~ Random Acts of Kindness ~

~ Random Acts of Kindness ~

My friends, family and followers know well that I am a committed to “paying it forward” at every opportunity. There is so much in my life, both personally and professionally, for which I am grateful. I have dreamed big dreams and I have seen so many of them come true...
~ The Ultimate Girl’s Day Out ~

~ The Ultimate Girl’s Day Out ~

Working women, rejoice! This weekend holds learning, excitement, and much-needed time for YOU! The Working Women’s Survival Show is back for it’s 28th year of food, fitness, fashion and fun. This event, held at The St. Charles Convention Center February 20-22, is...
~ Love Is In the Air ~

~ Love Is In the Air ~

It is safe to say that 2014 is off to a wonderful and very busy start! After 28 years of living this dream, I continue to be amazed at the loving support from family, friends, the community, and even those beyond our little town of Kimmswick! We have once again been...
~ A Warming Recipe ~

~ A Warming Recipe ~

If we had any doubt that winter was here, well, we are no longer wondering.  Last week we were treated to mountains of snow and temperatures that dipped way down into the negative zone. Kids enjoyed some extra holiday vacation days and The Blue Owl stayed closed for a...
~ Happy Thanksgiving ~

~ Happy Thanksgiving ~

Thanksgiving is in one week!  Where will you be spending this special day? I hope it is with amazing family and lovely friends. I am, as always, so excited to get my family together and create a wonderful meal for all. How I love to cook for family! We have been...
~ Applebutter Babies! ~

~ Applebutter Babies! ~

I have exciting news to share! If you have not already heard (we’ve been bragging about it on Facebook a lot!), our dear son Andy, and his wife, Anne, gave birth to beautiful “Applebutter Babies,” Maisie and Bryn!  Of course, we are all buzzing over the twin babies...