I love salads.  I could eat them every day and honestly, do most days.  The only person that I can think of that loves salads more than me is my daughter Alex.  This summer, I had the pleasure of working with Alex.  It came as quite a surprise to both of us but we really […]


Every year I greet this season with mixed emotion.  On the one hand,  as a working mom,  I am relieved to be able to schedule appointments without feeling guilty that my kids are home and can’t go swimming or have friends over until I return.  On the other hand, I miss the days of casual […]


I feel truly blessed.  I have a wonderful father that has given me so many wonderful memories and has made so many sacrifices so that I can have the life that I have today.  Leaving your family behind and immigrating to another country because you want a better life for your family, is something that […]


This Weeks Easy Weekday Supper Recipes:  Monday - Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks - Cajun Pork and Peppers Fettuccine Alfredo Tuesday - Supper For A Steal - Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa Wednesday - Happy Baking Days - Risotto Primavera Thursday - Small Wallet, Big Appetite - Southwestern Crock Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes Friday - Growing Up Gabel - Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatiki Cucumber […]

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Wow!  What a busy weekend we had at our house.  When you combine a Football State Championship Game and Prom Night all in one weekend, there is a  lot of excitement and activity going one. It’s weekends like this that I am reminded of the importance of the memories that are made every day.   […]


Around the Family Table with Merrell … When I look at our Kitchen Table, it is so much more than just a piece of furniture in our home. It is certainly not the most expensive piece of furniture that we own.   This poor thing has been used and abused. It has scratches and dents on […]


Good Morning~ It’s Monday.  Do you see the big smile on my face?  I love Monday’s because it’s a new week full of inspiration and I am usually pumped up from a wonderful Sunday Supper around the family table.  Yesterday’s #SundaySupper was no different.  Who knew we could have so much fun with the color […]


It’s that time of the year… a new school year is upon us.  I moved my daughter into her sorority house at college.  My son in High School started his Senior year and is busy with his academic and football schedule.  And my two “not so little guys” started  fifth and seventh grade. It’s that […]