January! 2016!! Most have already resolutely approached the beginning of the year.  And I must say, I generally do too. Usually, I have aspirations of greatness, ideas brimming, big plans for the new month and year. My problem – the November/December holidays and selling season are full and packed, busy and long. By New Years, I’m just looking for someplace to take a nap!

Thankfully I get a second chance at that fresh start. January! Its my birthday!

January BirthdayMy sister and I are both January birthday girls…

only a year and a few days apart. pictured here – c.1973

2016 – this is it!! sweet little blog, let’s do this!! I’ve got big plans. Notes, ideas, pictures – I keep collecting! I want to share some thoughts, fun projects, family recipes – even some recipe re-makes for our allergy ridden son-in-law – cause everyone deserves a good homemade chocolate chip cookie…even if you have an egg, dairy, nut allergy!

Working on being part of hosting a retreat, celebrating a wedding, family reunion incl a trip to the mountains of Colorado, and then our girl’s college graduation! Gonna be an action packed year!!

Thanks so much for stopping by…You made my day!!



How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and strong.
Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
-George Washington Carver