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  • Easy Gifts For Joy

    I’m in full swing with holiday parties, shopping, wrapping, decorating, and planning, planning and more planning! It’s a good time to pause, take a breath and remind myself the many reasons why I love the holidays. It’s important to feel… Read More

  • Cranberry Creations!

    What ingredient makes you feel likes it’s winter? I posed this question to my good friend Cary, and she immediately had an answer. I was grappling with my own thoughts…Brussels sprouts, potatoes, tenderloin, nuts, ginger, or how about cinnamon? The… Read More

  • Stay Energized!

    I admit it. I’m thankful Thanksgiving is over! The meal was great. And of course we love the leftovers, but the amount of carbs I consumed is way more than I like. No wonder I’ve been feeling sluggish, a little… Read More

  • Leftovers Are The Best!

    Last week my friend, Mike, and I were talking about how much we love Thanksgiving, We exchanged stories about past holidays, our own personal traditions and of course our favorite recipes. He’s excited that he’ll be roasting not just one… Read More

  • Tricky and Fun Ideas

    Halloween can be extra tricky. Scary is fun but too much scary is, well… SCARY! I want to make it spooky …in a good way. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to all things scary so making… Read More

  • Impact At The Table

    Sometimes a small change can make a big impact. For example, I now hang my keys in the same place when I enter the house. By making that one small tweak to my routine, I saved myself time and angst… Read More

  • Hot Weather? Cold Soup!

    For a few days this summer we had cooler weather and I actually turned off the air conditioner. But I knew it was only a matter of time before we would hit hot temperatures again. Welcome to August! Not only… Read More

  • Tasty Tomatoes!

    My mom doesn’t have the room to do a large vegetable garden, so she shares with me. My garden is impressive to many of my friends, but is only about a third of the size of what Mom once had…. Read More

  • Avocado Love!

    Shhhh! Don’t tell but I’m having a love affair with avocados! It feels perfectly natural that I love a fruit that loves me back! Actually, It’s not a big secret in our home that I love avocados. I buy them… Read More

  • Zinging for Zucchini!

    It’s exploding! My garden that is… All of a sudden everything is ripening and I can’t pick fast enough. (Yay!) Some plants will do well one year but not as well other years. But zucchini is one of those prolific… Read More