I am someone who needs brightness in my life. I like open curtains with beams of sunshine bursting through, and I love color. But, I also love a bright white and simply decorated room. Chris and I have an interesting house with what we affectionately call “The Lady Room” serving as the main living space (this is an addition to the house) and “The Man Room” serving as Chris’ sacred, untouched place to find his own manly inspiration (this was the original living room). From my perspective, the biggest difference between the two is I have no say in how […]
Right out of the gate, you should know this is not an original recipe. I haven’t even tweaked it. However, when I’m not counting points, the tortellini to spinach ratio experiences a drastic shift. This soup is hearty, healthy and delicious. Chris likes extra red pepper flakes and I like to sprinkle extra cheese on top. We don’t get a lot of cold winter nights in Atlanta, but this soup is perfect when you want to cozy down and pretend you live in New England. All credit to Weight Watchers for the recipe. INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped […]
On a November day, my Dad checked into the hospital for surgery. My parents arrived a bit early and popped into the gift shop where Mom found this Santa that says “My One True Love” on it. She wanted it badly, and Dad knew it. Skipping ahead – Dad spent Thanksgiving in a coma as well as their anniversary on Nov. 30 as things didn’t go so well. But, he had the foresight to ask my brother to make sure, no matter what, my mom got this on their anniversary. After all, through 35+ years of ups and downs, she […]
You see, in that particular moment, I wasn’t sad for a lack of hobbies, I was feeling uninspired because I had convinced myself that the things I love – writing, decorating, and even planning – were necessities, not passions.