The Delights of December

December; the most wonderful time of the year! My list of things for which I am grateful during this month runs rich and deep, with many celebrations, traditions, and so much love. My family started the month with our tradition of building Gingerbread Houses. My daughter, husband, and I helped the grandkids decorate their very own houses with every kind of gumdrop and goody we … Continue reading The Delights of December

Milestones in May

All of the events and activities of spring are winding down to make room for the fast-approaching relaxing days of summer. It’s a time for celebrating many milestones for my family, and I’m grateful for each and every one of them. Another Kentucky Derby in the Books The state of Kentucky gets many visitors this time of year. Everyone dresses up in their brightly-colored outfits … Continue reading Milestones in May

The Secret Garden

Located just off the beaten path in Commiskey, Indiana, walking into Stream Cliff Herb Farm is like stepping into a Secret Garden. Wildflowers and lush landscaping line brick pathways which lead from one beautiful discovery to another, from reflecting ponds to serene¬†gardens to an old wooden chapel. My daughter and I spent an afternoon there while off on a mother/daughter adventure. We started with lunch … Continue reading The Secret Garden

The Imperfect Person’s Guide to a Perfect Christmas

We all work so hard to create the perfect Christmas celebrations for our families, only to be reminded that we are far from perfect. I seemed to have had a more-than-normal amount of mishaps this past Christmas. I made a pie that turned out HORRIBLE – had to trash it. I tried a new recipe for a special Christmas garden salad that I thought looked … Continue reading The Imperfect Person’s Guide to a Perfect Christmas