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Kinda good...

By Bob on May 30, 2017 2:53 AM | Read More

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In the Mirror

IT Cosmetics Travel Essentials

By Charlotte on May 23, 2017 7:25 PM | Read More

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Next weekend, I'm flying to Florida to visit my sister Pam. My mom Patsy is also making the trip but she's driving. That means she has the luxury of taking four suitcases on last count compared to my one. (No, she's not moving in!)

For a split second, I was jealous of all that packing room. Just think how many pairs of shoes I could bring. But no worries, thanks to the anti-aging skincare and beauty pros at IT Cosmetics, I won't need anywhere near that much space. They've come out with convenient, grab-and-go sizes of some of their best sellers.

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The List

17 Summer Must-Haves

By Charlotte on May 23, 2017 2:36 PM | Read More

Bring on the heat! With summer almost here, I'm daydreaming about dinner on the patio, Saturdays in the pool and escaping to the beach. 

My favorite season calls for embracing life outdoors and a simpler routine. That's why I'm lovin' these hot beauty and fashion picks. At home or away, they'll help keep you looking and feeling fine without a lot of fuss.

Weekend Warrior

Planning a getaway? Toss what you need for an overnight adventure in this sensational Siesta Key Tote from Soft Surroundings. It'll hold a swimsuit, towel, sundress, pjs, undies, makeup and more. Really!

This huge, handwoven straw carryall has sassy tassels on the handle, a cotton lining and an inside pocket large enough to stash both your cell and sunglasses. Plus, since it folds flat, this easy-to-pack tote makes a great shopping companion for longer trips. ($129.95 at Softsurroundings.com)

A snap at the top of this terrific  tote keeps your treasures secure and the laidback style works everywhere from the city to the seashore.

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Daily Distraction

Their children were Uh Ho and Yikes

By Bob on May 23, 2017 2:46 AM | Read More

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Snakes are jerks

By Bob on May 16, 2017 2:41 AM | Read More

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Playing Favorites

Bloodline Season 3

By Bob on May 11, 2017 1:10 AM | Read More

If you're a fan of the sensational Netflix series Bloodline, I've got good news and bad news for you. First the bad: Season 3 will be the last of the acclaimed series. The good: You can binge watch it May 26.

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Daily Distraction

How ripe are the avocados?

By Bob on May 9, 2017 1:38 AM | Read More

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Don't Try This At Home

5 Things Every Graduate Should Know

By Bob on May 8, 2017 2:29 AM | Read More

It's the time of year when Boomer parents everywhere sit for hours at graduation ceremonies. 

The perfect soundtrack for any commencement address

Rocket to Uranus-480.jpgWe all share the same bond: counting the seconds until OUR KID walks across the stage. It's Dante's Inferno in an air conditioned coliseum. 

Outside of watching your son or daughter grab that fake diploma (nobody gets the real diploma anymore, that is so 2002). The only thing that has even the slightest chance of keeping you awake is the COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS. 

Your parents have already re-purposed your room

Burning Down the House-600.jpgWe've heard the bad ones (DREAM BIG! - YOUR'E THE FUTURE!) and read about the great ones (the fake Kurt Vonnegut "wear sunscreen" address springs to mind). 

Forget that stuff. Everything you learned in the past four years is wrong. Here's some advice you can take to the bank:  


Keep a list of all who wronged you, so you can smite your enemies

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Daily Distraction

Meanwhile...back in Southlake

By Bob on May 2, 2017 1:34 AM | Read More

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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.

Tips:

If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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Playing Favorites

Windy City

It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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