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Cynthia Lee
Ordinary wife and mom with big ideas...
Interests: mom stuff, wife stuff, smiling...I like smiling. You can reach me at
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Last week, I was given a whole bunch of games from R&R Games to review. They could not have come at a better time, because boy were we stressed out over here. We've been going through life since the beginning of August basically on autopilot. See, I went back to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Whatever Works
Remember a few weeks ago I shared a recipe for OATchata from Kathy Hester's newest cookbook OATrageous Oatmeals...? It's an absolutely delicious drink made from rice, oats, almonds and cinnamon...? No? Don't remember? Well, here's a picture and a link to help jog your memory. Anyway, I now have some... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at What the heck's a bonbon?
The other day my husband broke his tooth at work on some crunchy sourdough pretzel nuggets. He came home that day with the half eaten bag and placed it on the counter. We both stared at it. That little jerk of a bag is going to cost us some serious... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at What the heck's a bonbon?
The other day I wrote about how fine I will be when my son turns 18. Well, not fine, but OK. He's only 6 now. I figure I've got 12 years to plan for it, but ... He started losing his teeth recently. His baby teeth. The only remnants of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Whatever Works
I received the book Dumplings All Day Wong free of charge. All opinions of the book are my own. This post contains affiliate links. I have always loved the idea of dumplings. Little bits of tasty foods secured together in a soft shell and then steamed, boiled or fried to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at What the heck's a bonbon?
Disclosure: I was given six bottles of Food for Sleep to review free of charge. No other compensation was given to me. All opinions are my own. OK, I know what you're thinking... what the heck is this stuff and why is it on a food blog? Food for Sleep... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at What the heck's a bonbon?
My dear lamb lion...the one who is sweet and tough...the one who will be King of the Forest by smiling so dear son, You are reading this at 18, but I'm writing it when you are 6. To me right now you are a freshly thrown pebble making a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Whatever Works
YOU ARE THE WINNER, JULIA! Just sent you an email with the details. Thanks for participating, everyone!
Yep, that's my son and I up there on YouTube*. We were asked to review Warner Bros. newest game LEGO Ninjago Nindroids which was released on July 29th exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. Photo courtesy of LEGO As you can see, we both think LEGO Ninjago Nindroids... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Whatever Works
This comment is for my friend Amy who is having trouble adding one: "One of my favorite summer memories is playing outside in the pool and making up synchronized dance routines with my friends." If you are having trouble commenting, just send me an email at and I will help! :-)
I actually want to read it again, it was that good. :-)
I really do think you both will love it! Especially after your time at the lake last year...!
Have you ever read a book that when it's over and you close the cover, you just smile to yourself? My daughter and I just finished the book Summer Sleep-Away by Ofer Aronskind and we both had the same reaction when we finished it. This is the story of 12... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Whatever Works
Saturday was a glorious day. The weather was perfect. The birds were chirping. And I knew I would be heading over to the Tuckerton Seaport in a few hours to eat tons of great food and drink tons of great beer. (Yes, I said tons. was Saturday.) The First... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at What the heck's a bonbon?
It's summer in New Jersey which means there is a bounty of my favorite summertime food - Jersey tomatoes - just overflowing with goodness all across the land. ...and all across my kitchen counter. ... and table. ... and I think I just spotted some more trying to creep in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at What the heck's a bonbon?
I should be working, but I just had the best morning and wanted to get this out before the scent of playground metal leaves my hands. Some days even the most tedious of activities can turn into the most fun. This week I started working again. I mean, I'm a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Whatever Works
photo taken from Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book for my honest review. No other compensation has been received. All opinions are my own. On most days I wear two hats simultaneously: a Mom hat and an Information Junkie hat. Sure, there are others, but mostly... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Whatever Works
I don't get out much so I don't really "do" fashion. Most of the time I am in my mom uniform of jeans and a T-shirt and I'm completely fine with that. But last month I was planning on going to Blogger Bash and needed to dress myself up. That... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Whatever Works
I had a truly awesome experience with divine intervention yesterday* and wanted to share it. After a day that seemed to feel like it would never end, my husband and I got into an argument. Not an argument that was uncalled for...but we never really get heated, so it felt... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Whatever Works
Disclosure: This post contains my Amazon affiliate link which means I may gain a commission from your purchase. I am truly grateful for your support. I also want to make it known that I received a copy of OATrageous free of charge for review. All opinions are my own. If... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at What the heck's a bonbon?
If you are not a blogger, you may have been wondering what the heck Blogger Bash is and why I've been posting a million and one pictures all over social media the past few days. Well, to sum up Blogger Bash is a huge event for bloggers to meet, greet... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Whatever Works
I am so excited to be going to Blogger Bash - my first ever blogging conference - in NYC next week. It is going to be SO much fun seeing and actually talking to all the wonderful people I have met online through blogging, meeting representatives from brands I love,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Whatever Works
The other day, my good friend Lisa gave me a bunch of radishes. There were a bunch of your normal garden variety red gems, but there were also a bunch of larger white ones mixed in. At first, I thought she had mistakenly given me some turnips. But upon further... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at What the heck's a bonbon?
Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 40. I know it's supposed to be this milestone birthday. Forty. It used to sound old to my naive ears. But in truth, it's just another year. And I feel better than ever. Every birthday, I spend time talking with God. Once you leave... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Whatever Works
OK I admit I may have been a bit liberal in naming this post. But in my book, this salsa is as easy to make as it would be to go to the store, buy a jar of the premade stuff and open it. And guess what? This tastes better.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at What the heck's a bonbon?