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Cake Stands Are Sweet for Spring

Springtime just naturally makes me think of cake stands! With Mother’s Day, graduations, confirmations, First Communions, birthdays and anniversaries, a beautiful vintage cake stand or two comes in handy. Vintage and antique enthusiasts have long appreciated the presentation appeal of a ...

What Scares You?

When our son was a youngster, he really loved all the popular horror movies. He insisted I watch some of them with him, which I did with my hands over my eyes. I still shiver at the mention of “Chucky” or “Children of the Corn.” Every Halloween holiday included a marathon of Freddy ...

For The Love Of The Blooms

My mother was all about dirt. On one hand, she was yelling at her children for tracking dirt onto the newly washed kitchen floor. On the other hand, she would push us out the back door where a very healthy plot of dirt was one of our favorite places to play. It was a full-on mini construction ...

No One Likes A Tease

Last weekend’s brief warm-almost-hot spell was enough to convince me that spring is my least favorite season. Now before you fine readers tell me how glorious this season can be with its tulips and daffodils, spring showers and the smell of that first mowed lawn, allow me my opinion. I ...

No More Wrong Turns

If you are of baby boomer age or older, you have more than likely done it in the past. You’ve looked to a map for directions or you stopped and asked someone for directions when traveling to an unfamiliar destination. Before computer screens in our vehicles or Mapquest directions on our ...

How Sweet It Was

I’m not sure who enjoyed Easter more, my mom or my dad. They each had their own reasons for fully embracing the holy day that marked the Resurrection of Jesus. Of course, their Catholic faith played into it as they diligently adhered to the traditions and teachings of Lent and Easter. We ...