Friday Foodie – Bree of Bree Hester

Food blogger - Bree Hester

Without giving too much away about how Bree of Baked Bree (love that name!) got started, I wished I had written down the recipes for all the Portuguese dishes my grandmother and grandfather would make.  They were dishes made in-home only and if you could find a Portuguese restaurant (they are so rare!) the dishes wouldn't be on the menu and I miss them. What I love most about Bree is she is … [Read more...]

Totally Awesome $750 Giveaway March

Totally Awesome Amazon Giveaway - March 2015

It's that time again! I share the monthly giveaway I participate in as an opportunity to provide you with a chance to win a $750 Amazon gift card - there is so much to buy on Amazon these days, everything from groceries to light bulbs! I know I have the perfect roadtrip bag bloghop going on where you can win a Kindle Fire HD6 with a Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Backpack or a KindleKindle Fire … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – Karisa of Flirting with the Globe

Travel blogger - Karisa of Flirting with the Globe

Travel bloggers come in all shapes and sizes and I think Karisa of Flirting with the Globe is my favorite flavor! Her access to travel is the same as mine - full time corporate gal who maximizes every free moment to explore the world! She shares her experiences on her wonderful travel blog and offers advice on how you to can travel while working full time. Let’s meet Karisa! [1] When and … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #140


Hello everyone! I am writing from Yosemite which just had its first snow of the season last night! We road-tripped it up here (and I brought everything I mentioned in my perfect roadtrip bag, even the sardines!).  I am staying at the lovely Tenaya Lodge and there will be more on my trip in a post later next week. In the meantime, if you are new here, Saturday Six is my [almost] weekly series … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Paula of Call Me PMc

Food blogger Paula @ Call Me PMc

Sometimes it takes a life event to stumble upon your calling. Without giving more away (you'll have to read the interview) Paula otherwise known as PMc (P-Mac) found her blog calling via the necessity of constantly answering the question from friends and family about what they should cook.  Paula is a natural, a gracious host that loves dessert but know how to live life in moderation so she can … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – Lance and Laura of Travel Addicts

Travel blogger - Lance and Laura of Travel Addicts

I am always fond of couples who can run a travel blog together.  My hubby and I travel together but my blog is a my effort alone - although Mr. Misadventures does provide magnificent photos, I'd love to assign him a few tasks to do!  That's what Lance and Laura of Travel Addicts have! They travel together and work hard to produce an amazing blog. Let’s meet Lance and Laura! [1] When and … [Read more...]

My Perfect Roadtrip Bag


Today I am participating in a blog hop with a few of my closest blogging friends. You might be wondering, "What’s a blog hop?" It’s an event where bloggers get together to write content associated with a specific theme – in our case, “My Perfect Roadtrip Bag” – and YOU get to move from one blog to another reading our posts and entering to win our giveaway! More on that at the end of this … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Vanessa of Smart Little Cookie

Vanessa of Smart Little Cookie

When you emigrate from another country sometimes the tendency is to eat food from the culture you are used to.  I know my great-grandparents were a bit like this when they first moved to the U.S. My grandfather was raised in a Portuguese home that ate Portuguese food.  But then there are others, like Vanessa of Smart Little Cookie who embrace food. Period. From everywhere.  Rather than being boxed … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – Esther of Local Adventurer

Travel blogger - Esther of Local Adventurer

I met Esther of a couple of months ago in a blogger support group and from the very first visit to her blog Local Adventurer I was smitten.  It is gorgeous, inspiring, insightful and fun.  Esther is a total delight to, she oozes positivity and a real desire to find all of the best things to do in her local area. Esther and Jacob (her husband) have been exploring Las Vegas for the past year, … [Read more...]



Currently | 2.16.15 Watching | Marco Polo. Netflix rocks, their series are outstanding and this one is absolutely stunning. Reading | Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb (the 40th book in this series!). Just finished Honolulu by Alan Brennert. (Thanks Katie!) Working On | Getting my blog routine under control. I have a plan, have started to implement it. Feeling | Sad. One of my best … [Read more...]