My name is Alison Shaffer and this is my blog- Kitchen Table. 

my email address is

I also write for my friend Sarah Peppel's blog,  DIY FRUGAL
DIY Frugal URL:

I am happy to review, promote, announce, and/or run a giveaway for your product as long as I see it is a good fit for my family and my readers. I do not return products sent to me for review, promotion, announcements or giveaways. I do not pay shipping costs.
I write posts for compensation in the form of monetary compensation and/or products.

What's the name of this blog?
Kitchen Table. Why? Is this blog about food? Sometimes it is. It's named kitchen table because that's my desk. Yes, I do write about food, meals, recipes, and places to eat. I also write about all kinds of other stuff you might find interesting. This is a family lifestyle blog about meals, movies, music, media, memories, and mom happenings. I love to find new products and share about them on this blog.

I fancy products made in the United States of America.
I love the original L.L.Bean Boat and Tote. I've been using them since the 70's and buy at least one every year. I still use the very first one I bought.


I live in the state of New Jersey. It's located on the East Coast of the United States of America. It's on the East Coast if you look at a map of USA,  but it's relative to where you are in the world if it is located East.

If the traffic is moving at the speed of light on the turnpike, bridges, and tunnels I can drive to New York City or Philadelphia in less than one hour on a clear, dry day. We have modern transportation available of trains, planes, and automobiles to take us just about anywhere in the world from New Jersey.

Who am I? 
Married? Yes, to an awesome family man and engineer.
Kids? Yes, I am mom of two young ladies.
Pets? Yes, the kids have pets but the Mr. and I take care of them. (don't tell the kids)

College graduate? Yes. Bachelor's degree in Geography  from Rowan University. 
Where have I worked? Teacher, Girl Scout leader, Sunday School teacher, and volunteering.  
Occupation? Mom, Wife, Blogger.
I'm interested in small business and old downtown shopping districts as I studied this in college.
Church? yes, and I pray morning, noon, and night.

I attend social media events networking with bloggers, brands and occasionally meet a celebrity:

Meeting author Mary Kay Andrews at Fresh Vintage in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

I review new products, like ^^Keurig Vue before it's in the store.

I attend grand openings, promotions, and blogger tours and events like this one at South Moon Under in Marlton, New Jersey.

I attend media events like  Disney Social Media Moms on the road in New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

I meet stars from the hit TV shows such as DALLAS at the screening at Ritz East in Philadelphia.

I attend blogger tours and events like this one at Whole Foods Kids Lunch Line Revolution Blogger event.

I attend movie screenings such as Disney's The Odd Life of Timothy Green and share my review the day the movie opens in a theater near you.  

On the go, on the move, on social media, that's where I'll be.