Holiday Gift Guide

I love the holidays! Spending quality time with loved ones and eating lots of yummy food makes me so happy. But buying presents for Christmas can be overwhelming with so many choices. While some of you early birds may have already finished your shopping, I thought I’d share some great gift ideas I found online for … Continue Reading

Decorating for Halloween

We all know that celebrating Halloween this year means some traditions may need to be adjusted to keep everyone safe due to Covid-19 but there are lots of ways still to enjoy this very popular holiday! I’ve read about plans for virtual costume parties and spooky movie nights at home but thought I’d share some … Continue Reading

How to Make the Most of Pantry Items

Let’s face it – being home for this long has been a challenge. As the months drag on, I’m trying to find more things to keep me busy at home. I still tend to my roses on the balcony, but I’ve also found myself baking a lot– it’s a favorite pastime of mine. Having extra … Continue Reading

My Best Tips to Grow and Care For Roses

As many of you know, I love flowers — especially roses. They come in all different sizes and colors and no two roses are ever the same. Even with such a wide variety, the methods for growing and caring for these beautiful flowers are very similar. I thought I would share some tips and tricks … Continue Reading

Let’s Bring Back Letter Writing.

I never wrote much before starting to write this blog about ten years ago. As I detailed in my book Stories from Candyland, my job before that time involved being a wife and mother, running businesses and doing charity work, but never having to truly sit down and write anything. It wasn’t until starting the … Continue Reading

Things to do while you’re staying home

These past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind. We went from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives to staying at home and slowing down. It’s such a testament to the love and care we share for our communities that people are following the guidelines to stay home so everyone keeps healthy. It … Continue Reading