Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Happy Birthday, Daddy. Today is my Dad’s birthday. If he were still here on earth, I imagine we’d be celebrating in some fabulous style. I am honoring him today by putting it out there, maybe he subscribes to the blog from way up there. Happy Birthday, Daddy. When you are young, you don’t think about your parents not being around forever. I certainly didn’t think I’d lose both my parents before I turned 30. As I reflect on the last 20+ years (since my father has passed), I … Read more…


Fall: Just a Few of My Favorite Fall Things…

Fall: Just a Few of My Favorite Fall Things…

Fall is probably my favorite Season of the whole year. Spring runs a close second, with Summer and then Winter bringing up the rear. I love Fall. For so many reasons. And I was working on a pretty perfect post about Halloween-y things, but shelved that (for later in the week) to come tell you why Fall is my (probably) favorite Season of the year. Related: 24+ Homemade Halloween Costumes… I love Fall. And if you speak to most of us up here in the North, I think … Read more…


24+ Homemade Halloween Costumes – a Pinterest Roundup!

24+ Homemade Halloween Costumes – a Pinterest Roundup!

Are you ready for Halloween? Do you need homemade Halloween costumes ideas? I remember growing up and having parents who refused to spend money on Halloween costumes. I was a cat one year (black leotard and face paint) and a pumpkin one time…not super original, but we’re going back 30+ years – Halloween just wasn’t the thing it has become. Or maybe it was and I just never knew it. Either way? Homemade Halloween costumes are fun to put together and often way better than anything you could … Read more…


Assuming the Worst – Life Lesson #111

Assuming the Worst – Life Lesson #111

Assuming the worst seems to be such a worthless endeavor, though we all do it, sometimes. Well. Fine. I won’t speak for all of us. But assuming on anyone or any one thing does happen. And it’s worthless. We haven’t had a life lesson in some time here on Informed Sharing. And while the title for this post was not originally a life lesson (more of a “this is what happened this summer”), I figured we could all use a good life lesson and assuming the worst (or … Read more…


8 Tiny Home Designs – Would You Go Tiny to Live Here?

8 Tiny Home Designs – Would You Go Tiny to Live Here?

The hubs and I plan to eventually build a tiny home somewhere between here and the Mediterranean. We have come to realize that neither of us is too attached to stuff and believe that we can live comfortably with less square footage, allowing us to enjoy our life together without feeling too terribly tethered to any one thing. We have not yet agreed on total footage, however. He is leaning toward 750-1000, while I believe we shouldn’t go more than 500 square feet. There are plenty of tiny … Read more…


What are You Bingeing on Netflix? Here are My Top 8!

We are not going to get into the whole issue of whether you are bingeing or binging on Netflix. Apparently, both spellings are correct and according to most, either of them can be used without worry for looking like an idiot. And honestly, I can’t decide. Binging seems more right to me, though bingeing seems more accepted. Spell it how you like, I want to know what you are binge-ing (sure, you can do it that way, too) on Netflix.

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Of course, I’m going to share what I’m bingeing on Netflix. I can’t wait. Most of the shows on this list are dramas, but there is humor mixed in. Some are long since gone from TV, and a couple are Netflix originals. Boy howdy, one of the smartest things they did, those originals…

…but you want to know what I’m bingeing, right? And you’ll share yours down below? Okay, let’s see what’s on…

What are You Bingeing on Netflix? Here are My Top 8

(absolutely in no particular order)

1 – The Following. netflix-the-following

It is odd for me to see Kevin Bacon in a television drama. Is it odd? Maybe not. But I am loving this show. I’m not sure that it hasn’t started not being good – 3 seasons in – or if it is coming back for a 4th season, but it’s good. There is quite a bit of back story woven in for the characters and the twists are must see – it’s must-see Netflix on the TV. (I’m a dork, tuck that away and don’t forget it.) ANYway. The Following. If you like a good FBI/serial killer kind of show that is super connected one episode to the next, then you will enjoy it. YAY!

2 – Blue Bloods. netflix-blue-bloods

I first watched this show sometime last year. When you take Tom Selleck, throw in Donnie Wahlberg, and add Tom Brady’s ex, you’ve got yourself some seriously interesting characters. Each episode is stand alone; however, there are back story bits that you don’t want to miss. We are bingeing this now, together (G and I), and he’s pretty hooked. He thinks it’s cute that I’m more into Tom Selleck than that New Kid, but has no worries. They are both incredibly talented actors who have writers who write extremely well. The whole show is just a darn good cop/family drama.

3 – Breaking Bad. netflix-breaking-bad

G and I resisted this one for the longest time. I don’t know why. Except maybe we aren’t given to the hype of any particular thing. And there was a lot of hype surrounding this show. We didn’t start watching until after it had ended – and thankfully, didn’t see any spoilers before we finished it. In like, a weekend, I think. This was our ultimate binge, staying up until 4am to finish it, something we’d never done previously or since. It’s good. Drugs, conspiracy, great story lines…it’s good. I said.

