On-the-Air: Nashville

As a little girl, I was not a big fan of Easter.

While I was perfectly fine with getting a basket of candy, I was utterly terrified of the Easter Bunny.  I'm not really sure where that came from, but I'm thinking the bunny's crazy eyes and giant fangs might have played a small part.

As the years went on, and I learned what Easter was really about, the holiday took on a whole new meaning. 

These days, after church, we generally have friends over after services to gather around our table for brunch.  Of course, there is always a ham on that table!  When they are already cooked and perfectly sliced, like the hams I showed for Smithfield this morning on CBS Nashville, it makes getting a meal on the table a breeze.  

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You can find a ton of great recipes and Easter meal planning ideas here.  Happy Easter!

On-the-Air: Los Angeles

I am an early riser.  As in by 4:30 a.m. most days, sometimes earlier.  I wake up without an alarm clock, which means that during my frequent trips to the west coast, I'm up and ready to go between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m.  I usually follow the same sleep routine whatever time zone I am in, which means I am usually sound asleep by 8 p.m.  That routine definitely keeps me well-rested, even with a crazy schedule.

Sleep is definitely on my mind today, with Daylight Saving Time just hours away (!!!).  I am flying to London tonight, which being several hours ahead of New York, theoretically means I should be able to sleep past 6 a.m.  We'll see!

Before I leaving, I stopped by KCAL-TV in Los Angeles to share a few tips on getting a good night's sleep.  You can check out the segment here.

Sweet dreams!

Sunday Stories

A cold, rainy Saturday was the perfect time to read this classic for the first time.  I also watched the brilliant, stylish Kenneth Branagh movie on my flight home on Friday night.  Loved both the book and movie!

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“The Americans” final season coming next month.  Will miss it when it wraps, but that agree six seasons is about as long as even the best series can go.

A new rule of New York City real estate: “When the designer pups arrive, rising home prices may not be far behind.”

Having started my business after age 35, some good food for thought here.

Baking these this weekend.

Now that I reflexively write in APA style for graduate work, I am firmly in the “pro” camp on the Oxford comma

More than once, I have refrained from buying a handbag or other item because it has a logo on it.  Your thoughts?

Have a lovely week!

Techie Holiday Gifts

If you follow this blog or my Instagram, you know that I rarely write much about tech items - mainly because so many other people do so. 

But that doesn't mean I don't love a good gadget, so when my producer at CBS Los Angeles asked me to put together a holiday tech gift guide for his show, I jumped at the chance!  As luck would have it, the segment was scheduled for opening day of "The Last Jedi" - so I set out to find a few fun Star Wars gifts to include with other items.

Like most other things I show on TV or write about here, I am all about things that are practical - stuff that is actually useful in everyday life - and not just flashy.   Here are a few items from today's segment:    

Select Mini 3D Printer V2 from Monoprice

 Photo from Monoprice

Photo from Monoprice

 Photo from Verizon Wireless

Photo from Verizon Wireless

 Photo from Office Depot

Photo from Office Depot

 Photo from Bed Bath & Beyond

Photo from Bed Bath & Beyond