1. Tell us a little bit about your blog:
I have been blogging off and on since 1998. This incarnation started October of 2011. I became too sick to work at a traditional job so I had to find something to do with my time so that I wouldn't go insane!
My daughter was diagnosed with a gluten sensitivity in 2010. It's been an interesting experience trying to find delicious gluten free products as well as creating and converting gluten free recipes so I wanted to share that with others that are going through the same thing. I love trying new products and I am always on the lookout for not only gluten free foods to try but clothes, cat products, movie, books, etc... I cannot tell you how much I enjoy finding something new and sharing it with others and then giving it away! I love doing giveaways!
2. How long have you been blogging and what do you love about it?
Off and on for a what seems like forever. I had a BBS back in the 80's which was the dinosaur age of home computing. I love connecting with people, making my own schedule and creating new recipes.
3. Who is the person or group behind the blog?
My name is Melissa Lawler. I have 3 grown kids and 1 incredible grandson. I also have a psychotic Maine Coon cat named Molly.
4. What hobbies/interests do you have?
I am a VORACIOUS reader! When I have the time I can read a book a day. I am thrilled that I passed my love of reading to my kids and my grandson. I also love to cook and create recipes. I recently started canning and I am having a blast doing that.
5. If you could invite 4 people (real or fictional, living or dead) to a dinner party, who would you invite and what would you serve?
I would make my delicious garlic crusted pork roast with twice backed potatoes and garlic parmesan broccoli. For dessert a flourless chocolate cake. YUM!
President and Mrs. Obama (they count as 1!)
My grandmother (She passed in 1995 and I miss her terribly)
6. I can’t live without…
My daughter! She is my lifeline, my best friend and my source of entertainment. We can talk about anything and have some great conversations and we laugh a lot!
7. Something people would be surprised to know about me is…
I HATE Cleaning. I absolutely cannot stand cleaning.
8. Three of my favorite blogs to visit are (includue urls) :
The Bloggess http://thebloggess.com/ If I am down I just go read The Bloggess. I will then be laughing so hard that tears roll down my face and I can't breathe!
Gluten Free on a Shoestring http://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/ The most amazing gluten free recipes.
9. Three of my favorite posts on my blog are (Include urls) :
An Open Letter to Arlene Holmes http://www.kidsaregrown.com/2012/07/an-open-letter-to- arlene-holmes.html I often wonder about the parents when a horrific act happens. This is my response to the Batman Movie Shootings.
Bacon Garlic Parmesan Popcorn http://www. kidsaregrown.com/2012/07/ bacon-garlic-parmesan-popcorn.html I am such a popcorn addict and this was so fun to make and even better to eat!
Are you a Brave Woman? http://www.kidsaregrown.com/2011/12/are-you-brave-woman-cbias-bravewoman.html I wrote this to bring awareness to domestic violence. This was the most difficult post that I have ever written.
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