Dogs, Entertain, Faith, Family, Uncategorized Drop the Scorecard January 10, 2017

Welcome to January, one of the longest and certainly the coldest month of the year. During these long days of January chores can become burdens. How often are we adding “scorecards” to our marriages, work relationships, and friendships? In our home, we all like to walk the dogs on the beautiful sunny days, but when...

Faith, Family, Traditions, Uncategorized Happy New Year 2017 January 3, 2017

Before we get into our new resolutions or goals, it’s important to reflect on the 2016 and give ourselves some credit for things that went well. I pushed myself to entertain more, travel more and celebrate important dates in our lives. I started out having a dinner party a month but once summer hit, so...

Family Green Goodness December 27, 2016

      There are certain people in all of our lives that makes us look better. They contribute a lot by sharing their thoughts, introducing you to new things and doing things for you that no one really knows about. But you do. And you know no one can take their place. My daughter...

Faith, Family, Uncategorized Against the Grain December 21, 2016

This time of year is so sweet- I mean literally. Sweet. It is full of delicious treats combining decadent flavors, that are hard to resist. Why would anyone choose to eat healthy, not drink alcohol and lay off sugar, carbohydrates, all dairy and processed foods during the holidays? It just came to me. Go against...

Uncategorized Wish List December 13, 2016

My inspiration for today’s post is from a “wish list” I happened to see from a very special high school senior. She wrote down personal goals and the direction that she wanted to go in the New Year. At first, I thought it was going to be a Christmas wish list of gifts….Apple watch, running...

Dogs, Faith, Family, poodle, Traditions 3 Observations for the Holidays December 6, 2016

     One thing I really enjoy about not only going away, but also coming back from vacations, is gaining a new perspective. You tend to come home with a new appreciation for all that you have and what you are interested in changing in your life. From the moment you fly above the clouds, or...

Faith, Family, Traditions Kitchen Table Notes November 15, 2016

“There’s a little note for you on the kitchen table”      In this busy, high tech world, I find myself missing the little notes left on the kitchen table. Like many of you, our little family has a group text in which we correspond throughout the day. The group texts read usually something like...

Faith, Family Split this Dish November 8, 2016

    Last night we went out for dinner to Bonefish Grill. I understand we are to patronize local restaurants but I do have a fond affection for this particular chain. It simply grew last night. You can always expect the white table cloth, a heavy strong silverware, deliciously prepared entrees and good service. Of...

Faith, Family, Traditions, Uncategorized 3 Ways to Celebrate All Saints-All Souls Day November 1, 2016

Today dear readers, I’m going to give it to you straight. We really have no idea how much our loved ones need our prayers. I’m afraid that our culture is moving away from the need of masses, prayers and sacrifices. We are caught up in posting about them (guilty) and not doing what is the...

Uncategorized The “Healing” Power of Dogs October 11, 2016

This past week I had the privilege of speaking before the National Veterinary Associates who held a conference here in Buffalo. An established relationship with a friend that I met during our active years at the Junior League of Buffalo, Bethany Botzenhart who knew our story, asked me to speak about our dogs. She knew...