Posts with Label: Winter

Gift Guide: For Your Mom, Your Sister & Your BFF

Gift Guide: For Your Mom, Your Sister & Your BFF

Sometimes when it comes time for me to buy a gift for my mom or my sister or one of my friends, I get a little stumped.  I want so much to get them the PERFECT thing, that sometimes I have trouble deciding what the perfect thing IS.  Then I realize that the easiest way […]

Pack It Up, Pack It In

Pack It Up, Pack It In

Yup, that’s a House of Pain blog post title.  Things can only get better from here. This week I took all the snow pants, coats, gloves, scarves, neck warmers, hats, and other various winter paraphernalia out of my kitchen.  It looks nice in there now without a giant clothes rack covered in wet clothes dripping […]

Winter Beauty

Winter Beauty

It’s taken for granted, the stark beauty of winter.  Overlooked, I think, in search of the flamboyance and easy good looks of spring. But it’s there. I have to remind myself sometimes, but when I look for it, I always see it. In the stark contrast of bare branches silhouetted against the steel grey sky. […]

Surprises, Snow, and Showtime

Surprises, Snow, and Showtime

Last weekend, in Massachusetts, my nephew Michael was in his first play. He is five years old and in kindergarten and played the part of Toto in the 6th grade town production of the Wizard of Oz.  He was the only kindergartener in the play.  He was very proud and excited to be part of […]

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