6 Key Principles That'll Take Your Food Photography to the Next Level

When you decide to become a food blogger, there's probably one lesson that you learn far quicker than any other. The better your food photography, the more attention your photos will get, and the more successful your blog becomes. ...more

7 Steps to Writing Recipes Readers Will Love

Do you love to scour magazines, websites and cookbooks for recipes to share with your readers? If so, you’re in good company. It’s how many food bloggers find content for their posts. They also recreate dishes they eat at restaurants, are inspired by ...more

How I Diversified My Blogging Revenue

From 2008 to 2010, I was BlogHer’s Product Director, overseeing the roadmap for development of all online properties, including the ad network. When the company and I parted ways (amicably), I knew I wanted to create a new site with the intent of ...more

Food Bloggers Who Are Doing Linking Right

Every blog post provides an opportunity to make connections, whether those are to other posts on your own site, to posts on other food blogs, or to articles or pages that help explain a particular ingredient or technique. The world of blogs is built ...more

Let's Eliminate Violence Against Women #OrangetheWorld

Find out what leaders around the world are doing to take a stand for women....more

10-Minute Ab Burner with Alternating Planks

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. You may be sitting in traffic right now, or standing in your kitchen, trying to pull together a holiday meal. While it may be the last thing on your mind, I promise that you'll feel good if you make time for a quick workout. Today's ab burner takes a quick 10 minutes, but boy you'll feel it when you're done! Pin it now so you can have it ready to go once you pop that bird in the oven. ...more

Make Holiday Shopping Merry and Easy With These 5 Apps

It's almost time to put the phone in elf mode and get ready for the holiday shopping season. Here are five apps for managing the holidays from the palm of your hand, starting on Friday. ...more

Thanksgiving Side-Dishes That Will Make Your Heart "Beet"!

Turn the "beet" around and add some healthy and unique beet side-dishes to accompany your favorite holiday entrees. ...more

Women Must Have Equal Access to Technology

Technology is empowering women and girls around the world to improve their lives and their communities. Just ask the female vegetable seller in Tanzania who now uses a popular mobile service to store and transfer money using just her cell phone—protecting her business savings from theft and increasing her control over spending. The Internet and mobile phones can dramatically increase a woman’s access to information and opportunity through access to online education platforms, job opportunities, e-banking, mobile health applications and expanded social networks....more
"... shocking absence of women in STEM careers portrayed in American television and film.,, out ...more

6 Tips for a Successful DIY Photo Shoot

After the post about my DIY Family Portraits, I have had a few questions about planning a successful photo shoot. Remember that I’m definitely not a professional. Just a mamarazzi, here! Nevertheless, here are my top tips for preparing for your own do it yourself family photo session....more

5 Services That'll Keep the Men in Your Life Looking Effortlessly Dapper

Use these services and you'll have the sharpest-looking man in the neighborhood. ...more

Refugees Welcomed at My Thanksgiving Table

My family has been in America for a long time, but someone's newness or refugee status doesn't bother me....more
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Vacation Expectations vs Reality

My vacation expectations vs my vacation reality are two very different things.For example, when I left for Cabo exactly one week ago this was my plan:*Get up early every morning to take full advantage of beach/beautiful weather.*Walk, run, or do yoga at least once a day.*Simply because you can eat and drink everything you want because it feels free, doesn't mean you have to.*Work, write and blog every day.*Write at least 1,000 word from book every day. Writing from the beach will be great!*Find some alone time to meditate and think about book.*You don't have to drink every single night.*Don't go overboard on room service, enjoy fresh fruit and yogurt!*Post good photos to Instagram so you'll gain 100000 new followers while you're here.After eight days of being in Mexico I don't even remember that girl who wrote those romanticized ideas of a vacation.I got up early the first day. I did one yoga plank on the beach and called it good.Then I immediately ate muchaca burritos for breakfast and drank two Bloody Marys ....more

6 Steps to Become "an Expert".!

NaBloPoMo nov.25 PromptIn simple terms, an expert is a person who does what he does in a successful manner. It means anyone can be an expert. The secret lies in the need to complete the work and devotions that a person makes to do it in the right way. When we carefully evaluate lives of an experts we can see they resemble in a same manner.What ordinary person lacks is the will, the determination, motivation, the belief and the proper self esteem. The way a society defines a expert is different bit than this. They define the people who shines in a particular way than anyone else. Society defines an expert as an unique person. But anyone can become an expert by their heart....more

Don’t forget the Sweet Potatoes! Don’t forget the Pie!

Tomorrow’s the big day! Turkey and stuffing and rolls, oh my. And if you’re last minute planning (I may or may not have gone to the store twice this morning….and found a good parking spot both times ....more

black friday print sale!

Happy Thanksgiving week friends!...more

I'm Thankful I'm Single.

This year, I'm thankful I'm singleAF. And you should be too. Here's why....more

Idiomatic Insults

I don’t keep up with slang. ...more

Homemade Ornaments from Grandma’s Doilies

I have this box of doilies that my great grandmother made....more

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Turk the Carvey- Happy Thanksgiving!

I kept thinking I really wanted to write a post this week. But there was just no way to find any time. So I took inspiration from Steph's post to talk about my November recommendations ....more