Birthday Wishes and Lessons Learned from Isabella Rose!!!

Birthday Wishes and Lessons Learned from Isabella Rose!!!

In a few days a little lady, Isabella Rose, will be celebrating her first birthday!  It has been quite a year where each of us has had to make adjustments and adapt to the present circumstances.  In the midst of this uncertainty I have found great joy in observing my...

Memories of My Mother’s Spring Designs

Memories of My Mother’s Spring Designs

This week I was torn between a few stories to write about as many memories arise around this holiday.  In the end a memory of my Mom won as Easter was her favorite holiday.  My Mom always claimed that she was not a creative person however it was this holiday that her...

Joy of a Cardboard Box

Joy of a Cardboard Box

As I prepare care packages for this next season, I am reminded of a recent memory where I rediscovered the joy that a cardboard box can bring!  There were many instances in my childhood where a simple box transported myself and others to the depths of our...

Happy Saint Joseph’s Day and Warm Memories of Uncle Bob

Happy Saint Joseph’s Day and Warm Memories of Uncle Bob

Happy Saint Joseph’s Day!  I realize I am day early but could not resist sending each of you early wishes of joy and prosperity.  As an Italian American, I have celebrated this day with pride since I was a child wearing red and enjoying a Zeppole.  Although true...

Benefits of Taking a Break

Benefits of Taking a Break

To take a break or not to take a break…. that is the question!  I have a confession.  I struggle with slowing down and feel the need to be constantly busy at all times.  Looking back at the past several years, my breaks have come unexpectedly and unplanned.  Recently,...

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday!!!

This coming week I am celebrating two birthdays in my home!  One for the blog and one for yours truly, aka my own.  The story in this post occurred almost exactly a year ago and when I was developing my very first blog post.  I received a once in a life time gift that...

A Valentine from the Heart

A Valentine from the Heart

It’s officially February which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.   Although this holiday has many mixed reviews, I enjoy it and use it as an excuse to connect with others.  About seven years ago I found my ideal celebration plan for this day and in...

A Special Valentine Treat

A Special Valentine Treat

It is hard to believe but in a few weeks it will be the first anniversary of the blog!  Reminiscing on almost of year of writing, my first blog post came immediately to mind and I could not resist the opportunity to revisit this memory.  It is a pleasure to retell...

Beating the January Blues

Beating the January Blues

I have a confession….  I get the blues in January.  For years after the rush of the holiday season, I have struggled with this lull after the last decorations are stowed away and the final thank you notes are sent.  Recognizing this consistent pattern, I have...