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MASH-UP: Fairy Tales, Body Image, and More


Hey, hey, hey! It’s been a while since I gave you guys a mash-up of some awesome blog links, but don’t worry, I’ve got some really fantastic ones for you today. Check em out:

QUICK GIGGLE: Josh Groban sings Kanye West Tweets by Myndi Shafer: This may be the funniest video I have ever seen. Freaking hilarious!

Is There a Hulk Inside You? by Lisa Hall-Wilson: LOVE this post! Lisa takes a look at the Hulk as portrayed in The Avengers and the anger that rages inside of him, and relates it to real life. She also poses some very thought-provoking questions.

What’s the Point of Fairy Tales? by Marcy Kennedy: Does The Tales of Beedle the Bard meet the criteria of what makes a good fairy tale? Marcy takes a look at this question and you may be surprised at what she has to say.

Side-sleeping women celebrate ~ long awaited bust support by Natalie Hartford: This hilarious post looks at a product that is supposed to help support the top breast for women who sleep on their sides. Seriously. This is a real thing.

Body Image: Exploring Myths and Walking the Walk by August McLaughlin: This is a great post that looks at the very important issue of body image. August debunks 5 commonly held myths and gives 12 different things that can help you improve your body image. This is a post for women AND men.

MASH-UP: Men, TV, Odd Fashion, and More


I have lots to share with you guys today. First, in case you missed it, on Monday I did a guest post over at the always fabulous Natalie Hartford’s blog. I discuss the rather severe culture shock I faced when I was suddenly thrust into the realm of male sex after I started dating my husband. My innocent little self didn’t know how to handle the truth about boys.

Okay, and now I have a short little mash-up of awesome blogs for you to check out.

Meet Little Miss Took by Myndi Shafer: Myndi shares pictures of the newest addition to her family. Her little miss took is adorable. :)

Word Wisdom: Phrases I’ve Misinterpreted by Karen Rought: This post had me laughing so much as Karen shares five common phrases that never made sense to her because she was hearing them incorrectly. Something I am sure we can all relate to.

Farewell, Firefly: 5 TV shows gone too soon by Fabio Bueno: This post had me sold when I saw that the first show Fabio listed was Pushing Daises. I adored that show and was so sad when it went away.

The 6 Strangest Fashion Trends in History by Colin Falconer: This post is from last week, but I just saw it so it is getting included now. Colin found some hilarious fashion trends from the past, including a codpiece. Yep, you read that correctly.

And finally, here is my latest vlog. This week I give my reaction to the synopsis that was just released for JK Rowling’s new book, The Casual Vacancy, which will be released on September 27, 2012.


MASH-UP: Urban Words, Taking a Break, & Much More


It has been a really long time since my last mash-up, but I have one for you today!!

I Can’t Believe I Said That by Lisa Hall-Wilson – Lisa shares several stories of times where she stuck her foot in  her mouth, usually because of her innocent misunderstanding. This is a very funny post and one that I related to a little too well.

Urban Word Wednesday: Five Alarm F*ck by Natalie Hartford – Once again, Natalie and her husband have a hilarious conversation out in public that teaches us new urban lingo. This post will have you in stitches.

Sometimes We Just Need a Break by Emma Burcart – Everyone should read this post. I know this is something we all struggle with from time to time and something that we can never be reminded of too much.

Don’t Eat the Butt #4 – Real Writers Never Struggle by Kristen Lamb – I know this post is a couple weeks old, but it is still worth a mention. Don’t let the word “Writers” in the title fool you – this post is for anyone and everyone. A great lesson that we all need to be reminded of.

I’m a Recovering Job Gypsy. What Are You? by Debra Kristi – This post hit home for me. Debra recounts the journey she has taken on her search to discover what job and career were the right fit.

And finally, here is my latest vlog all about ‘Movie Etiquette’.

MASH-UP: Villains, Money, Ding-a-ling bling, and Much More


I have lots of fun treats for you today! First things first, though – a mash-up of some fabulous blog links.

My Top 5 Favorite Villainesses of All Time by Karen Rought: This is a fun list of some of the best female baddies in fiction. Did the women you love to hate make Karen’s list?

Worst Valentine’s Day Gift Ever by Lisa Hall-Wilson: This is an incredibly sweet story about how sometimes the best gifts are the ones that may seem like the worst. It truly is the heart of the giving that means the most.

You’re Worth Every Penny by Emma Burcart: This is a wonderful post about something that makes all of us break out in hives of anxiety: our finances.

Urban Word Wednesday: Ding-a-ling bling by Natalie Hartford: Natalie’s Urban Word Wednesday series is something that I look forward to every week. I once told her that I always shared them with my gay best friend…except for the one on Vajazzling because I thought it would scare him. I told her he would be more interested in one on the ding-a-ling bing her hubby mentioned and here it is!!

