Ice Cream for Dinner

There are certain childhood memories that seem to be seared into my memory like they just happened yesterday – family dance parties to the Glenn Miller Band, foot baths in the sink from my Dad, my Mom’s artistic creativity lent to my school projects, and birthdays with Grammy Joy. Whenever Grammy was taking care of […]

10 Months

You guys all know that I am a firm believer in saying out loud what you want for your life (something that my Mom has always encouraged us to do).  It is such a simple idea to say aloud a dream or hope or idea, but it is truly the easiest way to create the […]

Balance

The hubby and I just got back from the most amazing 7 week adventure in Europe – and to be honest, pretty much the whole time we were away I was apologizing for needing to stop and do work while we were on vacation.  Of course my hubby very sweetly reminded me that he is […]

the Mania

Well, I can’t deny it…I often get the mania.  Don’t you get the mania too?   Wait, hold on a minute, you don’t know what the mania is?!?  How could you not know what the mania is?  Well, probably because it is my own made up phrase. Basically, the mania is when I get crazed to […]

March Roundup

I’m starting another new series on the blog here today, a sort of monthly recap picked from my favorite Instagram moments.   This is going to be a great way for me to look back on my month and share with you all of my highlights. I’m sure that some months my top moments will be […]

6 Month Check

I am 6 months into my 101 in 1001, and I am a mixture of, “it has only been 6 months?” and “it has already been 6 months?!?”  Since my last check in (at month four), I’ve added 5 more goals to the completed list and have stayed steady at 13 for my goals in […]

Celebrating 70

Last week we had the joy of throwing a surprise 70th birthday party for my father-in-law.  Yes, it was a month early, but since my in-laws are out in San Diego right now, we really wanted to get the chance to celebrate together. As some of you know, my father-in-law is from Sicily, so when […]

On My Night Table

As I’ve mentioned before (here and here), I am a several books at the same time kind of girl.  It’s not so much that I get bored with reading one book, but it’s the idea that I have different options that I love.  The norm for me is typically 2-3 very different books going at […]

4 Months

So I am roughly 4 months into my fantastical mini life goal list (you know, my 101 in 1001), and things are actually going really really well.  When I have come back to review my list lately, I have actually been surprised at how quickly things are going.  I couldn’t have imagined checking so many […]

Be Mine

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to make sure that ya’ll are all set up with the perfect plan for a romantic night in with your sweetie.   A night in?  On Valentine’s Day?  Now, that may sound non-traditional to you, but trust me.  Follow my Valentine’s Day recipe, and your night […]