Easy Homemade Tomato Soup with Redpack Tomatoes

homemade tomato soup

I was given a gift pack in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own, and are not to be confused with others opinions who may or may not like tomato soup. Wait- How can you not like tomato soup?!?! If you are the adventurous type, I will more than likely invite you down my decrepit wobbly basement stairs for a glimpse of my pantry. I will give you a helmet, and a safety harness for your … [Read More...]

My Thoughts on: Trapped Under the Sea.

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This post was inspired by Trapped Under the Sea by Neil Swidey. In Boston, five men were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel below the ocean to do a nearly impossible job that would help clean the once dirtiest harbor in America. Join From Left to Write on February 19th as we discuss Trapped Under the Sea As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes. In 1999 I was … [Read More...]

Valentines Day for the Domestically Challenged.


I don't pretend to be Wife or Mother of the year. I also don't have time for the Bento packing, handcrafted costume making, everything matches, perfectly cleaned home, Mom taxi service, perfect wife and mother....stuff. There is no happy work-life balance in my world. My full time job is taxing, but it doesn't mean that I need to give up on life.  What I am good at is planning. Planning parties, … [Read More...]

Healing the Heart.


I'm struggling with my marriage, much like every other aspect in my life. After my first marriage failed, I vowed to never get married again. Then I found myself terribly alone, and sad, and wanting something more. Then I met a man and got married again, and in just a few short years, I found myself sad, and alone- but not wanting anything more. It's hard to be a married woman and feel alone … [Read More...]

The Face of Depression without Medication.

open road

Two things in life are certain: 1.) You are going to die. 2.) If you're reading this, you aren't dead yet. Life is an open road, an incredible journey- but you have to choose to run that road if you ever want to be happy. Well guess what? I haven't been very happy at all lately. I've been miserable, depressed, stressed, and at the brink of giving up. I disappeared for awhile to try … [Read More...]