It's peculiar alright: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (a movie review)

  It’s been ages since a movie I’ve wanted to pay 13 American dollars to see has hit the theaters. I feel like there’s a dead zone in the movie industry between, like, Labor Day and October. Alas, fall is here and that means movies-worth-seeing season is upon us! This weekend brought us Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Queen of Katwe – two that have been on my list since early this year. I loaded up my three dudes and decided to start with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It was a little more appealing to my older kid than Queen of Katwe, and to be honest,…

4 Ways To Battle The Afternoon Slump At Work — without caffeine!

  It’’s 3:30 PM. You’’re sitting at your desk. You’’ve not moved for two full hours and yet suddenly realize you’re exhausted. Recognize the scenario? Of course you do, it’s called real life, also known as the afternoon slump at work. I’ve always had this problem. No matter the job, no matter the setting, afternoon fatigue and I are age old frenemies. Fighting energy drain at work is a battle that most people face. When our energy levels falls into the red zone, we reach out for a caffeine or sugar fix to get us through. Amirite? What if I told you I’ve found better ways to battle that slump?…

Liza won the Food Lion Frugal Cook-Off in 2013 — get a behind the scenes look!

  It turns out July 2013 was a very busy month for me, filled with all sorts of good stuff including my birthday and a trip to visit my sister in Brooklyn, where we gorged on all things food and I tried out for the show Home Cooks on Food Network. But the OTHER amazing thing that happened was a little thing called the Food Lion Frugal Cook-Off in Baltimore, Maryland. I was approached that June to participate in the cook-off with a bunch of other local bloggers, two of whom would be on my team. The only information we were given was…

5 Political Myths That Keep People From Getting Involved

  There are a lot of myths surrounding advocacy, politics, and the political process in general. To get started, I’m going to focus this post on five. Before we get to the magical five, though, I need to ‘splain something. I thought a lot about what to write for my first contribution to this gorgeous sexy blog. I have a lot of ideas and am really excited about the opportunity to share tips and tricks for fitting advocacy into your already busy life. Over time, I’m going to share my secrets and more importantly, my screw-ups … because the world…

How To Feed Your Side Hustle: 8 simple steps to get started right away!

  Hold on to yourself because I’m going to deliver a shocking piece of reality … blogging is not my full-time gig. Try to contain yourself. Like many of my cohorts across the globe, blogging is my side hustle. Do I dream of turning it into a full-time job that includes glamorous perks, travel opportunities and rewarding partnerships? Well, who wouldn’t? But for now it’s my passion project and one that I happily do because I love it and it fills my soul. I get a tremendous amount of personal gratification in connecting with others. I would be lost without it. I’m not alone in my…