Today is my favorite kind of day. Texas has been hit with another cold spell, cold enough to have a wood fire burning in our fireplace. And so we do. To go with that cozy fire is my traditional Manhattan. I’m not sure how long I have been pairing the two, but somehow when I think of a roaring fire, a Manhattan* [see recipe below] goes along with it.
What else pairs with a cold, wintery day besides a toasty fire and a nice cocktail? Continue reading →
I usually don’t make resolutions each year. I have found from previous attempts that when I set a resolution I end up starting off strong; however, as the days (hours?) pass enthusiasm fades. Momentum is lost. Guilt usually sets in shortly after, and eventually I give up entirely. Based on Continue reading →
The Ultimate Blog Challenge runs every 3 months, and January is the latest one. I have committed to write 31 posts in 31 days for the entire month. With the holidays fondly behind us, I am eager to jump in and get started!
You might remember that I first participated in this challenge this past July. It’s been around for some time; however, I had not learned of it before then. It really helped jump start my blog writing, so I decided to sign up this month and am planning to rev things up once again. I am curious to see what other things I am able do with my blog…what new ideas I’ll pick up from this month’s challenge and where I can take them.
I’m not sure what new adventures this month will bring, but I welcome new [and old] readers to travel along. And I invite you to offer any insights, comments, and questions you might have.
Oh, and it’s January 1st so Happy New Year! Hope you all enjoyed a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!
July 31, 2016: the final day of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I will begin by saying how proud I am of myself. Yes, I am patting my own self on the back. It’s something I think we all need to do more of…and something I have felt too guilty to do in the past.
It is July 18th and I am a few days past the halfway point of The Ultimate Blog Challenge. Admittedly, it’s been more difficult than I thought to keep up with posting once per day. I generally like to take my time when I write, do some research depending on the topic and check and double/triple check my posts before sending them out into the Big Bad Internet Universe. I do not plan to keep up this pace at the end of the challenge; however, I’ve learned Continue reading →