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  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

    After finishing The Girl Who Played with Fire earlier this year, I finally had the chance to crack open the third and final book in the Millennium Trilogy over the holiday weekend.

  • An ode to polka dots

    Many have a signature style - and in my case, it's also a signature pattern: polka dots.

  • Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

    Although I'm sad to be missing Silver Bells in the City in Lansing tonight, I'm thrilled to be seeing Paul Simon for the first time at the FOX Theatre in Detroit.

  • A Purple Carrot Masterpiece of Lasagna

    The butternut squash lasagna offered by The Purple Carrot Truck is the perfect answer to a blustery November day.

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    Fingers Crossed for This Sparty Fan

    After the game against Iowa was deemed to be our last big test of the season, I've got my fingers crossed that the Spartans will make it to the championship game in Indiana.

  • Opening Up Pandora's Box

    The Pandora Radio website allows me to enjoy music from a favorite artist, while also being exposed to similar, lesser-known ones.

  • 11:11 on 11/11/11

    A favorite song from one of my favorite artists on this 11/11/11.

  • Don't Rain on My Parade

    The best way for me to cope with the rainy day blues is by wearing fun, rainy day-only accessories.

  • It all begins tonight...

    The traveling company of West Side Story is stationed at the MSU Wharton Center this week, and I'm very excited to attend opening night this evening.

  • Stick a Fork in It

    The guys behind one of my favorite food trucks, Trailer Park'd "Slow" Fast Food, opened their restaurant Fork in the Road; An Artisan Diner last week in Lansing's westside. We gave it a go Friday night - read more about this new spot in town.

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    My Top Picks for The X Factor

    Some friendly competition over here at FOX 47 got me to choose my top six contestants, in order of how they'll finish in the competition. Here are my top 6, and how they fared in the Top 12 live show last night.

  • Glee Going Back to Its Roots

    After their hiatus (thanks a lot, baseball), Glee returned with an new episode last night - and also returned to form, choosing unexpected songs to guide the narrative for the characters.

  • 'Tis the Season... already?

    Cotton cobwebs are still woven onto the bushes outside my house, but when I got my pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks this morning, it came in their famous red holiday cup.

  • The Makings of a Middleton Halloween

    It took some key accessories and simple clothes from my own closet to transform into Kate Middleton for Halloween at the office.

  • Music Rewind: Coldplay's "Shiver"

    Coldplay's newest album Mylo Xyloto was released this week, and Sirius/XM's channel The Spectrum has devoted their airwaves to the band. Today I heard an old favorite that made me miss the sweet simplicity of their early music.

  • Mad for Missoni

    I made sure I was online placing my order for Missoni for Target items by 6:30 a.m. last month.

  • The X Factor Top 12 Revealed

    Some of my favorite performances from last night's episode of The X Factor, where the judges whittled down their teams and created the show's top 12 contestants.

  • Chili for a Chilly Day

    My tried and true (and oh-so-easy) crock pot recipe for yummy chili that is perfect for the many chilly days ahead.

  • Halloween 2011 Pumpkins

    Monday night marked the third year in a row that I've carved pumpkins with my cousin-in-law Brian. Our results? A taste of Apple, a little LMFAO, and a classic Jack-o-Lantern.

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    My Top Five Halloween Songs

    Check out my top five favorite Halloween songs and get in the mood - Halloween is but a week away!

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