My "Pan" Movie Review~ Spoiler Alert!

I’ve loved the story of Peter Pan since my youth; more the sentiment of the story, really. I visualize Peter as the free spirit in all of us, deep, deep down in some people, just saying. Only certain movies persuade me to visit the movie theater; especially in this day and age, this is one of them. The trailer for “Pan” pulled me in; more importantly the music in the trailer magnetized me. I didn’t really know what to expect, other than it was the prequel to Peter Pan’s life. I’m happy to report I was pleasantly surprised with the movie and the direction it took....more

Ten best meatless, gluten-free Thanksgiving side dishes

Do you remember Norman Rockwell's painting "Freedom from Want"? Also called The Thanksgiving Picture, it depicts mom (or grandma) carrying a large turkey on a platter to the holiday table, around which the entire smiling family waits eagerly for the turkey carving to begin. That was 1942, but today, no holiday host gets off as easily as that ....more

Spiced Pumpkin Kiribath

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone ....more

Favorite Over the Knee Boots + Local Giveaway

Who is ready for the weekend? ...more

Harvest Kale Salad with Roasted Apple, Sweet Potato and Candied Pecans

Here we are again with another of those impossible to name recipes. With so very many good things in the mix, what makes the cut into the title? Even with that mouthful, I didn’t mention the dried cranberries, the cider vinaigrette or the feta (not pictured, but added later) ....more

Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France

After checking out the WWII Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial...more

Best Gifts for Runners

‘Tis the season! With the holidays just around the corner (how is it Thanksgiving next week?!),...more

If You’re Single Heading into the Holidays…

The holidays can be an obnoxious time to be single. Everyone is making Thanksgiving plans and picking out Christmas trees and getting engaged, plus then you get to see your entire extended family and field questions about your single status. Like, yes Aunt Ginny, I’m still single ....more

Coffee Break.

I’m finally home for a couple days and soaking up every minute. To those of you who travel nonstop for work, I don’t know how you do it! I’ve been to 14 cities in 6 weeks on my book tour and tonight marks 15 ....more

$100 Walmart Gift Card

Let’s celebrate Wednesday with a fun giveaway! It’s kind of crazy around here at HGL but I’m never too busy to offer a fun giveaway....more