International Children’s Book Day/Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday

International Children’s Book Day was created in 1967 on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday of April 2nd. It is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish fairy tale and children’s story book author who wrote such titles as: The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl, and The Ugly Duckling.

In honor of International Children’s Book Day and Hans Christen Andersen’s Birthday we here at TOAMW&D and Dishin with Rebelle are giving away ” The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christen Andersen and Jerry Pinkney

 For over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favorite, and Jerry Pinkney’s spectacular new adaptation brings it triumphantly to new generations of readers. With keen emotion and fresh vision, the acclaimed artist captures the essence of the tale’s timeless appeal: The journey of the awkward little bird — marching bravely through hecklers, hunters, and cruel seasons — is an unforgettable survival story; this blooming into a graceful swan is a reminder of the patience often necessary to discover true happiness. Splendid watercolors set in the lush countryside bring drama to life.

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Tasting Table Review

Have you signed up for Tasting Table yet? OMG! You haven’t? Then you need to. Right.Now. It is the most awesome website I have come across lately. I just don’t even know where to begin. Yes, yes I do. With the edible classroom. It is a classroom where you can learn, yes learn, everything. There are videos, how-to’s, etc. You need to be logged in and join to see but here is a screen shot:

Tasting Table Review

I am one of those people afraid of Tofu. I love tofu when it is fixed right but have never been comfortable with fixing it. I learned a lot just from the video and the book is on my list. There are lots more things to learn and I know any self proclaimed foodie would love it.

Then there is Chef’s Recipes. Three times a week they send you a newsletter with a top chef recipe that can be adapted to cook at home. Who doesn’t want to cook like a top chef from a fabulous resturaunt? I do, most definitely.  Sign up for this newsletter!

Then there are food events. Not just national but also Local. Tasting Table caters to five major cities:

1. New York

2. LA

3. DC

4.  Chicago

5. San Francisco

They also have national events which seem awesome. This is great for someone that is traveling and may want to attend a foodie event. Speaking of Traveling, they have a traveling section too.  You can choose a city or destination to find the hottest places to dine and some are even off the beaten path. I know when I visit some where new I love to eat at a place not everyone is. Rachael Ray taught me that 😀  Of course they also include National and Local places.

I just really can’t say enough about this web site. I know I will be here often and will enjoy the wonderful newsletters I will be getting. I will share the ones that are of interest with you guys. I highly recommend you get an account and explore. Just make sure you have a snack with you! That site makes you famished!

Till We Dish Again,

Rebelle and Girls


Mommy Madness PayPal Event-Sign Ups!

TOAMW&D are holding a Mommy Madness PayPal event and having sign ups! Dishin with Rebelle has signed up and is ready to roll! You should really check it out because it is great way to get some traffic to your blogs and besides, it’s fun!

Sign up Here:

Event— Mommy Madness
Prize– Amount we raise
Signups– April 1st through the 21st.
Event Date– May 1st-11th
2.00 for two links. Links will be:
Follow on GFC, Mr. Linky, or Network Blogs
Facebook Page
1.00 for EACH additional Links:
Twitter, Pinterest, Google plus
Send PayPal payment to
Advertise the sign ups. Remember, the more money we get the more chances of people wanting to win which equals more blog exposure!

Till We Dish Again!

Rebelle and Girls!

Topic Tuesday

I have teamed up with TOAMW&D for Topic Tuesday. Today’s question is:

What are some of the challenges you face on a daily basis?

I would have to say keeping it all together. I work from home and I can’t begin to tell you how many people say “wow, you are so lucky.” Not really. When you work a 9 to 5 job and leave it you leave your work there. When you work at home it is always with you and sometimes you just cannot escape it. So most days I am juggling work, kids, chores, and everything else life can throw at me. It can sometimes get really hard and I want to say “I quit.”


Till We Dish Again,

Rebelle and Girls