9 Things You Didn’t Know About Women and Car Shows

Pam Fletcher - GM Electrification

I’ve been going to car shows for as long as I can remember. Or at least as long as I’ve been married, which kind of feels like the same thing. My husband is a fan of cars and so am I. He likes the mechanics and I like the aesthetics. It’s part of why I […]

Even Menopause has a Musical {Giveaway}

Menopause the Musical

Fun fact about me: When I was in college, I majored in Biology and minored in Theater. There’s always been a push and pull between my right brain and my left brain (still is). I love fact and form and procedure. And then I love creative chaos. Explains a lot about me, doesn’t it? But […]

How I Cheat the Daily Dinner Grind

Cheese and crackers

I made a delicious and easy dinner using Johnsonville® Meatballs as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. All opinions are my own. #MeatballMasters How can someone who loves cooking hate making dinner so much? It’s a question I’ve asked myself over and over again. I like to cook. I love to eat. Sounds like […]

Using only two words to describe my Ford Experience at the North American International Auto Show

SheBuysCars in Tin Lizzy

Word #1: History.   What’s a trip to Detroit with two things? Henry Ford and cars. Arguably the birthplace of automobiles, you couldn’t but feel like a part of history stepping into the service elevator at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, better known as the birthplace of the Model T.   The plant happened to […]

How to Have the Best and Worst Kids’ New Year’s Eve

NYE noisemakers

The year was 1978 (or so, but that sounds about right). My parents were headed out to a party on New Year’s Eve. It was one of the very few times I remember my parents going out together as adults. My dad was dressed in a suit, probably his three-piece gray, pin-striped suit with wide lapels. And […]

100 Good Deeds in a Weary World

A Good Deed Brightens a Dark Work #DeedADay

There are a few movies with which I can quote almost every single line. Some are funny, some are poignant. All are memorable. The title of this post, for example, comes from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” The original, starring Gene Wilder, was and is one of my very favorite movies. I sympathize with Charlie […]

The Best In-Between-Holiday Meals

spaghetti and Johnsonville meatballs

I made a delicious and easy dinner using Johnsonville® Meatballs as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #MeatballMasters There reaches a point sometime between November and January where you’re just done with the cooking. The novelty of baking has worn off. The excitement of a large family dinner is now sitting in the kitchen […]

Philadelphia: The City of Holiday Love

Philly menorah

When I booked a weekend getaway for the family, I mainly wanted a change of scenery, access to some fun holiday activities, and a short drive from home. I got all of that when I took advantage of a Kimpton special and planned two nights at the Hotel Monaco. While food was a big part […]

A Pre-Holiday Feast in Philadelphia

Hotel Monaco - Philly

My family has this ongoing problem. We love to travel and experience new things but we often lack the impetus to get and go. We have plenty of grand ideas that we always intend to follow through on and end up stuck behind the never-ending litany of household chores and complacency. The holidays are no exception.  We […]

3 Cameras to Covet from Best Buy

Best shot

A few weeks ago, I created what I think was my best gift guide yet. I always look for cool, slightly unusual, and definitely not pie-in-the-sky items. I had four subguides broken down into kids stuff, socially good products, out of the ordinary gift ideas, and all the things a blogger like me would covet. […]

Another Year of Book Club Reading

Another 12 books for book club reading

I did it again! I read 12 books in one year! And this year, I actually read even more!   I’m a member in good standing of my local book club. Since we started in November 2012, I’ve only missed two actual book clubs AND I still made sure I read the books so that I […]