Cat Lovers Unite: Funny Cat Sayings

Cats. Can't live with them. Can't die alone without them.

Saw this on a plaque recently and thought it was very funny — in a dark way… And this message on a greeting card was good, too. Continue reading

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How to Find the Perfect One Word for 2017

Find the perfect one word for 2017

Picking a guiding focus word (one word or one little word) for the year is pretty popular right now — and it’s a great way to hone in on a particular personal goal.

To get ideas for your “one word” for the year, check these resources: Continue reading

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My One Word for 2017

My One Word for 2017

Life goes fast (and, I swear, it speeds up as you get older) and sometime we forget to stop and enjoy the good moments when they occur. Continue reading

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Mixed Results on 2016 Life Goals

Mixed Results on 2016 Life Goals

Think I did somewhat better on my 2016 life goals (resolutions) than the ones from the year before… Continue reading

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2017 Life Goals

2017 new years resolutions

A new year and a fresh start! Here are my 2017 life goals (New Year’s resolutions): Continue reading

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10 Best Life Hacks of 2016

10 Best Life Hacks of 2016

Everyone loves to discover tricks and tips that make life easier. Here are the 10 best life hacks of 2016:

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What Clothes are Totally “You”? Here’s My Current Fave

What Clothes are totally you
In the latest issue of “O” magazine, the editors asked readers to write and describe the clothing item that’s totally “you” — which got me thinking, because it’s an intriguing question…

I’ve always loved clothes, and have had a lot of favorites during different phases of my life, but here’s what immediately popped into mind as my current favorite, totally “me” piece of clothing. Continue reading

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Hotel Antics: Cringe-Worthy Travel Trouble

Hotel Antics: Cringe-Worthy Travel Trouble
In magazines and on TV, people take trips and relax in peace and quiet in their well-appointed, spacious hotel rooms with all the comforts imaginable. They come and go, full of smiles, on interesting outings and loving visits to family members.

Unfortunately, some of my hotel experiences have been the polar opposite. Continue reading

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Two Great Holiday Bargains Thru Nov. 28, 2016 — from Amazon and Target

Two Great 2016 Holiday Bargains from Amazon and Target

Nothing better than getting holiday bargains! Here are a couple great ones.

1) Most Target purchases are 15% off Sun., Nov. 27 and Mon., Nov. 28,2016,  including some grocery items. I shopped there Sunday evening and saved $10! The discount applies in stores and online at, too.

Plus, Target offers free shipping (no minimum purchase) and returns through the 2016 holidays.

2) *This post contains affiliate links to, which means that if you click on a product link and buy a product, I may receive some compensation — at no extra cost to you. Thoughts, Tips and Tales is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. *

Amazon has a great deal for book lovers that’s supposed to last through Nov. 28, 2016 — $10 off any $25 Book Purchase. I ordered $26 of books (the next two we’ll be reading for my book club) Sunday evening, Nov. 27 and saved $10 them. Gotta love that!

To get this deal, just add $25 worth of any physical books to your Amazon cart and use coupon code HOLIDAYBOOK at checkout. (This coupon excludes eBooks and Audiobooks, Book Rentals, and Amazon Gift Cards.)

Holiday blog posts:

Unique Adult Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Adult Advent Calendar Gift Ideas

More Adult Advent Gift Ideas

Good Year-Around Gift-Giving Advice

Amazon Echo: An Awesome Gift

Fond Family Memories: A Low-Cost, Heartwarming Gift for Parents

You Can Make Someone You Love the Best Gift Ever — at No Cost

Inexpensive Christmas Gift for Women who Have Everything

90th Birthday Party Gift and Decoration Ideas

Make a Customized Gift Everyone Can Use in 15 Minutes — for Less Than a Dollar

Record Child’s Holiday Experiences in a Christmas Memories Book

Memories of Holiday Mishaps

Beauty of an Eclectic Christmas Tree

December Daily – a Fun Way to Document the Holidays

Fun Christmas Gifts and Activities

Super Simple: How to Make a Pine Christmas Wreath in 45 Minutes

How to Host a Fun Girlfriends Wreath-Making Party

Money-Saving Christmas Gift #1 – Extend-your-Beauty Cosmetic Tool

Money-Saving Christmas Gift #2 – Zip-It Drain Cleaner

Christmas Jumbo Wiggle Eyes: Cute Holiday Decoration Adds Pizzazz

Make an Inexpensive Christmas Gift for Less Than $5

Favorite Childhood Christmas Memories

Inexpensive Christmas Gift for Women who Have Everything

Singing Christmas Trees: Sappy but Mesmerizing

The Joy of Blinging Out with Christmas Jewelry

Holiday Observation #1

Holiday Observation #2

Awesome Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Clothes and Accessories

Yikes! When Did Ugly Sweater Christmas Parties Start? 



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Behind the Scenes: Life of a Corporate Blogger

Behind the Scenes: Life of Corporate Blogger

I’m definitely into blogging, which is a good thing because I’m a writer who works in public relations and manages the communications blog for a large, international company during the day (a corporate blogger) – and am also a lifestyle blogger during non-work hours. Continue reading

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