Friday Foodie – Felecia of A Taste of the College Life

Food-Blogger-Felecia Payne

I don't have kids and my nieces live on the other side of the country so I rarely am around children, teenagers or young adults. But in the past year I met an outstanding college freshman who came to intern with my team and I saw a spark of what a really smart, engaged young person can be like. It didn't hurt that she was very much interested in blogging and spent hours with me trying to soak up … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – Nadeen of The Sophisticated Life


I often say in my profiles that I am a corporate gal by day and a blogger nights and weekends.  So when I read the About Me section of blogging friend Nadeen of The Sophisticated Life was thoroughly surprised to see that this travel blogger with style is a pediatrician!  Her opening line, "blogger by day, physician by night" brought a huge smile to my face...I love Nadeen's flair! I met Nadeen … [Read more...]

J’adore #59

J'adore #59

Welcome back to the latest edition of J'adore. In this series I highlight products that I have either tried recently or want to try.  I am always spotting things that I want to buy (although 90% of the time I am window shopping!) and am sharing them here with you. Please note there are affiliate links in the post. In case you really like something and my sharing has persuaded you to buy it, I … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #139

Saturday-Six-February 7

So it looks like everyone survived the Super Bowl and post-game day "who did the best commercial" debate.  I didn't watch and I saw the commercials on YouTube after the fact.  Instead I played hermit.  Mr. Misadventures was off in the desert this past week taking photos and I spent time catching up on this and that with the blog. I was also a little under the weather as there is cold/flu making … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Blogger Caroline of Caroline’s Cooking


There are so many types of food bloggers out there - from professional cooks to home chefs to very creative moms who just love to share the meals they make for their families with others.  Caroline of Caroline's Cooking is somewhere in between.  One thing for sure, she cooks with love and creates wonderful dishes for her family, made with local, seasonal products that she finds in the New England … [Read more...]

Detroit and Buick: A Renaissance For All, Part 2


After an amazing first day getting to know Detroit a little better I was raring to go for day 2! We regrouped bright and early to head to a very special place for breakfast.  Our day would be book-ended at the vibrant Eastern Market, a six-block public market that has been open since 1891.  It is the largest open air market in the United States. Close to 50,000 people flow through every Saturday … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – James of Nomadic Notes


I deeply admire long term travelers. They are the adventurer, the gypsy that  I long to be.  If I started my life over I would be a digital nomad, just like travel blogger James Clark of Nomadic Notes.  James is kind of based in Vietnam and travels the world leveraging his online media business to bring in income and create opportunities for the next travel destination. He is smart, a talented … [Read more...]

February’s Totally Awesome $750 Amazon Giveaway

Totally Awesome Amazon Giveaway - February 2015

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am not big on holidays. But I am big on providing a monthly opportunity to win either an large Amazon gift card or PayPal cash to my readers. Here is more on my thoughts on giveaways and why I do them. It seems like there is nothing that can't be purchased on Amazon these days and I run all my blog expenses through PayPal so for me either prize given the … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #138


I can't believe we are looking at the last day of January! How are you doing on holding tight to all the goals you've set for 2015?  I started off on the right track, am making slow progress, but it is progress!  We are having fantastic weather - sorry rest of the country - which means lots of time to get out and do things.  I am trying to do some extra walking during my lunch hour at least a day … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Anna of ANNAdventure

Food bloggers interview - Anna Bruce of ANNAdventure

If you check out food blogger Anna of ANNAdventure's About Page I feel like she is a way cooler version of me, I even want to steal her giant, awesome "A!" She wants to travel and to eat, take photos and blog about it.  Tell me, what is not to love? Her photography is gorgeous and her recipes look as equally as tempting, I am currently drooling over her dulce de leche french toast with apples … [Read more...]