July 18, 2014

Craft Your Friday Groove: Make a Promise

Not sure if having a credo is something people still do, but this is one is a keeper and worthy of following. It's The Optimist's Creed by Christian Larson. 

And because it's Friday enjoy a frosty cool beverage while making those promises ;)

Frosty Lemon Martini
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (rim the glass)
  • Lemon wedge
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 6 tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored vodka (3 oz.
  • 2 tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored liqueur (1 oz.)
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • thin strips (3 in. long) lemon peel

June 26, 2014

June 25, 2014

Craft Your Where the Hell Have I Been?

The past 5 months have been another time of transition. A new job. A momentous birthday. The end of Winter. The end of Spring. The beginning of Summer. An expensive new romance with Vanilla Latte's.

So far, this year, there's been considerable effort made to find a comfort zone whereby I'm able to speak up for myself and eschew bad energy and the endless ego chattering in my head. Amazing how fast my heart starts to pound at the thought of speaking my mind to people I care about. 

Og Mandino, author of Better Way to Live, identified 17 Rules to Live By.

It's worth read and definitely worth the effort.

February 2, 2014

Craft Your Inner Chef: Apple Hand Pies filled with Sweet Caramel Sauce

This recipe is ridiculously simple.

Apple Hand Pies filled with sweet caramel sauce. Recipe compliments of Sandwich King. PS Substitute the home made caramel sauce version with caramel sauce from a jar, saves a lot of time and tastes great.


November 17, 2013

Craft Your Adventure: Italy

Blogging 30 days in a row clearly ended in a bust, got to day 22. Not for lack of blogging content (discussing Pearl Jam is easy) but because I haven't found routine in my life since Freckle died, having started a new job, traveling on the weekends and not being able to focus.

Last night we returned form our family trip to Italy. Jetleg is getting the best of me, not to mention catching a a cold on the return flight. The majority of the day has been on and off napping, which is a jetlag no-no.

Italy is a place that feels like a visit to grandma's house on Thanksgiving. A big ole' home, filled with with rich, dark heavy antiques, the smell of delicious food wafting in the air, tons of cousins all over the place, and grandma saying, "EAT!"

In the moment it feels overwhelming but re-digesting the memories brings a real sense of happiness. That was my experience of Italy.
Here's a couple of pics of good sights and great food.

boats. not a bad way to travel. beats the subway.

wine? yes please.

proof. it leans.
                                                                       biggest calzone. ever.