Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet

In the spirit of St. Valentine’s Day, this week’s photo challenge was something sweet. Well, what can be sweeter than a homemade Valentine’s Day card from a child and sweets from my husband? I can’t think of anything else sweeter. Sweet

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

This week’s photo challenge is to capture something beloved. My beloved son sleeping in the arms of my beloved husband with his beloved toy tiger.  My cup runneth over. Beloved

Book Review: The Witches of New York, by Ami McKay

The Witches of New York is a fast-paced, well-written novel that gives the reader a glimpse into the life of New York City women in 1880. New York City still had farmland surrounding it; women had not earned the right to vote yet and very few owned their own business; the entire statue of liberty had not yet arrived; the…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

This week’s “silence” photo challenge could easily have been a picture of a wintry wooded scene (Sullivan County, NY just got about 10 inches of snow). Perhaps that will be my second picture this week. However, here is one that every mother out there knows well and cherishes. It’s that hour or so in which the house is…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

Six years ago in September, I married my husband surrounded by family and friends. Even though our wedding day came and went in a flash, some things stick around for a long time, such as the memories of the day, a growing family, a fantastic wedding gown and pair of shoes, and one bridesmaid bouquet with one groomsman boutonniere….

Book Review: The Home Cook by Alex Guarnaschelli

Looking for a cook book that is not only helpful and practical in the kitchen, but also pretty enough to display? Alex Guarnaschelli has put together such a book in The Home Cook. Coming from a life of cooks and cookbook editors, Alex is a mother of a young child and has created this attractive…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

As the holiday season gets into full speed, try to slow down and take in the beauty of the season. Everything seems to be all dressed up – decorated trees, mantels and fireplaces, windows displays, and houses. Even food is decorated now like no other time of the year! We tend to get caught up…

Book Review: Catacomb (Asylum Series, Book 3), by Madeleine Roux

Catacomb is the third book in the Asylum series by Madeleine Roux. As with the previous two books, Roux includes vintage photos throughout to make the experience creepier than the story already is, and the line between reality and imagination is blurred. Senior year is finally over and Dan, Abby, and Jordan are getting together once…