half the sky – book review (and giveaway) – closed

half the sky - book review (and giveaway) - closed

September 1st, 2012

Before I knew that there was going to be “Noah”, I was busy preparing for my inevitable empty nest. I was trying to mitigate the unease I felt by putting in place a “plan” – a list of things I was going to immerse myself in once Conor went off to college. Things like becoming […]


“happier at home” book launch party (and a giveaway!) – closed

happier at home book launch party

August 15th, 2012

After reading several posts about this wonderful night, I’ve decided to throw my hat into the ring too………. Remember the blogger dinner I attended this past spring? One of the lovely ladies I had the pleasure of meeting that night was Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project”. I didn’t know Gretchen or her book […]


(blog)star struck

pasanella and son vintners, blogstar

April 20th, 2012

Last month I received an e-mail from the wonderful Sarah Bryden Brown, inviting me to the very first “Blogstar Sunday Supper”. I looked at the guest list and immediately had this thought: Was this a mistake? Followed by this: What could I possibly have to say to all of these way more experienced and successful bloggers? And […]


favor- “ette”: wantist


April 17th, 2012

I have never put much stock in psychics or fortune tellers. Till now. I had the absolute pleasure of attending Blogstar’s Sunday Supper this past weekend, hosted by the lovely, engaging and uber-supportive Sarah Bryden Brown. I can’t wait to share my experience with you but I HAD to tell you right away about the amazing gift bag I […]


blove: greetings from texas

blove: greetings from texas

April 2nd, 2012

Megan Silianoff writes “Greetings From Texas” – a blog which chronicles her life after moving last year from Chicago to Houston with her husband (and dog). So why do I “blove” this blog? Simple – it literally puts a smile on my face every time I read it. I try to never miss a post, and always […]


my life as a blog

January 11th, 2012

Wow. I am humbled, honored and more than a little excited to be featured in Blogstar’s “My Life As a Blog” series today. What is Blogstar? “Blogstar is a daily celebration of the future of publishing featuring those who make it happen: bloggers.” It was founded by the smart and very talented Sarah Bryden-Brown (herself […]