My A to G Adventures in the New Toyota RAV4

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This will be my ride for one week! The premium edition of the new Toyota RAV4. I mentioned that I would be getting a chance to test drive it in my previous post. And I got a chance to be a passenger on a recent four state adventure. But it is now in my driveway. […]

The Polar Express Train Ride Experience

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When I was given complimentary coach tickets for The Polar Express train ride on the Cape Cod Central Railway (Buzzards Bay, MA, Hyannis, MA) and the Saratoga & North Creek Railway (Saratoga, NY), I offered the tickets to my brother & his family because my soon-to-be four year old nephew is a HUGE Polar Express fan. He […]

New Meaning of Pregnancy “Support”

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Seriously, the indignities of pregnancy are too numerous to name. But I experienced a new one this time around that even I didn’t see coming. I had to buy a maternity support belt. {Seriously.} The product description doesn’t help the sexy factor, which is woeful at this point of pregnancy anyway, but it’s an embarrassing […]

Laundry Apps

Let’s face it. We do laundry all the time. But despite our laundry laurels, there are time when we get stumped. Whether it is an ink stain or an oil stain, or whether to use fabric softener or not, I want a go-to resource. Not just “Google General”. So if you have a smart phone, it […]

Blogging Conferences

SheCon Keynote

The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media Conferences I have been fortunate to attend several blogging/social media related conferences this year; at times as a speaker and at times as an attendee. All in all, I am a Blogging/Social Media Conference newbie, but it was immediately clear when I walked into the opening keynote at […]

On the 11th Day of Charlene Chronicles…


Technically, I am getting out of writing the post for this, because Magic Beans has beat me to it. Then again, they should have because they are selling this totally cool toy. I went to an event recently where I got a $50 Magic Ticket to spend on anything in Magic Beans. You would think […]

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