Posts tagged "Stop and Blog the Roses"

Three little words: Thank you, Chicago

Today is my last Stop and Blog The Roses post for ChicagoNow as H and I are relocating to the City of Angels. But I will continue to blog the roses at BlogHer so please find me here and follow me on Facebook here and Twitter @FernRonay to keep up with the amazing adventures of... Read more »

Stop and Blog the Roses is going Hollywood

Oh yes, we’re heading west! Mr. & Mrs. Ronay are moving to L.A. After almost six years in Chicago, opportunities and new adventures are calling the Ronays to the left coast. It’s put me in a bit of a reflective state, thinking about some of the funny, fabulous, far out (far out, right? That’s how... Read more »

7 Surprises of 2013

Not in the news of the world but in the world of Stop and Blog the Roses, which would really just be the life of Fern Ronay, your intrepid blogger here, at your service and for your entertainment. 1/ The success of Ship My Pants.  Let’s just start the list off with the obvious.  When... Read more »
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8 Holiday Disaster Stories: Your holidays will never be this bad ... or this ridiculous

There should be a writer in every family because every family is chock full of material.  (Check out a Thanksgiving screenplay by Fern Ronay) Though, no matter how funny/crazy/dysfunctional your family is, I beg of you … put down the Christmas tree. From the archives ~~~ 8 holiday disaster stories ripped from the headlines ~~~... Read more »

New Year's Resolutions: What's yours? Here's mine.

Slow down. Stop talking. Appreciate every little thing around you. And, the big things, too. Easier said than done, of course, but I always say I’m a work in progress … HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I Sweat the Small Stuff

Some people think because I write Stop and Blog the Roses that I must be really good at keeping things in perspective. Uh, nope. I sweat the small stuff. Big time. But, it’s blogging the roses that helps me, after a ‘crisis,’ to see things from a different perspective, to be able to pull something... Read more »
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One reason to stop texting, emailing, tweeting and Facebooking ...

My eyes are glued to my phone. My fingers are pecking away. I’m using my peripheral vision to walk around that person and that person.  Excuse me! I have somewhere to be! I have messages to send! All the while, Grammy-award winning violinist Joshua Bell could be making beautiful music in the train station …... Read more »

How Nordstrom Saved Thanksgiving

Once upon a time (a couple of days ago) my friend posted a picture on her Facebook wall of a sign apparently outside of Nordstrom last year that said something to the effect of “We’re not going to deck our halls until it’s actually Christmas time. Happy Thanksgiving!” (not their exact words) and everyone at... Read more »

Stop and Blog the Roses is up for CBS Chicago's Most Valuable Blogger Award! Still time to VOTE!

I am, of course, very grateful for all votes.  Just one click!  How do you vote? Let me help you with that.  Go to this site.  And, then click “Vote for this Site.”  Voila!!  Instant good energy in your direction.  Positive karma.  All of your dreams will come true.  Well, that’s what I hope for... Read more »
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Stop and Blog the Roses Report Card

Day 31 30 days of thank you’s behind me – how have I done? Sweating the small stuff – B+  Marked improvement but largely due to the fact that the wedding is over.  If anything can make a person sweat the small stuff, it’s wedding planning. Patience – D I let a lot of people... Read more »