September 11th, We Will Never Forget!

On September 11, 2001  in a matter of minutes, our world was shattered. The whole country, glued to their TV’s, horror on their faces, disbelief that what they were seeing was real. On this day the USA was attacked by terrorists, bringing down landmark buildings, and killing innocent people. We lost our mothers, fathers, brothers, […]

There is no such thing as a bad meal in Italy… Mangia Bene!

Luckily, we live both in the States, as well as Portovenere, Italy. My husband Mario, who is from Parma and we purchased our amazing villa just outside Portovenere in 2001, thus, we manage to explore Liguria, along with our family and friends, over the summer and at Christmas time. Food is central to the Italian […]

“LIVE! With Kelly” Gets A Co-Host And The Blogger Connection Will Be There Tweeting LIVE! #TBCatLIVE

    “Live! With Kelly” will get a new co-host tomorrow, Tuesday, September 4 and The Blogger Connection will be there with  @RachelFerrucci and @TVProducerDeb  tweeting live from the show. Host Kelly Ripa will finally, after almost a year long search and auditioning fifty-nine people in the co-host seat, reveal who has won the much coveted spot.  Rumors […]

Labor Day- How It Started

When I think of Labor Day, I think of picnics, closing the pool, kids getting back to school, and fall being right around the corner. I never researched why we celebrate Labor Day. After researching it, here is what I found: Per  Wikipedia.  Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the first Monday […]

Tourists Kiss Buddha and Get Sentenced To Six Months – Sri Lanka

Three French tourists, two women and one man were convicted on Wednesday in Colombo, Sri Lanka for desecrating a temple. The three tourists photographed themselves kissing a sacred Buddha. One woman took a picture pretending to kiss the Buddha on the lips while the man posed imitating the Buddha. The three travelers, aged 26-35 acted […]

Migraines – The Truth About Home Remedies and Medicines

I have been suffering with migraines since I was twenty five, I’m now forty three so you do the math. One migraine is too many if you ask me. A migraine takes away many hours and sometimes days out of your life. A migraine can come quickly and it basically feels like someone is stabbing […]

Have Your Cake And Eat It Too..How To Custom Order A Cake

The popularity of over the top and whimsical cakes that only your fantasies would allow are all too real these days.  The major players in this field have been in televised competitions, highly visible magazines, major newspaper articles and published books. When ordering a custom cake, there are a lot more  “Cakers” to chose from […]

The Top 5 Things I Learned from BlogHer’12

Now that BlogHer ’12 is over, I’m full of lessons, inspirations, and self-confidence.  The BlogHer conference in New York was attended by about 5000 people, and every one that I met had something to offer, even if they were in a completely different area of blogging.  Here the top 5 things I learned at BlogHer […]

Tips on Creating Your Own Family Game Night

The members in my family are natural born competitors. Whether it’s a board game or playing Wii against each other, no one wants to lose. But since we all can’t be winners, there is always some sort of debacle at our house on Family Game Night. This summer we have been trying  to have Family […]

Do You Have Conference Curb Appeal?

Despite admonishments to the contrary since childhood, when it comes to people, I “judge a book by its cover.” I bet you do too. We can’t help ourselves. It’s human nature. When meeting someone new, we give her/him the 30-second once over. Is this someone we want to know? Someone we would be comfortable with? […]