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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Do you believe in magic? Not the kind where bunnies pop out of hats, or wizards do stuff in movies. Okay, so maybe it’s not magic, but I don’t know what else to call what happened recently when I was in Las Vegas for a pool tournament. It all started when Blair, a fellow pool player, was missing a pair of pants. No, they weren’t the ones that she had been wearing (though if they had been, you know what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!) Unexpectedly, she made it to the Final Four

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Positivity in Pajamas

Positivity in Pajamas

Last week, I had the perfect Friday. I got to wake up in a beautiful beach town, stay in my pajamas all day, order in cheese steak sandwiches from my favorite local deli, and even get a massage. Vacation? No way! Try just another day of hard work in the Matchmaker Logistics headquarters in Wilmington, North Carolina. I know pajamas, cheese steaks, and massage chairs don’t sound like part of a day at the office, but there’s a method to the madness. You might remember our Matchmaker Logistics 2018 slogan from a few posts back

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I’m No Bunny’s Fool

I'm No Bunny's Fool

When Easter and April Fool’s Day Fall on the Same Day Happy Easter Monday! If you’re a little tired this Monday, don’t worry, we’re forgiving around here. As yesterday was both Easter Sunday and April Fools’ Day, you may be exhausted from spending your day playing both Easter Bunny and April Fool Prankster. It’s possible that in the interest of saving time, your Easter Bunny was a bit of a prankster. An Easter Basket full of canned veggies and math worksheets? Hiding plastic eggs full of dental floss and toothpaste instead of candy? Whoopie

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Spring Cleaning Logistics-Style

Spring Cleaning Logistics-Style

It’s almost here – the first day of Spring – and it couldn’t be more welcome after the crazy winter we’ve had. I couldn’t be more ready to put up the heavy coats and blankets and spring into action – spring cleaning action, that is. I’ve written before about my love of spring cleaning. I’m a self-admitted clean freak, and I don’t do it all alone. I love to recruit the whole family to help with different chores, but this year, I’m wondering if there’s another way I can get some help… Robots. (After all,

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BOL Versus LOL. It’s Literally Not What You Think!

BOL Versus LOL. It's Literally Not What You Think!

This might come as a surprise to my regular readers, but I’m not usually the most hip when it comes to popular lingo. Text talk and memes seem to evolve a lot faster than I can keep up with, so I don’t exactly try. So you can imagine my surprise when I saw my boys using a new text message slang term I could actually recognize – BOL! “How’s the BOL, dudes?” I asked. I felt hip, for once, like I would surprise my sons by speaking their own language. I wasn’t sure why

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What I Found Between the Covers of Cosmo

What I Found Between the Covers of Cosmo

If you had a hot date this past Valentine’s Day, I hope you had a great time. And, if you didn’t – I hope you’re enjoying those half-price chocolate sales! As for me, I got a pre-Valentine’s mani-pedi before celebrating with my husband, Dale. There’s something about being stuck somewhere with my shoes off and toes soaking that immobilizes me enough to actually relax and read. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not lugging copies of War and Peace to the nail salon. When I get my toesies done, I can’t help but reach for

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Why We Are Radiating Positivity At Matchmaker This Year

Why We Are Radiating Positivity At Matchmaker This Year

Each year, the Matchmaker Logistics team creates a mantra to focus our group for the year ahead. For 2018, we chose “Radiate Positivity.” Now for a 3PL broker, this might sound a little like: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” but I assure you – thinking positive has big rewards! According to a TED Talk by positive psychology expert Shawn Achor (a 12-minute “must watch” if you ask me), when it comes to determining happiness, the things we think would make a person happy – fast cars, big paychecks, even a glowing family – don’t necessarily mean a person is happy. In fact, 90%

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You Had One Job

You Had One Job

In my last post, I wrote about how this winter, folks all over the Southern United States have been waking up to unexpected snow and ice. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought those of us in the South live here in order to avoid those kind of troubles. It’s enough to make you want to pack up and move somewhere tropical, like Hawaii. Though it seems like Hawaii was trying to top the news in ‘unexpectedly bad mornings’. From the It Could Be Worse Files, residents of Hawaii woke up last

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Sn-OMG! and Snow Hyperbole

Sn-OMG! and Snow Hyperbole

It snowed in Alabama on December 8th.  Although we southerners listen to all of the traditional Christmas tunes (Let it Snow!, White Christmas, Winter Wonderland), we don’t expect it to actually happen.  The snow cramped my travel plans as I made my way to the annual Matchmaker Logistics end-of-year retreat and Christmas party.  My flight was delayed and my luggage was delayed even longer (arriving a good seven hours after I did). Then, the first week of the New Year, what comes along? A bomb cyclone.  I didn’t even know this was a thing! Forget blizzards.

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Crazy for the Game

Crazy for the Game

You all know I’ve been waiting for this moment all year. More than Black Friday sales, presents on Christmas morning, or a kiss at midnight on New Year’s Eve -The Alabama Crimson Tide are in the playoffs! My love of college football is well-documented around these parts, as is my love of the Tide. And when it comes to competition, well…I can’t help but get a rush from a sense of competition. Getting to see my all-time favorite team in the playoffs this year is just the best holiday gift ever. I thought it

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