World Pasta Month In October!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Buca di Beppo® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

October Is World Pasta Month

Imagine the Pastabilities!

October is World Pasta Month; so, come celebrate and Create Your Own Pasta Bowl at Buca di Beppo.

Imagine yourself in a one-of-a-kind festive atmosphere surrounded by kitchy vintage collectibles and photographs. The eclectic décor brings fun, laughter, and an undeniable energy to this Italian restaurant.

What really makes Buca di Beppo special for the entire familia, is the food—traditional classic Italian recipes served family style and cotto a puntino (cooked to perfection). The delizioso antipasti (appetizers), insalate (salads), and pizzas are wonderful add-ons for the amazing entrees and. pasta dishes on a regular basis.

However, right now, you can create your own personal pasta bowl in honor of World Pasta Month—imagine the pastabilities! Starting at just $7.50 per person, and in 5 delicious steps, your pasta bowl will be on its way to your table in no time. What are the five steps to Create Your Own Pasta Bowl?

  1. Pick your favorite Pasta
  2. Select your Sauce
  3. Choose your Veggies
  4. Pick your Protein
  5. Season It.

It is as simple as that, and your tummy will thank you. Take just a moment to Calma e gesso (pause and think). Envision your custom, authentic pasta bowl. That perfectly cooked pasta, the flavorful sauce, the color and crunch of veggies, the chicken, prosciutto, meatballs, spicy or mild sausage, and your favorite seasonings…let your senses take over. Doesn’t it far venire l’acquolina in bocca (make your mouth water)?

Here’s a few fun facts about pasta. Can you believe that pasta is so popular in the United States that 24% of the global consumption of pasta is by Americans – the largest of any country in the world? Americans consume 6 billion pounds of pasta each year with the average American consuming 20 pounds of pasta annually. Now, that’s a lotta pasta!

 

As awesome as the Create Your Own Pasta Bowl is, Buca di Beppo is not stopping there with their October World Pasta Month celebration. They are also hosting the #PastaSelfie Sweepstakes.

  1. Snap It
  2. Share It
  3. Win It

Show us your #PastaSelfie! Share on Instagram for a daily chance to win a $100 Buca di Beppo gift card. You will automatically be entered, and your Instagram photo will be displayed in the gallery on the Buca di Beppo website!

*One winner will be randomly selected each day to receive a $100 Buca di Beppo digital egift card.

Click here for additional information and official rules.

 

Buca di Beppo has large semi-private rooms that are a perfect option during the holidays for family dinners or office parties. They also do event catering.

 

It’s a Giveaway!

Here’s another special treat for you in honor of World Pasta Month. Buca di Beppo is providing a Gift Card for Giveaway!

 

Buca di Beppo Create Your Own Pasta Bowl Giveaway

 

Luke and I plan to take Rory and Biscuit to celebrate World Pasta Month. You know, a little grilling (of the new boyfriend) over pasta is so much friendlier than a heat lamp and lie detector! If he’s good, maybe we’ll even indulge in a little dessert: Chocolate Chip Cannoli, Tiramisu, the Dolce Platter…just some of the tempting treats to choose from.

You can bet we will be submitting our #PastaSelfie!

You won’t leave Buca di Beppo hungry, but you will leave eager to plan your next visit. Prendere la palla al balzo farsi due fili (seize the opportunity to eat spaghetti)!

 

What is Your favorite Pasta Dish or Recipe?

 

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3-Months of Blogging!

The Neptune Rose bush I bought for Luke our first Christmas… it smells like Raspberry PEZ Candies!

Life With Lorelai is 3-Months Old…

It’s Hard To Believe!

Over the past three months, this little blog experienced quite a growth spurt. It’s been an exhilarating ride. I have met some of the nicest people, and read some clever, humorous, and helpful blogs. I have enjoyed learning about the tidbits of your lives, and I hope you have found Life With Lorelai enjoyable as well.

