If you would have told me 4 months ago how much I would love this vegan, sugar free, chocolate-avocado frosting ... I would have laughed right in your face. Who the hell makes chocolate icing with avocado?! Well, I do! Even my dear husband likes it and that says a lot! I can't wait to make ... Read More about Recipe: Dark Chocolate-Avocado Frosting
Recipe: Sugar Free Chocolate and Coconut Covered Toasted Almonds
It's been 4 months now that I've been sugar free. I'm 25lbs down and feeling SO MUCH BETTER! No I didn't start this diet to lose weight, I did start it because I felt like crap and my health was failing. In addition to sugar, I've given up other things like starch, some grains, glutinous foods, ... Read More about Recipe: Sugar Free Chocolate and Coconut Covered Toasted Almonds
Recipe: Brothy Butternut Squash Soup
This soup is brothy, flavorful and easy to digest. If you want to make it a bit "meatier" bake two butternut squash instead of one. Before making the soup, you'll want to cook your squash first. If you're new to butternut squash be sure to be very careful when cutting these bad boys in half. ... Read More about Recipe: Brothy Butternut Squash Soup
Recipe: Krispy Kreme Delight Martini
While discussing the pros and cons of patterned/colorful dinnerware and the perils of food photography on Facebook the other day, my friend and freelance writer & multimedia journalist Davina van Buren shared a photo of a china set she adored. That photo also happened to have a tasty looking ... Read More about Recipe: Krispy Kreme Delight Martini
Recipe: Garlic Potato Soup
There is nothing as soothing as enjoying a hot cup of soup on a rainy day except maybe a good book and a nap afterwards. This is a simple recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to make from start to finish. I hope you enjoy it! NOTE: If potatoes are not allowed in your diet you can substitute ... Read More about Recipe: Garlic Potato Soup
Learning that ‘Psychological Abuse Is Sometimes More Harmful than Sexual or Physical Abuse’
I came across this article this morning and I wanted had to share it. The title is : Childhood Psychological Abuse Is Sometimes More Harmful than Sexual or Physical Abuse Yes. It. Is. "anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, symptoms of post-traumatic stress and suicidality at the same ... Read More about Learning that ‘Psychological Abuse Is Sometimes More Harmful than Sexual or Physical Abuse’
How Monsanto is Seeding Fear and why you should help #StopTheDARKAct
This is such a powerful story of fourth generation farmer Michael White and his family's fight against Monsanto (and their death threats and intimidation tactics) for the right to save seeds. Thanks Kristy Jackson for sharing this video and post by Neil ... Read More about How Monsanto is Seeding Fear and why you should help #StopTheDARKAct
Finding Rocky Mount, NC
I read a fantastic piece by Robert Draper for GQ Magazine on Rocky Mount, North Carolina this morning. I hate that it took me 5 years to finally come across it. Having never lived there myself, I happened across this NC city by chance over a month ago while looking at North Carolina real ... Read More about Finding Rocky Mount, NC
The Death of the Solo Social Media Spokesperson?
As I sit here this morning and process through the online maelstrom surrounding Jared Fogle, the grassroots social media/brand spokesperson from Subway, I see vicious comments and quips being posted at a dizzying rate...even from people that I thought wouldn't be so quick to pick up a pitchfork and ... Read More about The Death of the Solo Social Media Spokesperson?
Stop the inbox spam. Just. Fucking. Stop.
I know y'all are going to get sick of me bitching about inbox spam but DAMN. It's like the spam dam broke and all the smarmy sales pitches are flooding my inboxes. Every. Last. One. LinkedIn, Email, Facebook, Twitter, and yes, even my post office box. . . gah. Just. Fucking. Stop. Two ... Read More about Stop the inbox spam. Just. Fucking. Stop.
Saying Goodbye to Hootsuite Message Templates and its Team Collaboration
I was a little late figuring out that Hootstuite templates feature (see video below) is gone for good (for free and pro users) and was replaced with a new, but not so improved, drafts feature on April 15th, 2015. Why OH why would they change this amazing feature? Let's just say that I ... Read More about Saying Goodbye to Hootsuite Message Templates and its Team Collaboration
3 Ways to Keep Your White Wine and Cocktails Cool This Summer (without diluting)
When the temperature rises, so too does the challenge of keeping our cocktails chilled without diluting them. Though I love to collect vintage and antique bar staples, like ice buckets, they aren't always the best choice when entertaining. Neither is using ice cubes that can quickly turn a carefully ... Read More about 3 Ways to Keep Your White Wine and Cocktails Cool This Summer (without diluting)
Social Media Sabotage: Are your employees sabotaging your social media success?
Well, are they? Chances are you may not know even if they are. How your employees behave while you are around is one thing, but what about what they say to your customers and vendors when you aren't around? What do they say to their family, spouses and friends about your online efforts? What are ... Read More about Social Media Sabotage: Are your employees sabotaging your social media success?
Since childhood, I've known about the fact that inheriting alzheimer's could be a reality for me. For nearly 30ish years I've pushed the knowledge that alzheimer's was rampant on my biological mother's side of the family out of my head as best I could. She had it, a few of her siblings had it, her ... Read More about Inheriting Alzheimer’s
7 ways to empower your employees to become brand evangelists
Whether you have 1 employee or 1000, here are 7 ways to empower them to become brand evangelists. Educate your employees on how to properly use social media. Give your employees clear examples and detailed instructions on where you need their help and A. Don't get frustrated that your ... Read More about 7 ways to empower your employees to become brand evangelists