How gorgeous is this dress? Perfect for Easter Sunday – if runway fashion is your thing. One of my favorite childhood memories is getting a new dress for Easter; however, I honestly, don’t remember the last time I bought a dress for the occasion. I suppose it’s like Christmas and somethings are more fun as … More Happy Friday!
Forget the Shamrock Shakes, the treat to have for St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish Car Bomb Cupcake (okay, a few cupcakes). They are easy to make because I use my go-to cupcake flavoring strategy: cake mix plus. I pick the appropriate cake mix flavor (in this case chocolate) and instead of adding water I … More Easy Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
President Ulysses Grant and his wife Julia lived in this house from April 1849 to May 1850 while he was stationed in Detroit. Currently located on the former Michigan State Fair grounds, the house is boarded up but slightly protected by a tall fence.* I learned about the house a couple year ago and was … More Happy President’s Day
I’m not religious and to maintain Godparent status I won’t admit the frequency in which we attend Mass. With that preface, I admit that Pope Francis speaks to the Catholic in me. My unwavering aversion is life is hypocrisy and I’ve too often felt that the church is a leading perpetrator. Francis is different. He’s … More Happy Christmas!
Sunday afternoon Cara and I spent hours in the kitchen baking cookies. It was our third year carrying out this tradition and I believe our most successful attempt. We were pleased with all the recipes this year. The eggnog cookie recipe is fantastic. It is easy to make and delicious. I stopped experimenting with homemade … More Christmas Cookies 2015
I love decorating for the holidays. I like to think of our house as a Macy’s window and we keep it festive inside. Each year we add a couple new pieces to our decor and this time I made some fun DIY projects. As usual the chalkboard was updated. It’s the same rectangle frame even … More Merry and Bright
One of my earliest childhood memories is of going downtown for America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I remember the adults setting up ladders and laying a plank of wood over them so the kids could see over people’s heads. As an adult, I think that was an unnecessary amount of work but as a kid – … More Happy Thanksgiving
A couple years ago my office went to The Parade Company for a staff meeting. I hadn’t been to the parade in years and it was fascinating to see everything up close. The warehouse displays dozens of floats that are used each year and visitors can get a preview of the latest additions as … More The Detroit Parade Company
It seems like everyone had a Friendsgiving this year and we were no exception. I wasn’t trying to be trendy, I simply like the idea. Last year we had a brunch for our wedding party to celebrate our anniversary. Since our schedule was tight in October, I decided against doing it again; however, I still … More Friendsgiving
Friday night Danny and I went to Campus Martius for the tree lighting ceremony. I went a couple years ago with Granny and like everything else in this town, the changes were impressive. There was more activity and definitely more people. Seeing crowds in the city never gets old. As much as I love Detroit, … More Tree Lighting Ceremony