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

A new year

So I’ve been MIA from here of late. Life got a bit busy with a remodeling job at the house that took longer than expected, then a family birthday, a trip taken and a trip planned, and onward to the holiday season, which as we all know is always busy. Good things all, but time-sucking … More A new year

Newport, RI

There’s something for everyone in the little town of Newport. From foodies to history lovers to couples looking for a destination wedding venue, it can be found in this seaside Rhode Island area. Well-known for the Gilded Age mansions perched along the cliffs of Easton Bay, Newport also offers an old colonial feel with pre-revolutionary … More Newport, RI

The Sun Miracle

Just a few weeks ago there was a whole lot of talk about the total solar eclipse witnessed across the United States. Many people traveled in order to be in one of the “areas of totality” where they would see a full and complete eclipse. Many reported the experience to be awe-inspiring and very moving. … More The Sun Miracle

Giant’s Causeway

Several years ago I traveled to the beautiful country of Northern Ireland for a family wedding. While there I made sure to visit the unusual wonder of nature known as Giant’s Causeway. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy the beauty of God’s creation in all its glory from the immensity of the … More Giant’s Causeway

Longwood Gardens

I recently visited Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania as part of a five day trip to the Brandywine Valley area and wrote about it here. But as I am fond of taking lots of pictures and the post was already getting kind of lengthy and the Longwood visit was on Day 5 of the 5 day trip, I had to keep … More Longwood Gardens

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