Category: Back-at-It Monday

Grammy Favorites

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Now playing at Life of La?  Beyoncé, obviously.  If you haven’t been listening to her “Crazy in Love” remix from the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack, now’s the time to start.

If you were watching the Grammys last night, you probably caught Bey’s soulful performance of the gospel standard “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.”  Check out this behind the scenes look at the performance.  Beyoncé and her back-up singers are sending a powerful message:

Speaking of talent, I was thrilled to see Sam Smith’s success at the Grammy’s last night!  I’m loving “Make it to Me” right now.  Listen to that and a few more of my favorites below!

Blizzard Prep

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The Blizzard of ’78 in Boston.

There’s a major storm brewing here in Massachusetts, as I’m sure you’ve heard. We’re supposed to get between two and three feet, which is just enough to tip most seasoned New Englanders into an “I’ve never seen snow before” panic. If you count yourself in that group (begrudingly or not), let’s talk blizzard essentials. (more…)

Happy 2015!

Happy New Year!  Now that the holidays are over, the only thrilling thing about winter is the sun setting a little later each day.  That, and Friends is finally on Netflix.

But, seriously, I hope you had a relaxing start to 2015 and survived the first Monday of the year.  I’m staying warm on the couch tonight as it’s a nippy 23 degrees in Massachusetts – it feels weird to finally have seasonably cold weather.  I hope you’ll join me in hibernating and enjoy some of these links…  (more…)

Cyber Monday: Let the shopping begin!

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Mondays don’t have to suck, and neither does winter. Even though the sun is setting ridiculously early and it’s hard not to put your pajamas on at six, there’s a lot to like about this time of year. Christmas lights, hot tea and good books, and holiday parties all make the coldest, darkest season of the year easier to stand. Here’s a way to make your Monday evening more bearable: (more…)

Back-at-It Monday

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With hibernating season upon us, it’s time to fire up the old blog again. When the weather gets freezing, we all spend significantly more time indoors, and with time indoors comes time online. So as to put that time online to all of our best use, I’ll make an effort to blog every weekday and you can try to check when you have time.

So Monday’s finally over, every American’s favorite food-centric holiday is almost upon us, and it’s cold enough that you don’t have to justify to anyone why you can’t make it to the gym. Let’s get back at it. Follow the jump for more. (more…)