Who Wants to Cook With Me? {Giveaway}


I love to cook, I love to try new recipes. And I especially like all the recipes I’ve tried from Clean Eating. I’ve been a subscriber to their magazine for years, and have bought each of their cook books, Clean Eating, Clean Eating 2. This time around I thought it would be fun to have [Read More …]

My Hair, A Love-Hate Relationship {+Giveaway}

Carolyn Bright Red Hair

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with my hair. When I was a child, I hated it. It was red. Bright red. And no one else was a redhead. I got called Carrot-Top, Pumpkin Head. Oh how I hated my hair!!  As I grew older, I appreciated the colour and the uniqueness, but still had [Read More …]

My First Book Release Party

Author - Amy Kathleen Ryan

A little known Carolyn-fact, I’ve written a novel. It sits on my hard drive ready for revisions. One day I’ll get back to it, and writing. In the meantime, I’m devouring books, working myself through a Goodreads Challenge. During my writing days, I took a course offered by Amy Kathleen Ryan and learned a lot. I was [Read More …]

The Night Before Father’s Day {Giveaway}


This is the first year JBird is begininng to understand about giving presents, and she loves giving them just as much as she loves getting them. This year on my birthday, she insisted she pick out my gift. What Mom wouldn’t love a Hello Kitty Coloring Book?

Eating Right {+Detox Giveaway}


Last week I wrote a post about how I’ve been blogging for a year. {WHERE DOES TIME GO?} And I sort of wished I had something to give back. A fun giveaway to celebrate my year. Then it came to me. I’ll ask Lisa, one of the people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting through [Read More …]

Lemon Lentil Soup {Recipe + Giveaway}

Lemon Lentil Soup ~ Hooked and Happy

Made this soup last night and EVERYONE ate it, and wanted seconds. Wow. I love how easily it came together and the taste. It’s another Mama Pea recipe. INGREDIENTS 4 c vegetable broth 4 carrots, chopped (about 2 c.) 2 stalks of celery, chopped (about 1 c.) 3/4 tsp. coriander salt and pepper to taste [Read More …]

My 2012 To-Read List {+ GLOW Giveaway!}

A Must Read

I just saw the movie trailer for The Hunger Games, and got chills. I loved the series and was afraid I wouldn’t find anything I liked as much. Luckily, I was wrong. I scored an ARC copy of Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan and devoured the book in one night. Here’s a teaser from Amy’s Site: [Read More …]

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