Happy Mothers' Day Weekend!

I miss my Mom.I miss her every day and this part of the year only accents the sadness of missing her.My comfort is that I know she is in heaven.I am celebrating this weekend with Jim,as my mother-in-law is 95 and we need to celebrate her.We are going to her house on Saturday so all the daughters who are grandmothers can spend Sunday with their kids. Jim’s sister, Kathy will join us on Sunday and we’ll take my mother-in-law to the casino.I will be praying and remembering my Mom and Babcis this weekend, stopping at the cemetery....more

Casino Newbies

(Originally published in Windsor Square on January 31, 2012.) Not only are my husband and I newcomers to Windsor, we are also newbies to casinos. And when I say newbies, I mean complete newbies... as in, neither of us has ever set foot into a casino before. That is, until this weekend! ...more

Tribal Internet Gaming

Pari Esfandiari, Internet gaming was a hot topic during the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)’s Mid Year Conference. The two day conference took place on September 18th-19th . The event brought together over 500 tribal leaders and gaming professionals at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. ...more

30th Birthday in WV

This past weekend we celebrated Nate’s 30th birthday.  Now, technically his birthday is not for a couple more weeks, but we will be out of town on his actual birthday to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary.  ( Yes, a whole year! More to come on that topic )...more

Down-Home Elegant Clams Casino

As spring rolls in, so do the backyard get-togethers and garden parties.  I always love the idea of an outdoor gathering in early spring. Imagine an evening with friends on an expansive deck adorned with white lanterns (and porch heaters combating the crisp March air.) Ladies wearing sandles and light wraps sip sparkling cocktails and nibble on warm hor d’oeuvres teetering on the end of winter and the brink of spring....more

Vegan Las Vegas

A lot more has popped up in the way of vegan fare since my last visit to Sin City! While the places I frequented on past visits still exist, I’ve had to add some new spots to my list. Vegas hasn’t gotten any less wild but I’m so happy that there has been a turn toward some more plant based fare. Some healthier then others, here’s my updated list of veggie goodness in this naughty dessert oasis!...more

Visit Connecticut Open House Day ~ June 14

I just found out from my friend Maggie that June 14 is Visit Connecticut Open House Day! ...more