All posts by Allyson Sorenson

Allyson Sorenson

About Allyson Sorenson

Bangor mom. BDN blogger. Volvo lover. Coffee drinker.

Don’t forget the $66 side dish.

Photo via Neiman Marcus.

Retailer Neiman Marcus has unveiled a $66 (plus $15.50 shipping) side dish of frozen collard greens.  That’s right, folks..for the low, low price of $81.50, you can have some frozen greens delivered frozen to your door.  Can you say, “More money than sense” here?  COLLARD GREENS.  ALMOST $100 FOR COLLARD GREENS. My entire Thanksgiving meal […]

Summer vacation, take 2.

Ok, so they haven't exactly been breaking rocks or digging ditches this summer, but I'd still like more family outing memories.

OK, here’s the thing.  Summer vacation?  Haven’t had one yet.  With the whole Hallee going viral thing, we seriously haven’t been able to do a darned thing with the exception of a few hours on the lake for the 4th of July.  Beach?  No.  Vacation away from town?  No.  Grandparents in NJ?  No.  It’s been very […]

Living viral.

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I think that at this point, just about everyone else in the world has written about Hallee but me.  The last few weeks have consisted of  solely trying to keep our heads above water and staying ahead of the next wave of cards..we’re purely in survival mode over here.  I’ll tell you what’s been happening, in […]

Taking the next step in tick control.

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Our house is in a rural setting and our back yard is field and scrub as far back as you can see.  To say that ticks like it here is an understatement.  The first day we moved into this house 3 years ago, I found a tick on the bathroom floor.  I thought to myself, “Ooh, […]

An open letter to the cashier who needed to mind his own business.

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Dear Walmart Cashier, Last week during school vacation, my daughters, 13 and 18 and I were at your store for some groceries.  It was a very crowded, busy day there and we had to wait quite a while for our turn to check out.  When we got to you, you and I made the typical […]

This 99 cent product could save your dog’s life.

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When we got a puppy the first thing my sister (dog breeder and shower for all of her adult life) told me was, “Get and keep hydrogen peroxide in the house”.  Hydrogen peroxide, when given to a dog who has just eaten something dangerous (your pills, raisins, antifreeze, etc) induces vomiting in dogs.  Quickly.  Volcanically. […]

Here’s a deal you won’t want to brush under the rug!

These are only a few of what they had available!

While perusing Ocean State Job Lot yesterday, I saw these AWESOME indoor/outdoor rugs.  They have so many colors, sizes and shapes, all for super cheap! Now the sign says “Outdoor”, but I’m totally using them inside.  They’re made from that jute/plastic type stuff and are full on bomb proof.  They’re water/spill proof and super lightweight and […]