Happy. Happy.  Joy. Joy.  I love when I have moments in life where I utter those words. I try to find a happy, happy, joy, joy moment every day.  It could be when a friend shares good news or when something happens wonderful at work for my husband.  It can be when a restaurant serves you an amazing steak or treating yourself to a cappuccino after a long shopping trip.  It can be a happy ending in a movie or any other kind of happy ending. (Wink. Wink.) I was in the kitchen the other day and had the best happy, happy, joy, joy moment. Read More →

Balls to the wall. That saying has a different meaning for a lot of people. If you are an athlete, it probably means you are doing your best and pushing yourself. If you are like me, it means it is time to start canning!!! Every summer around Labor Day, I start pulling my Ball jars out of the basement and start lining them up on the kitchen table. I count the jars and estimate how much product I’m going to need to fill all these beauties. (My new favorites are the Spring Green Heritage jars. They came out this year to celebrate the 100th anniversaryRead More →