(Giveaway) Steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs with Beurre Blanc for Dipping

There is nothing like king crab when it comes to flavor and presentation. It's sweet, succulent, snowy white in appearance and an absolute family favorite meal. Let's face it, it's hard not to gawk at these beautiful limbs when peering into the seafood counter. They are impressive. But don't be intimidated by them, they are so easy to prepare....more

Of Good Friends and a Summer Feast

Great food makes for great bribery. With the promise of a fabulous feast, we invited ourselves over to good friends for the weekend. They have a gorgeous home overlooking the California coast. Hey, what are friends for?...more

Third Step in A Worry Free Kitchen Renovation

Welcome to part three of my series titled, "Four Steps To a Worry-Free Kitchen Makeover."  As a design professional, I know firsthand that for many homeowners the thought of a kitchen renovation is accompanied by anxiety over all the decisions that need to be made.  I'm teaming up with Sub-Zero and Wolf to share my tips for each stage of a kitchen renovation to help put your worries to rest. ...more

Very Berry Pavlova Recipe and Giveaway

My husband and I have been married 11 years this month. Time, slow down! This is a very special anniversary for us. You see, we're expecting baby #2. Our first child is 5 and will be starting school this year. We didn't go out of town to celebrate but we did go out to our favorite fancy restaurant and then shared dessert at home....more

Back To School Shopping at Staples and a Free Super-Detailed Printable Checklist

So this year I've compiled all my experiences into my mind and put together a list of things that I (or you!) will probably need at some point this year, as well as all the usual, basic things that kids need for back to school time. And then I went shopping at Staples! And I bought. All. The. Things. All of them! It was great. ...more

How I Find Comfort During My Period

Igwe asked me, as he often does, "What are you blogging about?" Sometimes I tell him what I'm blogging about, and other times, I tell him that he has to wait and see. This time, I said, "I'm typing a sponsored post for Stayfree about what makes me feel better and feel comfortable during my period." ...more

Summer Dreams $500 Cash Giveaway

Summer Dreams $500 Cash Giveaway Welcome to the $500 Summer Dreams Cash Giveaway! I’m so excited to bring you this awesome giveaway!   ...more

The New York Diaries: My Journey

A little over a year ago, I decided to finally pursue my dream of living in New York and writing fiction. I thought I had nothing to lose, and did the responsible thing and transferred my job, gave my car a tune up, and said goodbye to my cat. To say that it has been a journey is an understatement. In the past year I have: - Quit my job-Become homeless more than once-Considered sex work for cash ...more

Back to School Shopping Tips and Free Printable

It seems like that time of year has come again. Always before I feel like I'm ready and always before I feel like I've had a full summer: Back to School. As much as I enjoy having my kids home with me, I can sense that they are ready to go back to school. Too many days bored or ornery in a row... time for school to start. With back to school comes the inevitable back to school shopping. I think it's an official kid rite of passage... the annual pick out new stuff for the new school year shopping trip....more

Back to School Dates with American Express

When your child heads back to school, aren't there 5 million things you want to tell them? For me, if they wouldn't be mortified -- I'd scream it from the rooftop:...more