Wedding Party Ideas #targetwedding

This Wedding Party Ideas conversation was sponsored by Target Weddings.  All opinions are our own.

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Getting married is one of the biggest events in a person’s life.  It becomes all consuming, with the places you have to go, and the things that you need to do.  And the expense!  It seems that because mention the “w” word, the price on anything skyrockets.  You can host your own party, quickly and inexpensively.  Here are a few ideas.

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What Would Brian Boitano Make? | Cookbook Review #gretalovesholidays

We received a review copy of What Would Brian Boitano Make?  All opinions are our own.

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Way back when, I was a little obsessed with figure skating.  I suppose it was they heyday of the sport, around 1990-1995 or so.  One of the famous skaters of that time, Brian Boitano, has segued into a new career.  Since 2009, he has been the host of a cooking show called “What Would Brian Boitano Make?”

Due in part to travelling around the world several times over, Boitano has developed a strong appreciation of other cultures.  What’s one of the biggest parts of culture?  The food, of course. What Would Brian Boitano Make?  Includes recipes that are inspired by locales all around the world.

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$25 Target Gift Card Giveaway – US Only #turkeyescape

Target happens to be one of our favorite stores.  Stores that are located near most everyone, at least.  In the Great Turkey Escape, hosted by Cheap is the New Classy,  you can enter to win a $25 Target Gift Card, to be used on anything you please!

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Pretty awesome, right?  Just fill out the rafflecopter widget after the jump!

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2013 Fall TV Shows Winners and Losers

I watch a lot of TV.  I try to lie to myself and act like I don’t, but the reality is, we all watch more TV than we think we do.

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The new 2013 Fall TV schedule is in full effect now, and there are some winners and some losers.  And yes, I know that some of these shows aren’t new for 2013 Fall TV, but they’re included because they’ve had an overhaul or update.

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6 Food Memoir Books Worth Reading

We received review copies of these selected food memoir books.  All opinions are our own.

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I like books about food, and I love biographies and books that are true stories.  Combine the two, and you get a food memoir.  Right?  Well, that’s at least what I’m calling them.  Here’s 6 food memoir books that are worth reading.

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Core Home Knife Assortment Giveaway #ROCKtober

It’s that time again!  Welcome to the 2nd Annual ROCKtober Giveaway Event, hosted by Cheap Is the New Classy and Eat Play Rock.
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Here at How Was Your Day?, we have a set of knives up for grabs.  Not just any knives, though.  These Core Kitchen knives are some of the most rock and roll knives I’ve ever seen.  The bright colors really add a pop to your kitchen.  They not only look cool, they’re great quality, too.

Look for my full review shortly.

Open to the US only.  Enter in the Rafflecopter widget after the jump.

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Introducing + $400 Gift Card Giveaway

This is a Fashionista Event.  I was given a promotional item to review by to share my opinions about the website.  All opinions are my own.

9thandelm Introducing + $400 Gift Card Giveaway

I love handmade and artisan goods.  It’s kinda my thing.  However, I really dislike the major site where most people see their handmade and artisan goods.  Now, there’s an alternative site –

The folks at were nice enough to provide us some credit to test out the site.  It was loaded with all different indie artisans and a select collection of each artisan’s wares.  There’s lots of jewelry and accessories.  There were infinity scarves and knitted scarves and regular fabric scarves.  Handbags and purses in various styles abound.  I even saw these super awesome upcycled liquor bottles that had been made into glasses, candles, and even a candy dish.  I had planned to order from them, but I forgot, then they were gone.

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Opioid Dependence Isn’t a Life Sentence

Way back when, if someone was an addict, it usually meant cocaine.  Possibly heroin, but usually coke.  Sometime in the mid to late 80s, Methamphetamines, or Speed, became mainstreamed, at least in Southern California.  This meth was not anything like the modern meth, and was a lot closer to coke.

Fast forward to the last 8 years or so, and the face of addiction has totally changed.  Nowadays, a lot of addicts are addicted to pain pills.  While valium and Xanax have been used recreationally for years, there’s a ton of other addictive pills that are regularly prescribed.   They’re not just addictive, they give users a similar high to heroin.  The scary part is that most people who are pill poppers don’t consider themselves addicts, as the pills are “medicine from a doctor.”

I used to hear this daily in my former job.

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