Kylie & Elvis

Fametimidation:(Noun) the state of anxiety, timidity, and awkward muteness experienced upon meeting a celebrity author, actor, musician or other professional idol in real life; adjective and verb forms: fametimidated, fametimidating Example: “I sat with one of my favorite writers at lunch at BlogHer and could barely speak because I felt so fametimidated.”

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That’s Not Hummus


I pride myself on healthy eating. It’s my thing. But I’ve been slipping lately. I work from home. It’s intense and hurried. I cram my work into the times my children are at camp and daycare, and I cram my food in, too. I love my job. I do. It’s dreamy. I work on a […]

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Strange Customs

Maple Syrup The Life of Kylie

I’m not trying to be disrespectful. I’m just thrifty. My husband swallowed a laugh as the customs agent replied that I would have to give the banana peel to the Agricultural Inspection Agent. Beginning to comprehend the gravity of our situation, I quickly stuffed the banana into my mouth, passing the rest to my ever-helpful husband. They’d already taken my adorable tin […]

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