Bob's Chocolates Joe’s brother, Bob, makes fabulous chocolates and gives them to family member and friends on all the chocolate holidays. That would include every holiday but the 4th of July. The first Easter after Cole was born, Bob gave us an amazing assortment of chocolates, all packaged in a beautiful Easter Basket - very … Continue reading There’s more to life than chocolate,but not right now!
Let me just tell you, if you think it’s easy to balance a cherry on the nose of a Bouvier des Flandres, it isn’t. And whipped cream does not stick to fur like you might imagine it would either! I'm often asked how in the world I can talk a Bouvier into balancing a cherry … Continue reading Rosie With Whip Cream and A Cherry On Her Nose!
Cole went off to ski on Sunday - Super Bowl Sunday. My only intention was to delve into a little bit of book work and read Seth Godin’s book, Linchpin, on my Kindle. Those were my plans until I had the dream on Saturday, the eve before Super Bowl Sunday. “Katybeth.” When Joe shows up … Continue reading 8 Hour Super Bowl Sandwich
UH OH!! SNOW IS WET!! GREMLIN RULE #1 NEVER EVER LET A GREMLIN GET WET! RUN!!!! OH NO!!! Now There Are TWO!! HELP ME!!!! I'm Being Overwhelmed! Run! ITS A CUTE ATTACK! Snow Gremlins are Very Sneaky! Camp Run-A-Pup
This is not Cole's tart-this tart is standing in as a very close replica of Cole's tart while I figure out why Cole's tart picture disappeared. We have a kitchen because it came with the house. We have a kitchen because I married a man who loved to cook. We have a kitchen because the … Continue reading Cole Cooks-Tart Fit For King
"Dad is over for the rest of my life, mom, and I am only 13." The feeling that nothing will ever be okay again has begun to wear on us. The world feels tasteless. It’s Over, the tasteless color of grief. As a mother, everything I think of to say has become a thought-terminating cliché. There … Continue reading Over Is Hard
Ogori Cafe dining is an odd concept but when Seth Godin blogged about it, I found myself wishing we had one in Chicago. Simply put, at the Ogori cafe, you get what the person before you ordered, and the next person gets what you ordered. I love this idea! It’s much more fun worrying about … Continue reading Cafe Ogori! Its Not What Your Ordered!