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The Vine: July 23, 2014
July 23, 2014 – 9:10 AM | 25 Comments
The Vine: July 23, 2014

Here's a two-for-one special on Vine classics: Pets and dating!

The Vine: July 18, 2014
July 18, 2014 – 11:12 AM | 12 Comments
The Vine: July 18, 2014

My husband and I have been selected to be on an HGTV reality show.

The Vine: June 27, 2014
June 27, 2014 – 7:30 AM | 22 Comments
The Vine: June 27, 2014

A recent Ask The Readers inspired me to ask for help for my father-in-law who has colon cancer. However, he is doing oral chemo soon, rather than injection, and the info online is really confusing …

The Vine: June 20, 2014
June 20, 2014 – 8:05 AM | 11 Comments
The Vine: June 20, 2014

I have a skin issue and I need a bit of help.

The Vine: June 11, 2014
June 11, 2014 – 8:33 AM | 13 Comments
The Vine: June 11, 2014

Sometime around 2005 or 2006, a friend set me a silly animated video — it may have been from the early days of Funny or Die, but I can't guarantee that (it could've also been …

The Vine: June 6, 2014
June 6, 2014 – 9:49 AM | 9 Comments
The Vine: June 6, 2014

The time would have been the early aughts, although I think the book was several years older. I found it in a library but for some reason I remember think maybe it'd been written around …

The Vine: June 4, 2014
June 4, 2014 – 3:04 PM | 21 Comments
The Vine: June 4, 2014

Something happened to me today, I am so ashamed of myself, right now I don't know how I will ever forgive what I did.

The Vine: May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014 – 9:35 AM | 50 Comments
The Vine: May 28, 2014

I'm toying with the idea of moving across the country. I'm currently in Chicago. I've lived here all my life; I need a change. I want to go to Portland.

The Vine: May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014 – 8:40 AM | 6 Comments
The Vine: May 23, 2014

I love wearing beanies, but now summer is here and it's too hot to wear my wool ones.

The Vine: May 14, 2014
May 14, 2014 – 10:41 AM | 9 Comments
The Vine: May 14, 2014

I'm trying to help my mom find a slip to wear under a formal dress for my wedding this summer.