Happy Halloween from Charlie and his Chocolate Factory friends

Happy Halloween the crew from Willy Wonka's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory featuring, Luke as Willy Wonka, Cruz and Levi as the Oompa Loompas, myself as the Golden Ticket, and Charlie as Charlie! Since Halloween is a little different this year (due to the pandemic) so trick or treating is scaled back and no real … Continue reading Happy Halloween from Charlie and his Chocolate Factory friends

Let’s Celebrate! Cruz and Levi Turn 2

Happy 2nd birthday to my twin babies - Cruz and Levi! I can't believe they are already 2 years old!! (Cruz and Levi turned two in July....but I'm just getting around to blogging about it). We had a small celebration at home and the theme for the twins' second birthday was "Two Wild" because they … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Cruz and Levi Turn 2

Let’s Celebrate! A Sweet Birthday Treat for a Francophile

I turned another year older last week. I'm not going to mention how old I am. You can do the math if you go back to my previous years' birthday post. With Illinois being in Phase 4 of the reopening (well, maybe Chicago is back at Phase 3), I will consider this a pandemic birthday. … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! A Sweet Birthday Treat for a Francophile

Let’s Celebrate! Happy Mardi Gras, Ya’ll

Happy Fat Tuesday - Mardi Gras, ya'll!! Chicagoans celebrate Fat Tuesday by indulging in the paczki - a Polish pastry with a sweet filling. But this former New Orleans resident misses the king cakes, especially the cream cheese filled king cakes. But in either case, both are good to indulge in on Fat Tuesday. When … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Happy Mardi Gras, Ya’ll

Press For Champagne! Cheers to the New Decade and New Goals

We were in New Orleans the week after Christmas and I couldn't resist taking a few pictures of this cute "press for champagne" sign in front of the Century Girl boutique on Magazine Street. I wanted to share these pictures on the blog and figured they needed to be in a celebratory-type post. So why … Continue reading Press For Champagne! Cheers to the New Decade and New Goals