A Gorillanana of a Giveaway!

This week’s giveaway is delicious, nutritious, and Super Sized!  Effortless and Exquisite is pleased to partner with Raefoods for a gorilla of a giveaway.  Five lucky readers will win boxes of muffins from Raefoods (so, so yummy)!  All you have to do is register your email address as a blog follower on the top right … Continue Reading

We All Scream For Ice Cream

Summer would not be summer without ice cream.  Ice cream is as American as Uncle Sam or apple pie.  Every Friday in elementary school, our class paid a quarter each to eat ice cream bars for our end of the week treat.  My favorites were orange push-ups and ice cream sandwiches.  I still love orange … Continue Reading

Taste the Rainbow

One of my favorite things about summer is the array of fresh fruits and vegetables available straight from the garden.  Apart from the delicious flavor of just-picked produce, it is so much more fun to eat vegetables on a plate that looks like a rainbow.  I love sliced tomatoes, fresh green beans, and corn on … Continue Reading

Not Always A Bridesmaid…

I have several sisters.  I was a bridesmaid in their weddings.  They are younger and were married before me – considerably (years) before my wedding.  Once a woman said to me, “Julie, you’re always a bridesmaid, but never a bride.”  It was horribly embarrassing because she said it in a very public place.  I carried … Continue Reading