Land of My Life

That would be the good old USA. The third of my “special lands”. Angola, Portugal and America – each is special to me for different reasons (see Land of My Birth and Land of My Heart). America is where I grew up, where I was educated, where I married and raised my family. It is … More Land of My Life

A Life’s Impact

I’m getting on toward my later 40s and I’m having a mini mid-life crisis of sorts. I married young, at age 23, and had my first child at age 26. My full-time professional work experience lasted all of three and a half years. I chose to make raising my two boys and focusing on my … More A Life’s Impact

Hot Chocolate Heaven

It’s a drinkable dessert. The yummiest hot chocolate I ever had. I can’t take credit for it. Just sharing the yummylicious goodness. Whoever came up with this must have been inspired by the patron saint of hot beverages! I found it posted on Pinterest by Jill Nystul of One Good Thing By Jillee fame, who in … More Hot Chocolate Heaven

Cake and Memories

I have a tradition I’ve stuck to for almost all the birthdays, holidays and special occasions that have been celebrated in my home: I make the cake. There’s nothing better than old-fashioned homemade cake from scratch, provided of course that you’re good at making cake. I like to think I inherited my great-aunt Alice’s talent for cake-making. … More Cake and Memories

20 Years a SAHM!

I can’t even believe it myself as I’m writing it. Wow how time flies! My oldest son will be twenty and my youngest is mid-way through his seventeenth year. I’ve been a stay at home mom for twenty years!!! I didn’t realize I’d be a homemaker this long, back when it all started. What a … More 20 Years a SAHM!

Land of My Heart

Portugal is the land of my earliest memories. As I wrote in Land of My Birth, at age 4 my parents fled Angola (a Portuguese colony at that time) with me and as many possessions as they could ship out to Portugal, my father’s homeland. Having departed so young, I don’t have much in the way … More Land of My Heart

Cape May Christmas

Known as Exit 0 for its exit number off the Garden State Parkway, Cape May, NJ is a fantastic place for getting in the mood for Christmas. Hubby and I took the 3 hour drive and checked into the Congress Hall Hotel for a two night getaway. From the moment we walked in, it was … More Cape May Christmas