November 30, 2012 - How I stopped being a crazy hostess

by Sandy Coughlin The Reluctant Entertainer The simple way to live is to pace yourself so you can accomplish a lot in life and not get derailed through burnout. -Joyce Meyer I’m really not a crazy hostess. I’m not out of control in my scheduling of dinner dates and inviting […]

November 29, 2012 - Life in a really small Oregon town

By Michal Ann McArthur, Bend writer When my friends Claryce and Bill Parker moved to Spray, Oregon, the population exploded to a whopping 162. Often, as I drive through a town like Spray, I wonder what life is like for a woman living there. Claryce gave me a fascinating peek. […]

November 28, 2012 - 10 things I never thought I would do (before I became a mom)

by Gena, Silver Nest Designs Oregon Blog Earth Monkey Moms I was inspired to write this post after a little “voxer” conversation that I was having with Lindsay a good friend when she said “I have to go shower, I haven’t showered in 3 days… and then she went on […]

November 27, 2012 - My fashion eyewear makes me blind

by Jamie Brazil, Portland Her blog Author of Prince Charming, Inc. My vision is seriously impaired.  Not only do I suffer occasional bouts of label blindness, but 365 days a year I can’t see a damn thing from behind the rims of my one-and-only pair of Chanel sunglasses!  I’m seriously […]

November 26, 2012 - 10 Things To Stop Worrying About

by Shannon Ables Eastern Oregon writer The Simply Luxurious Life “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help worrying. There is no benefit in worrying […]

November 23, 2012 - Tips on how to get more from the holidays

By Elisabeth K. Corcoran Author of He Is Just That Into You Every Christmas seems to get busier and busier. And yet, you are the same woman with the same responsibilities and the same amount of money and energy that you have the rest of the year. So here are […]

November 21, 2012 - Macy’s shows how to deep fry entire holiday meal

Macy’s shows how to deep fry entire holiday meal  By Evergreen, Oregon blogger We have all heard by now the idea of deep frying a turkey, but what about everything else on your plate?  Now we have Macy’s department stores offering a mini-cookbook guide on how to deep fry everything […]

November 20, 2012 - Why everything changes at age three

By Rebekah Schneiter, Out Numbered Blog Why is three so hard? My memory is not kind either, because unfortunately I’ve forgotten how tricky the other two boys were at this age. In the moment, I feel like A is my nemesis, my nightmare. He’s the one proving to the world […]

November 19, 2012 - How to take things off your plate during holidays

by Sandy Coughlin The Reluctant Entertainer November is the month of thankfulness, lots of entertaining, cooking, and … piling too much on our plates. I’m raising my hand in the air! Me, Me! I think learning about balance during the holiday season is so important, and something that took me […]