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It’s Summer – My “Chuck It” Bucket List

20 May

Cover of "The Bucket List"

Cover of The Bucket List

 

Summer Time and the livin’ is… easy?

Maybe if you ignore your mile-long “TO DO” List.

Chuck it – Yes! – Chuck that Summer Sand Bucket List!

My Summer “TO DO” List is starting to resemble my annual “New Year Resolutions.”

Not a bad time to recycle.

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The Endless Summer (Photo credit: MacQ)

 

My TO DO List for SUM-SUM-SUM SUMMER:

  • Do nothing. (Unfortunately, so much harder than it sounds. Like meditation or quitting caffeine.)

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Funny Mom Flicks 4 Mother’s Day

9 May

 

FUNNY MOMS!

Enjoy a laugh or twenty with your kids!

Funny MOM movies for Mother’s day!

Some of our faves…

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Freaky Friday

Jamie Lee Curtis – she’s the mother, she’s the daughter, she’s the mother in the daughter’s body, she’s the daughter in the mother’s body?  Whatever!  Gosh, role reversal comedies are confusing!

She jams at The House of Blues with your garage band, tells your creepy English teacher to take a hike, hops on a Harley for a love ride with the dreamy boy you’re bonkers about and smooches him good – even if it is with her lips, not yours!

 

Mean Girls

Amy Poehler is alpha Plastic Regina George’s “cool mom” in Tina Fey’s screenplay.

What kind of mother flaunts her breast implants, talks trash with your gal friends and offers you an afternoon cocktail?

Hey, don’t judge – it keeps her feeling young! […]

Spring Cleaning for Slobs

20 Mar

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English: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

HAPPY SPRING!

IT MUST BE SPRING SOMEWHERE –

AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS…

SPRING CLEANING FOR SLOBS!

UGH! I HATE CLEANING AS MUCH AS YOU DO.

BUT IT’S TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING WHEN…

1.   The icy dirt on your wood floors is starting to defrost.

2.   You can write a YA trilogy in the dust on your furniture. […]

Be My Funny Valentine

7 Feb

 

Valentine’s Day is an excellent occasion to demonstrate some self-love.

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909.

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Give yourself a hug. Indulge your senses. Treat yourself.

The pressure is on!  Satisfy yourself!

Need a quickie fun gift for YOU (okay… or a loved one) for Valentine’s Day?

How ’bout My Funny Valentine paperback or ebook?

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* Less calories than a box of luscious chocolate truffles.

* Funnier than fudge.

* Cheaper than French champagne.

* Stays fresh longer than a bunch of sagging, flaccid grocery store flowers.

* More invigorating than a hot oil massage.

* Perfect for regifting.

* Women love books, dude!

* So many entertaining writers are in it.

* Number #1 (self-love) reason – I’m in it!  “Hilarious bits by Barb Best”

* Amazon reviews are unanimous – My Funny Valentine is a lot of laughs!

“To learn to love, you must laugh.”

To laugh, you can buy this “treasure of a book” at  Amazon

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Is Your Pet a Party Pooper?

4 Jan

 

Pets… can’t live with them; can’t live without them.

FYI – I am both a dog person and a cat person.

Dogs will swallow anything (you know what I mean).

However, we expect more from cats. They are the mere embodiment of discernment. They control their unbridled enthusiasm. They appreciate understatement. They are refined.  Above all, they are really fussy eaters.

But, no. On the busiest party night of the year, pussy cat has swallowed something festive and is decking the halls with projectile vomit and decorating the hearth with (use your imagination).

Ho. Ho. Ho. Forget that fancy dinner dance with “A” list celebrities. Forget the overpriced, hand sequined killer outfit you bought for this special occasion. Forget the stardust and forgive the feline. We’re off to see the ER vet! […]

What I Learned In 2013

26 Dec

Life is a teaching moment. Or a learning moment. Whatever. I feel your pain.

Here’s what I learned in 2013:

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  • Do NOT purchase a dining table on the internet. Not unless you and the family enjoy the novelty of Thanksgiving Dinner picnic-style on the living room floor with the pets.
  • “Try yoga. I hear that helps!” is the new “Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.” […]

Merry Christmas Baby!

20 Dec

 

Wishing YOU a Merry Christmas! And a week full of light and laughter!

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The best part is the anticipation, don’t you think? […]

Affirmations 4 U

12 Dec

 

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LAUGHABLE AFFABLES FOR YOU!

Affirmations from the heart & liver:

Repeat after me…

I am humble.

I am happy.

I am mellow.

Dang it. I am downright swellow.

PLEASE note that affirmations are more effective if you are not chewing, nibbling, sucking, slurping, imbibing, scratching or inhaling.

Close BOTH eyes.  

I am calm… […]

This Is Your Brain On The Holidays

6 Dec

 

The holidays can be overwhelming… we are bombarded with too much of a good thing: work, play, kids, relatives, parties, wine, chocolate, candy, shopping, cloying music, fattening food, holiday spirits – and that’s just online.

Your truculent toddler isn’t the only one who needs a quiet time out in a dark corner! Your brain needs a time out, too.

 

“Easy as pie… did someone say PIE?”

 

Pity your poor besieged brain cells. Why not pamper them with a mini-meditation break?

Think of MEDITATION as a well-deserved respite for you and your 50 shades of gray matter – only you don’t have to lock yourself in the bathroom with a jug of cheap chardonnay. […]

Gratitude With An Attitude

29 Nov

 

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Like many, I am acutely aware of being grateful – health, family, friends, pets, laughter, chocolate, caffeine, a working internet connection – are obviously priceless.

 

In honor of the whole “Give Thanks” thing… I’ve been keeping a Gratitude Journal… 7 Notes:

 

* Am grateful that a migraine attack only lasts a day.

 

* Thankful Aunt Carrie puts a truckload of bourbon in the yam soufflé.  Can you say “Pass the potatoes!” fast five times… fast enough? […]