Year: 2017

Only You Can Make The New Year A Happy One

On this New Year’s Eve, I could sit here and tell you all about the sad realities I endured and how it could have destroyed me if I let it, but instead I want to share with all of you that the most important thing to remember while welcoming in the new year is that, it is all up to you  to shape 2018 to be the best that it can be for you.  No matter how difficult or challenging 2017 was to most of us, learn from it and move forward  and… Remember to smile Surround yourself with positive people Change your thinking from negative to positive See the good in everything meditate no matter the style Stop being a victim and own up to your wrong doing and move on Be kind and help others Remember no one is perfect and we are all in this together Respect yourself Listen clearly before you speak Take care of our planet Happy New Year everyone !!! {photo source}

Christmas Morning Breakfast – Cinnamon Swirled Baked French Toast

Oh the smell of cinnamon on Christmas morning is one I am more than certain everyone around the wold appreciates and since naturally that is the way to go in our household, I plan to make this amazing treat for the family: INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup real maple syrup 1/2 cup brown sugar 6 tablespoons butter, melted 8 large eggs beaten 2 1/2 cups whole milk 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier (orange liqueur) 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 loaf challah bread, sliced into 1/4 inch slices 1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 jar (10 ounces) raspberry preserves {more}

What All The Quiet Is About…

On this 22nd day of December, I woke up particularly early, barely passed midnight, from all the thinking I’ve been doing throughout the week, and apparently well into the night, last night. My subconscious forcing me to open my eyes and continue to ponder over ways to improve, at the very least, the quality of my life, and make changes in 2018 that will get me on the right track. That’s what all the silence on this blog has been about, me thinking, past the gift giving, the clothes, the decor, and all things travel and focus on what is important – family, love, faith and good old-fashioned approach to happiness.  And I wish you all the same. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays:

Gift Ideas For Christmas and Beyond

There is one  gift I recommend for the man or woman in your life who has a certain flair for things – and if you haven’t yet found that gift, then please consider the following for Christmas and beyond: Not just any bag, but a Coach bag, styles in variation, the colors classic, the creations priced just right – see here for yourself   A Pen for the businessman at heart and not just any pen, consider Parker – the classic American purveyers of pens:     And for the man who prefers casual – then these are the perfect Coach finds for him: