Book Review : The Little Paris Bookshop

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Book Review: The Little Paris Bookshop – I was intrigued with the concept of The Little Paris Bookshop but parts were terribly boring and dragged on and I struggled to get through the latter half of the book. Final Vote: Great for bookworms who love to read and write but for casual readers SKIP.  Amazon Description: Monsieur Perdu can prescribe … Read More

Taylor Ham, Egg & Cheese – the Best NJ Breakfast Sandwich

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Taylor Ham, Egg & Cheese – Breakfast of Champions – Walk into a diner in New Jersey and order a Taylor, Ham, Egg & Cheese with salt, pepper, & ketchup – you will not be disappointed. Growing up in New Jersey, I grew up with the absolute best breakfast meat, Taylor Ham. Salty, crispy, and greasy Taylor Ham is most commonly … Read More

How To: #Local Social Media – Restaurant Edition

How To: Local Marketing & Advertising #restaurant edition – Marketing Monday –  This is the first installment in my how to local marketing & advertising series – discover how to get new & existing customers through your door via marketing & advertising. Ever since moving to the Rochester, NY area two years ago, my fiance and I have enjoyed immersing ourselves into everything that … Read More

How Local Businesses can Cash in on Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go – How Local Businesses can Cash in on Pokemon Go – Pokemon Go has exploded recently with kids and adults of all ages spending time walking around catching Pokemon, visiting Poke-Stops, and stopping by Pokemon gyms. The ideas below are a few ways small, local businesses can try to capitalize on the Pokemon trend. Anytime a new fad hits the market, marketers … Read More

Why Bloglovin is Important

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Why Bloglovin is Important – Marketing Monday –  by simply adding a Bloglovin widget to your page, blog readers can quickly & easily follow your blog with just one click.  If you are an established blogger, this post will not be for you as most of the information is simple, but skip down to the bottom to read Bloglovin Tips& … Read More

gmail – How to Delete your Biggest Emails

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gmail How to Delete your Biggest Email – Marketing Monday –  This is the second installment in my gmail tricks series – discover how to clean up your inbox to make space for new emails.  Are you approaching your 15GB gmail limit? Are you getting alerts that you are almost out of storage? This trick will help you locate large emails … Read More

gmail + trick

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Some of gmail’s best features are hidden away, meaning there are endless tricks you might not know about. I always find it fun discovering new tricks about a platform you have been using for years. As the first trick in a series of emails pertaining to gmail tricks, we’re getting to the bottom of the gmail + trick. Follow along … Read More

How Much Does my Face Cost?

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When it comes to a beauty and skincare routine I am on the makeup & skincare minimalist side. I do not enjoy spending a half hour in front of the mirror perfecting my “face”. I also like the natural look of just mascara and lipstick so I tend to stick to that look most of the time or even makeup-less….gasp! … Read More

Summer 2016 Movie Bucket List

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One of our favorite activities is to head to the movie theater. This summer, we’re hoping to head to the local drive-in theater and catch a movie or two. My level of excitement is listed on a scale of 1 to 5 based on the description and trailer.  The summer of 2015 had some GREAT movies! Some of my favorites … Read More

JoJo’s Bachelorette Season – My Predictions

JoJo’s Bachelorette Season – this is a spoiler-free zone. My predictions are based on my thoughts and my thoughts alone. I’ve been watching all the shows in The Bachelor franchise ever since high school. I get pulled into every season to laugh, cringe, and cry throughout each season. There’s nothing better than a night of The Bachelor with a glass of … Read More

the Importance of a “Start Here” Page

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the Importance of a “Start Here” Page – Marketing Monday –  give your readers a clear direction of where to go when they land on your blog. A “Start Here” page is an “About Me” page on steroids.   A “Start Here” Page Tells Readers: 1. introduces the man or woman behind the blog 2. States why they started their blog … Read More

Why Web Design & Email Design are Different

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A lot of designers assume that the same web design principles can be carried over to email design – but they cannot be built the same. Since there are so many popular email applications (like gmail or yahoo), each application has its own design and coding paradigms. In the following article, you will learn how email design differs from web design.  … Read More

