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?


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 […]