2017 Motivation

One of the few items I have that was my Grandma Katy’s is a plate.  I often wish I had asked her more about her life because I know so little.  Catherine Weissgarber was originally Catherine Reich, born on January 26, 1907.  She came to New York on a boat from Austria Hungry and met […]

New Year New Ideas

This time of year it’s time for me to start “de-cluttering”…..and before de-cluttering and taking down the Christmas décor I try to get ideas for minor changes I might make as I pack up Christmas and bring back regular life. I love my decorating magazines….Romantic Homes Magazine has been my motivation for almost ten years….along […]

Christmas Miracle

  On Christmas Day an old friend of ours died.  She spent several days cooking for the big family gathering that occurs at her home each Christmas Day, ate dinner, sat down to relax and never woke up. She was the queen of her family….always in charge of family gatherings and taking care of stray […]