Saturday Blogger Interview with...

I am pleased to invite my blogger friend Melissa from The Kids Are Grown... Now What to join us on AB today!  We share a child with gluten sensitivity and I love reading her blog which has so much variety!

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!)

Kurt Vonnegut

My grandmother (She passed in 1995 and I miss her terribly)

Stephen King

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) :

Grandma Juice  She is my best blogging friend as well as having a wicked sense of humor. 

The Bloggess  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  The most amazing gluten free recipes.

9. Three of my favorite posts on my blog are (Include urls) :

An Open Letter to Arlene Holmes 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. 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? I wrote this to bring awareness to domestic violence. This was the most difficult post that I have ever written.

Thank you so much for taking the time out to chat at AB, Melissa!  If you haven't clicked on her links above, what are you waiting for?  You can also catch Melissa on FacebookTwitter and Google +

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