Category: Blogging

My Wine and Food Pairing Adventure Begins…

I have entered the land of pairing wines with food with my friend and co-host Kristen Cook! Kristen and I met at a birthday party for a mutual friend of ours this past November. We instantly became friends and so our story begins…

After learning of my passion for cooking and entertaining, Kristen, a wine ambassador for Boisset Wines, approached me with the idea of pairing up together to share our passions with the world. This is how Pouring and Pairing Pour Vous began! We decided on a Facebook Live video with her sharing her love for wines while I cooked up some delicious “classy” dishes that pair well with the wines. We set a date for our first event and put ourselves out there. It was a fun and hilarious event. We made so many mistakes, the biggest one being recording the event sideways (yes the entire live event was sideways lol). We and our guests had so much fun that we decided to make it a monthly event. You can follow us on Facebook here

Will you join me on my journey?

Suzi for blogI am very excited about my new journey into the wonderful world of blogging. All of my life I have been creating, sharing and inspiring others to do the same.   Until now I didn’t know what to do with the creative monster inside me that has been screaming to be expressed.   Now I know…and I invite you to join me.  My passions are cooking, entertaining and decorating. I will be sharing from my heart recipes, tips, and techniques that I have come to be known for.  I will also share the life lessons that I’ve learned and am learning along the way.

I hope you will join me on my journey.  All you have to do is click here and you will receive an email when I share a new post.

Best time to plant a tree...

I feel like…I am getting in the game a little late.There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago and the second best time is today.”  Today it is….


Blogging for business vs. Blogging as a business…

crop blogWhen I started out on this blog journey I honestly was not even sure I knew what a blog was.  The definition of a blog is; a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.  And while that is true, what I then learned is there are many different reasons why people blog.  I thought blogs were done more as a hobby than anything else.  I thought blogs were simply a platform for people to share their passions and voice their opinions.  I was wrong.

While there certainly are a lot of hobby bloggers out there…..what I soon learned is that there are a lot of different reasons while people blog.

Blogging for business is a great tool to stay connected to your clients and customers.  You can use it to keep them up to date with your product or service. They can “subscribe” to your blog and receive an email every time you add a new post or a weekly newsletter etc.

Blogging as a business is just that….. a business.  I had absolutely no idea that there was a way for bloggers to share information on subjects they are passionate about AND earn money for doing it!  It’s true!  Yes there are plenty of bloggers out there who don’t earn money blogging …..but there are a lot of bloggers who earn a substantial income blogging.  Guess which category I want to be in?

Just how do bloggers make money?  Well……there are so many ways it is almost overwhelming and I haven’t figured them all out yet.  As I do I will bring the answers to you.  If you are interested in learning with me just sign up to receive my new posts and I will keep you informed.