I am also excited to tell you that the very talented Karen Rought (who is listed in my mash-up) asked me to write a guest post for her today. She asked me to make a list of 5 women in fiction who kick some serious ass to go along with the piece she wrote on female villains. Who do you think I put on my list? Head on over to her blog to find out!

And my final treat for you today is the news that I have joined a group vlog called Around the World (ATW) Chat. There are five of us who are a part of the group and we each post on a different day of the week – my day is Thursday. Be sure to go check it out on YouTube!

MASH-UP: Celebrating the Beauty of Women


This week August McLaughlin started the Beauty of a Woman Blogfest. If you visit her blog today you can enter for a chance to win all kinds of prizes including a Kindle, all while celebrating the beauty of women. As part of this blogfest, several other bloggers did posts all about the true beauty of women and there were some spectacular posts. I am sure that I did not catch all of them, but I will link to the ones I did see. If you know of some that I missed, include them in the comments and I will add the links here. This is such an important message and I really hope that you will take the time to read some of the posts.

Defining Beauty of a Woman Debra Kristi

Beauty of a Woman Blogfest – Making Peace with My Thunder Thighs Kristen Lamb

I am Beautiful…Just the Way I Am Myndi Shafer

Dear Thighs…We Need to Talk Ginger Calem

The Lie of Helen of Troy Marcy Kennedy

Beauty of a Woman Blogfest Coleen Patrick

What is Beauty? Emma Burcart

MASH-UP: Sharks, Fried Chicken, and More


Hello all! It is Friday and I have another fabulous mash-up to share with you. If you haven’t read them already, you really should check out these posts.

So You Think I’m a Bitch? by Emma Burcart – This funny post makes you think as Emma examines what it really means to be a “bitch” and whether or not that’s actually a bad thing.

Are You Brave Enough to Punch a Shark? by Marcy Kennedy – Marcy recounts the time she and her husband swam with sharks in Australia. This is an incredible post and you will have to read it to find out whether or not she really punched one. ;)

Forgiveness: it’s all about you by Natalie Hartford – This is a very open and honest post that explores what forgiveness really looks like and the path Natalie had to take to find it.

Napping, Fried Chicken, and Pedicures: Arguing w/ Self by Myndi Shafer – This post made me laugh so much because it is exactly like the type of thing that goes on inside my head all the time.

Triberr Part 3: Graduate to the “Big People” (or How Do I Rock My Tribal Stream?) by Jenny Hansen – In my last mash-up I gave you Parts 1&2 of Jenny’s series looking at Triberr and here is Part 3.

MASH-UP: Berttie Bott’s, Man Movies, and More


It’s been a while since I posted a mash-up, but I have one for you today! Make sure you take the time to check at least some of these out – they are all fabulous. :D

Did I Eat All the Bertie Bott’s Beans Flavors? by Marcy Kennedy: This post is from about a month ago, but this is the first mash-up I’ve done since then and I don’t care. It is hilarious and one that I related to from experience.

The Opposite of Chick Flick by Fabio Bueno: Ever wonder what the male equivalent of a chick flick is? Fabio answers that question in this fun post.

A Pitfall of Creativity by Lisa Hall-Wilson: As a fellow person who is “not clumsy – just distracted”, this post had me rolling with laughter.

Are You Suffering from Information Overload Syndrome? by Debra Kristi: This is a post I think EVERYONE can relate to. Who hasn’t felt overwhelmed with all that needs to be done at some point in time and suffered from the resultant sluggishness?

My New Time-Saving Social Media BFF: Triberr by Jenny Hansen: If you are like me you have been seeing this weird word, Triberr, all over the placewith no idea what it meant. Jenny takes the time to explain it and there is even a Part 2.

MASH-UP: PDA, Creative Swearing, #EpicFails, and much more


I have another mash-up for you this week and, I must say, I think I have found some real gems.


When Words Fail, Eat More Friggin’ Pudding by Coleen Patrick: A very funny look at the difficulties of deciphering song lyrics. Something I completely related to!

Can A Cup O’ Joe Make Your Man a ‘Ho’? by Jenny Hansen: This post seriously made me laugh out loud. A lot. You know how in comedies you will see some idiot guy hit on the girl with the most ridiculous lines ever and you think “No man would actually say that kind of stuff”? Well, apparently they do.

Public displays of affection gone wild??? by Natalie Hartford: I don’t know what is funnier – what Natalie and her husband caught some people doing or their very different reactions. Either way, you don’t want to miss this (and be sure to click the link about the wool sock ;) ).

