Dealio Du Jour

I'm trying my best not to turn this bloggo into a 24-7 infomercial but I did want to note that I'm test-driving a new set of ads on the sidebar.  Also, I've made a few recent purchases and wanted to share some fieldnotes from the land of online retail. Also, I tell my daughter seventeen times an hour to stop picking her nose and eating it. I am part woman, part Chinese octupus with all the plates I have spinning in the air at once. Serious. I cannot speak to the quality of all the products the proprietors on the sidebar manufacture, but the deals are yours and I encourage you to take advantage of them as most expire after 30 days.  I will stuff your locker full of marshmallow Peeps (hardened ones!) and battery juice if you don't.

But for now, here are some of my latest recommendations from the field:

1. I bought these prints for Loverpants' new office from They are the archival echoes of New England bus lines.  Because don't we all want to remember the fun times we had riding the Greyhound for 8 hours from Boston into Hartford, the bus with the ceiling that dripped and the mold on the windows that wouldn't open?  The posters came swiftly and were to expectation. I've really enjoyed ogling the wares on this site.

2. I've enjoyed the stock that The Foundary keeps. I have had a couple of friends enjoy the spotlight that The Foundary offers its vendors. If you like interior design, this is the clearinghouse for you. If you don't like interior design, you should still subscribe to these e-mails so that maybe you'll take down that Nacho Libre poster from your living room.

3. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color. I used this over the weekend. When you have a baby and a toddler, there is no other way to paint one's nails (if you prefer not to use your whole home and your own clothes as added canvas).  I went with the Blue Streak color but they have a lot of haut colors.


4. MediaBistro courses. I took the online Personal Essay course with Alyssa Giacobbe and the feedback I received from that class was instrumental to writing my manuscript and getting my book deal. What? Oh, haha, yeah, I'm already climbing the NYT Bestsellers list with my personal memoir?  Maybe you've heard of it? It's called The Help? Anyway, these courses are clutch if you're interested in writing as a creator or as a professional and don't have the wherewithall to take a class in-person.

[*Sign up for Mediabistro courses*]

Bon Apetit very much, xoxo Kendra