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Food Blogger Pro Review – Monetize and Improve YOUR Blog

Food Blogger Pro Review – Monetize and Improve YOUR Blog

Disclaimer:  Please note, this post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! I just wanted to take a minute and write a review for Food Blogger Pro.  I first signed for Food Blogger Pro when I wanted to improve upon my food photography.  I found […]

Strawberry Balsamic Salad

Strawberry Balsamic Salad

Today for lunch I made a Strawberry Balsamic Salad recipe.  It was SO good!!!  I live in California and right now we are surrounded by local, fresh strawberries.  There are several strawberry stands close to my home and it is my favorite time of year […]

Four Cheese Italian Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce

Four Cheese Italian Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce

Italian lasagna with a homemade bolognese sauce is a special treat for our family.  I was SO lucky to marry into a family with an Italian heritage.  “Boompa,” as we called him, was 100% Italian and my husband is quarter Italian, so I have learned […]

Garage Photography Studio Tour Video

Garage Photography Studio Tour Video

Do you want to convert your Garage into a Photography Studio? Watch this video to take a tour of my garage photography studio and I’ll show you what I’ve done!

Overcoming Fear with Faith

Overcoming Fear with Faith

Overcoming fear will be a lifetime struggle and challenge for most of us.  We may have fear of failure, abandonment, rejection, or fear of the unknown.  I think I struggle with the last one most of all.  Fear of the unknown.  I went on a […]

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

For my daughter’s birthday we made Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes topped with strawberries, whipped cream, pure maple syrup and Butterfinger baking bits (these were really good!).  The combination of peanut butter, chocolate, maple and whipped cream was super yummy.  We have a birthday tradition that […]

Creamy Pumpkin Maple Bisque

Creamy Pumpkin Maple Bisque

For lunch I wanted to have a hearty and healthy soup and so I made a Creamy Pumpkin Maple Bisque soup to go with my salad.  I have to say I was SHOCKED at how good it tasted.  I’m not a huge pumpkin fan (unless […]

Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

Today I want to share a recipe for a healthy Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing.  As I have tried to improve my health while still having moderation, I really wanted to come up with something creamy to put on my salads.  The main ingredient?  Cottage cheese.  […]

Book Review for Evarance – Rise of the Shadows

Book Review for Evarance – Rise of the Shadows

This is a book review for the new release of the book Evarance – Rise of the Shadows.  First of all, I am a little bit biased because my sister wrote the book.  That said, I LOVED this book!!!  I mean, wow.  I had no […]

Ham Bean Vegetable Soup

Ham Bean Vegetable Soup

Today I wanted to share my recipe for Ham Bean Vegetable Soup.  I like making my soups from scratch.  I feel like they are healthier and so much heartier!  It’s also a good way to use garden vegetables as well as food storage dry beans.  […]

Finding Joy through Adversity

Finding Joy through Adversity

Today I want to talk about finding joy through adversity.  This past week I flew back East to attend a funeral which is why I haven’t posted recently.  This is a poem that was read at the funeral: Timur’s  Poem Although your work on earth […]

01 January 2016 Income Report

01 January 2016 Income Report

Here is the income report for January 2016.  My biggest source of income this month was through Shutterstock.  January is typically a slow month for stock photo sales.  While meager, you can see that I have had substantial growth each consecutive January over the past […]