The Hottest Road Trip of 2019

Literally. When Willie Nelson sang "On the Road Again" and we decided to heed his advice and head to Williamsburg, Virginia, I envisioned my family and me running through a gorgeous park, snacking on churros, making picture-perfect memories on a day with temperatures that gave our cheeks a rosy glow in all of the pictures.… Continue reading The Hottest Road Trip of 2019


Tell me what you want, what you Willie, Willie Want.

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were talking about our annual summer travel plans when one of his favorite songs came on the radio. "On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again.....On the road again, going places that I've never been". Willie Nelson basically interrupted our chat and… Continue reading Tell me what you want, what you Willie, Willie Want.

“Donut” forget about the desserts!

My sons 13th birthday is coming up and dessert tables are always hard to fill with tasty pastries and cakes because of his tree nut allergy. The one thing he has eaten consistently over the last few years at birthday parties are donuts. Dunkin Donuts does not use pecans or walnuts, (which he was tested… Continue reading “Donut” forget about the desserts!

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Take Two; Teen Themed.

A centerpiece is arguably the most important part of a tablescape, especially if you're like me, going for a glam look on a paper- plate party budget. The rose ball centerpiece was really easy to achieve and made our party look posh and sophisticated for both the ladies brunch and for the tween party. As… Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s Take Two; Teen Themed.

Throwing Parties out of the Blue….box.

Being a mom to four children has its challenges, but also has its perks. Like when it comes to throwing birthday parties...there are a lot!! I've thoroughly enjoyed taking a theme and running with it each year for their party. Sadly, as my boys have gotten older, they have begun to poo-poo the idea of… Continue reading Throwing Parties out of the Blue….box.

Navigating the potholes…

Today my kids finished sixth and eighth grade. I cannot believe that I have a child entering high school and three entering middle school. I feel like I was just taking my oldest into kindergarten orientation yesterday. It's crazy how fast the years fly by. But that's not my reason for posting today. Instead of… Continue reading Navigating the potholes…

Goats and Cows and Chickens, Oh My!

This past weekend, my family and I went back to Spring Haven Farmhouse in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for another unplugged weekend. This time, I didn't feel like lugging my huge Nikon around everywhere so I used my phone primarily to take pictures, posting a few to share with friends and family in real time. As parents,… Continue reading Goats and Cows and Chickens, Oh My!

B is for Botox: The Alphabet Game for Middle Aged People

If you’re just tuning in for the first time, you must realize this post all started because of an inquisitive eyebrow. What’s that, you ask? Well, apparently a muscle on the right side of my forehead was an over achiever and contracted more than the left, thus pulling up my eyebrow so it looked like… Continue reading B is for Botox: The Alphabet Game for Middle Aged People

9021-Oh my goodness!

Picture this...October 4, 1990. Massapequa, New York, shortly before 9:00 in the evening. I had just taken off my vest and bodysuit, un-pegged my jeans and jumped into a t-shirt that could fit Andre-the-Giant and a pair of Skidz. I proceeded to throw my freshly permed curls into a scrunchy and scrubbed some Noxzema on… Continue reading 9021-Oh my goodness!

Dear Teenager…

Just yesterday I had to drive to the exact same spot where the day prior, a car filled with teenagers a little older than you, had an accident, and young lives were cut short. My heart hurts with this news and I can't shake the sadness. In the blink of an eye everything can change.… Continue reading Dear Teenager…