World Market Halloween Wine Party #BookOfLife

World Market Halloween Wine Tasting-2356

I love wine. The Halloween wine selection at World Market is something I look forward to all year and the selection this year did not disappoint. In fact, I purchased just about one of each for my post today. It was fun to come home with a case of wine and other Halloween goodies since this [...]

Amazing Coffee Giveaway for National Coffee Day @Ekoffee @lecreuset

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Yay for National Coffee Day!!  It is no secret that I love coffee. I talk about it, I post about it online especially on instagram and I make recipes with it. Coffee is a secret ingredient in cakes, its amazing in ice cream, coffee rubbed steaks or pork tenderloin are amazing, and I have always [...]

I am going to Seattle! #IFBC

IFBC Sponsor Collage

I know I don’t do any travel posts on my blog, I would if I actually traveled a lot more ( Still hoping for that all expense paid month long trip to Bora Bora) but this is primarily a food blog and I am travelling for a food conference in Seattle in a few days, [...]

Hundred Foot Journey Gourmet Getaway Sweepstakes with Cost Plus World Market

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Being a “foodie” I love movies about food, like the Disney/Dream Works movie based on the best selling novel, now in theaters since August 8th, “The Hundred-Foot Journey“. Cost Plus World Market’s latest Gourmet Getaway Sweepstakes is inspired by this movie with a trip to Paris, cooking classes and more!! This post is sponsored by Cost [...]

5qt Artisan KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway

Normally I have a recipe to go with a giveaway post, but time has slipped away from me this month ( How is it almost July already??) and so I will make this post short and sweet and to the point. A fabulous group of bloggers and myself are giving away a KitchenAid Mixer!!

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16GB iPad Air Giveaway ( $500 Value)

16g iPad Air giveaway #giveaway #ipad

Who wants to win an iPad Air? I know I do!!   I know its been a little bit since I last posted a recipe, but don’t worry I have lots coming up. Life gets busy sometimes and with two little kids the ol blog gets put on the backburner for a week or so. [...]

Food Bloggers Favorite Things Giveaway

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December 1st. Where has this year gone??  I need to blink less. How about starting of the last month of the year with a really fun giveaway? 12 giveaways to be exact. One is here on my blog, the other 11 are all hosted by other bloggers. We decided to have a little [...]

Food Blogging Thoughts a Thank You and a $100 World Market Gift Card Giveaway


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Food blogging is a funny thing; or would I say recipe blogging?  I guess that ” Food” bloggers more or less blog about food they eat, do restaurant reviews and the like and recipe bloggers create and adapt recipes, test, photograph and publish for all the world to see and hopefully make and [...]

Twitter Party and Giveaway with #GEMFoodMag and #Kenmore100

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One of the best parts about being in the food/recipe blogging world is the relationships and connections you make with other bloggers. Food really does bring everyone together. Social media really helps to bring bloggers together since we use the platforms to not only promote our own recipes but we also share each others. Sort [...]

School Lunch Ideas with Honest Kids #RockTheLunchBox (And a Giveaway!)

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One of the things I had always looked forward to when becoming a mom was being able to pack my kid’s lunchboxes. Call me crazy, but its the little things like these that show my kids how much I love them. So when my friend Vijay from Nosh On It emailed me about the Honest [...]

Virtual Room Makeover with World Market #WorldMarketMakeover

#worldmarketmakeover #spruceupyourspace @worldmarket

If you were given $5000 to make over any room, what room would it be? You could have that chance to do so with World Market’s latest giveaway!!  This post is sponsored by World Market on behalf of their Spruce Up Your Space Giveaway.

We are currently launching our NEW Fall Décor/Furniture Collections – Maison [...]

Father’s Day Sweepstakes with World Market #CelebrateDad


I KNOW Mother’s day was only yesterday;  I am feeling relaxed and refreshed thanks to my wonderful husband and daughters for treating me so great, and I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day as well.  Since I am feeling so grateful for my husband, who is an awesome dad to our two young [...]