Holiday Baking: Peppermint Oreos

Happy Christmas! I am a Christmas person; a Christmas carols in July, tree up the day after Thanksgiving, Hot cocoa swilling Christmas person. I get this trait from my Mom who subscribes to a more is more philosophy from the third week in November through January 1. Every corner of our home was decorated for […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a totes fabulous day filled with family, turkey, football, and pie. I know mine was. In fact I ate so much I’m going to fall into a turkey and stuffing coma.  I had dinner at my parent’s house this year with my Mom, Dad, YoungerBrotherGreg, Aunt and Uncle. […]

My Favorite Christmas Songs

You guys! It’s November. There are 52 days till Christmas, according to @OfficialSanta. Starbucks has red cups again and… My officemates at work agreed to let me start playing Christmas music. House Rules be damned!   Here are a few of my favorite Christmas Classics: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (1944) Judy Garland This […]

I’ve Fallen And I Can’t Get Up!

In my professional life I work in mental health. I help other grown adults cope with chronic illness, death, and loss (sounds soo fun right?!). Despite this…my personal coping skills are shit. I’m dead serious. If I were to ask myself “How have you gotten through previously difficult situations?” here would be the answer: 1. […]

Hello WordPress

Heeeeeellllloooooo! I started this move from Blogger to WordPress ages ago…or at least it feels that way. I’m still really working on figuring things out around here; seriously though I had no idea how much I didn’t know. There are lots of things I’d like to do, so we’ll see how that works with what […]


Hello All. Long time no see. I have BIG NEWS…ok it’s moderately sized news but I’m excited. I’m moving my lovely little blog over to WordPress. Google has just been an Epic Fail since it took over blogger and they are suuuuper unresponsive to support requests. I know there are about ten of you out […]

The Refinery

 I am a New Tampa-ite, so traveling south of Busch Blvd. makes mesomewhat uncomfortable, and my general comfort zone consists of thecollege area hang outs near where I work and the yuppie youngprofessional joints closer to the Wiregrass Mall. It’s sort of slimpickings for non-chain that have excellent, reasonably priced food. Sowhen people at work […]

New Year, New Resolutions

I’m back; back from vacation, back from my blogging break, back in theWeight Watchers saddle, just back. I finally feel like I’m able tore-focus this blog, especially without the pressure of postingeveryday. I missed sharing my life, my anecdotes, and my recipes soI’m glad to be back.The end of last year was filled with lots […]