want to break stuff.

It means no worries for the rest of your days.

When it feels like people just suck big fat monkey balls.

Try again tomorrow.

Had a hard day?

That no good man done you wrong?

Finally moving on?

Hit a wall at work?

Family got you down?

You are Superwoman!

Don’t worry. Be happy ๐Ÿ™‚

Here comes the sun!

Shake it fast! Watch yourself!

Sometimes you just gotta waste away a day…

Don’t stop believing!

Never forget, baby you’re a firework!

Music should make you smile ๐Ÿ™‚

And because there’s always something to be grateful for.

What about you guys?

Got a favorite song to turn around a shit day?

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