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Welcome to This Awful/Awesome Life! My name is Frances Joyce. I am the publisher and editor of this magazine. We'll be exploring different topics each month to inform, entertain and inspire you. Meet new authors, sharpen your brain and pick up a few tips on life, love, entertaining and business. Enjoy and please share!

Next Month in This Awful Awesome Life - March 2019


March 2019 in this Awful Awesome Life

March is Women’s History Month and we’ll be taking a look at some trailblazers and rule breakers who have opened doors for other women.


We’ll also be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know that March is Umbrella Month and National Kite Month? Looking back at the last couple of years, any day in March could mean shoveling snow, rocking an umbrella and your favorite rain boots or chasing your empty garbage cans down the street while the wind whips you around like a puppet.


The wonderful thing about March is the chance of seeing a little glimpse of spring.

Our talented writing staff is back with some interesting and unusual articles to usher in a new season and as always we’ll have book reviews, book recommendations and a quiz. Linda Cahill will have some amazing recipes from The Pampered Chef and Tanya Bashor will show you how to brighten up those last days of winter.

In the meantime, we hope you have enjoyed this issue of This Awful Awesome Life. See you next month!


Answers to the February 2019 Mixtape Quiz

1.“Kiss Me” Sixpence None the Richer from She’s all That

2.“I Want You to Want Me” Cheap Trick/Letters to Cleo from 10 Things I Hate About You

3.“Unchained Melody” The Righteous Brothers from Ghost

4.“Take my Breath Away” Berlin from Top Gun

5.“It Must Have Been Love “ Roxette from Pretty Woman

6.“I Have Nothing” Whitney Houston from The Bodyguard

7.“In Your Eyes” Peter Gabriel from Say Anything

8.“Grow Old with You” Adam Sandler from The Wedding Singer

9.“Secret Garden” Bruce Springsteen from Jerry Maguire

10.“Iris” Goo Goo Dolls from City of Angels

11.“I’ve had the Time of My Life” Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes from Dirty Dancing

12.“Linger” The Cranberries from Click

13.“She” Elvis Costello from Notting Hill

14.“When I Fall in Love” Jeri Southern/Celine Dion and Clive Griffin from Sleepless in Seattle

15.“If you Leave” OMD from Pretty in Pink

16.“Falling Slowly” Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova from Once

17.“Ain’t too Proud to Beg” The Temptations from The Big Chill

18.“How Deep is Your Love?” The Bee Gees from Saturday Night Fever

19.“I’m Easy” Keith Carradine from Nashville

20.“Crash into Me” Dave Matthews Band from Lady Bird

21.“Waiting for Somebody” Paul Westerberg from Singles

22.“When Doves Cry” Prince from Purple Rain

23.“Save Me” Aimee Mann from Magnolia

24.“Easy” The Commodores/Sky Ferreira from Baby Driver

25.“Crazy for You” Madonna from Vision Quest

Building a Team

January 2019 in This Awful Awesome Life