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Popping up!

I am sure that I am tempting the Fates by even writing this, but I think my December madness is finally under control. The Christmas cards are all sent. The presents are bought and wrapped. The baked goods-including special sugar cookies for Santa- are made and in the freezer. The gifts for neighbors are delivered. […]

Juggle bells, Juggle bells, Juggle all the way!

It’s late December-four days before Christmas (how did that happen, by the way?)- I am writing this as I sit, my head covered in goo, at my magnificent colorist’s in the City. The blow dryers and ringing phones of the salon seem blissfully peaceful to me- because, unlike at home, none of them require me! […]

Remembering to do what I love

Okay, so I survived Thanksgiving…but, as you may have noticed from the silence that has pervaded this blog, not quite the way I would have liked. And then, without nary a day of rest, I went into the gauntlet that is December. I wish that I were a tougher, stronger, more organized, and more type-A […]

A Thanksgiving Blessing

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. In honor of the day, I wanted to share with you my favorite grace. This poem is attributed to the early Pilgrims, and while I don’t know who wrote it, I am so glad they did. It sums up for me just exactly what this day is about- and […]

Meet Georgie

Have you ever had the feeling that you are living a middle school word problem? I never have until today, when it occurred to me that my week is, in fact, a word problem. Just listen… Last night I hosted the 19 moms from Julia’s class for a Mom’s Night Out. Tomorrow two different families, […]

A different kind of recipe

Today I did not cook- I sparkled. I sparkled with my girl. And we both loved it. We loved it so much, we just had to share our recipe with you! You see, Julia and I create a magical transformation every October. We take ordinary pumpkins and make them extraordinary. These pumpkins are so beautiful […]

The One (Or Two) That Didn’t Get Away!

At least once each summer during our time at the beach Tad organizes a deep-sea fishing expedition. He charters a boat and a captain (think the S.S. Minnow with a more competent staff) and off everyone goes…always at some ungodly hour of the morning. Unlike the Minnow, they are back several hours later with the […]

Corn, Dressed Up and Ready to Go

We are on vacation at the beach- but even better than just the beach, it is the beach with locally grown produce. Farm stands dot the roadways and offer a bevy of beautiful produce: melons, peaches, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, zucchini galore and most of all corn! Fresh local corn! Oh, how delicious and lovely it […]

Sweating it out, lightly

What a hot and steamy weekend we had here in New York! Wow! It felt more like Atlanta in August than New York City in June! It was too thick and muggy to even spend the evenings on our porch with the ceiling fan roaring. So, it goes without saying that I was thrilled to […]

Just Peachy

We are fully in the throes of summer here- at least according to the thermometer! The weather has gotten warm- so warm that often at night all I want is a cool and fresh green salad. And, I am a very lucky girl, because a friend and fellow foodie who knows my love of all […]