Amazing Women Day Six

In honor of this week of amazing women, here's a classic drink recipe in tribute!Pink LadyIngredients:1 1/2 oz gin3/4 oz applejack1/4 oz lemon juice1-2 dashes grenadine1 egg whiteMaraschino cherryPink rimming sugarDirections:Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled glass rimmed with sugar. Garnish with the cherry....more

Amazing Women Day Five

Let me tell you about a friend of mine.Lisa is one of the most incredible women I know.  She runs the Speech and Accent Academy in Miami, FL. Do you have an accent you wish to reduce?  She's your teacher.  Do you have a speech approaching and need some feedback?  She's your coach.  Lisa is also your biggest cheerleader!  There is nothing that gives her more pleasure than to see one of her students succeed....more

Amazing Women Day Four

Let me tell you about a friend of mine.Another amazing author I've recently discovered is Barbra Annino.  She writes one of my new favorites...the Stacy Justice series.  Stacy is a reluctant witch and has the best misadventures!  And how can you not love a witch who's familiar is a Great Dane named Thor???...more

Amazing Women Day Three

Let me tell you about a friend of mine.Lisa is the owner of Coy Clothes.  If you've been a follower of my blog for a while, I've raved about her before!  She makes the most adorable shirts, apron, towels, etc.  I personally own two of her shirts and they are fantastic!  They are made from organic bamboo and are the most comfortable clothes I own!  Not to mention the cute comments on the front of each shirt!This is what's next on my wishlist from Coy Clothes...she has the most clever aprons!...more

Amazing Women Day Two

Let me tell you about a friend of mine.C.L. Bevill is one of the best writers I've discovered in a long time.  I'm actually a huge fan of more than one of her series!  My absolute favorite is The Lake People series.  When talking with her other fans, however, I'm usually outvoted by fans of the Bubba series.  Now don't get me wrong, I love me some Bubba but the Lake People series is tops for me.  The first series I read was the Moon Trilogy and it comes in a close second for me....more

Amazing Women Day One

Let me tell you about a friend of mine. Tracey is an amazing artist.  I mean AMAZING!!  I personally have a set of ornaments she made me in honor of breast cancer awareness.  They are so beautiful I haven't even used them because I'm afraid they'll get messed up!Tracey creates the most beautiful portraits and murals.  Obviously, for a mural you need to be local, but check out her website for everything she offers....more

Anaïs Nin Quotes

Anaïs Nin Quotes ...more

Thank you so much for posting these. She was so brilliant. One of her quotes that I had taped up ...more

A Month of Awesome Women: Pink

I will concede that when you hear the right notes with the right words at the right moment, everything else falls away. And even though she will never know who I am, Pink has touched this woman's soul. More than once, she has saved me. She busted into my crusty, black heart and made me giggle. She taught me to not take myself so seriously -- to learn from my own mistakes and come out stronger and better than before. She's offered me a couple of long, hard looks in the mirror. ...more

Here's one for all of those we've loved and lost. I karaoke this one ...more

The First "Four-Star" Woman

Being the first woman to become a journeyman electrician in my local union was a big deal for me. It was a long hard road. It wasn't easy. As a matter of fact, it was harder than it should have been. But, I made it. There was a sense of relief that it was finally over and I was free from the "your just an apprentice" restraints. There was a huge sense of pride that I was now a journeyman. For me the "woman factor" really wasn't a factor at all. And it never has been. It has been nearly 30 years since I started down that road and it has been an ...more