Faith, Fall, Family, Traditions Hello Again Olean September 25, 2017

Featured Video Play Icon      It seems more and more that grandparents play essential roles in the lives of their grandchildren. Kids need the stability, calmness and a place to escape from the pressures of the busyness of this world. Even in the 1960’s and 1970’s when our family would drive to Olean to visit my mother’s parents...

MacKenzie Childs Barn Sale July 26, 2017 in Faith, Family, Shopping, Traditions

On a 85 degree, no clouds, no shade kinda day in the thick of the summer, with 15,000 of your closest friends, there’s nowhere you’d rather be than the MacKenzie Childs’ Barn Sale. Holy Checkers!  For Buffalo people, this is Aurora, NY on Cayuga...

Family Reunion Time July 11, 2017 in Entertain, Faith, Family, Sincerely, Trish Podcast, Traditions

If your family is fortunate enough to have an annual family picnic or reunion, it’s easy to roll your eyes and think of other things you would rather do. It’s probably that little voice inside you that says…no one cares about me, i’m not...

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

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...

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

     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...

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

“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...

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

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...

One is Silver and the Other Gold August 31, 2015 in Faith, Family, Traditions, Uncategorized

      We are all familiar with the childhood song “Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.”  I found myself singing it a few times over this past weekend. You see as much as I enjoy...

Hey, Do You Want To Meet For Breakfast? July 30, 2015 in Family, Traditions, Uncategorized

  Aww breakfast. It’s drilled into us that it is the most important meal of the day, yet many of us skip it. Busy. Rush. Race to work. I’ll grab something at my desk. I understand. But I also am going to give you 5...

One Gorge-Ous Day July 28, 2015 in Family, Traditions

      Maybe it’s this incredible appreciation we have now of being able to breath, walk, live, and love. Or perhaps it’s life itself and having each other. Maybe? No, it is just that. We are not the same and the message is...