What a Treasure

I must confess, this summer has been running away from me with too many fun and interesting things to do, and it’s kept me away from blogging, but I could not let the chance pass by to tell you about an extraordinary camping experience we had recently with, like, oh, about hundred other people. Yes, …

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Wine, Food, Beer, Flowers

I must confess, I had a near death experience today.  It happened at the car wash.  I was getting the plethora of dead insect remains off of my car as I happily rolled on through the scrubbers when everything stopped. WHAT!  When I was a kid this was one of my worst nightmares.  The last …

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Swedish Death Cleaning: It’s Really a Thing

I must confess, when I first heard about Swedish death cleaning I was a little startled, but more intrigued.  I was viewing a television news program a few weeks ago in which this concept was featured, and I borrowed from the library the book that the news piece was based upon entitled, The Gentle Art …

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A Walk on the Sunny Side

I must confess, it's been taking extra effort these days to look on the sunny side of things. With the cold and continued snowy weather being the main culprit that's been bringing down the mood around here, I woke up today and made a conscious decision to look on the brighter side of things and …

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Three for Thursday

I must confess that Easter is my favorite holiday, and one of the reasons is because it usually means warmer weather is on the way here in Western New York.  Yet, this is the scene outside my dining room window as I write... When will this cold snap end?  Where is the forsythia in bloom? …

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Is It a Recipe or a Story?

I must confess, there are certain dishes that always bring back pleasant memories from my childhood.  Being raised in a family with two distinct heritages, Polish and Italian, there were always interesting and tasty recipes at family gatherings (along with some truly weird foods, but that's a story for another day).  My hubby always compliments …

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Thanks for the Memories

I must confess, it's been a looooong time since I purchased a dining room set - thirty years to be exact.  I bought my first set as a young wife and mother while working at a part-time job to save up the cash.  It  was a beautiful oak set that was Amish made and included …

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A Tasty Road Trip

I must confess, I recently saw an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (click here to view), and a pub was featured that is located in the Syracuse, New York area - only a couple hours away from my home.  It was a repeat of a past show, but the dishes that were highlighted looked awesome, and …

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Time to Celebrate!

I must confess, I'm celebrating my Bloggiversary!  This week marks the six month anniversary of my blog, and I've done a little updating since you last visited.  Since beginning this endeavor back in September of 2017, I envisioned my blog as a way to amuse my family and friends with my 'sunny' observations and interesting …

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Three For Thursday

I must confess, I’m thoroughly enjoying the ‘number of the day’ themed pieces I’ve been doing lately.  It's so convenient to get two, three, four, five or six items of interest in a post with the days Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  So, dear readers, I submit to you this week, the Three For …

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The Friday Five

I must confess, it's been a week of celebrating for our family, and this is a much needed change of pace after all the germs and sickness of these long winter weeks.  We had a birthday or two, followed by Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day, and a new recipe to try. Birthday Banana Cream Cheesecake  …

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Five More For Friday

I must confess, it’s been incredibly challenging to look on the sunny side of things lately with myself and most of my family being sick for such a long time.  I’m hoping to see the light at the end of the tunnel soon by getting past the used tissues, cough drop wrappers, half drunk cups …

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Candy Land Experience

I must confess, playing Candy Land recently with my two grandchildren was quite an experience for me. My daughter and her three little ones came over for an early breakfast at the beginning of this week and the kids’ visit quickly transformed into a rapid succession games and toys with the theme “Which Toy Can …

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