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


The month of January always includes lots of conversations, articles and social media posts about resolutions and goals for the year. I realized that year after year, mine often involve losing a few pounds, exercising more or other ways to improve myself. I’m sure a few of you may have had similar experiences J. This … Continue Reading

Looking Back

The dawn of a new decade is upon us which I believe provides a great opportunity to look back on the last ten years.  The past decade has been one to remember — on a personal level and beyond. I hope you don’t mind if I share some of my favorite memories! First and foremost, … Continue Reading