Lifestyle Picks

Editorial picks featuring lifestyle posts–food, travel, pets, bicycling, film, etc.

Munchie Musings
Recipe: Candied kumquat passion fruit chiffon pie

Recipe: Candied kumquat passion fruit chiffon pie

See the paper bag in the picture below versus the size of the tree? BFF's kumquat tree is enormous! I remember back when it was a about eight feet high and now look. Her boys would use them for ammo in their sling shots. Her sister would occasionally u...

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Momservations
The facts of life: Birthday edition

Apr 3, 2012
The facts of life: Birthday edition

Classic Birthday Momservations® to remind us that if the birthday party is more work than giving birth, it's time to rethink it.

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Gardening hits and misses

Gardening hits and misses

If you've followed this rant for any length of time, you probably know that the Bird Back 40 is a creation that Baron Victor Von Frankenstein would be proud of. It's one massive experiment in all things gardening and fruit production. I don't follow ru...

A Year in Wine
The best wine blogs you’ve never heard of

Apr 3, 2012

As often happens, comments that follow a blog post can be more provocative and helpful than the original posting. Thus, thanks to Paul Mabray of Vintank, a Napa-based "digital think tank for the wine industry," I've been introduced to several stimulati...

Pretty Yummy Foods
Recipe: Chocolate chip mayo cake

Recipe: Chocolate chip mayo cake

I consider myself extremely lucky to have so many wise women in my life and even lucker that those women are also my very dear friends. Not only are these gals a blast to be around but they are also

Baked Bree
Recipe: Lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream

Apr 3, 2012
Recipe: Lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream

As you can see, my sweet little spot on the Internet has gotten a facelift. It was time to make a change and I was overjoyed to work with two people again (the same duo that created the new look for The Creative Mama) that make this process so easy and enjoyable. Jane Johnson...

Glocal Girl
New Year’s resolutions: Revisited

Apr 2, 2012
New Year’s resolutions: Revisited

There is a little green notepad that I carry everywhere with me.  It probably cost $1.00, and by now it's tattered, falling apart and filled with quick notes that I hastily scrawl usually while I'm on the train or going to bed.  It's filled w...

The Blue Muse
48 hours in Germany: What I learned going abroad for the first time and reenacting Southwest Flight 812

48 hours in Germany: What I learned going abroad for the first time and reenacting Southwest Flight 812

One year ago today I woke up in the wee hours of the morning, putting a pause on the vivid mental images of my plane hurtling toward the ground which appeared every time I closed my eyes. I threw on clothes, hopped into a hired sedan and sped into the ...

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Rubys Musings
Ripples in the pond of life

We are all but ripples on the pond of life. We simply hope that we create enough stir to get noticed before we fade away. Today marks my 400th post of Ruby's Musings...well actually, truthfully, it is 399 as I deleted one. I am celebrating like it...

Writing and PR with Melanie
Why you want to care what people think

Contrary to our own beliefs, we are not perfect. Many people strive to be perfect, while others really don't care what other people think. I know I am not perfect, but I do care what other people think because, in order to succeed, guess what? I have t...

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