Category Archives: My Life

This category will be a bit more personal – challenges and ideas for overcoming them – but will also have some business strategies as well

Happy Easter to You!

Easter, holiday table setting, bunnies, Long Island

A Very Happy Easter Wish To all my friends…may this beautiful holiday be filled with family and friends, faith and love, happiness and joy. This Easter I am so happy because there was a rift in my family – but it’s beginning to mend. Everyone will be at the table this year – I am so grateful for that.   Happy, Happy Easter to all!  

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July 4th: History, Fun, Family and Some Recipes

a Fourth of July trifle from the Kitchn

“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” – Ronald Reagan. So why not at our own dinner tables…on July 4th especially?  Do we really instill the reasons why we celebrate the 4th? We need to – more and more. Our family had its share of political talks but also of the reasons why we wanted our freedom – and why this is so important. But, of course, the celebratory part took over.  I … Continue reading

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Putting Christmas Away

Racoon ornament in Christmas tree

Packing Up My Favorite Christmas Decorations   Even the lamps got into the Christmas spirit! I know I’m a bit late in doing this, but I am only getting to put away my Christmas decorations. I put them up so late – Christmas Eve (trees and everything…and even some decorating Christmas morning before my family came over for dinner that afternoon) – so I just had to leave them up a little longer. It’s a … Continue reading

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Happy New Year’s to All and a Little Table Decoration!

Happy New Year Christmas ornaments and candle on table

 Happy New Year’s to All My Readers and Friends I hope you are all planning a wonderful celebration.  I am having a little pre-dinner celebration and then my husband and I are meeting my brother and sister-in-law (a yearly tradition) and having a wonderful Italian dinner – and we’ll be ringing in the New Year at the restaurant. I am looking forward to it!  On the table I put about 4 or 5 clocks. A … Continue reading

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Why a New Ring Setting is Like Interior Design

 A New Engagement Ring Setting is Like Interior Decorating? Yes! A week before Christmas, I received an early present from my husband – a new setting for my engagement ring. I wanted this for such a long time but I always felt that it might be too expensive and that I should be happy with the actual ring that my husband gave me. It’s the memory thing, you know.  I wanted to preserve the beautiful memory … Continue reading

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A Fun Quiz for Christmas

first lines of Christmas songs quiz

The other night I played a fun game with my family. The object of the game was to figure out the first lines of famous songs based on a set of initials. We had 13 people – so one was the judge (to determine how many answers were right and to count up who got the most answers correct) and the rest of us split up into 4 teams of 3. Team members should go … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks and Setting Family Goals

playing dress up as Minnie Mouse

 Thanksgiving – a Time for Reflection and Spending More Time with My Family Thanksgiving always gives me time to think and reflect on what I am grateful for – mostly things that I forget about and take for granted all year long. As the leaves fall off the trees and we get ready for the barren months ahead, I want to fill up that time with warm memories of my family and how much I … Continue reading

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Decorating My Fall Mantel

decorating a fall fireplace mantle

I had been meaning to do this post about my Fall Mantel a week or so ago, but I wasn’t 100% happy with how the photographs came out. After I finished decorating it, the days were either too sunny or too dreary (it’s fall in New York – weather is so unpredictable). But – everyone is blogging about their fall mantels, so here goes! I absolutely love, love, love Fall colors, so bringing them into … Continue reading

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