My Virgin Diet Experience, Part 4

I have a tendency to over analyze things a bit.  Let’s face it, I work in I.T. and I wouldn’t be as good at my job if I didn’t.  J.J. Virgin has a… Continue reading

My Virgin Diet Experience, Part 3

Last week, I did a run down on my local stores and markets in relation to the elimination diet I’m doing. If you haven’t read my previous columns, here’s an explanation.  I going… Continue reading

The Crepe Experiment

Since I’ve made some changes to my diet I keep looking for new recipes that I can make at home to replace my tried and true meals.  I’ve decided to quickly share as… Continue reading

My Virgin Diet Experience, Part 2

My hope for you, is that should you decide to try The Virgin Diet, you will be better prepared than I was.

My Virgin Diet Experience, Part 1

  If you know me, you know I’m pretty active.  I may not workout everyday but I go to the gym at least twice a week and go biking or surfing on the… Continue reading

Painting Africa

My sweet Taylor is trying to raise money to volunteer in Africa working with Cheetahs.  I will be painting a series of pictures to help raise donations on her website.  You’ll see posts… Continue reading

Tis the Season for Baking…

Even though it’s 80 degrees outside, I’m in the mood to bake all day.  This is a yearly tradition that I usually enjoy with my girls but since they’re all grown up…I can… Continue reading


This is my second attempt at making Fattigman cookies.  Hopefully I’m getting better at it but the jury is out on that one.  Fattigmans are a fried cookie native to Norway.  I’m using… Continue reading

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

One of my favorite fall traditions is toasting the pumpkin seeds after carving our jack-o-lantern.  Now that the kids are older we haven’t carved pumpkins for a few years.  But, last night we… Continue reading

Surf Girl Saturdays

I used to have this routine when heading to the beach with my daughter, Taylor.  We’d get up early, say 7:30 on a Saturday.  We’d pack the cooler, throw our beach bags in… Continue reading