Summer Eats – Scallops Over Polenta and Watermelon Salad

Summertime in Florida sometimes leaves me lost when it comes to making dinner. Sure, I’m hungry, but heavy casseroles or stews sound like a horrible idea when temps start crawling up into the 80s and 90s. The fact that I happen to be nearly 36 weeks pregnant certainly isn’t driving me into the kitchen ....more

Feeling Gifty? DIY Sugar Scrubs

I like to do things for my friends. Not so strange, right? Sometimes, though, that desire can be a stress to the wallet, particularly if I’m looking to do something special for more than one person at a time ....more

Featured on BlogHer!

I read an article on BlogHer the other day recommending “Video Games for Women”...more

Why 'Games for Women' Has Given Me Rage Face

I grew up with video games.  My family wasn't wealthy, but my two older brothers and I saved our pennies and my father agreed to pitch in so we could buy our first gaming system: a TI-99/4A.  Image Credit: Quagmire's Photos via Flickr I played Parsec, Hunt the Wumpus, and Alpiner with the best of them. As time passed, we continued to save our pennies so we could upgrade our game systems and purchase more games. ...more
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Building a Dream Out of Books!

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about #GoWithout here on the blog. You all remember the concept, right? Stop and think of something that you could do without, whether it be for a day, a week, or a month, in order to give a little to someone else ....more

The VivaVoxBox! (Tales of Free Things)

I don’t do a whole lot of sponsored posting or ads for products here on the blog, but occasionally, the opportunity presents itself and I go ahead and share. I’m never against talking about a product so long as I feel like I can give an honest opinion. It’s even better when I can give […] ...more

Stupid Does Not Excuse Stupid

“Two wrongs don’t make a right.” I think everyone’s heard that before. You broke your mom’s vase as a kid playing ball in the house, then lied about how it happened. Mom inevitably finds out, and you’re in worse trouble than you would have been had you fessed up ....more

Citrus Almond Cake with Whipped Coconut Cream

Paleo. If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen it crop up somewhere in your feed, likely sandwiched between someone’s CrossFit update and posts about Common Core. Basically, it’s SO hot right now ....more

The Third Trimester

Today I start the third trimester of my pregnancy. I meant to keep up with everything happening here on the blog. Really I did ....more

The Beauty of Bone Broth

I love food. Sometimes, it’s the really great for you, locally-grown, organic, fresh stuff. Sometimes, it’s the carb and cheese laden, super easy to make casserole (that happens to be sitting in the oven right this second) ....more