Happy Father’s Day

Sharing my post from last year, well, because it felt apropos:

Father’s Day, like Mother’s Day and indeed Valentine’s Day (the made up card company holidays) are always received with mixed emotions.  Some people love them and embrace them. Others have gone so far as to share on their social media that they literally HATE them!  They say it is only a reminder that they don’t have a mom, dad or lover.  Or maybe they do have them but aren’t happy with the ones they got. Continue reading

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Last year Hubby and I spent our anniversary in Kenya, Africa. I wrote several posts about why were were there. But of course the post on this date last year wasn’t so much about our time with the great people of Dandora but about us:  A married couple, best friends and soulmates forever more!  I titled it Two Become OneContinue reading

I heart Kyle Lane’s Upcycled Chair Workshop

I recently had the pleasure of attending the famous Upcycled Chair Workshop at Kyle Lane in Clonmel, Ireland.  From the moment I first met owner Joanne Condon it was like I was hugging a long lost friend. We met each other through Snapchat last year, so it was wonderful to finally meet in person. Spending my Sunday afternoon with Joanne and seven other eager participants was one of the most memorable experiences I will not soon forget! Continue reading

Dreaming of DC

It is no secret that I love to travel.  But what is a secret is that soon I will be going to my favorite city in the world, Washington DC!  I didn’t actually go for the first time until I was 26 years old.  This was 1990 and I remember that I fell in love instantly.  I was also a bit guilty I hadn’t gone sooner.  In fact I recall thinking that it was a place every American citizen should visit at least once in their lives.  Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

Today is the 63rd Woman Crush Wednesday episode. It is hard to believe how many amazing female chefs I have honored and how many delicious recipes we have all gotten to try. As always, it is a recipe I have never made, and I recreate it live on Snapchat (username blissbakery). Today’s honoree is April Bloomfield. She was born in the U.K but now makes New York City her home. With several of the most successful restaurants in town, it is no wonder she has two Michelin Stars! Continue reading

Why

Why. If you are a stickler on punctuation you’ll notice I didn’t put a question mark after my why. Why? Because I wasn’t asking a question until just that last why.  I was announcing what I want to talk about today, which is the topic why.  I feel like this word ‘why’ is a dying art form.  When we are kids we ask why all the time, and for some moms (not me) the word drives them up a wall.  But somehow kids have it right.  They want to get into the center of the golden circle of every topic on life.  That golden circle is the why.  Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

While many of you dread Hump Day, I hope you find comfort in my Woman Crush Wednesday series. It is a nice upbeat day of girl power with yummy food. It is my favorite day of the week!!! A fabulous female foodie gets showered with love and we get to learn a fantastic new recipe. This week on WCW it is our 62nd lovely lady and this one hails from Down Under. Anneka Manning is one of the foremost experts on baking and her methods are tried and true! She could be Australia’s most famous export along side Vegemite! Continue reading