My Favorite Thanksgiving Craft

I’m definitely not the craftiest mom on the block, but every once in a while I get the urge to pull out the pipe cleaners and a glue gun and get a little crazy. I shared my favorite Thanksgiving craft with Scottsdale Moms Blog this week, as well as a funny little story about how this craft came to be.


Whip up a few of these babies and force everyone at your Thanksgiving table to wear them. I guarantee they’ll never make you host again.


IRS Lost Computers & Bungled Windows Upgrade

I love what I do. Really. I love helping clients navigate the complicated, ever changing world of income taxes. Even the best jobs have a downside and the downside of being a CPA is dealing with the IRS. It just gets more and more difficult every year. Some days I feel like all I do is make calls and send letters to the IRS and 99% of the time, I’m explaining to IRS employees why they are wrong.


So when news like this comes out, I just cringe. We’re paying billions of dollars into a system that is broken beyond repair, folks. And nobody seems to know how to fix it.

Today you can find me here sharing a sad tale of a Windows update gone horribly, horribly wrong.

Photo credit: Gavin Schaefer via Flickr CC

Has Facebook Rendered the High School Reunion Obsolete?

Last month I has the pleasure of attending my 20 year high school reunion. Is that a typo? Surely this was the ten year???

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No. I triple checked and I graduated in 1995 and am now 38 years old.

Anyway, after much hemming and hawing and wondering if I should even bother, I dragged my hubby on a 5 hour drive to my home town of Las Vegas, Nevada for an evening of drinking, reminiscing, and feeling very, very mortal. I’m SO glad I did.

Today you can find me here talking about why high school reunions are important, even if you’re already friends with everybody on Facebook.