Saturday Six #127


It's been a long time. Too long. The Saturday Six series was one of my favorites. I love highlighting other blogger's work.  Life just got crazy and I wasn't reading as many blogs as consistently as I used to, so I let Saturday Six die a slow death. Saturday Six also allowed me to insert more of the personal day-to-day of what is going on in my life, something a few people have asked for from … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #216 – An Italian Spritz

Spritz in Florence

It is now summer in San Francisco. Happens every October. It will be warm (hot for me) and gorgeous until Halloween and then it will rain! Warm weather like we are having now makes me long for 'spritz's' which I drank many of on my trip to Italy.  Such a wonderfully refreshing drink that people have as an apero before dinner.  It is addictingly delicious! Here is a recipe from The Kitchn - I … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – Lauren of Spanish Sabores

Travel blogger - Lauren of Spanish Sabores

My family lived in Madrid for three years, my sister graduated from high school there.  I got to work in the American Embassy in Madrid for a summer, an experience that forever marked me - I learned every way that a tourist can be ripped off or robbed, an excellent set of lessons for future travels! I loved my experiences in Madrid. Then while I was working in Switzerland I had a vendor based … [Read more...]

My Gourmet Mini-Meals

Mini Gourmet Meal - Raincoast Flats

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lesley Stowe Fine Foods. In the Misadventures household my hubby does all the cooking. I know, so, so, so LUCKY! Except when he is on a business trip, like this past week and I am left to fend for myself! Don't get me wrong, I can cook, and before I met my husband I did a lot of it, but after 12 years of not doing any, I just don't bother.  … [Read more...]



I am *currently* waiting on approval for a post I thought I would publish today, so I thought I would insert an easy yet personal peek into what going on in the Misadventures world.  I saw this on Simply Sweet Moments and really liked the format so I thought I would throw it into the mix on a monthly basis. Currently | 10.06.14 Watching | Sons of Anarchy (Just staring Season 4). And my DVR … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Lisa of Snappy Gourmet

Food blogger interview - Lisa of Snappy Gourmet Lisa Huff

We've got a super start today for our Friday Foodie food blogger interview! Lisa Huff of Snappy Gourmet has won a lot of food competitions and has made an appearance in magazines, local news programs Food Network shows, and even the Rachael Ray Show - wow!  Allow Snappy Gourmet's recipes are original to Lisa with an eye on making it easy to do - her site is full of recipes that you can just whip … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – Zach Everson


One of my favorite days of the week! Another Traveler Tuesday where I get to interview travel bloggers near and far! Today I am super pleased to introduce you to Zach Everson a veteran when it comes to travel writing.  Zach is currently working for MapQuest Discover where he is the travel news/travel buzz editor (fun job).  Prior to that he was a prolific freelance writer for sites like WSJ, e … [Read more...]

Where to go for Coffee in San Francisco


Whether it is Four Barrel or Blue Bottle, Coffee Cultures or Coffee Bar, San Francisco’s coffee will keep you caffeinated. Purists, snobs, and almond milk latte lovers all have a place in San Francisco’s coffee scene. In celebration of National Coffee Day, I thought I would share a few spots and stories about where to go for coffee in San Franciso.  A double-shot just for you! I have been dri … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Kristi of Inspiration Kitchen

Food blogger interview - Kristi of Inspiration Kitchen

Time for another Friday Foodie with food blogger extraordinaire Kristi of Inspiration Kitchen!  Kristi is a fantastic food photographer which makes all her delicious recipes come to life! She is a cat lover (so she is Jessica approved!) and even does cat photography! Let's Meet Kristi! [1] Have you always been a foodie, or is that something you grew into? Being a foodie is definitely … [Read more...]

Totally Awesome $1000 Amazon Giveaway

Ultimate Cash Giveaway

You know Christmas is right around the corner, right? Hard to imagine because all you see is Halloween stuff, but as soon as that day is over, you know the Santa stuff is hitting the stores! The holidays usually means a strain on your budget, anything from gifts to decorations to travel to visit family or in my case, escape it all! $1000 cash (paid via PayPal) certainly would come in … [Read more...]