Apples and Quince and Figs? Oh My...

Apples and Quince and Figs? Oh My…

So a not too well-known thing on here…but I’m reasonably skilled at baking. I think it’s a family trait passed down on my father’s mother’s side. I’m reasonably good at guestimating how much to put in of things, and I’ve become pretty good at figuring out what kinds of things go together. And I have Read More

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Admission for National Sandwich Day: Sandwiches Are Not My Favorite

Admission for National Sandwich Day: Sandwiches Are Not My Favorite

November third is National Sandwich Day. In the grand scheme, it doesn’t actually rate a paid holiday (I wonder if it should?), but I must say, even though I’m acknowledging the day, sandwiches are actually not my favorite. And as much as I can try to make them excited about school lunches, sandwiches are not Read More

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Inspiring Others to Write: A Life's Passion

Inspiring Others to Write: A Life’s Passion

An amazing part of starting writing here on Live by Surprise is that I’ve met a ton of other people (mostly women) who LOVE to write too. And every year as it approaches #NaBloPoMo, I encourage everyone I know to join the challenge, jump in and start writing regularly. I know that writing every day Read More

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10 Reasons To Visit Orlando's Universal Studios WITHOUT YOUR KIDS 1

10 Reasons To Visit Orlando’s Universal Studios WITHOUT YOUR KIDS

I’m fresh back from Mom 2.0 in Orlando, Florida and whilst there, I made sure to take advantage of every amenity possible. I peed alone. I slept without interruption. I ate, not just one, but several entire meals while still hot. AND, because I was on a roll, I went to Universal Studios ALONE. And whilst Read More

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