wordpress visitors

8 Days ‘Til Vacay!

Disclosure:  The wonderful folks at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort have offered accommodations at a discounted rate.  However, all opinions are my own.  Keep in mind that in the world of endless options, this is my THIRD trip to Moon Palace.  That has to speak for my love of the place!


Yes, it’s that time!  It’s Father/Daughter vacation time.  And this year, we’re doing it with a twist.  Let me explain.

Dad is my travel partner and has been for years.  It’s fun, exhausting, irritating and exhilarating–all at the same time!  So last year, our trip was to Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun.  MY plan was to visit Moon Palace Jamaica Grande this year or maybe one of those fancy Read more »

Did you miss these from the archives?:

H & M Opening at The Galleria

Just a few years ago, we were celebrating the introduction of H & M to South Florida.  The fashion retailer, famous for offering fashion-forward apparel at affordable prices in a sustainable way, is thrilled to announce a new location at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale.  The new store will join the 28 other locations in the state this Thurs (July 7th) at noon.

The new H&M location will offer South Florida a one-stop shopping destination for quality clothing for the whole family, with collections for Read more »

Did you miss these from the archives?:

Meet Me at Macys to Celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s Culinary Council.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own!


Now you all know that I love me some Chef Michelle Bernstein.  This chick is all about COOKING, especially as a member of the Macy’s Culinary Council! Now, I also love me some strawberries (or rather skrawberries)!  So, I was bowled over when I got the invite for a free event that incorporated both.  Master Chef Bernstein will be preparing recipes in honor of National Strawberry Shortcake Day!  It’s going down at Read more »

Did you miss these from the archives?:

Here’s how I’m doing…

Update Key On Keyboard Meaning Revise Renew Or Upgrade

So, for the last few months, I’ve made few appearances in public and when I have, many have noticed that I’m a svelte size 10 these days, having lost about 45 pounds.  I’ve heard the rumors about my health and I just felt that the time was right to publicly disclose what’s going on.  Here’s the Read more »

Did you miss these from the archives?:

You can get with this…or you can get with that!


I used to be horrible with decisions.  Like really bad.  But, I’ve gotten better in recent years by using one simple trick.  I ask myself a couple of questions like–Which will make me happy?  Which will create a memory?  Which will I probably never forget?  Usually, these make the choice crystal clear for me.  Let me give you an example.

I recently had a choice of either flying into Chicago solo to see my son graduate OR flying to DC to go with other family members on a road trip to Chicago.  Which did I choose?  THE ROAD TRIP, of course!  Lets go through Read more »

Did you miss these from the archives?:

The Nest Is Empty! What to Do…

I received a Restaurant.com gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

kens birthday

As many of you know, I just sent my Baby Boy to Navy Boot Camp to become a US Sailor.  What many of you may not know is that I already have a daughter in the US Navy.  That’s right.  I’m a Navy Mom, twice over!  I can’t count the number of times that I’ve been asked, “So, how do you feel about that?”

Well, here’s the truth about it.  I feel proud.  I feel happy.  I feel elated.  And, I also feel the sadness that my baby is gone.  Not to mention that he was one of my primary caregivers.  NOTHING scares a cancer patient more than losing a caregiver.  But I mostly feel FREE!  There’s a freedom that you only know when the last child walks out of the door.  For instance, last weekend was Easter.  Traditionally, we would have had a huge Read more »

Did you miss these from the archives?:

I need your help! #JEWELvsAVMED


*Sigh* I had hoped that it wouldn’t come to this, but it has.  The ugly truth is– I am losing my battle with cancer.  I have spent the last two and a half years fighting for life.  I’ve successfully fought it off twice, but I find myself in battle again.  And this time, along with cancer, I have to fight my medical insurance company, AvMed.  I’ve done everything  Read more »

Did you miss these from the archives?:

3c7b2fb751977d5fc4a1dd1b50377eecfe751e66dfc4b4ef95 Web Analytics HostGator promos