Well Christmas 2015 is now in the memory books. For me the preparation begins about mid October-hence no posts since then. With 14 in our family now there’s definitely a lot of planning that goes on behind the scenes. I try to make the day as special as possible with as many personal touches as … More Phew!
How can one not love fabric? The texture, the prints, the patterns, all so lovely. I’ve always been drawn to fabric. As a young girl my mom would take me to the Boston Store in downtown Utica. My hands would swell as soon as I entered the fabric department and I didn’t care. At the … More Fabric, fabric, fabric
Children. We borrow them and then let them free. Surely not easy but part of this thing called the circle of life. Can’t you just hear Elton John singing in your head right now! In all seriousness. Having children has been the biggest thrill ride of my life. From the first time I held my … More We only borrow them…….
Why bother with a review? Right? I mean you’re too busy to be bothered. Of course you’re probably the first one who wants to know if the item your ordering, the place you’re traveling or the restaurant you want to try is any good. But hey, why bother, right? Well I bother. And I’ll tell … More Reviews Reviews!
The anticipation of Ocean Blue is unparalleled to anything in our area. We all were excited about the Comets but even their arrival pales in comparison to the hype around what will become the anchor in downtown Utica. One might associate that with the sinking of a ship because so many compare our city to … More Ocean Blue, Utica’s newest wonderfully wonderful restaurant
I Sprinkle Happy, yes I do! On Saturday night everyone who attended the Wish Ball for Make-A-Wish Central New York got a taste of the magic. So many generous donors. And so many amazing vendors! We were so fortunate to have the experienced and patient folks from Ralston Supply Center. Tom you worked wonders with all … More A Magical Night for Wishes
Odd day for this post about our forever changed mega city, New York. You’ve heard lots of people sing about, write about, and on today’s anniversary, a lot of people have cried. 9-11. September 11. The day the world stood still. For many a trip to NYC now involves a visit to the memorial and … More Hitting the Big Apple
It’s Sunday morning, it’s a gorgeous day, YES, in Utica, New York, in September. Who would believe it! We’re puttering around the house deciding what task needs to be completed when I hear my phone “quack”. I knew instantly who it was. Howard Potter-hey you guys going for coffee? He didn’t need to say where. … More Just a day, just an ordinary day
32 years ago on this day our world as we knew it halted. Abruptly and without warning. My dad was on a hunting trip in British Columbia with his brother and several friends. Point blank-their plane disappeared. It’s a story that has been told many times so I won’t go into lengthy detail-mainly because it’s … More No words for today
As my friend Sandie and I were indulging in a delicious coffee at UCR this morning Sandie suggested a visit to Joann Fabrics in the New Hartford Shopping Center. Normally I would jump at the chance, despite the fact that I live less than 3 minutes from the store and I’m there so often they … More Newport Marketplace-treasures to be found without spending a fortune