What Shaefer Told Me to Buy

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Over the past several years I have gained valuable shopping tips from the blogger behind the fabulous blog, Shaefer Told Me To. Who is the mastermind behind the Shaefer Told Me To Blog? (formerly Pinterest Told Me to). Shaefer is: “I’m a wife, mom, and accidental fashion blogger. I have a passion for sharing things I love with others!”  Her blog has evolved … Read More

the 5 Best April Fools Emails – Marketing Monday

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the 5 Best April Fools Emails – Marketing Monday –  Today marks the first post in my Marketing Monday series. You can except one marketing/design post per week every Monday AM.  It’s that time again: April Fools’ Day, when brands get creative to try to stump their customers. April Fools’ Day is a great opportunity for brands to get creative and show … Read More

Friday Favorites

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Today I am linking up with Erika, Andrea, & Narci for my first installation of Friday Favorites.  ONE I have been all about the one-piece bathing suits this season. I bought two prior to our Bahamas cruise in March. The first one was a gorgeous cobalt blue one piece by Ralph Lauren that I fell in love with in-store. I … Read More

Trader Joe’s Chicken Tikka Masala Review

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Trader Joe’s Chicken Tikka Masala Review – Trader Joe’s describes this frozen entree as: Roasted Chicken Breast Prepared with a Robust Cream Sauce and Cumin-Flavored Basmati Rice. I call this the best damn frozen meal I’ve ever had.  I started shopping at Trader Joe’s a few months ago after seeing quite a few bloggers praising Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Rice. The fact … Read More

Quick Meal – Aidells Chicken & Apple Sausage, Cauliflower Rice, & Brussel Sprouts

Aidells Chicken & Apple Sausage with Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower Rice – a quick and easy meal full of juicy sausage and veggies. It’s healthy and delicious, and makes for a great weeknight meal. For this meal, I used a package of Aidells Chicken & Apple Sausage, from Costco but I’ve seen this variety at my local supermarket, Wegmans. It comes in … Read More

McSorley’s Old Ale House – NYC Favorite

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McSorley’s Old Ale House, commonly referred to as McSorley’s, is known as the oldest bar in New York City. Technically, it’s the oldest Irish tavern in NYC but we are not going to go there. It is located in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. When walking into McSorley’s, you will be transported back in time to Olde School New York. The walls … Read More

New Costco Find: Organic Edamame Spaghetti

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I’m going to start with a little backstory… News began circulating that a Costo was finally opening in Rochester, NY. Being a Costco virgin, I was not too excited, however, the boyfriend was. I did not understand his insistance that we had to go when it first opened. My thoughts were: There are only two of us, do we really … Read More

why I am Excited about Fuller House

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The Netflix original series, Fuller House, is only a few days away was launching all the episodes! I was an avid fan of the show growing up (my parents say that I refused to move from the TV for anything if Full House was on. Apparently, I was quite the brat growing up. Now that the cast is back for … Read More

Spool No. 72 – Online Boutique

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I can’t remember when I started following Spool 72’s Instagram account or how I found their Instagram page, but they always seem to have the cutest boho-chic clothing. I was tempted to order in the past but never pulled the trigger, that is until last night. The boyfriend and I were enjoying a relaxing evening on the couch watching a … Read More

Blog How To: Add Your Blog to Bloglovin

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You started a blog, now what do you do? This is the first in a series following along with me starting a blog. I’ll be blogging about these topics as I do them myself. I use the website, www.bloglovin.com, to stay up-to-date with the 100’s of blogs that I follow. In Bloglovin’, I am able to follow a myriad of … Read More

Best Shows to Binge Watch: Hulu & Netflix

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Huffington posts says that, “Fifty-percent of adults now identify as binge-viewers, meaning they’re watching multiple episodes of a TV show back-to-back, according to a new study of 1,000 adults with pay TV subscriptions. The percentage was even higher for those under 35.” Are you a binge watcher? When I started dating my boyfriend, I was in awe that he did … Read More

Starting my First CSATT Fitness Challenge

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Tomorrow starts day one of my first ever fitness challenge. I’m participating in a 30 day challenge curtesy of CSat fitness, the CSATT Fitness Challenge. Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge fan of the bachelor and bachelorette franchise. It is my guilty pleasure. One of the contestants from the bachelorette and bachelor in paradise has developed this … Read More

This is My First Blog Post

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Where do you start with your first blog post? I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a while now (and by a while I mean at least two years). I just never had the courage to actually do it because of fear. Was my life “cool” enough to write a blog? What if people thought my life was boring? … Read More