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When I was younger, I’m sure I slept well. I mean, I was a teenager a gazillion years ago. I could sleep like the dead back then. Perhaps it changed when I was in college. I pulled all nighters studying for exams, out late partying  caring for the homeless, and God knows what else. I did find time to nap to still get in my zzz’s. But then came real life. Along came the full-time job and there went the afternoon nap. Oh, I...

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The other day, I was hanging out on my daughter’s bed while my kids messed around with my iPhone. They were trying to get Siri to say my name right but she insisted on saying Holly rather than Hallie (my name rhymes with alley). Apparently, Siri has a speech impediment and can’t say an fricking short “a” so my kids thought it would be funny to tell Siri to call me “Hot Mama” instead. We giggled...

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Because I’m not only a book-lovin’ nerd, I’m also an app fanatic (I have eight pages of apps on my iPhone with quite a few clumped together in categories.) I love finding new apps and gadgets which totally doesn’t make sense because I love all things historical. I’m like a living, breathing oxymoron. But that’s another blog post. Anyway, I came across a great new app that has me falling in love with...

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Okay, this may be the ultimate of lazy but I have a new iPhone app for you to try. Some of you may know that I love handwriting. I try to handwrite notes when I can to keep the art alive but lately I’ve been a bit lax. As I trolled the internet the other day, I found an article highlighting an iPhone app that I just had to pass on to all of you other lovers of handwritten letters. The app is called Inkly. The concept is that you...

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Doesn’t it seem like from Thanksgiving until New Year’s that all bets are off when it comes to eating anything resembling a healthy diet? It’s almost like we say “Screw it!” while vowing to kick things back into gear when the calendar flips into the new year. (The peppermint bark alone!) I’m vowing to keep myself from falling into this trap this year so I’m making sure to have my fridge,...

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Instagram has instantly exploded. I just saw a report from a couple of weeks ago that 10 million, let me repeat, 10 million users joined Instagram in just 10 days. This was the result of Facebook purchasing the app for $1 billion and Android acquiring the app for its users. If you don’t know what it is-where have you been?!-it’s a very cool photo sharing app that has a cute little Polaroid camera for its icon. Many people have...

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