Family Ties…

Family Ties…

I don’t know about where you live but here in Atlanta we had a very wet summer.  If it wasn’t raining it was hot and humid. On one of those rainy days, I grabbed my iPad and did a little genealogy research. I just like to piddle and put family member names into Google or…

Luck of the Irish

Luck of the Irish

A couple of weeks ago I brought you the first part of my amazing trip to Ireland where I talked about Belfast and Dublin.  This time I thought I would move to the countryside and share with you my love for Kerry. To me, Kerry truly is a magical region in Ireland, from  its lakes…

Bessie’s Pickles…

Bessie’s Pickles…

  When I was a little girl growing up,  I was fortunate to spend a lot of time with my grandparents.  Especially Grandma and Grandpa Johnson.  Being the eldest of the grandkids I feel I reaped the rewards and benefits of having their undivided attention. As I got older, I would get to spend weekends…

Wine Cork Birdhouse…

Wine Cork Birdhouse…

I have been collecting wine corks for more years than I can remember.  I accumulated so many that I started decorating with them. Bulletin boards, candle holders, place card holders – you name it.  Wow…sounds like I drink a lot of wine doesn’t it?  I am also fortunate that our favorite waitress Jennifer, from our…

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip

With football season upon us, what better recipe to do this week than one that is great for tailgating.  More importantly, it will be a hit with all of your friends and family! If you’re like me, you love to find new recipes that work and don’t take too much of your time.  I found…

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

I am fortunate that in my job I am able to travel to Ireland each year, where I get to experience the amazing people, culture, and scenery.  And this year I was even luckier, as I got to spend 2 weeks in a country I love.  This is the first post in a small series…