All You Need Is Love – Happy Valentine’s Day

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ~ Charles M. Schulz   Love is the greatest emotion of all.  Whether it’s in the air or in bloom it makes us warm all over!  Falling in love wreaks havoc on you body, your heart races, your stomach is tied in knots, you’re on an emotional roller coaster!  Contrary, standing in love is …

We all need to take time to Relax

  In a vintage 70’s commercial for Calgon bath and beauty products a woman wearing a fluffy pink robe is seen in a chaotic home scenario. As the phone is ringing, children are fighting and the dog is barking, she utters the slogan “Calgon take me away”….The next scene shows her relaxing in a bath in a quiet solitude. She recognized her limit. Some stress …

Hygge – Coziness In The Heart of Winter

  In the  Danish language, hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) cannot be translated into English using a single word. Though there are many ways to describe hygge, most define it simply as the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Friends. Family. Graciousness. The definition of Hygge gave us three English words , friends, family and graciousness – combined under the heading of  simple pleasures. While I …

Happy Birthday December Sisters

As the holiday sneaks up on us, many people have the added treat of having a December birthday. If you were born during the month of December your birthstone has three ways to shine. The tanzanite, zircon and turquoise, which are all known for there beautiful shades of blue. My favorite in the zircon, as I do share a December birthday being born on the …

Perfect Stuffing Recipe for your Thanksgiving Table

When I think of the perfect stuffing recipe for a Thanksgiving turkey my Uncle Johnny’s sausage and thyme recipe immediately comes to mind. We grew up in Brooklyn, so every Thanksgiving my Uncle would travel from Poughkeepsie, New York on a train to our home in Brooklyn. When he arrived he would have a giant brown bag filled with the following: 2 packages of Jimmy …

November Awakens Nostalga

       You are cordially invited to reminisce!  Let’s indulge in the enjoyable recollection of past events and allow the sentimental longing for yesterday a space at the table.  November, with Thanksgiving in the lead role seems a perfect time to allow  thoughts to meander as aimlessly as falling autumn leaves.  Let your world slow down, keep pace with the setting amber sun as it sinks …