NEW YEARS EVE – countdown to 2013

As we get ready to ring in the new year, it’s always a time of reflection for me. I like to look back on the year, the new friends I’ve made, the old friends I’ve reconnected with, the progress I’ve made with personal goals and all the fun along the way. Here in our household…

New year new me?

New Year, new me? Yeah, it sounds like a diet commercial,  but I’m the forever optimist. I believe in dreaming and hard work to accomplish the dream, but I am sane, and everyone has a different view of what those simple words could mean.For me, part of my reality is striving me a better me –…

Christmas Elves – This One Might "Kramp" Your Holiday

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has the holiday celebration they hoped for and that everyone stays safe and healthy. In keeping with the holiday season, I decided to delve into the world of the Christmas Elf. I was positively delighted to discover that several internet sources attribute the concept of the…

Merging Holiday Traditions

I loved Christmas when I was a kid. I wish I could say it had something to do with the religious aspects, but it was the presents, the toys. It was the best time of the year because I got more toys than I could conceivably play with… although I did give it my best…

Random Acts of Kindness

Happy Holidays The holiday season has begun and regardless of which holiday you celebrate, I hope that you will join me in perpetuating acts of kindness.                 When the night is the darkest, it is great to encounter moments of light. This month, I, like many others, have pledged to engage in Random Acts of…

Pecan Crescent Cookies and Precious Memories

All it took was a plunge of my hands into the mixture of butter, sugar, eggs, and pecans, and I was instantly standing in my grandmother’s big old colonial kitchen, 400-something miles and 40-something years from the here and now. I could see everything: her silver-and-white kitchen table that sat smack in the center of…

How to Hack the Holidays

Geek is the new cool and I am here to today to show you how to put a little geek in your Christmas fun. That’s not my family in the video above, but it could be. We fire up the tablets and cell phones (both iOS and Android because we’re super geeks) and play our…