Bridal Shower Pennant Banner

I am not the crafty one in the family. Amy has vision, talent and patience that I just do not own. I wanted to make a few things to tie the shower all together.  This was a casual get together –Not a fantasy pinteresting extravaganza. I had a budget of almost $0 so I put … Continue reading

Bridal Shower Tea Party

I have a new friend–Let’s call her Cheery. She has a son and a daughter both getting married this year. Funny how I have potty train Eli on my summer bucket list. Early bloomer meet late bloomer. She was talking about throwing a shower–I jumped at the chance to help  take over. Aww, ain’t they sweet!?! … Continue reading

Sochi (Russian) Chili

Did you watch the Olympics? I only clicked on links that showed pics of the “toilet” situation and Bob Costas’ pink eyes… Then it reminded me of a recipe… My BFF married into a family that actually has a “secret” family recipe. One day during a “play” date, she (the BFF) was talking about how she … Continue reading

My first Date

I was a strange kid! So glad I am normal now,err sorta. I was born in Kankakee, Illinois. There was not a lot going on there in the 80’s. There  was 1 place off of the last exit on Interstate 57– The Redwood Inn  it was not a Buffet it was a SMORGASBOARD! It seemed … Continue reading

Feed My Starving Children

“Mom I’m hungry”  I hear that before I even get the dishes done. I have 3 thriving, nourished, spoiled, healthy sons. I am blessed. Blessed to have things some women never dream of. Clean water, a home, medicine and food. Our church had a fundraiser last week for this wonderful charity fmsc.org. A raffle and … Continue reading