Great Gift Ideas from Blurb Custom Books

People love getting really creative, one-of-a-kind books for Christmas. Books that elicit a “where did you find this?” response. As the leading indie- and self-publishing platform, Blurb has an entire online bookstore full of unique books by an incredible array of undiscovered, self-published authors, artists, and photographers. And while these books probably aren’t in your […]

6 Food Memoir Books Worth Reading


We received review copies of these selected food memoir books.  All opinions are our own. I like books about food, and I love biographies and books that are true stories.  Combine the two, and you get a food memoir.  Right?  Well, that’s at least what I’m calling them.  Here’s 6 food memoir books that are […]

Pretzel Making at Home

Pretzel Making at Home book

Pretzel Making at Home was provided for editorial purposes.  All opinions are my own. Pretzels have always been one of my favorite foods.  When I was a wee child, like three or four, there were snack food pretzels that had a really buttery taste, and that got me hooked.  A couple years later, I was […]

Q & A with Anne Byrn: The Cake Mix Doctor

Anne Byrn The Cake Doctor

Recently, as part of the Miami Book Fair International, I had the opportunity to interview several authors.  Anne Byrn, author of several books, and known as the Cake Mix Doctor, was one of the authors.  Her newest book is Unbelievably Gluten-Free: 128 Delicious Recipes: Dinner Dishes You Never Thought You'd Be Able to Eat Again.  […]

History + Kitsch = The Route 66 Encyclopedia

The Route 66 Encyclopedia

  I love to travel, and driving vacations are some of the best.  Route 66, which runs from Chicago, Il west to Los Angeles, CA is a great way to see remnants of a bygone era.  The Route 66 (The Main Street of America), though, is still traveled by thousands every year.    In the […]

The Route 66 Encyclopedia Book Giveaway #ChristmasLetdown

The Route 66 Encyclopedia by Jim Hinckley

  The day after Christmas can often feel like a letdown, so Planet Weidknecht and Going Crazy!! Wanna Go??!! have organized the Christmas Letdown Giveaway Hop to bring you some cheer and prizes.   Here at How Was Your Day?, we've partnered with Voyageur Press to bring you The Route 66 Encyclopedia.  This book is […]

Made With Love Celebrity Cookbook Giveaway – US/Canada

Have you heard of the Made with Love celebrity cookbook?  It's a fantastic, gorgeous cookbook filled with recipes from your favorite celebrities, including Mario Batali, Martha Stewart, First Lady Barbara Bush, and more.  The best part is that the proceeds go to benefit Meals on Wheels.  How awesome is that? Read my full review here […]