Orange County, CA
Blogger. Observations of life from the empty nest.
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1 week, 4 days ago on 12 Most Annoying Ways to Tick People Off on Social Media
I live in LA. It's torture driving here.Last summer my son's (parked) car was totalled by a 16 year old girl who was texting. She'd been driving for 5 days. Thankfully she wasn't hurt, but it was terrifying hearing her car screech and slam into his car in front of our house. #1 is by far the worst thing a driver can do. I don't normally share blog posts in comments but this is my post about our experience: http://www.emptyhousefullmind.com/texting-and-driving-a-personal-story/
2 months, 3 weeks ago on 12 Most Infuriating Driving Habits
Yes to all, especially number 2. We had a private college admissions counselor helping our daughter with her essays, and when her HS English teacher (PhD in English) saw them he called me at 9:30 on a Thursday night to inform me that there was no way those essays could be sent. I fired the college counselor and he helped my daughter craft great essays that we believe were a big part of her getting into the school of her choice.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Most Salient Ways to Help Your Teen Through Eleventh Grade
Maybe..."ashamed I'm sitting here with you, when you ask such a dumb question." Moving on!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Bitch Slap: The Only Thing You Should Ever Be Ashamed Of
I too am totally turned on by my husband's skills as a handyman. It makes me feel so loved. I'm so glad you found love again and knew not to let it get away from you. Mazeltov!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on I Found My Heart in San Francisco
I generally don't like black cabinets, but with the light and bright walls and the lit upper cabinets, these look nice. I would choose cream - white is a litte to "white" for me, and cream is a great basic to accessorize. If I had a second home, I'd go with one of the colors to indulge my love of color overall - most likely green or blue. Great post!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Favorite Colored Kitchen Cabinets
Great post! My first husband was a Michael...
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Back to the Future
Beautiful house, but I'm sure he'll be updating the decor!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Adam Levine of "The Voice" and "Maroon 5" Buys New House
We are all just one bad disaster away from our homes being destroyed. Here in California it's earthquakes. My heart breaks for everyone who is now trying to figure out where they will live.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Houses from Hurricane Sandy
Thanks so much for nominating me for this award. I am so honored to be included on this list! Now I have so many other blogs to check out - I'll be very busy today. Your blog always makes me smile and sigh at the fabulous homes you find to feature. Keep on going! Hugs to you.
7 months ago on Blogging Field of Dreams - Blogging has its rewards
@30AEATS Sounds like you're enjoying the empty nest! I will come take a look at your blog. Thanks for reading!
7 months ago on 12 Most Enjoyable Blogs by Women
@accessoriessusan I will take a look at your blog - thanks for reading.
My dollhouse was far and away my favorite toy when I was growing up. These are pretty amazing! I'm not a big fan of Halloween, but I could see where making one of these would be pretty entertaining.
7 months, 1 week ago on Haunted House Dollhouse
Great information. I agree that naming and tagging photos is a big opportunity to drive traffic to your blog - I get a lot of views that way.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Most Overlooked Blog “Set Up” Basics You’re Probably Guilty Of
MMMM - k I could totally live here.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Custom-Built House with Paver Brick Driveway
I love the mobile home mansion! Thanks for gathering a great collection of fun and pretty pictures.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on House Art
Great list of things we should all try to do as often as possible.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on 12 Most Spectacular Ways to Make Your Communication Sparkle
Love those turquoise shutters! So fresh and new looking.
8 months ago on House Exterior and Interior Design Inspiration
How I wish I could grow things - I have the blackest thumb ever! I may have to try this out.
8 months, 1 week ago on Hardy Chrysanthemums
I like the idea of the outdoor fabric on the cushions - never thought of that! I am having to refinish my floors because of sun and heat damage - The power of the sun can be pretty brutal.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Creative and Unique Kitchen Inspiration