A New Year & New Adventures To Try

Well, with the hustle and bustle of the new year, making new friendships, volunteering our time and dealing with illness in the family – I think it is safe to say that 2014 is already proving to be beyond busy. I have so many meals to share with you all that have been done and just haven’t found ample time to get to blogging. So with this post, I am making it my goal to not only keep busy with God guiding me where I am meant to be, but also to blog a lot more on the personal experiences along with sharing the meals. My reading has also gotten so far behind, and instead of trying to stress out and do everything, my fun reading will have to be one of the things I have to push back a little. This is simply due to the fact that there are not physically enough hours in the day! 😀 So to you, my readers I say Happy 2014! I pray that each of you has a stellar year and find more blessings that you can count surrounding you. Now, onto the posts…And feel free to share your goals for the upcoming year! Or you can ALWAYS share a recipe – you know I love trying new recipes!...

December 2013 Comment Contest

Just a reminder! December’s comment contest has started! The winner will be drawn at random from the comments made during the month of December. Find a post you like and let me know what you think! This month’s winner will be drawn on December 30, 2013 and you will win a $10.00 Amazon gift card. Carry on….

November’s Comment Contest Winner

The winner of the $10.00 Visa Gift Card goes to Katie over at Katie’s Cucina. She is the talented lady who shared the Reuben Panini that I have been raving about! Her comment is on the post Reuben Panini’s and Sweet Potato Fries. Be sure to check out her page and try some of her delicious culinary delights! Don’t forget!! December’s Comment Contest is now running! You have until the 30th of December to post a comment and be in the running for a gift card.   Congratulations...

Comment Contest For November Is Almost Over!

Just a reminder that one random commenter will win a $10.00 Visa gift card. The drawing happens 11/30/13 so make sure to check out the posts and comment on something that you’ve tried, like…anything really. 🙂 I can’t wait to get to know you all! Looking forward to your comments, and you are always welcome to send me an email too. Shoot me a message at allysylum@allysylum.com. See the original post regarding the new monthly contests. <3 Ally

New Monthly Contest

I have been virtually begging folks to sound off and comment here at The Asylum. So, to kick off a new monthly contest, each month on the 30th (except February and such LOL – those will be done on the last day of the month) I will be giving a random $10.00 gift card out to the winning monthly commenter! So get to talking! I would LOVE to get to know my fan base and perhaps this is just the thing to do it! The winner will be randomly selected on 11/30/13 and for this month’s winner – There will be a $10.00 Visa gift card mailed to you. I will announce the winner in a post and will also reply to the winning comment with a request for your information to be emailed to me at allie.sylum@gmail.com and I will send the gift card out on the same day! I love my readers and look forward to conversing with you! Love,...

Continuing The Blog Revamp

Some things may look a little strange here, don’t worry – there’s no cache problem!  You will see dated posts with an older date in the body that are the result of killing pages and moving to a sole post/category basis. I found that aesthetically it wasn’t as pleasing to the eye and with the category you will be able to find all posts of the same nature, thus making a page with content not found elsewhere was limiting my post audience. Solution 🙂 I’m adding the older entries from those ‘pages’ and turning them into individual posts.  I’m also changing the look and will be adding content and many more posts (I have 4 drafts right now – lol my mind works a million different directions all at once, I have to follow my process) and look forward to a wider audience and the ability to contact me via email and of course, through comments 🙂 Would love to know what you think and what you might like to see here, or even a cool or interesting newsy type bit.  And we’re...