51 Great Tips and Tricks for Bloggers

I've been blogging for just a little shy of a year now, and there are some things I have picked up along the way. Whether you're thinking of starting your own blog or you have been blogging yourself for a while now, I think there is probably something here for everyone (even if it's just affirmation). Come for the tips, but stay for the tricks to catapult your blog. ...more
marilyn1998 I sincerely hope that it proves useful. :)more



Last Minute Valentine's Gifts

 I thought about titling this post, "Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts: What Your Significant Other Probably Really Wants Anyway", but then I thought, no, that's way too long for a title, however true it is. You're likely here for one of 4 reasons:...more

Be Kind

  Image was adapted from: photo credit Wine, Costa Rica via photopin (license) ...more

RumChata Cheesecake Recipe

 "Ooh, look! Booze Baking! She's still doing that! I'm so excited!" you say. Indeed, dear reader, I AM still doing the booze baking series! I'll continue any series that lets me eat my alcohol....more

A Day To Reflect

I appreciate opportunities to reflect. To reflect on where we've been, how far we've come, and where we want to go. Today, the day set aside to honor the work and vision of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. is a day that lends itself well to reflection....more

What You Need to Know About Winter in the Upper Midwest

So you've moved from a warmer part of the world (somewhere positively balmy in comparison, like Ohio). Congratulations! Before we send you on your way, though, let us give you just a little advice about our winters...The first thing you need to know is that...  and, you're expecting the next gif, but it's still true...  ...more
Denise Thank you! I'm so glad that it brightened your day! The cold has been really tough for a ...more

Amaretto Almond Delight Cake


Admitting What I Think: About the Police, Eric Garner, and, Yes, Michael Brown

I spend a lot of time worrying about whether I should say what I want to. I spend a lot of time concerned with how other people will react. I don’t want to upset people, partially because I know what that feels like and, partially, because I am sometimes afraid of whether or not other people will react in an aggressive or hurtful way. ...more