Smarty Pants Rants

My granny called me Smarty Pants because I am a know it all. She said it like THAT’s a bad thing. Jokes on her. I know a lot. I’m smart, clever, my writing style is entertaining and I share what I know here. DIY, timely topics, politics (maybe), life lessons, for sure.

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How To Vacation and Know Your Dog and House are Safe

Aren’t they cute. Two of my ROVER® regular guests for another summertime stay in my casa. Meet Puerto Rican rescue Libby all comfy in the chair and Billy Joel, high up so he can watch out the window. Photo Credit: Sherri Ettore-Carlson. HOW I SNAGGED A STRESS-FREE SUMMER GETAWAY WITH ROVER® I’m taking a quick […]

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Homemade Dog Food Recipe
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Why You Should Feed Your Dog Homemade Dog Food

When we got our puppy, Deli, a black lab-pointer mix, our family decided she would eat only a homemade dog food and that we would never give her commercially prepared dog food. Definitely not the grain-heavy dry stuff in the 100 pound bags for about $30 bucks. We fed our other two fur babies food […]

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Missing My Own Dog!

I’m out of town and missing my own dog. Yes, I boarded her. I use the same service I occasionally work for – ROVER. I am a sitter with great reviews AND I am a client. My friend called this morning to invite me to her party next week. I can’t wait! Then she asked […]

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Lifestyle Blog

Lifestyle Blogger: Celebrity chef’s wife, award-winning actress, mom to a cool dog aka Deli, producer and screenwriter. I write about it all.

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8 Alexa Hacks for Grandparents

1: TWEAK ALEXA: Sometimes Alexa seems has long responses/answers? Here is an Alexa hack. Go to the Alexa App. Find settings. Under Account, also click settings. Select Alexa Voice Responses and turn on Brief Mode. Seven more really easy things to program Alexa to do When my mom asked for help with her new Echo […]

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Homegrown Tomato Hacks

I forgot about how good fresh homegrown food tasted. For the past three decades, I haven’t had my own food garden. Either I felt too busy or the thought of bending over to get dirt under my fingernails isn’t high up on my list. I go to the salon to make my nails look great. […]

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She Graduated!

I thought I’d blog a bit about my daughter, as she graduated from her community college this weekend. Brag. Blog. It’s all the same, isn’t it? We are very proud of her! After an upcoming summer of travel, work, writing and rejuvenation, she will continue onto university to complete her Bachelor’s degree. I share much […]

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