Shift your rhythm

Last year Christmas seemed to arrive faster than we could get everything together for Santa.  By Christmas eve, my husband was still out shopping at 5pm and all thoughts of going to church to belt out “Joy to the World”

Shift your rhythm

Last year Christmas seemed to arrive faster than we could get everything together for Santa.  By Christmas eve, my husband was still out shopping at 5pm and all thoughts of going to church to belt out “Joy to the World”

Turkey Day

I’ve been lax posting on my blog this year as I undertake a new creative endeavor. (more on that soon.)  but I wanted to wish my family, friends and followers a Happy Thanksgiving full of grace, love and abundance.  This

Turkey Day

I’ve been lax posting on my blog this year as I undertake a new creative endeavor. (more on that soon.)  but I wanted to wish my family, friends and followers a Happy Thanksgiving full of grace, love and abundance.  This

Happy New Year

Wishing you much joy, love, light and many blessings in 2016!

Happy New Year

Wishing you much joy, love, light and many blessings in 2016!

Unbuttoned Passion

The skies were grey and a large cloud hung low, threatening to burst.  My boys were antsy for an activity, and I’d already throughly explored the antique mall while they played laser tag the day before.  My parents suggested we

Unbuttoned Passion

The skies were grey and a large cloud hung low, threatening to burst.  My boys were antsy for an activity, and I’d already throughly explored the antique mall while they played laser tag the day before.  My parents suggested we

Red Lanterns

Happy Red Lantern Day!  Today is the Lantern Festival, a Chinese festival which marks the end of the celebrations for Chinese New Year. The Year of the Goat will be fully ushered in with a bang 15 days after the

Red Lanterns

Happy Red Lantern Day!  Today is the Lantern Festival, a Chinese festival which marks the end of the celebrations for Chinese New Year. The Year of the Goat will be fully ushered in with a bang 15 days after the

The Old Guard

Moving to Hillside Cottage has been a delight — so much more than I ever could have imagined when pulled kicking and screaming from Manhattan where I had ensconced myself for 30 years.  I love being able to hear the

The Old Guard

Moving to Hillside Cottage has been a delight — so much more than I ever could have imagined when pulled kicking and screaming from Manhattan where I had ensconced myself for 30 years.  I love being able to hear the

Thanksgiving Prep

This year we’ve got 26 coming for Thanksgiving dinner.  My turkey salt and peppers are quite excited for such a large crowd – it’s a new high in terms of number of dinner guests for Hillside Cottage.  Mom gave me

Thanksgiving Prep

This year we’ve got 26 coming for Thanksgiving dinner.  My turkey salt and peppers are quite excited for such a large crowd – it’s a new high in terms of number of dinner guests for Hillside Cottage.  Mom gave me