Archives for January 2011

California Raisin Energy Bar Recipe

Last week at Blissdom, I got a chance to workout with, and interview, celebrity fitness trainer Valerie Waters. That post is coming soon, but the event was sponsored by California Raisins and they had super-delish raisin bars we grabbed post-workout. California Raisins has more recipes (as well as a huge contest that you might want […]


Super snuggly blankets that “hug” your wee one or grandpa and grandma. What is not to love about that? Hugs2Share offers bold, fantastic patterns that sport their trademark “hug”. With an inspiring story behind the company and limited prints, each product is loving and unique. New patterns are available every 8-12 weeks and a portion […]

Oh Plah Teething Bracelets are Oh La La!

I love, love, love funky jewelry designs, but when it is a functional, safe, eco-friendly design for my teething toddler! Sign me up! Oh Plah! teething bracelets are constructed of medical grade thermoplastic, which is non-toxic and free of BPA, phthalates, latex, lead and other heavy metals. It is recyclable, and it won’t stretch out, chip or […]

Butternut Squash Soup

On a recent trip to the supermarket, Butternut Squash was on sale and it inspired me to make Butternut Squash Soup. Here is the recipe if you want to try it out. Perfect for these cold, blustery winter days. For the younger set, let it cool a bit and add to a sippy cup so […]

The Beginning of a Blogger

This time of year is perfect for reflecting. I recently reflected on my entry into the Blogosphere, but I also want to reflect on my new role as a full-time Blogger. In early 2010, I left my job at the end of my maternity leave, and landed a work-at-home role that was more flexible to […]

Blogger Bow and Curtsey

At the beginning of each year, I get very sentimental. I often think about what changes I have experienced from the previous year and what I have to look forward to in the year ahead. I also find in the quietness of winter, it is a natural time to reflect; to be grateful for what […]

High Tech Fitness

The New Year means resolutions, and many resolutions revolve around fitness. As always, technology has great devices for which to turn to help achieve those goals. Boston’s Fox25 Morning News aired a clip with the latest gadgets that were on display at the recent Consumer Electronics Show. Check them out and put them on your […]

Snow Cream Fun

With almost two feet of snow around here, I feel like I am up to my eyeballs in snow. (And based on the snow drift in our driveway, that is literally true.) With many of us dealing with the second snow day in a row and a looming three day weekend, the question is what […]

Lost in Translation

So yesterday I wrote an post about Trust; the breaking of it and having it be social media related. I kept my comments cryptic as to not call out the individual or point fingers. Yet, I was pissed and needed a outlet to vent. Heck, isn’t that why most of us have blogs? To be […]

Baby Bargains

As we all know, kids grow out of clothes and toys so fast. The result is an empty wallet and a basement full of old stuff. No worries though. Massachusetts is loaded with consignment shops geared just for kids. So if you are looking to unload old gear or pick up some deals, here are the […]

Scan Me

I love funky things. Especially when it comes to social media. Anything that shakes up the status quo is an added bonus. QR (quick response) readers are big over the pond, but are just gaining popularity in the States. You see QR codes on conference badges, t-shirts for promos, and business cards. I have seen local […]

Mama is Heading to Nashville

I am really “lawky” (hee, hee) to have been selected to be a legal speaker at a Blogging conference, Blissdom, this month. This is a big deal for me as I have really missed public speaking and it is a great opportunity for blog exposure. Plus, as a stay-at-home Mom, it shakes up my daily […]

What to Do Once a Year

New Year’s is loaded with resolutions to get fit, get healthy, get a job, get organized, get [insert personal goal here], but I’d rather forget all that stuff and use the New Year as an opportunity for some once-a-year-I-should-do things. There are lots of things I put off or don’t think about during the course of […]