There’s Gonna Be a Happy Mother Somewhere…

I'm excited and pleased to announce the winner of the Jamberry Mother's Day gift set today!!! It's Heather!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats girl! Maybe you are June? Perhaps you're married to pudding pop! Maybe you are Roseanne... Perhaps you're Frankie Heck. Maybe you're the mama to some fur babies. I feel a kinship to Beverly Goldberg! It's not always pretty and at times you feel like you're failing. We were given our "people" to grow, stretch and teach us. In return we give and receive love. It's an investment in the future and some of the most important and hardest work you will ever do in this life. So, "Happy Mother's Day!" I know it's not until the 10th, but today just think about how special and important you are to the people in your ... Read more!


Sushi & My Sous Chefs

  This was the 2nd time I've attempted to make sushi. It went better than the last time and was more aesthetically pleasing. It requires some serious prep time (especially for the "sticky" rice), a trip to a couple different markets and a few willing sous chefs. This particular Saturday some good friends came to help me out in the kitchen and to celebrate my 40th and their son's 8th ... Read more!

Jamberry's "Ruby & Rose" Mother's Day Gift Box.

A Mother’s Day Give Away!

Mother's Day is Sunday May, 10th! Due to the campaign efforts of Anna Jarvis, several states officially recognized Mother's Day, the first in 1910 being West Virginia, Jarvis' home state. In 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation creating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Thanks Anna Jarvis and you too W.W.!!! I love that a day to honor ... Read more!


Apple, Fennel and Cabbage Slaw

  Wisconsin and Iowa are together this Easter weekend. Miss you Florida! One of our greatest joys are that our children really like each other. This day is full of giggles and fun. Loud and Peaceful...how is that possible? Early mornings and late nights. Memories are made of this. We are going to Church tonight. Late Lunch=No Supper...Hallelujah! Today we are having Wings, Brats, ... Read more!


Spring Fever, Fruity Marshmallow Cereal Squares

Spring came on Friday and left on Sunday here. We are getting ready for "Spring Break" with inches of the white stuff still on the ground. We have been in the middle of our Maple Syrup extravaganza and I need to send treats to school. I have made Pumpkin Spice Krispy Treats, Peanut Butter and Plain Old Perfect Original. We are hungry for signs of Spring in the middle of these cold, gray days. All ... Read more!