Easy Tricks for Pretty Treats

One of my pearls is gardening and playing with flowers, and I have the privilege of writing for my Master Gardeners’ blog. I love getting creative with flower arrangements for the holidays, different seasons, to celebrate the everyday…and then mixing in fruits and berries, twisting in ribbons, and using interesting containers. So this article is … [Read more…]

A Real French Kiss

Have I found a gem! Actually, my instructor brought it in for us to try. A 1959 Mouton Rothschild! If you aren’t sure what kind of wine that is, well, it is an exquisite red from Bordeaux, France with complex character and oodles of history. This wine not only has an amazing personality and reputation, similar … [Read more…]

Starting anew…a new what?!

With the New Year bombardment of ‘creating a new you’, do you ever get just sick of hearing that you need to create some bionic-bombshell-brainiac-super power…with a size DD and 22 inch waist? What’s wrong with the current you?  There’s so much pressure to be and look like what is on TV and in magazines.  It’s … [Read more…]


Life is full of choices! Every day, all day. And we had a boatload of decisions…planning a wedding, moving to another state, selling a house we just bought, buying a house in another state, giving up friends, quitting a dream (!!) job and find another job 400 miles away. Dealing with one decision like these is … [Read more…]