Auld Lang Syne to The Rocking Chair

 One of my earliest memories, I couldn’t have been a year old, is of my father and a rocking chair. I remember staring up at his face in the dark of my nursery, the room with the circus animal border. I can almost feel the rhythmic creaking of the wicker beneath our weight; the steady pitch and sway.Rock, rock, rock.And if I really focus, in the rafters of my memory, I can hear his hushed lullaby.“Swing low, sweet chariot..”...more

Embracing The New Year And The Past

 The New Year is here, and I’m so ready for it.  The excitement that comes with new opportunities and boundless hopes gives everyone a surge of energy to begin the year....more

10 Trends From 2014 I Didn't Jump On

Most of 2014's trends were fitness trends, which means this post was originally titled 150 Trends from 2014 I Didn't Jump On. Instead, I capped it at 10, because the internet likes that. And in the interest of a fair and balanced review, I kept my exercise hating tendency in check. So, here are the Trends from 2014 that left me, meh....more

Easy Recipe for Delicious Danish Pastries for New Year's Day Brunch

These pastries are great to make for brunch.  So, I'm often found putting them together around the holiday season whether it's Christmas, New Year or Easter - or just a lazy Sunday, they work at any time.  Don't worry, this is a very easy recipe, using shop bought pastry (why not?) and a simple filling....more

What I learned in 2014 and hope for in the new year

And now, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the obligatory new year post.*drumroll*(Seriously do the drumroll noise in your head.)(Or out loud, if you want to.)Ok, now that that's out of the way, let's get started....more

Realistic New Year's Resolutions I Can Actually Stick To

Sayonara, 2014.Damn, another year has come and gone.  It’s such a lame and cliche thing to say, but seriously — how fast did that go?!  I remember New Year’s Eve last year and it does NOT seem like 364 days ago.  I guess time flies when you’re having fun....more
Lizzyz aww, thank you!  Laughing more is a good one, and DEFINITELY something I can stick to. ...more

Making a New Year's Resolution for 2015

I rarely make New Year's resolutions.  I know that a) I won't stick to it and b) I never know what I most want to improve.  The last couple years I've been working on my health, but that's come with necessity as it has failed me miserably and I knew I HAD to get better for the sake of my husband and daughter....more

Easy Ways to Start the New Year Off Right

#MicroblogMonday #2 - Goals and Resolutions

Not sure what #MicroblogMonday is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.In two days (three if you’re counting today), 2014 will be over. It will be just another year that has come and gone. Another year that we will say just went too fast....more