Need Holiday Hair? 101 Hairstyles for the Holidays – a Pinterest Roundup

Need Holiday Hair? 101 Hairstyles for the Holidays – a Pinterest Roundup

Need holiday hair? Who doesn’t…the holidays are fast approaching and if you are a party kind of girl, you want to be coiffed from head to toe. We’ll get to the other stuff in a later post, but here, we are talking hair. Holiday hair. And I’m going to give you more than 100 styles to guarantee that you’ll find something awesome to wear (your hair) this holiday season. Related: get more hair ideas for the holidays, here. Need holiday hair? 101 Hairstyles for the Holidays – a … Read more…


25 (over the top and…)Crazy Cool Christmas Lights Displays

25 (over the top and…)Crazy Cool Christmas Lights Displays

Tis the season for crazy cool Christmas lights displays and we’ve got them here. Growing up, we didn’t overdo any outside Christmas decorations at our house; just a couple of colored spotlights out front and our tree inside. But we did make a point of driving to the next town over, for this one house in particular… How much was their electric bill for all those lights? It had to have been pretty steep, considering all the lights in and around their yard. That question has rolled around in … Read more…


8 Spookiest Cemeteries in America – is your town on the list?

8 Spookiest Cemeteries in America – is your town on the list?

Recently, I wrote a post about our Western Cemetery, one of the spookiest cemeteries I’ve ever encountered. I have been through it several times, only once (with the kiddo) in the dark. I’ll never do that again. It’s just one of those things that I’ve decided is probably smarter…to stay out of a cemetery known to house restless spirits. Yah. No. I’m good. And either way? There is history there. And it’s spooky. Related: a little history about the Western Cemetery.  But that didn’t stop my curiosity about … Read more…


31+ Party Pleasing Halloween Treats – a Pinterest Roundup!

31+ Party Pleasing Halloween Treats – a Pinterest Roundup!

For those of us not going out trick or treating this Halloween, there are still plenty of Halloween treats to be had. If you are throwing a party, you may find all the yums you’ll need, right here in this Pinterest-inspired post. I can’t guarantee that your treats will look like those in the pictures (I can’t even…with the witch hats and cupcakes and…you are better off not asking me to explain further) but you’ll have a great starting point for all your Halloween treats this spooky season. … 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…


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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8 Funniest Hillary Clinton Memes This Year!

8 Funniest Hillary Clinton Memes This Year!

I think now, I should have started with Hillary Clinton Memes. I’ve done Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders; it is now time to share 8 funniest Hillary Clinton memes. Related: 8 Funniest Bernie Sanders Memes You should note, I am not declaring any political side with any of these Hillary Clinton memes. I was fair (I think…) for each political candidate. There is just so much rhetoric out there, to the point of using the same photo for an either left or right point of view – complete … Read more…


8 Funniest Bernie Sanders Memes This Year!

8 Funniest Bernie Sanders Memes This Year!

Okay. Moment of truth here. I’m just not sure how funny these funniest Bernie Sanders memes really are. There. I said it. You know, last week when I roasted Trump (hey, he puts it out there)… Related: 8 Funniest Trump Memes …it was a whole lot easier to find the funny. But I had to dig a little to find some funniest Bernie Sanders memes and I don’t know if it’s because I kinda like the guy or what…well, you’ll see if you get a good giggle. 8 … Read more…