Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup 1 pound dried split peas (2.5 cups) 1 cup of crushed tomatoes 1 large clove garlic, minced 1 medium yellow onion, diced 3 celery stalks, diced 3 carrots, peeled and diced 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth 3 cups water 2 dry bay leaves 3 sprigs of dried thyme (or 1 teaspoon…

My Nephew’s Baptism

Hey Everyone! Hope this post is finding you all doing real well  and relaxed after the weekend. Yesterday was a buzz cause someone very special to us was being celebrated.  It was my nephew’s Baptism!   And. It was a lovely celebration.  First, we, the whole family, attended the noon mass.  I had never attended a mass at…

Confetti- Recital 2014

Hey Everyone! This Saturday was a full day of dance dance dance!  First, we had our children’s recital, which was a wonderful show. The theme was Confetti, which I guess translates into a party theme.  Our oldest was part of tumble funk, and our youngest danced ballet.   It was a well executed show.  All the kids did great and the…

My List of Vocal Crushes

Listed as they came to mind-no order:   Gentlemen: Peter Gabriel  -(OK- he IS in the right spot..have had a crush on this man’s voice for as long as I can remember.  One of my fav artists on this planet! And a fun concert to see (2011 with the Blood Orchestra was aHHHHmazing!)) John Lennon Sting…

Mother’s Day 2014

Hey Everyone! I had read this poem yesterday and thought it was a great Mother’s Day share: Thank You Mom …For Everything How did you find the energy, Mom To do all the things you did, To be teacher, nurse and counselor To me, when I was a kid. How did you do it all, Mom,…

Our Daughter’s First Holy Communion Day

HelloooooOOoo Everyone! Her day finally came! Our daughter’s First Holy Communion was this Saturday and it was a great day! The church was well put together, all crisply draped in white with the altar covered in large white bloomed bouquets all over. The walls of the church close to the pews held the children’s artwork…

Card holder Birdcage

We just celebrated our daughter’s First Holy Communion with a garden themed party at home.  In keeping with the theme’s rustic feel, I decided to take my hands to glue to craft a few of the party details. This birdcage was a thought since the inception of party planning.  I wanted to get a birdcage…

Shabby Chic Communion Confetti Project

We celebrated our daughter’s First Holy Communion with a shabby chic garden themed party at home this May.  In keeping with the theme’s rustic feel, I decided to take my hands to glue to craft a few of the party details…starting with the confetti. Confetti are an Italian tradition attached to party favors. Basically, they…

Cake Pop Stand & Donut Hole Topiary

What a fun and super easy craft! These two pots were transformed to serve fun treats on the dessert table at our daughter’s First Holy Communion. Most supplies were acquired at a local floral supply store- the pots, floral foam and dried floral moss…  Also, these pots can be recycled for other parties or in my yard if…

Burlap and Lace Votive Candle Project

These burlap and lace votives were a quick craft to put together, at under an hour, and I ended up making four different styles out of the two ribbons to keep with the  shabby chic/rustic feel of my daughter’s party.  A pair of votives highlighted each centerpiece, and was a cute glimmering addition as the day turned to dusk….