Archive for the Girlfriends Category

Look into My Fridge

Posted in Friends, get your house in order, Girlfriends, Goal setting / list making, Home / Husband / Married Life, home organization, One Month to Live, Organize with tags , , , on March 3, 2009 by Carole Hicks
I want to see the inside of your fridge.

I want to see the inside of your fridge.

I have a strange obsession with seeing inside other people’s refrigerators. I’ve always known this but it really became apparent last week at a dinner party in a friends’ home. While we were talking, she opened her fridge and I could not focus on anything she was saying because I was fascinated with seeing inside her frig.

Having said that, I am deeply ashamed at how filthy I have let mine become. I have this weird worry thing that if I die unexpectedly (versus a planned death LOL) my friends and relatives will be in my home going through things and say things like “wow, check out this moldy container of yogurt in Carole’s frig…she always seemed to be so organized…she sure fooled me!”

Anyhoo, the worries/fears got the best of me and I cleaned it out today. Well, almost. I still have to do the drawers and side shelves. But I’ve made huge progress.

Please invite me to your house to see inside your frig, or just sent me a pic. Thank you.

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Pajama Party with 250 girlfriends

Posted in Blissdom 2009, Girlfriends with tags , on February 28, 2009 by Carole Hicks
Adorable, unidentified pajama party girl from Blissdom09

Adorable, unidentified pajama party girl from Blissdom09

Can someone tell me who this adorable person is in this photo from the pajama party at Blissdom09?

On another note, yesterday Debba Haupert — founder of girlfriendology — interviewed SugarJones and me on BlogHer radio. Have a listen as we relive the fun we had at Blissdom.

Fun, Funky, Fabulous — FRIDAY! BlogTalkRadio today at 2:00 pm EST

Posted in Blissdom 2009, Friends, Girlfriends, twitter on February 27, 2009 by Carole Hicks
The Super-fabulous SUGARjones

The Super-fabulous SUGARjones

Having fun, fabulous girlfriends like Debba and SugarJones help me keep my chaotic life “in order.” Life can be stressful. Can I get an amen? To destressitize myself, I love nothing more than just chatting it up with some friends who really know how to make me laugh. Just as an fyi, people ask about the “value” of Twitter. I met SugarJones on Twitter and then in person at Blissdom09. How’s THAT for value!

The three of us will be gabbing and getting nostalgic about Blissdom09 today on BlogHer radio at 2:00 p.m. EST. For info on tuning in to the show, visit Debba’s website.

CROCalicious! Further ramblings on Blissdom09 goodness.

Posted in Blissdom 2009, Girlfriends on February 25, 2009 by Carole Hicks
Malindi Crocs

Malindi Crocs

Yesterday was the first day I wore my new Malindi crocs. I wanted to wear them for an entire day before I wrote about them here. These are THE MOST comfortable pair of shoes in the universe (ok, maybe next to bunny slippers). And they are so cute! I’m wearing them again today but without socks this time because I like to see the toe cleavage and because it’s really warming up outside. Thank you wonderful Croc people! (For those of you who don’t know, Crocs gave each of the Blissdom09 conference attendees a gift cert for $50 — majorly gracious of them!) If you are one of my wonderful girlfriends from Blissdom09, (1) what kind of crocs did you order (2) did you get them yet and (3) do you love them?

“Closet Sitting” – My Definition of an EXTREMELY good/great Girlfriend

Posted in Friends, Girlfriends, Goal setting / list making, Home / Husband / Married Life, home organization, One Month to Live, Organize with tags , , , on February 17, 2009 by Carole Hicks

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I can’t wait to tell Debba about this on the girlfriendology radio show next week! This is one of the BEST girlfriend stories ever!

I’ve been dreading and putting off forever, going through my closets and pitching what doesn’t fit, or anything I haven’t worn in a year or so. I CAN’T STAND TO DO IT ALONE! Perhaps I’m undisciplined or perhaps I think it’s a social sport. Here’s the story of what transpired TODAY!:

– I begged my neighbor/friend to come over and sit on the bed while I went through my clothes piece by piece.

– What an angel. She came over today, the exact day I asked her to.

– To me, this is nothing less than a miracle.

– I am relieved, and happy and about 50 pounds lighter of clothes I don’t want anymore.

– And, best of all, out of the discarded items, I was able to deliver a gorgeous coat to my very pregnant girlfriend. I had bought years ago at Henri Bendel (a very upscale store in Columbus). I bought it on sale, even though it was too big for me. I knew it would be a PERFECT FIT – and it was!

So here’s a tip from WANNA-BE organizer. Beg your girlfriend to come over and sit while you go through your stuff. It is a lot easier to do with moral support.

If you leave a comment below and set a target date to accomplish this, I’ll keep on ya until you get it done. To me, getting up the nerve to ask someone to sit while I do this was the hard part. The easy part was throwing stuff out in piles!! Next stop: Salvation Army.
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Chaos, Randomness, Friendship & Order

Posted in Blissdom 2009, Girlfriends, twitter with tags , , , , , , on February 11, 2009 by Carole Hicks

Chaos: only weeks ago I began twittering. Just like everyone, I started out not knowing what the heck I was doing.

Randomness: quite randomly, I began chatting via tweet-town with Liz Strauss and we almost instantly had a kindred spirit thing going on (at least that’s MY version). In case you don’t know, she is a guru of social media and one of the most highly-respected peeps online and offline in the social media world.

Friendship: My friend, Debba Haupert, of Girlfriendology.com and I began following each other on Twitter and soon resurrected a friendship that started many years ago. One day last week I found myself in a car with her driving to Nashville to the Blissdom09 Conference. The conference was completely SOLD OUT. At the last minute one person cancelled and I squeezed in. Coincidence? I think not.

Order: I’m not sure where order fits in this narrative but this feels like the wild west and I’m a cowgirl riding a really kewl, fast horse and Everything is in Order but it’s wild!
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Debba Haupert – Girlfriendology

Posted in Friends, Girlfriends, SEO, twitter with tags , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2009 by Carole Hicks
Girlfriendology Debba Haupert

Girlfriendology Debba Haupert

It is late and I’m tired but I have a write a few words to say what a great time I had meeting Debba Haupert from Girlfriendology.com today. We talked about so many kewl things. Debba and I are both PK’s and we love technology, marketing, social media, studying trends and did I really just say social media (oh no I guess I drank the kool-aid!).

She gave me a valuable SEO tip which I’ve heard before but never seem to actually put into action. Include outward bound links to other sites. The SEO robots, cookies, spiders or whatever they’re called, really like links. Debba is such a great girlfriend. You really should check out her website. It is bursting with girlfriend goodness!

Debba, if you are reading this you must still be laughing at funny I must have looked trying to figure out where the heck the camera function is on my new phone. Oh yes, I do so love technology but I’m truly so technically-challenged.