Faith, Family, Uncategorized Scratch the Surface July 5, 2017

Featured Video Play Icon   This past weekend, we ventured to the Detroit, Michigan. Detroit sure has a lot of nicknames…The Motor City, Motown, Hockeytown, The Comeback City, and the list goes on.  Don’t you find that people and places with a lot of nicknames tend to be colorful and likable and are distinguishable in certain ways? I almost...

Easiest Dinner Ever January 31, 2017 in Family, Uncategorized

Are you looking for something easy, fast, inexpensive, healthy and delicious to make for dinner? Folks, I have the answer. Motivated by an Instagram comment on my photo of this dinner, the comment read …recipe please. Really? OK. It’s almost too easy and too...

Advice to a Younger Person January 19, 2017 in Entertain, Faith, Uncategorized

       I was recently at a luncheon with ladies who were all their in 50’s all at different career levels. One thing is for sure, all the ladies were supportive and happy just to take time out to enjoy lunch, and laugh...

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

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...

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...

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

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...

Wish List December 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

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...

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...

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

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...

Oh Canada! 10 Things I Learned About You Montreal! August 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

Folks, it’s hard for me to admit this but I will…I’ve lived in Buffalo all of my life and have never visited Montreal and Quebec City. What the heck is wrong with me? Why not get the feel of Europe without the going to...