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...

Magic of Thank You Notes

Magic of Thank You Notes

Recently, I sat down and wrote thank you notes the old fashioned way. A handwritten note seemed like the best way to express my gratitude to loved ones for all the acts of kindness they bestowed upon me.  As I wrote these notes, I found myself walking down memory lane...

A Thoughtful Gift

A Thoughtful Gift

Happy New Year!!!  I pray you had a wonderful holiday season and am so happy to be back to the blog. As we close out the season and dive into the new year, it’s refreshing to pause and reflect. Although this holiday season  is closing, my heart is still full from many...

A Beloved Childhood Cookie Tradition

A Beloved Childhood Cookie Tradition

In this post I share with you my favorite Christmas tradition.  The annual Christmas cookie baking!  It all started one cold December afternoon when my Mom spontaneously decided to bake some cookies.  Although it has been many years since this first cookie bake, my...