Amanda Cade

Worth It! (Things to try, read, watch, hear, and discuss)

Episode One: Back to Reality After the Important Annual Event and the attack of the PIMOs (see April in Review), the first full week of May was pretty normal. So the first episode of the month would include: Me being totally surprised when the Important Annual Event team presents me with a card and a …

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I think I’ve mentioned that I sometimes (often) imagine my life as some sort of cosmic sitcom. I’ve sort of been in the mindset for the last couple of posts, so when I sat down to write about March, I thought it would be fun to imagine what this month’s “episodes” would contain. So thanks …

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When I heard about the Great Bloggers’ Bake-Off (read all about it here) I knew I had to participate. I love baking, and I had a birthday party this weekend, so the timing was perfect. I’ve been hooked on cooking competition shows for a long time, and I sometimes imagine myself as a contestant, especially …

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Last Sunday, I wrote about how the universe had conspired to force me to stop stressing over hosting the perfect parties, by throwing some truly insane monkey wrenches into several events. I did take that lesson to heart, and started to relax more. What I still needed to get through my thick skull, though, was …

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Back in November, I shared my tips for low-stress parties and gatherings. Lest anyone think that my life always goes smoothly (although if you read my post about wrapping Christmas presents, you already know better), I have to tell you that I only learned to relax about these things through some very strong lessons. Here …

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Some people keep their goofy, silly, ridiculous behavior to themselves. That’s a perfectly valid life strategy…but I am not that person. When I experience what I call a “sitcom moment” (often self-inflicted), my first instinct is to share it. I think it’s important to be able to laugh at myself, and I’m happy to invite …

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