4th of July Recipes, Along with Some Magical and Not So Magical Memories

For years now, missing the 4th of July fireworks has made me feel as if I’ve missed the summer. 4th of July’s of the past As a child, after our mother married our step father, we were no longer allowed to go to see fireworks or parades on the 4th of July. My brother couldContinue reading “4th of July Recipes, Along with Some Magical and Not So Magical Memories”

Dealing with the Impending Death of a Friend

Thursday was a very hard day… It was my allotted day of the week to visit my friend in the hospital. My dear friend is dying.  I allot myself 1 or 2 days every week to go visit her and schedule it on my calendar because otherwise, it would be much too easy to stayContinue reading “Dealing with the Impending Death of a Friend”

Give Yourself Permission…

I find that often I feel guilty, especially when the weather is good, if I want to read a book, watch a movie or do some other fun thing. I’m sure I’m not the only person that ever feels this way. For me, I believe it stems from core beliefs that I was taught asContinue reading “Give Yourself Permission…”

Discovering Watercolors and My Favorite Watercolor Paper

From my youngest memories I was constantly coloring, painting or sewing. Luckily, my parents and grandparents encouraged me in this. One of my favorite Christmas gifts from my grandparents was a Disney drawing desk that had clear plastic overlays that taught you how to draw Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto! ByContinue reading “Discovering Watercolors and My Favorite Watercolor Paper”

Delicious Sugar Cookie Recipe

Here’s a tried and true Sugar Cookie recipe! Growing up, over the winter holidays, I used to love to have a cookie baking weekend. My mother would allow me to move my little black and white tv into the kitchen and I would spend the weekend watching Gone with the Wind and Little Woman, cryingContinue reading “Delicious Sugar Cookie Recipe”

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