Dinner and a Movie: The Devil Inside

Dukan:Finished Attack PhaseStarted Cruise PhaseTotal lost in attack=6lbs!Date Night HA, I am getting my Friday post in a wee bit late but hey, it counts!...more
@SenoraG Variety is the spice of life! I wish I was as brave as you :)more

Thankful for date night with my hubby

Day 18- What I am Thankful for!November 18, 2011Today I am Thankful for date night with my husband, no cooking for me tonight, dinner at our favorite German restaurant and a concert...more

Date night: missing an arm

Dean and I had an impromptu date night this evening. Imagine that.My assistant, Jamie, needed to break up her usual afternoon hours, so we thought, hey, let's have her come back in the evening and sit with Aidan for a bit. Now, there's an idea.It was the original vision when I hired Jamie. One night a week, we were going to have her stay with Aidan while Dean and I saw movies and friends and, well, each other. But we haven't been doing that. Jamie's been with us for three months now but, somehow, we've just not gotten organized to have her work one evening....more

Big Hair, Big Plans


Staying In...It's All the Rage!

I have been searching high and low for a budgeting "system" that works for me. Dave Ramsey's approach is awesome, I have friends that follow it religiously and have been rewarded accordingly.  I however, need a system I cannot cheat!  I lack restraint and need the structure but prefer something black and white and extreme. ...more
@Amanda_Magee I am on the lookout, thank you for the referral, I love food with friends and ...more

Weekend Rewind

So the plan was to post like crazy starting Friday.  However, my body had other plans.  I left a 12 hour day at work on Friday with a terrible headache.  It took everything I had to get home without incident.  Once I was at home, I was not in the mood to eat or move so I spent the evening in the fetal position on the couch.  I think my over caffination, under hydration was to blame. ...more
@sassymonkey My allergies faded a bit when I moved. I think that the extra long day did me in.more

Date Night Menu


cackling proclaimations

Saturday, July 2, 2011...more


I had a business meeting in New York. When I realized I needed to stay over night, I invited my husband to join me for dinner at Lupa Osteria for dinner and stay with me at Cooper Square Hotel. We had a wonderful time. The food is great at Lupa. I love the energy of the restaurant and the atmosphere of the location. It reminded me of an Osteria in Rome. And the Cooper Square Hotel has terrific views of the city. The rooms are very comfortable and the service is personal but not intrusive. It was nice to connect with my husband sans the kids and their activities for just one night....more

La Dolce Vita Veloce:AROMA CUCINA

La Dolce Vita Veloce:AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/mxdxQ4 For those who don't speak Italian, that roughly translates to the The Fast Sweet Life.  All in a day (or so): infiorata (decorating w/ flowers) for Corpus Domini in Montone, a ride to the Ligurian Riviera with the top down, cocktails and dinner al fresco in Porto Venere, an early morning visit to the industrial port, and a maiden voyage motorcycle ride back home to Umbria.  Mamma mia, siamo stanchi!  ...more