My technology learning-curve soared to some very fun heights. I figured out how to add Printable Recipes and a Mad Lib Game to the blog. Life With Lorelai even put together a three-part series of Blogging Tips!

Life With Lorelai has received several awards. I’m so honored.

Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest continue to grow by leaps and bounds. I have to tell you, I am having the most fun with Pinterest–amazing place!

Now, let’s take a look at how far Life With Lorelai traveled over the past three months.

The Stats as of right now:

    • 4,022 Views with 1,387 Unique Visitors
    • Visitors from 39 different Countries.
    • 73 Posts
    • The Top 5 Posts are:

1. X-ray Of A Blog – Blogging Tips Series pt. 1
2. Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, A Treasure Find Fer Me
3. 1-Month of Blogging!
4. X-ray Of A Blog – Blogging Series pt.3
5. Fresh Nectarine Pie With Lattice Top Pie Crust – Printable Recipe

    • 4 Pages
    • The Top Page is: About Lorelai
    • 7 Recipes
    • Favorite 5 Recipes are:

1. Fresh Nectarine Pie with Lattice Top Pie Crust – Printable Recipe
2. Sour Cream, Cilantro and Parsley Potatoes on the Grill – Printable Recipe
3. Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade with Printable Recipe
4. Funny Flub-ups! – The Caramel Sticky Buns Escapade
5. Grilled Salmon Kabobs & Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad With Tomatoes

1. Kristen @ The Road to Domestication
2. Rochelle @ Rochelle Barlow
3. Amanda & Madison @ Growing Up Madison
4. Stephanie @ From the Burbs to the Boonies
5. Stephanie @ Bee Tree Studios

    • 5 Awards
    • Life With Lorelai has been Featured on other Blogs 3 times:

1. I Am Meg & So Can You!
2. Southern Mess Moms
3. At The Lake With Regina

1. Monday Mournings – Child Support Hula Hoops
2. Funny Flub-ups! – The Caramel Sticky Buns Escapade
3. Flashback – OMG, What Were You Thinking?!?
4. Snazzy Snapshots – In The Garden
5. Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke!

I am so pleased with how well Life With Lorelai is doing, but mostly I am happy with you, my readers, for making this all possible. Writing this blogging has been challenging and fun, and I am so enjoying using Life With Lorelai as a creative outlet and cheap therapy!

Thank you for following my journey.

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1-Month of Blogging!

The Neptune Rose bush I bought for Luke our first Christmas…

Life With Lorelai is one-month old today!

It’s been quite a month of trying to learn the ins-and-outs of blogging (and I am in no way an expert yet), but I am pleased with the progress my little blog has made. I am most happy with the people I have met through Life With Lorelai; it has been nice getting to know you all, and I look forward to an ongoing relationship.

I have learned how important social media is to a blog. I’ve become fairly adept with the WordPress editor, stuck my toes into the icy waters of HTML coding, conquered hyperlinks, and added media. There is still so much to learn, and so many ideas bursting to be tried.

I would like to just step back and take a look at how far Life With Lorelai has come this month. As of right now, we have had:

  • 767 Views with 250 Unique Visitors
  • Visitors from 12 different countries: United States, Canada, India, Australia, Thailand, South Africa, Germany, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Lithuania, Indonesia, and Norway
  • 25 Posts
  • The Top Post is: Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, A Treasure Find Fer Me
  • 3 Pages
  • The Top Page is: About Lorelai
  • 1 Recipe
  • Favorite Recipe is: No Pit’s Here… Peach Cobbler!
  • 59 Blog Shares
  • 93 Followers: 44-Blog, 6-Twitter, 23-Facebook, 13-Bloglovin’, 7-Pinterest
  • 228 Comments

Not too shabby! Hopefully, things around Life With Lorelai will continue to grow and bloom, and I look forward to meeting new people and making new friends. Thank you for following my journey.

Today will definitely be a note in our Happiness Jar!

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