Football, I can’t say I’m a fan. 

Years ago, when I was dating Al Mayo, who was a former football player and huge fan of the game, we went to Bearno’s for some pizza. Everyone knows I could not care less for sports ball of any kind but I tried to be polite and feign interest. I asked who was playing and…

A Poem for Daddy

    I am my father’s daughter And proud of it. Dad,  You taught me to be humble for most things, To be proud of a few things And to be grateful for all things. You gave me life. You gave me strength. You gave me roots. You gave me wings so I could fly…

If I could go back in time..

If I could travel back in time, I would vacation with my parents and my niece Amy but to know what I know now and to love them as I do now. What great fun we would have! The Smokies would never be the same.  Back then, I was a surly teenager who was embarrassed…

On The Good Ship Lollipop 

When I was a little girl, I had curly light blond hair. My family nicknamed me Shirley, after the late great Shirley Temple. I cannot remember how many times I sang The Good Ship Lollipop. I was such a little moppet back then and completely spoiled since I was the baby of the family. Here’s…

Review: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Royal Blue

  Trying out @maybelline #greatlashblue mascara Maybelline Great Lash Mascara is always at the top of the list of favorite mascaras by beauty magazines and beauty bloggers so I was excited to try it. I remember seeing it on my sister’s dresser when I was growing up but had never tried it until now. It’s…

John Legend’s Macaroni and cheese recipe (OMG, so goooooood!)

I made my favorite mac & cheese recipe tonight. The milks and eggs form a savory custard that holds the pasta together and is so delicious. I add extra paprika, black pepper, garlic salt, and parsley to the macaroni while it cooks to flavor the pasta itself. Instead of Monterey Jack, I use a blend…

Review of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Honeysuckle Body Wash

When I was growing up, there was a honeysuckle vine covering the back fence. My mom wanted to cut it down because the sweet scent attracted bees but I begged her every year not to do it. Each year, she acquiesced, which gave me and my best friend Rhonda another summer during which to walk…

Lazy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Lazy Day Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (When you  really gotta have some chocolate!) Ingredients: 1 stick of butter 2 eggs 1 yellow cake mix 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips  Directions: 1. Melt butter in bowl 2. Whisk together with eggs 3. Stir in cake mix 4. Mix in chocolate chips 5. Press into greased…

Who Wore it Best? – Prom Edition

  I let my sister borrow several of my high school prom dresses for a party she was having a few years. I was in no hurry to get them back and she was happy to store them. They were such lovely dresses that I planned on keeping them so I could look back on…

Review of Almay Healthy Glow™ Makeup + Gradual Self Tan

I received two complimentary bottles of Almay Healthy Glow Makeup + Gradual Self Tan in exchange for my review. One in Light. The other Light to Medium. I used Light for this review. First of all, I am pale. My Irish roots definitely show in my skin and I am as pale as the inside…