• This is probably what my brain looks like when I am writing - everything coming out at once not melding together as perhaps they should
    Blog Prompt Challenge,  Words On Writing

    Writing Motivation

    The second blog prompt on the list is “Writing Motivation”. I don’t know what in the world I was thinking. Other than perhaps I thought in a desperate ADHD type moment that it would come to me right before I started to put my fingers on the keyboard. It hasn’t happened like that. I don’t have one single defining answer for you as to what is my current writing motivation. In the past, I’ve focused my writing with the goal in mind to help others, especially those with mental health issues. I always felt so alone in my head growing up that I had this overwhelming need to open up…

  • Melissa Olivero Feb. 2020
    Blog Prompt Challenge

    10 Things About Me in 2020

    Silly title: 10 Things About Me in 2020. Can I even think of 10 things I’d want to share with the future me that will probably read this off the WayBack Machine site in 10 years years from now? Basically I am writing this as part of my self-imposed blogging challenge I posted about yesterday. I would love for you to join me… use #lbapblogprompts on Instagram so I can brag here and on all social media that I have a new blogging friend. I’m a typical suburban mom. I drive a white minivan, love my Starbucks Very Berry Refreshers, and wear mom jeans. Also, I definitely have a mom…

  • 202 Prompts for New Bloggers
    Words On Writing

    Prompts for New Bloggers

    In figuring out what to write about, I began looking up phrases for prompts for new bloggers. I realize that as I’ve been blogging since 1996, I cannot be considered new. Seeing how it has been over 6 years though, I am declaring myself Blogging Virgin… revirginized? I don’t know. What I do know is that whether you are a new blogger or one, like me, coming back from a long absence, it can be a little overwhelming. Almost scary to look at a blank page and wonder what the f*ck am I going to talk about? So I spent some time researching various blogging challenges and those 101 blog…

  • Crockpot Top Round Recipe
    Cooking - Kind Of

    Crockpot Top Round London Broil Recipe

    I was craving some sort of roast and in the Greenwise section of Publix meats, they had this beautiful Top Round that I had to pick up yesterday. After searching around the Internet, I found directions that weren’t intimidating on AllRecipes.com: Slow Cooker London Broil Recipe. This morning I ran out to get the missing ingredients and got it into the crock-pot by 9am.  We did things just a little differently and I thought I would share since the meat part came out YUMMY! Crock Pot Top Round London Broil Recipe (based on the one linked above using suggestions from their comment section) 2-3 lbs of Top Round 1 can of…

  • Family Control Center LittleBitsandPieces

    Family Command Center and Chore Charts

    I dream of being an organized person. I have read the best books on the subject. I have a love/hate relationship with the Flylady. While I probably have enough knowledge and skills to be a professional organizer, I usually find it impossible to structure myself. My new Family Command Center (or Control Center) and chore charts have improved that a thousand-fold. After searching on Pinterest for a while, I chose my favorite ideas that were in my budget both money and space-wise. I picked up the dry erase calendar at Target. I had searched Office Depot and Staples first, but didn’t see anything that I liked. Finding it at Target…