Fresh Clean and Pure Friday & Seasonal Saturday


 I don’t know what’s going on in each of your lives these days, but I can certainly say that my life is shifting into extreme high gear at lightning speed  . . . or so it seems to be doing lately!  At work, it is time for advising students for Spring Semester classes already, in addition to helping the seniors prepare for graduation, and sadly, counseling those students who are failing some of their classes.  And that’s just on top of regular daily teaching, service, and research activities.  Did I mention that I can’t even keep up with regular household tasks/responsibilities!  I see one of those ‘Calgon’ bath moments beckoning me!

Where does the time seem to go?  With that said, I have not posted once this past week and may not do so for one more week due to the arrival of my parents from Iowa who live with us in the winter (they were scheduled to arrive a few weeks prior to this, but life happens to others as well and their plans were postponed to this week).  So I’ve been on a domestic cleaning spree (what can I say, I always worry about my parents’ approval now and then).  And this weekend is a series of Halloween parties to attend . . . one must have a social life you know!  Gives us foodies a great chance to sample other great recipes or at least get some new ideas!

Welcome to the party and I hope that you meet other great bloggers who inspire you.  

  • So link-up your post, plus a lovely photo and title of the post.  
  • As always, I delete any post not related to the theme (which means no posts to try to sell or give away anything, no posts with only coupons or store promotions).  
  • This is a linky focused on how we are including fresh things in our lives and/or cleaning up our lives in some way, and how we’re living in the season.  That simple!
  • If you like, the buttons for this linky are AT THE BOTTOM of my blog.


Your comments make me smile and I promise to get right back to you both here and on your blog! I may be slow at it because I get easily distracted by something brewing in the kitchen, hummingbirds in my gardens, and student papers to grade! BUT I DO VISIT YOUR BLOG and comment back! Hey, that's what good friends are for! xo

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  1. Roz I agree and can relate to all you said. It has been feeling like time is just flying by this past year. Whew! How nice your parents come and stay with you all. I would love it if mine could do that as well. I really miss my family in Florida.

    Thank you for hosting your fabulous linky party once again. It’s wonderful!

    Enjoy the Halloween weekend! ~Melissa :)

  2. Thanks for hosting Roz! Love this hop! You are so sweet and beautiful!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


  3. thanks for hosting again!

  4. HI Roz, completely understood. I had a patchwork week also, began orientation for my new position starting 11.01.10. Thanks for hosting! PS enjoy your visit!

  5. I hope you get to steal a few moments for yourself this weekend to have your Calgon moment.

    Thanks for the link-up.

  6. I’m your newest follower from Hop Along Friday! Come check out my blog at:

    Have a great day!

  7. For some reason, I am not able to link up ;( I keep getting an error when I go to load my picture! But Happy Friday!!

  8. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

    What an interesting mix of posts. All photos look delicious and pretty. Well done for this week roundup.


  9. Hi! I’m following from the Finding Friends Friday blog hop! I know its crazy how fast this time flies by….as a new mom, I’m thinking wow, things never flew by so fast before.

    Your recipes look awesome!! I’m adding your blog to my reading list, maybe I’ll steel a recipe or two! ;)

    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

  10. wow, your blog is DELICIOUS!!! i am sooooooooooo putting you on my faves list :)

  11. I’m so glad I found your blog! I’m a new follower and totally in love with your recipes! I’ve added your marinara sauce recipe to my sidebar under the recipes I want to try heading :)

    Please stop by Emma’s Lunch when you can.

  12. Roz – It certainly sounds like your plate is full right now. It’s really nice that your parents can come and stay with you for the winter. I always love having more people to cook for. It means I get to make more recipes:)

    Take care!

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