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I do feel I know you. I have had the pleasure of meeting you. I believe I hugged both you and your husband, maybe at greeting and at parting. This list becomes you and will inspire others so I will happily share. But Lee, if you've prepared the Mexican dish and realize all you have is American cheese, you simply have to make it work. There is hot sauce for that.

11 months ago on Get to know me!

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Excellent post, Mary. I'm pinning to my Pinterest board, "Public Relations Like a Boss," if you use the platform, let's be sure to follow each other. Mine is a mix of business and pleasure, which is my life :-)

1 year, 7 months ago on Public Relations – More than Press Releases

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I happen to kinda like garage bands. I forgot about how much I love Three Days Grace. Thanks for the reminder!

1 year, 9 months ago on Tuesday Tunes: Three Days Grace

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I had a home where I used my washer & dryer as my 'bar' for parties. It was simply in a good spot of the home, I put a table runner over the two and set up my bar. I was told on more than one occassion I had the cleanest washer & dryer & laundry room they'd ever seen :-) But I love the Q-tip idea for the nooks & crannies.

2 years, 1 month ago on Detail Your Washing Machine: A Quick Tip from Q-Tips®

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I've taken school field trips to the Ohio Caverns. So interesting, as long as I don't allow the claustrophobic feelings to creep into my mind.  But you may have lost me at copperheads! Eeek. That's when my city girl comes out! Great info here, though!

2 years, 2 months ago on Family Adventures at Squire Boone Caverns & Village

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Solid advice. I'll try hard to remember this on Wednesday when my baby (of my four children) begins Kindergarten. My last time sending off a child to school for the first time. It's more me than him, I think :)

2 years, 2 months ago on Thank God, They’re Back To School.

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Seriously? Two full decades of packing PB & J and I never knew to put the PB on both pieces of bread to ease the sogginess. This is a breakthrough! And I agree, packing lunch is not only a money-saver, it is a time saver. I've noticed kiddos don't get long enough to eat, most especially if they have to wait in line for their food. Great tips.

2 years, 2 months ago on Get Ready for Kindergarten

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I hope we can remain friends, however, after reading your first few lines, IDK. Love bacon AND sweets. I like vanilla ice cream, but I don't choose it when I have choices. I will say, homemade anything tends to be better, so I'll try the recipe. Also, some vanilla ice creams I've had are much better than others. Have you had access to Graeter's? Started in Cincinnati, OH. OMG. The best vanilla ice cream I have had and Oprah agrees with me :)

2 years, 3 months ago on Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

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Interesting, as just last eve I watched an interview on CNN online of a young man who allowed video of himself overdosing on bath salts to be shown and then talked about how bad they were for you. Sad. But yeah, they should only be floating in your tub, not inhaled straight to your brain. I'll share. I think more parents need to become aware.

2 years, 4 months ago on Bath Salts And The Zombie Apocalypse

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As much as I adore a brainstorming session (and sadly, I seem to be in the minority of most places I work, I typically bring that to the table), I have never heard of a charrette. Now I'm excited to use it. Thanks.

2 years, 8 months ago on Take a Different Approach to Brainstorming

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I love a stroganoff and it doesn't sit on my plate too long for me to worry how it might look. If it smells good, that's all I need. Coming home to this simmering in the crock pot sounds terrific. I've never served it over roasted potatoes, that sounds wonderful. Thanks.

2 years, 9 months ago on Beef Stroganoff, Gluten Free and for the Slow Cooker

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Great piece, Mary. One thing I'll add is that I've found (now as a blogger and still as a PR professional) is that bloggers have very loyal readers. Another reason why it is very important for PR pros to chose to work with a variety of bloggers on behalf of their clients. Talk about word of mouth marketing. In my opinion, filtering our messages through the blogs should become high on our list of priorities. I also love how bloggers help us all keep it real.

2 years, 11 months ago on Surprising FAQs: Do Bloggers Really Matter?

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Narrowing my favorites is a difficult task. I make a great sweet potato casserole (tastes more like pie, honestly, no marshmallows, but pecans), waldorf salad, we always like deviled eggs (I use pickle relish), my favorite is probably the stuffing - baked outside of the bird, crispy around the edges, lots of herbs and plenty of mashed potatoes & gravy. Then bring on the desserts. But I don't have any of those mentioned as a link (yet) but I will share my Southwest Lasagna recipe, which calls for chicken, but I say, throw the leftover turkey in there instead. Bingo, great meal 1-2 days post feast, will taste completely different and satisfy! http://wp.me/p1APk9-9d

3 years ago on Friday Free for All: Planning for the Countdown to Turkey Day Series & Other Odds and Ends

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I appreciate the post Shonali because I tend to run hot & cold when it comes to twitter lists and I don't think there's been enough written about them. Or perhaps, I've not read enough about them to truly reap their full potential. For me, I tend to side with Kirsten. I use lists the help me filter through content that I seem most interested in at the moment I'm using twitter, be that chatting with locals, like professionals or simply reading content from people who make me laugh, think. I'll admit I get a kick out of list names. I'll share this post as to help encourage the dialogue about lists; why we're on them and why we may want to care.

3 years, 8 months ago on On Lists, Their Importance, And How To Get On One

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