Book covers for The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect

Please note: I try to avoid spoilers at all costs…but they may still appear in the review for the two books listed, above. Be warned! Apologies!Graeme Simsion recently published The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect. My initial reaction to the bright and (in my opinion) neat looking covers, followed by an impressive star rating on Amazon and an intriguing book description all led me to download the two to my Kindle.Within the first few pages of The Rosie Project,… Read more »

Image of Espresso Caramel Ice Cream Cake

Two weeks ago was my other half’s birthday. His love of coffee, espresso and all things caffeine inspired me to search for an ice cream cake recipe last summer for his last birthday. The cake was such a hit he asked for it again this year. Of course, after making something once, you typically find some adjustments that work better for you! I’d like to thank Martha Stewart’s site for the original recipe for this cake – although I have… Read more »

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Last week, I posted the first ten rounds of questions of questions I’m answering. Today, is round two! If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? Baking, cooking, volunteering, writing, traveling and running. I’m not sure if the last one can be considered “work.” Unless, I ran for fundraising. On top of this list, although I can’t call spending copious amounts of time adventuring with family and friends work, doing this would definitely make… Read more »

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Okay. Step One. Read the Quote on the right. I’m serious. Don’t wait and come back later. Do it now. “Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a… Read more »

Mussels From Mussel and Burger Bar Image

Located right on Taylorsville Road in Louisville, KY is the Mussel and Burger Bar. Coming in with a 4.6 star rating on Google and over 8,000 likes on Facebook, it clearly doesn’t need to be said that this review will be a positive one.When I first heard the name, I questioned it’s level of fanciness – a burger bar? I pictured a small, dark, possibly dingy place with mediocre burgers and mussels that weren’t up to par – a place… Read more »

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I remember back in middle and early high school (2006-2009 -ish) how Facebook Notes were commonly used for sharing and answering surveys filled with a long list of questions about everything – favorite color? favorite food? etc, etc. And if you were tagged, you were expected to answer every question. Of course, most of those questions were pretty straight forward – and being young made it just that much easier. Well, I’ve stumbled across a list of 50 Questions that… Read more »

As an associate, my employer hosts a program called the 100 Day Dash. Yesterday was the first day of the dash. The entire point of it is to inspire the health of all the associates. If someone wishes to be a part of the dash, they simply pick a team to join and start stepping! If you don’t know, I purchased a Fitbit One last year and have been wearing and keeping a count of my steps ever since. I… Read more »

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I’m new to this whole official dinner thing. Of course I had dinner as a kid (6 o’clock sharp). However, when I went off to college, dinner became just another rushed meal where it was likely to be doing one of two things: eating for nourishment or procrastinating studying that needed to be done by spending time with friends. Dinner could happen at four in the afternoon or eight at night (or both) – it didn’t matter. This changed somewhat… Read more »

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – running changed my life! Exercise removes stress, stops over-thinking and honestly – I find it fun! (Oh, and cardio is always a good thing – keeping that heart in good shape!).Well, a few months ago, I was wearing a “Born to Run” shirt…and someone questioned it – “Are you actually born to run? Do you do like the treadmill or outdoors?” Upon answering that I enjoy running outside, they looked… Read more »

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Here we are at week two of Foodie Friday. Although you might think “Breakfast” when I say Frittata, but I promise this recipe can be used at any time of day! It’s protein packed and delicious too! One note, the recipe is incredibly flexible – add more or less or substitute! The frittata is definitely a meal you can make your own. Ingredients: 1-2 c. Mushrooms 4 Eggs Garlic Powder Olive Oil 0.75 c. Milk 2 Bell Peppers, chopped 3-5… Read more »

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A few weeks ago, in my post Transitioning, I mentioned my recent trip to Florida. My other half and I visited Fort Lauderdale and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is a community just north of Fort Lauderdale. During our stay at a resort in Fort Lauderdale (as we were trying to catch our breath from college graduation), we didn’t do too much exploring. It certainly wasn’t like the constant go, go, go attitude we had on our Europe adventures. In fact, I can… Read more »