Blueberry Cheesecake

Berry Best Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

I have better pictures now, so it's time for me to update my blueberry cheesecake recipe. My initial post tells the story of how we typically spend our 4th of Julys, with our friends, down by the river. But our friends have other plans this year, and so we'll have to make do with a LATER-in-July … [Read More...]

Alison & Sooze

Bites and Blogs Video at Williams-Sonoma, Nashville

On Saturday, June 13th, I was invited to participate in such a fun experience, hosted by Williams-Sonoma at the Mall of Green Hills in Nashville. And if you want to see HOW much fun I had, you can scroll to the bottom of this post to see the video. But hang with me for just a second, while I … [Read More...]

Tide Pods + My Laundry = Laundry Redefined

Tide Pods Equal Laundry Redefined

I am participating in a VIN campaign for P&G. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with P&G and do not earn a commission or percent of sales. Last weekend, my dear friend of over thirty years was spending […]

Goodwill, Bellevue, TN

Donate Stuff and Create Jobs at Your Goodwill

I’m writing this post on behalf of the Ad Council, and to let my friends and neighbors in the Nashville area know about a new Goodwill location, where they can donate their gently used stuff, and create jobs. There’s no better time of year for me to clean out my house of clutter, than summertime. […]

A Review of Joy Williams’ Album, “Venus”

I participated in the Joy Williams Venus album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are, of course, my own.     First things first: my review of this project. I very much enjoyed listening to “Venus”, Joy Williams’ first solo recording effort since […]

Walmart Family Mobile has Walmart's Lowest Priced Plans.

Making Memories with Walmart Family Mobile Video #MobileMemories #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions, of course, are mine alone. #MobileMemories #CollectiveBias May has been such a busy month for our family, with end-of-the-school-year activities, a son coming home from college, and my husband going off on the trip of lifetime to Alaska. Every day […]

Mama still has a little more work to do, before they're grown and flown.

Longing for Home

Lindsey’s been gone on a hunting trip, and I’ve been holding down the fort here in the Boonies. In my role as de facto head of the hacienda, I have been required to face a possible copperhead sighting on the patio, quell an incursion of multiple yellow jacket entries, take dominion over spiders that are showing up in […]


16 Things I Learned in Las Vegas

When I travel, I love to investigate a place for myself. Sure, I read up before I go, and I pay attention to the things I read. I talk to folks I know who have traveled there, and I listen to their advice. But I try to wait to form an opinion till after I’ve […]

Au Gratin Potatoes with Cheddar Stout Sauce

Au Gratin Potatoes with Cheddar Stout Sauce and a GIVEAWAY

I am a member of the Cabot Cheese Board – a proud and happy member, at that. Every once in a while, they send me cheese in the mail. Recently, they sent me a copy of their brand new cookbook. They told me that if I wanted to do a giveaway of their cookbook on […]

Avocado and Crabmeat Mimosa

Avocado and Crabmeat Mimosa at the Mad Men Finale Virtual Dinner Party

I have a recipe for a delicious salad to share, and a cookbook to give away! You’ll find this recipe in the cookbook:  The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook.  Avocado and Crabmeat Mimosa is a salad that was developed by the White House chef to the Kennedy family. The dish is made with two of my most […]

boy on tractor

Going for a Tractor Ride

   Life is a faith walk.   Sometimes, my faith is oh-so-small. Small enough that my tendency is to wait to write about things, to see how they’re going to turn out. I don’t want to write about something if it won’t “turn out well”, although precisely what “turn out well” means is a bit […]

Sloppy Indian Joes

Sloppy Indian Joes, Inspired by the Raw Spice Bar

I received an envelope containing February’s shipment of spices from Raw Spice Bar, to do a review of their product, but all opinions are strictly my own.  It should be no surprise to anyone that I love cooking. Cooking utilizes both sides of my brain. It takes knowledge that I’ve gained through the academic disciplines […]