8 Tips for Holiday Party Planning Confidence

I’ve loved parties since I was knee high to a grasshopper. {That is me (white Barrett) and Gigi (fuchsia dress) in the photo} My mother and grandmother have entertained many through the years and the memories of fabulous times have helped shape my modern day love of a great get together. Both Mom and Gigi […]

Friday Favorite; An Easy One Dish Roasted Chicken

Okay friends… anyone can do this. I promise. Don’t let your self-conscious get the best of you. Just like the movie Ratatouille, healing “anyone can cook” or something like that. So here we go. Chicken, (disclosure – first remove the package insert from the inner cavity), lemon, potatoes, onion, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Now, let’s […]

The first day of Hanukkah or is it Chanukah?

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It’s time to get out that shiny Minora, light your wax candles, sing the Ma’oz Tzur and celebrate Hankkah! Is it Hanukkah or Chanukah? I guess it depends on the way you translate Hebrew. Potato, potahto — tomato, tomahto. This Jewish holiday doesn’t carry the religious heft of Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur, but it has gained prominence due to the fact it falls around that other […]

Feeding My Emerald Hummingbird {Wordless Wednesday Sorta}

Monday at noon the Garage Door Repairman arrived to fix our problematic automatic garage door. While signing the invoice I noticed a buzz in the rafters. A hummingbird was aloft. After the repair man drove away, there I left the garage door open in hopes the little bird would fly towards the light and be […]