The time a simple tweet of mine went viral

The time a simple tweet of mine went viral

I tweet a lot. Usually about books and a lot of the time about TV shows. Sometimes about other stuff. Sometimes my tweets are extremely random. Twitter is fun. BUT, I don’t think I’ve ever had a tweet of mine get so much feedback and interaction as this one: Did anyone else absolutely LOVE the Monk reference on #Psych finale? @Psych_USA @Monk_USA I seriously sat up and cheered! — Julie S. (@juliecookies) March 28, 2014 OMG! Is that 48 re-tweets and 221 favorites? And look at all those comments (well you’ll have to go to the actual tweet to see […]

Posted April 19, 2014 by Julie in Entertainment, / 2 Comments
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The time my dogs went for a joy ride… well… run

The time my dogs went for a joy ride… well… run

Yesterday morning I found out that the lawn guys left our back gate propped open with a stone. Do you want to know how I found that out? I found this out because when the dogs were let out in the morning, they disappeared. I let them out after their feeding and I usually let them run around the back yard while we finish getting ready and hubby leaves (he leaves before me). When I settle in to eat my breakfast I usually let them back in. I went to do that, and there were no dogs in the yard! I walked around […]

Posted April 18, 2014 by Julie in Pets, / 1 Comment
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Enough with the Squishy

Enough with the Squishy

I might be in the minority opinion on this, so we’ll see what this post turns into. I’m not very much into all the “feel good” stuff that women seem to be into. I don’t like chick flicks, I don’t watch Lifetime movies just to have a good cry, etc. I’m also not into speeches and presentations that are only meant to “empower” women to feel a certain way about themselves and their lives without any practical information. This is what I call “squishy”. It is the stuff that is meant to give you the warm and fuzzies and make […]

Posted April 17, 2014 by Julie in Opinionated, / 4 Comments
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My weight loss journey … or what I learned from being on Jenny Craig

My weight loss journey … or what I learned from being on Jenny Craig

I haven’t done a weight loss update in a while, so I thought I’d go ahead and write up a post summarizing everything I’ve learned and my progress to date. As you can see, I’ve lost almost 30 pounds from when I took a good hard look at myself and said enough! I was finally motivated to get healthy, and since I wasn’t really all that great at keeping up on my own, I decided to join Jenny Craig. My  husband was leaving for a military deployment, and I knew I was not going to cook for just myself anyway. […]

Posted March 22, 2014 by Julie in Health, Tips and Resources, / 13 Comments
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The new house!

The new house!

We closed on the new house on Monday, January 27th. Since then we’ve been busy packing up everything in our current house and getting ready for the move. We got the power turned on first, and the water finally turned on yesterday. The gas is being turned on today. The painter is coming this weekend. We already have about half of our stuff moved. I have really really awesome friends. Here’s why: last weekend my friend with a 4-horse trailer volunteered herself and her boyfriend to help us move our big furniture! So last weekend they came over and my […]

Posted February 5, 2014 by Julie in Home, / 3 Comments
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Happy 2014, Let’s Catch Up

Happy 2014, Let’s Catch Up

I have been really busy with a whole lot of different things, and haven’t been keeping up with posting here as often as I would like. I blame the Book Blog.  But also, some major changes are happening. So let’s catch up. 1. Hubby came back! So as you can imagine, life has completely changed. I missed him a lot, but I got used to having the house to myself (and the pets). Now there’s someone around who hasn’t been around for almost a year, and we both have some adjusting to do. I took a week off work when […]

Posted January 12, 2014 by Julie in Entertainment, Family, Home, / 7 Comments
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Cat Thursday – Dec 19, 2013

Cat Thursday – Dec 19, 2013

    I haven’t done Cat Thursday in a while, but I thought I’d participate in this Holiday edition because I recently found this photo of my kitteh Dusty Rose taken several years ago when she was still a wee kitteh. As you can see, Grinch Kitty is not amused. Yea that’s her in a stocking and wearing a Santa hat. I’m so mean apparently.  

Posted December 19, 2013 by Julie in Memes, Pets, / 8 Comments
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Live of a Blogger: TV Shows

Live of a Blogger: TV Shows

Jessi at Novel Heartbeat started this cool meme call Life of a Blogger. This week’s topic is TV Shows, and I thought I’d join in. I definitely watch a lot of TV, though I’ve been watching a lot less this year than I normally do with hubby. I put together this list of shows that I watched this year or am currently watching. The first show on my list (Supernatural) is my favorite show and the only show I’ve been watching live. I DVR everything else and watch when convenient, so I don’t even remember what days the shows come […]

Posted December 13, 2013 by Julie in Entertainment, / 3 Comments
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Cat Thursday – Nov 21, 2013

Cat Thursday – Nov 21, 2013

      This is what likes to warm my lap when I’m trying to get to sleep 🙂 How adorable is she? This was actually this past Friday night. I ran out of cat treats earlier in the week and stopped by after work Friday to get more. She’s a very happy kitty now that she has treats again.  

Posted November 21, 2013 by Julie in Memes, Pets, / 5 Comments
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Book Events and Halloween

Book Events and Halloween

So, I’ve been neglecting thing at this blog quite a bit and I’m sorry about that. I’ve been so busy with posting on the book blog, and since I share personal stuff on facebook, I haven’t been posting here as much. I need to fix that. Feel free to poke me about it. So what have I been up to the last month or so? Well, I’ve done a lot of bookish stuff. A lot! I’ve been to some really amazing events and since I can’t really “reblog” them here, I will share the links to the posts. I really […]

Posted November 16, 2013 by Julie in Entertainment, General, / 1 Comment
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