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Small town raised. Loves the Big City. Loves my husband and my canine kids. Love all things vintage.

Monday, January 3, 2011


I thought I'd share my favorite websites.  Most of you know I'm a computer junkie so this is what I "do" while I'm on the computer.  :-)  (Don't judge! lol)

1.  Facebook:  www.facebook.com  Yes, Facebook has its haters.  However, I love that I can keep in touch with family, friends and classmates.   Its almost like a mini class reunion - its fun reading up on what my classmates have been doing and seeing pictures of their kids, etc.   And granted there is a lot of bitching and moaning that happens on Facebook, but that's what the "Hide" button is for.

2.  Spark People:  www.sparkpeople.com  I looooove this website.  Its #1 reason I have lost 70 lbs over the last year (more on that in a future blog).  Its FREE, has a calorie tracker, recipes, and all of the members are very supportive and motivational.

3.  www.backtoherroots.com  I found this website through Spark People - Cass is a member this is her blog.  She's a graphic designer and her husband is a photographer so of course she has a super fun website to look at.  She's also one of the reasons (besides the movie "Food, Inc.") that prompted Lucas and I to start working towards eating more organic and locally grown food.

4.  www.netflix.com  Because its the best thing since sliced bread, mkay?  No really - we cancelled cable and we pretty much watch everything online or through Netflix.  Love.  'Nuff said.

5.  www.wcco.com  Because I cancelled cable and need to somewhat know what's going on in the world.

6.  www.people.com   Because I like to know what the "beautiful people" are up to sometimes.

7.  www.jseverydayfashion.com  I've always loved fashion and trends, but since I've lost weight I'm loving it even more.  J is super fashion savvy and puts together outfits for pretty reasonable prices.  I like to check it out once in awhile to see what kind of deals she's scored.  :-)

8.  www.itunes.com - Do I need to explain?

Honorable mentions:  www.cookinglight.comwww.wholeliving.comwww.kraftrecipes.com are my faves for recipes; http://www.kandeethemakeupartist.blogspot.com/ - I love makeup and I love the videos Kandee does to show you tricks on applying make up; http://thepioneerwoman.com/ because she cracks me up; http://www.hungry-girl.com/ - great recipes and tips on low cal meals, snacks, etc. and http://www.stereomood.com/ because its fun!

And just because she's cute - its Chuck!


  1. Amber! I love reading your blog (and your FB posts!) I miss calling you to confirm Mullaney's neuro monitoring cases! Glad to hear you are doing well. I love SparkPeople too!

  2. Thanks so much for the mention. I'm so glad you like it. Sparkies unite! :) And CONGRATS on the 70 pounds! Woohoo!