From "Have a Seat", to, "Help Yourself"; What is the right way to host?

One of the best hostesses I know in the world is my mom....more

Drinks & Apps

You know those friends who can’t be away from their iPhones for any length of time? (Like, um, ME, for instance?) These wine glass charms, made from upcycled vintage Scrabble tiles (letter visible on reverse) are sure to appease them with the comforting, familiar icons they love and need. Maybe it will even be enough to convince them to leave their phones in the car. Or, more likely, they’ll be snapping pics of your cool wine charms with their iPhones. ...more

Pink or Blue?

A close friend of mine is pregnant with baby #2, and she decided she wanted to spice up the moment she and her husband learned the sex of their new bundle.   So what happened next?  Her best friend and her sister-in-law consulted an ex...more

Easy Raw and Vegan Recipes to Freshen Your Summer Table

Of all the many joys of summer months—longer afternoons, weekends spent with one’s toes in the sand, farmers’ markets bursting with ripe produce—outdoor entertaining is one of the sweetest. What’s better than the chance to celebrate balmy weather and one’s loved ones at once? Summer is the season in which friends most love to share fresh food. ...more
I guess this is a popular subject these days, I just stumbled upon a slideshow presentation ...more

House Parties


Evolution of Spring Break + Squash. It Makes Sense?

Day 1: Monday...more

In Pursuit of Imperfection

image via MissOmniMedia ...more

Pro Active Social Life

I have complained here often about my need to keep our social life intact. The cause being that my parents had completely shut theirs down and the results were absolutely no friends at Mom's funeral. I so hated that. I have found that you have to be a bit proactive in the endeavour to keep your social life ACTIVE! So for the past year I have pushed that to keep ours moving. In fact....more

What's Cookin' Super Bowl Sunday?

So we have an East Coast match up set for Sunday: the New York Giants will take on the New England Patriots. And trust me readers, this is good for the Super Bowl menu. ...more


It was Saturday today, and since I slept late I got up late and made myself some breakfast.  This morning, I had promised to go to the bank with my daughter to get her husbands name added to the account I previously had joint with her. The bank required all of us to be there to sign the papers. ...more