4 – House of Cards. netflix-house-of-cards

Oh the intrigue of this one. House of Cards is a Netflix original and Kevin Spacey is insanely good and evil in this drama about the rise (and fall?) of one really sticky politician. I don’t think there’s a character on this show that we don’t love (or love to hate) and we can’t wait for the next season. We even binged that other White House one, oh what’s it called… the West Wing (an oldie but goodie) as we were hungry for more political drama. I don’t know what’s in store for Frank and Claire, but hopefully we will soon find out.

5 – Person of Interest. netflix-person-of-interest

This was one of those shows that I began watching on my own and then G was compelled to join in after catching just one episode with me. We love all the characters, but do wonder why John sounds like Batman most of the time. We have mourned losses of great characters and sit anxiously on the edge of our seat for the last season to be released on Netflix. This show is a telling example of what a world run by machines might look like.

6 – Nurse Jackie. netflix-nurse-jackie

Drug addicted (formerly know as Tony Soprano’s wife) Jackie is a nurse on the edge with no cares left to give throughout most of this television drama. She lives her life her way and though it’s a train wreck and you want to hate her (for so many reasons), you just don’t. The entire cast of characters lend their amazing talent to this incredible show in a way that is relatable and in your face. Even at the end, when they all knew it was coming, this show didn’t fall short of delivering right to the very last minute.

7 – NCIS. netflix-ncis

Yes, another one that I’m coming in late on. And no, I haven’t watched the latest season, yet. Though, I know we lost a beloved character, I’m waiting to finish a couple other binges before I dig back in to it. Netflix is pretty awesome like that. You may have to wait for the latest season, but then it’s all there for your bingeing pleasure. I have fallen in love with every single member of NCIS and love how intertwined they all are. Each episode is stand alone (like my other fav above), but there is plenty you won’t want to miss, going on around each story line. Like cop shows with drama all around? You will love NCIS. Put it on the binge list, now!

8 – Law & Order SVU. netflix-law-order-svu

I love this whole franchise. I’ve seen every episode of all of them. I think. Except for this latest season of SVU. So shhhhshhh. Don’t tell me. I don’t want to know. I will catch up with Olivia and the rest, soon. This show is one that has been on forever. Seriously. But it’s not old. They have always been edgy and known for ripping headlines to tell stories and that keeps the show fresh and raw. I think. I say that, because maybe it’s like what sometimes happens with a show – you are so far in that you can’t stop watching but maybe it sucks now but you don’t know and…well. I don’t think that’s the case with SVU, though. Go see for yourself on Netflix, now!

Want 8 more of my favorite Netflix Binges?

  • Better Call Saul (pre-story to Breaking Bad)
  • Criminal Minds (no Hotch now? yikes.)
  • Dexter (the last season was rough, but we loved this show)
  • Sliders (it gets a little campy around season 3, but we were in for a penny…)
  • X-Files (we haven’t binged it yet, but it’s on the list. I was in my early 20’s when this show first came on)
  • Revenge (what a crazy story line this was)
  • Once Upon a Time (Mags and I were watching this in real time for the first couple of seasons, lost track, on the list to go back)
  • White Collar (another one that lost momentum but was still fun to watch)

…the list of what we want to binge on Netflix is pretty long. But we aren’t getting crazy with it. No abnormal amounts of bingeing, I don’t think. We just love us some Netflix and yes, we do absolutely “Netflix and chill”, which isn’t what the kids are calling it these days.

Cheers,

Sandra Lynn

 

 

 


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You Want Instant Access to up to $450? 3 Giveaways – Enter to Win Here!

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8 Online Coupons (sites) to Save You Money NOW!

8 Online Coupons (sites) to Save You Money NOW!

You’d like to save YOU money, right? Who doesn’t… And if it’s super easy, not costing to more to spend less or save, you’d step right up. I know I am. As folks transition into more online buying, there are plenty of ways to save you money – both as you shop online and offline, too. Since I’ve been paying a heck of a lot more attention to this sort of thing, I figured gathering some favorite coupon sites together could help us all out. What follows are … Read more…


August Giveaway Winners Announced Here!

August Giveaway Winners Announced Here!

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September Giveaway – $75 PayPal Cash Could Be Yours!

September Giveaway – $75 PayPal Cash Could Be Yours!

Are you ready to win in September? If you answered yes, then you are in the right place. We are giving away again and so excited for this September Giveaway. $75 PayPal Cash could be yours. Of course, you have to enter to have a chance to win. And we are also giving away a second prize to one lucky runner-up, if we reach 8000 entries this month. Another $75? Yep. One lucky winner will receive $75 in PayPal Cash and if we get the required number of … Read more…