Quick Giggle: Shopping for Idiots by Myndi Shafer: I don’t know how Myndi always manages to find hilarious videos, but she does. I made the mistake of watching this while my husband was sleeping. Trying not to make any laughing noises so as not to wake him was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done.

MANday: All I Want for Christmas is Abs by Jillian Dodd: Ladies (and gay men) you do not want to miss this page of visual delights. Be warned, you may want to have a towel nearby to wipe up your drool.

How to Survive a Horror Movie Part 2 by Liz Schulte: You may remember that a few weeks ago I featured a fabulous guest post from Liz on the rules for surviving a horror movie. She has now written a sequel to that post, which you won’t want to miss.

10 Creative Ways to Express Your “Inner F-Bomb” by Jenny Hansen: If you’ve been paying attention, you should have noticed that I already included one blog from Jenny. That’s just how good her posts are. I couldn’t choose between the two so I put both and I think the title for this one is enough to let you know how awesome and funny it is.


Learning to #EpicFail…with Style by Kristen Lamb: Kristen shares a recent, and very funny, experience in which she failed and goes on to discuss how failing actually pushes us forward. After reading you just may be inspired to go experience some #EpicFails yourself.

Why I Hate Christmas by Lisa Hall-Wilson: In this raw, honest post, Lisa opens up about the abuse she suffered as a child and the repercussions she faced when she took a stand to ensure it didn’t happen to anyone else.

Called to Write by Rachelle Gardner: This is a post to bookmark and return to whenever you begin to question whether or not you were really meant to be a writer. Not every day is going to be fun, but that doesn’t mean it’s not what you are supposed to be doing.

I really hope you check some of these out. I think that they are all worth the few minutes it takes to read them. Be sure to let me know what you think or if you have any other links you feel are worth a read in the comments.

MASH-UP: Bullies, Panties, Beer, and So Much More


This week I do not have a guest blogger. Instead I am going to provide a mash-up of 10 blogs that I have really enjoyed for various reasons. Of course there are many, many more wonderful blog posts out there than these 10, but it would be impossible for me to find them all. I hope you enjoy the posts I am able to feature as much as I did!

Take a Stand Against Bullying! by Natalie Hartford: Did you know today was International Stand Up To Bullying Day? Neither did I until I read Natalie’s post. She shares a very honest, moving story about how she was a bully when she was younger and how she changed. She is now trying to spread the message that this kind of stuff needs to stop.

Silly Soapbox: Beer-Can Barriers by Myndi Shafer: Myndi shares a very amusing video of a dog who can’t reach it’s toy because it is surrounded by a beer-can fence. It’s a cute video followed by some very interesting thoughts the video elicited from Myndi.

Golden Sky Showers of a Sister Remembered by Debra Kristi: In this powerful and touching post Debra remembers her sister whom she tragically lost in a car accident. It is a beautiful post that I am thankful she was willing to share.

Biking in Panties by Lisa Hall-Wilson: Lisa shares the mortifying – and hilarious – story about a time she had to ride a bicycle in her panties. You don’t want to miss this one!

Tele-Tuesday: Remembering the Family Programs of Years Past by Tiffany A. White: This is a fun, nostalgic look at the lost age of funny, family sitcoms such as Growing Pains and The Cosby Show.

The Life Cycle of a Blogger – 10 Stages by Roni Loren: This hysterical look into the cycle of new enthusiasm to overwhelmed craziness can be applied to virtually anything we decide to try in life. So even if you only read blogs rather than write them it is still worth checking out.

Are You Living Life at Warp 10? by Marcy Kennedy: This post looks at the Star Trek: Voyager idea of Warp 10 and how it can adversely affect us when we try to live at that speed.

Right Back Where We Started From by Rachelle Gardner: Literary agent Rachelle Gardner takes a break from her usual blog topics with this post and instead takes a trip down memory lane. In it she remembers her 7th grade self and imagines what she would say to her if they could talk.

Hello, My Name Is… by Clay Morgan: One of my favorite TV shows is Psych. In this blog Clay shares a video montage of the hilarious nicknames the main character comes up for his best friend. He also shares stories of the identities and nicknames he and his friends used to come up with. It’s a very fun read.

Structure Part 7 – Genre Matters by Kristen Lamb: If I could I would include a link to pretty much every blog this fabulous lady writes, but instead I chose one. Her series on writing structure has been fantastic and taught me so much. If you haven’t already, you should check out her latest entry – and then browse the rest of her posts.

There you have it – 10 blog posts that I enjoyed enough to share. I really hope you check some of them out, and if you do, let me know in the comments. Also feel free to share links to posts that you enjoyed, but I may have missed. The more blog love and sharing the better!