Happy to say that Moving In: Tales of an Unlicensed Marriage is a WINNER of the 5th annual “Living Now” book awards, celebrating must-read books that encourage better living. Moving In won the bronze award in the relationships & marriage category. I’ll take it! The award gives me street cred as I continue my efforts to convince Scott we can’t go into winter without a new hot tub! If you’re in a relationship, what’s your current BUDGET battle? (And please don’t mention a debt ceiling!)
The Today show asked your garage sale guru to share tips to help you walk away a happy shopper. “If you are serious about it, look on Craiglist, in the newspaper, and on garage sale websites that aggregate all the local sales to get a general idea of where you’re headed first,” says Bruce Littlefield, lifestyle expert and author of Garage Sale America. You can also avoid wasting time at a dud of a sale by scouting from your car. “If you see multiple people walking away from a sale and they don’t have anything in their hands, it’s time to turn and run,” Littlefield says. Find all my tips here.
Westminster and I are thrilled to be the cover boys for NY Pets Magazine. The story, FINDING WESTMINSTER: Discovering another place in my heart, is one in which all dog friends might identify and perhaps one you don’t often hear discussed. It begins: My furry best friend died on a Saturday morning in bed at our country house. My beloved Jasper’s final hours and heartbreaking aftermath will never be forgotten, but what I gained from the experience will always be remembered…. Grab your copy at your pet store or read more (and see the fun pictures!) at NY Pets Magazine.
Had the pleasure of joining Maureen Anderson on her radio show Doing What Works. Since it’s summer and I love a good party, she wanted to know my thoughts on how to be a good host. From our conversation, she’s culled a few ideas for Huffington Post. Naturally, it all starts with a bar. “Bruce says the first thing his guests see when they show up is a bar. If they want to mix a drink, they help themselves. If their favorite thirst quencher is Dr. Pepper, they’ll find plenty on hand. “People naturally congregate around a bar,” Bruce says. The ice has been broken.” For all the ideas, click here.
Today’s fun on the Better Show included my tips on how to host a money making garage sale AND how to find TREASURE at one. I love being on with Emmy nominees JD Roberto and Rebecca Budig. To me, they are what hosts should be: interested, cheerful and FUN. Question is: What did I find at a garage sale for Rebecca that almost made her cry? (And no it’s not the half used tube of Preparation H someone was selling last year!) WATCH HERE!