Category Archives: Lifestyle

I Shall Be Called…Tuscan Traveler – #TTFBC

Hey…remember that little Tuscan recipe competition that I was involved in? Maybe you don’t remember because I really didn’t say much about it… …oh heck, who am I kidding? I was the annoying one down on my knees pleading and begging everyone on Twitter and Facebook for votes, for like, an entire month. I hate popular voting [with…

Five Years On “The Twitter”

Five years. FIVE.YEARS. Today is my five year “Twitter-versary.” That’s a lot of wasted time. Well, maybe only four of the years have been wasted time…but that one year…that ONE year that was actually productive has given me a priceless amount of laughs, limitless friendships (no matter how deep or shallow) and a whole slew…

Back-To-School Lunchbox Blues #RockTheLunchbox #Giveaway

*Honest Blogger Found Here: I participated in this campaign as part of the Stonyfield Farms Yo-Getters program. For my efforts, I was given a prize pack similar to the one being given away. Opinions are solely mine. Disclosure Policy. I opened a sales flyer this week. Folders, pencils, glue sticks, notebooks…back-to-school, already? But…but…it’s ONLY July! Well,…

Party On The Outside: Do-It Herself #womensforumdih

*Honest Blogger Found Here: I was invited to this event & given gifts without any writing requirements or obligations. Opinions are 100% mine. Here is our back yard. We call it our “bubble,” mainly because we are so surrounded with greenery that we can sit undisturbed by the rest of the world. It’s our place of sanity;…

What Do You “Give A Cup” About? #spons #GiveACup

*Honest Blogger Found Here: This post is being written in exchange for a gift card.  Information & links were provided in order to facilitate a blog post. However, opinions are 100% mine. What do you REALLY care about? Not just chatting about the weather or if you are a cat or a dog person, but do you have…

The Techy Culinarian

*Honest Blogger Found Here: I participated in this campaign as part of the AT&T Brand Ambassadors program.  I was given AT&T product and an event invitation in order to facilitate a blog post. Opinions are solely mine. Are you techy in the kitchen? Does a propped up tablet grace the top of your counter for…

The Next Women’s Forum Food Blogger Star? Help?

Shocked. Surprised. Humbled. Excited. OH MY GAWD. You guys!!! I have been nominated and chosen as one of the top three candidates in the Women’s Forum search for Expert Bloggers – Food catagory. This would mean a $1,000 winning and an writing opportunity for a year! Can you please help me? Click the vote button…

Can We Please Skip The McDrive-Thru? #MomsNotLovinIt

I’ll admit. When our son was younger (he’s now 13) and before the instant education of the internet, I fell into the pit of fast food meals. Why not? As a busy  parent of a young child, it was all too convenient to just drive-thru, pick up a quick meal and get on with the…

How To NOT Make Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

Spring is here…summer is coming…you can already taste those ripe, meaty tomatoes growing in your garden… Yeah… Caprese salad…garden tomatoes so fresh they still think they are on the vine, aromatic basil freshly picked and creamy HOMEMADE mozzarella cheese all drizzled with olive oil and balsamic. That was me today. I was already tasting this…

Healthy Snacks: Apple Cinnamon Soft Pretzels

Baseball season has begun. Between practices and games, you can find us at some baseball field (around northern Indiana) from now until late October (regular ball plus Fall ball.) That’s a lot of NOT being at home, which includes a lot of meals on the run. Since our family does not eat fast food or…