Currently | 12.14.14 Watching | Sons of Anarchy finale, Scandal and The West Wing. Recording The Originals, Vampire Diaries, The Taste and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. Reading | Moloka'i by Alan Brennert. (Thanks Katie!) Finished Edge of Eternity Deluxe by Ken Follett last week, it was a great trilogy. Read The Art of Social Media this week, great resource. My recommendation, buy the … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #136

Saturday Six 136 December 13

Well we had a wild time in Northern California this week...the storm of the decade!  School closures, business closures, moments without electricity (not us, love solar!) and internet (that was tough) but we made it through the ONE day (Thursday) and it has moved south - sorry LA and San Diego! At the beginning of the week there were also several days of protesting in my very … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Christina of Christina’s Cucina

Food Blogger Christina Conte of Christina's Cucina

I am so pleased to introduce you to Christina Conte of Christina's Cucina.  We recently met on Facebook and have become fast friends! I can't help it! Christina is just so interesting!  She seriously has had many lives.  Italian born in Scotland with a father who kicked ass in the kitchen and seems to have the claim to fame for the best fish and chips in Glasgow.  Lots of time spent in Italy in … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – Jón of Stuck in Iceland

Travel-blogger Jón of Stuck in Iceland

I think there is a lot that people don't know about Iceland.  Thankfully there is Jón of Stuck in Iceland who along with his blog partner Fjalar, bring Iceland to us.  I am always saying there many flavors of travel bloggers out there and while Jón does definitely get out there and explore the world (as you will see in the interview below) he also writes about the local region which I think is so … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #135

Saturday Six December 6

Hello everyone, it's that time again! I feel like I say this all the time (and I probably do) but this week flew by! Part of the reason is that I spent two awesome days at BlogherPRO in the middle of the week which really threw off my schedule (but it was oh-so-worth it, more on that later).  I did still make time to get some blog posting reading in which happily provided me plenty of picks for … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Abeer of Cake Whiz

Food blogger Abeer of Cake Whiz

Abeer of CakeWhiz is a very happy person.  She is going to kill me but I edited out several extra smiley faces and "hee-hee's" as she is so exuberant in her writing she just oozes fun!  She is infectious and who could not love someone who's goal is to make pretty things that taste good for her friends and family.  I am just sad she lives in Chicago and I can't enjoy her happy, pretty, tasty … [Read more...]

Hello Blogher Pro ’14 Attendees


Today I am in Redwood City attending BlogHer Pro '14. I attended BlogHer in San Jose this past August and decided to make time for the more intimate, more focused two-day event for pro bloggers. I am really excited to be attending, meeting and networking with other bloggers.  I do it so less frequently than I used to, but hope to do it more in the future.  It is always an opportunity to … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – Sofie of Wonderful Wanderings


I admire people who risk the stability of a stable job or a long-term residence and make travel a priority. Seriously, if I was to start my adult life over I would be the gypsy that I am in my heart.  But at this moment in my life, I like having a nice roof over my head and organic groceries on my table, which is why I am only a part-time travel blogger! However travel blogger Sofie of … [Read more...]

J’adore #58 – Book Edition

J' adore # 58 Book Edition

The fall is an amazing time of year for books, it is high season for releases and it is perfect timing for the holidays.  Everyone has a bookworm in their family.  In my case, my entire family is nuts for books! These days we are shifting more to digital, it is just more convenient when it comes to traveling, but I still love certain books - cookbooks, history books - in my hand.  The tactile … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #134

Saturday Six November 29

If you are in the U.S., I hope you all survived your day of gluttonous eating followed by a day of gluttonous shopping.  If you are an expat, hope you had the opportunity to have a little bite of home at a Friendsgiving.  If you are neither than welcome to Saturday!  During this holiday weekend I have been hibernating at home, we ducked out Thursday morning for dimsum but haven't left the house … [Read more...]