What I’m Wearing to Work This Week: Navy Blue, Olive Green, and Florals

If the title of this post was “What I Wish I Was Wearing This Week,” it would be all about bikinis, cutoffs, and sundresses.  But, the job that provides me with a paycheck insists those aren’t office-appropriate attire, so instead I rounded up 4 office-ready outfits that are summery enough to be comfortable in this … Continue reading What I’m Wearing to Work This Week: Navy Blue, Olive Green, and Florals

Sunday Funday: Blueberry Muffins!

This is an unplanned post.  I had already decided that today's Sunday Funday was about Book Club; typed it up and posted it, but then I whipped up these beauties and just had to share them with you all.  So it's a 2-for-1 day on The Blog. The blueberries are so good right now; super … Continue reading Sunday Funday: Blueberry Muffins!

Sunday Sunday: Book Club Chapter 1

I can’t even remember how long ago it was that my good friend Danielle invited me to a book club she held at her house; it must have been at least 10 years ago.  I was introduced to Danielle through a mutual friend, Renee, and we immediately hit it off.  I could probably write an … Continue reading Sunday Sunday: Book Club Chapter 1

Saturday Sweets: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Every time I make these, folks go nuts.  I mean, really it’s the best of both worlds:  cookie dough ANDa cupcake!  I did make this as a 2 layer round cake one time for a friend’s birthday.  It was good, but really the cupcake form factor is the best for this recipe, because you get … Continue reading Saturday Sweets: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Social Commerce In My Closet: Getting the most out of what I don’t wear

A few years ago, I noticed my daughter printing shipping labels and sending packages semi-frequently.  It would seem she had some little business going.  But what on earth could she be doing?  “Selling clothes and shoes and stuff I don’t wear.”  Hmmm.  And how exactly are you doing that?  Poshmark. Poshmark has been around for … Continue reading Social Commerce In My Closet: Getting the most out of what I don’t wear

Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

I’ve found rice bowls (and even noodle bowls) to be an easy way to accommodate multiple dietary needs.  My husband has a very restricted diet in which he avoids dairy, gluten, and corn products.  My youngest daughter is a vegetarian, my oldest loves meat, and I stick with a low-fat diet due to gallbladder surgery … Continue reading Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

Wine Wednesday: Rosé

*Disclaimer:  I am by no means a wine expert.  What I write is based on my own tastes and opinions as a regular old wine drinking gal. I was reading a post online the other day in which the writer asked if rosé was like white zin.  I laughed out loud.  For real.  Not just … Continue reading Wine Wednesday: Rosé

On Becoming an Empty Nester Part 2: Pass the Tissues

I have two adult children.  It sounds so weird when I say it out loud.  For some reason, in my mind college wasn’t that long ago, when in reality, that time period was well over 20 years ago.  My husband and I have been married for 22 years, our oldest child is 20 and her … Continue reading On Becoming an Empty Nester Part 2: Pass the Tissues

Lemon Caper Chicken with Dairy-free Spinach Artichoke Mashed Potatoes

This dairy-free, gluten-free alternative to chicken piccata and pasta makes for an easy and light weeknight meal.  To save time, you can buy thinly sliced chicken breast cutlets at most grocery stores.  Otherwise, buy regular boneless skinless chicken breasts and very carefully slice them in halves or thirds lengthwise to make your own.  For the … Continue reading Lemon Caper Chicken with Dairy-free Spinach Artichoke Mashed Potatoes

Casual Summer Evenings: Shoulders, Rompers, and White

I already admitted that I’m not a professional fashion blogger.  And, while I do buy lots of clothes, I am a bargain hunter so I really don’t spend big bucks on the clothing I buy.  I do have some nice handbags and shoes, and some quality pieces for work, but when it comes to clothing … Continue reading Casual Summer Evenings: Shoulders, Rompers, and White

Turkey Burgers with Dairy-free Ranch Dressing, Smashed & Herbed Red Potatoes, and Cucumber Salad

It was way too hot to stand outside at the grill today, so I did these burgers on the stove, but they really are just as good either way.  I use ground turkey breast because it is leaner and almost fat-free compared to regular ground turkey.  However, the regular ground turkey will have a little … Continue reading Turkey Burgers with Dairy-free Ranch Dressing, Smashed & Herbed Red Potatoes, and Cucumber Salad

When the Music Stops

Why do we as a society take it so personally when a musician dies? I've thought about this a bit over the past couple years, but today as I hear the news about Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, I find myself asking it again: why do I care? Why does this make me so sad? … Continue reading When the Music Stops