Hi! I’m Diane. Welcome to my kitchen!
I have always, always loved food. I mean really adored food. I’m not a snob about it, though. Oh, I appreciate a gourmet meal as much as anyone — probably more than most — but I also enjoy a good slaw dog or a big ol’ mess of barbecue served on a paper plate.
I’m a complete sucker for kitchen gadgets (totally don’t let me near Williams Sonoma), an unrepentant chocoholic and a craft maven (especially crochet and counted cross stitch). But I’m also crazy about a lot of other things. In fact, there are those who would say I’m just crazy, period. ;)
I make my home near a small town about a half-hour away from Raleigh, NC with my loving husband, my handsome, impressively-smart son and four wack-o cats. I work full-time as a website manager during the day, while evenings and weekends I try to relax, play with my son and work on my own ventures.
When my friends come over, or when I go to their place, we usually end up gravitating toward the kitchen, where the chatter flows while the cooking goes on. This site is my virtual kitchen. Although mostly the topics will be food and my passion for kitchen gadgets (this is a kitchen, after all!), the conversation is likely to take any number of unexpected turns, and cover just about any topic you can imagine.
So settle down, kick your shoes off and relax! Good food, good company, good conversation. What could be better?
If you want to know more about my professional background, you can find pretty much anything you could want to know at my online résumé. If you just can’t get enough of my scintillating repartee, you can follow me on Twitter.
I also have some other blogs, where you can indulge in more of my deathless prose:
- SMBtime: news related to time & attendance and wage & hour compliance for small businesses (more exciting than you might think… really!), served up from my own, sometimes highly opinionated, viewpoint.
- BootstrapSEO: tips and friendly advice on online marketing, website design and search engine optimization for small business do-it-yourself webmasters.
- StageMom: every budding musician needs a stage mother to help keep his or her career on track.
- Search Engine Guide: you can learn more about my thoughts and get my advice on small business marketing by reading my column here.