Category Archive: Blogger Adventures


Why I Thought Oz The Great And Powerful Was Amazeballs

OZ The Great and Powerful

“When small-time magician Oscar “Oz” Diggs pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great wizard—and just maybe into a better man as well.” Last night I was lucky enough to attend an advanced screening of Disney’s Oz The Great …

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When Worlds Collide: A Tale About That Time My Mom & I Met Jackie Collins


I often find myself wondering if this is all a dream – the success of this blog, my loving my job, the extraordinary adventures I’ve been on the last few years, and the wonderful life I’ve created for myself, by myself, since becoming a single mother. It seriously is a wonderful life, even with its …

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When Mely Met Katie(Couric)

Mely and Katie Couric

No you’re not having an acid flashback. That really IS a picture of me and Katie Couric. There are days in your life that you never forget. Days that are so good they make all the bullshit you had to go through to experience them worthwhile. Last Wednesday was one of those days for me. …

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Why I’m Glad I Made It To Sweet Suite 2012, Even If Only For 15 Minutes

Sweet Suite 12

Corine, or Complicated Mama as she is better known in the blogosphere, was my very first blogger friend. I’m not sure how or why I got lucky enough to find her on Twitter when I joined over four years ago, but I did and I’ve been blessed with her friendship ever since. We obviously come …

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Holy BlogHer12, Batman!

BlogHer 2012 Leila DontSpeakWhinese

Each year I attend the BlogHer Conference I go with full intentions of networking and learning. And then I get there and reunite with friends like Leila from Don’t Speak Whinese that I only get to see once a year and my good intentions are traded for drunk ones. Not that there’s anything wrong with …

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The Anatomy of Planning A BlogHer Party

BlogHer Party Diagram

This is the third year in a row that I am involved in the planning of a private party during BlogHer. The first year it was all fun and games with BarHer, a fabulously relaxed event where the point was to get drunk and nothing was free to attendees. I joined forces with Melissa from …

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Kelly Bensimon And I Can Make You Hot

Kelly Bensimon & I

I need to start this post by saying that never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever be in the same room as Kelly Bensimon, let alone get invited to speak with her, one-on-one four, for nearly forty-five minutes. Yet there I found myself in the Penthouse Suite of the San Carlos …

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WPIX Morning News Still Loves Single Parents and Bacon

Melysa Schmitt Mom's The Word WPIX

Missed my appearance talking single parents and chatting it up with Sukanya Krishnan earlier today on WPIX Morning News? Not to worry because I’ve got the hook up. Does a woman need a man to be a good mom? Click the link below to hear my thoughts. Mom’s The Word: Single Parents This was my …

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Why I Want To Make Sweet Sweet Love To You Inside The 2013 Ford Fusion

Mely and the WienerMobile

Step inside the 2013 Ford Fusion and let’s get it on! As most of you know I just got back from my trip to Detroit where I attended #FordNAIAS with over 100 other bloggers from around the world. This means that not only did I get to attend the North American International Auto Show and …

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What the Ford?!

henryford copy

A few days ago I found a surprise in my email. No, it wasn’t wiener pics; it was WAY better! What was it you ask? An invitation to attend the Ford Innovation and Design Fantasy Camp as well as the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, this coming January, courtesy of Ford. All …

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