Where Will You Be Celebrating New Year’s Eve?

Holidays, Western New York, Writing

A repost of my article in the Springville Times: Ring in the New Year! Where Will You Be Celebrating New Year’s Eve? Out with the old and in with 2018! No matter if you plan on spending New Year’s Eve with a quiet night at home, a party with friends and family or out on […]

December 28, 2017

So this is Christmas* 2017

Food & Drink, Holidays, HWMMS, Personal, Weber Wonderland

So this is Christmas* 2017—-And what have we done? NOTHING Christmas* around Weber Wonderland is otherwise known as the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. HWMMS and I have our Meetiversary on the 15th, HWMMS Birthday 19th, Christmas Eve Eve 23rd, Christmas Eve 24th, Christmas 25th, My Birthday 29th, New Year’s Eve 31st—it’s a two-week […]

December 25, 2017

Weber Quotables

Holidays, HWMMS, Weber Wonderland

Weber Quotables Me: Is it still snowing? HWMMS: I don’t wanna look… Me: I’m making one of your favorite cookies… HWMMS: Jameson? Me: Um, that’s not a cookie. HWMMS: My favorite cookie is a clean kitchen. Me: I’m making an executive decision, stop decorating, take a break. Let me finish my coffee then we can start. […]

December 17, 2017

Have Ugly Holiday Sweaters Jumped the Shark?

Holidays, HWMMS

Have Ugly Holiday Sweaters Jumped the Shark? Call them ugly or use the nicer word “festive” if you prefer when speaking of the holiday sweater…but either way I somehow feel that if you can find racks full of them at your local GROCERY STORE *maybe* well… <jump> 🦈 </jump> Update: When your grocery store embraces the holiday […]

December 15, 2017

Randomments: Friday Winter Wonderland Version

Holidays, Randomments, Weber Wonderland, Western New York

Randomments. “I need a little Christmas, right this very minute!”  1. Despite much snow at Weber Wonderland, we still haven’t decorated. This is always the problem, I want to before Thanksgiving when spirits are high. Instead I’m now surrounded by high piles of decoration boxes which are stacked in front of the wine rack making […]

December 15, 2017

Christmas Cookies 2017 Round One!

Food & Drink, Holidays

Christmas Cookies 2017 Round One! Smores Brownies, Walnut Brownies, Cranberry Chocolate Biscotti, Peanut Butter, Lemon Sugar, Sugar Cutouts, Peanut Butter Blossoms & Chocolate Chip Hugs

December 8, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree!

Holidays, Western New York

Oh Christmas Tree! When it comes to Christmas Trees every family has their own special tradition. I fondly recall watching my parents drag the giant, tattered, taped up cornered cardboard box from the attic each year, into the living room and meticulously separating each limb of our tree into piles of different letters. Somehow all […]

December 5, 2017

Seasonal Supper to Highlight Food Artisans and Local Farmers

Food & Drink, Holidays, Western New York

Seasonal Supper to Highlight Food Artisans and Local Farmers Edible Crush and Art’s Cafe is partnering to bring a pop-up Farm to Table dinner experience to Springville on Saturday, December 9th at 6pm at at 39 East Main Street, in the historic Union Block Building. The menu for this Seasonal Supper will begins with a roasted root […]

November 29, 2017

2017 WNY Holiday Artisan Markets

Holidays, Shopping, Western New York

A repost of my article in the Springville Times: Shop Local This Season at Artisan Vendor Markets 2017 WNY Holiday Artisan Markets While hustling and bustling your way through the month of December many people forget to take a moment to connect, enjoy and discover stumbling upon by accident that oh-so-perfect gift for your best friend, […]

November 29, 2017

2017 WNY Holiday Theater Performances

Holidays, Theater, Western New York

A repost of my article in the Springville Times: Christmas Theater Performances 2017 WNY Holiday Theater Performances This December, start a new tradition and dress up in your holiday finest and grab your significant other, a group of friends or bring the whole family out to celebrate the season with a live theater performance in […]

November 27, 2017

Concord Country Christmas

Holidays, Western New York

Concord Country Christmas It’s that time of year again to celebrate an old-fashioned Concord Country Christmas on Saturday, December 2nd from 11am-3pm at the Concord Mercantile located at 17 Franklin Street, Springville. As tradition holds Santa’s Reindeer will be outdoors in the parking lot waiting for your visit. Enjoy the holiday sounds from Partners in […]

November 26, 2017

12 Festive WNY Holiday Events

Holidays, Western New York

Repost of my article in the Springville Times: Holiday Bucket List: 12 Festive Events I made the list and checked it twice, now it’s your turn to check out at least one of these not really naughty but mostly nice 12 Festive WNY Holiday Events! Start out with a train ride on the North Pole Express […]

November 24, 2017

Gobble for Groceries: Happy Thanksgiving!

Give a Little Bit, Holidays, Western New York

#1 Buffalo of course.  10 of the coolest turkey trot races in the US Most people up at an early hour on Thanksgiving are either prepping the bird for an early dinner or at the Turkey Trot downtown. But me? Neither. Never been to the Turkey Trot never wanted to be. All those people. That […]

November 23, 2017

Springville Holiday Events: 2017

Holidays, Western New York, Writing

Repost of my article in the Springville Times: Very Merry Main Street Nov. 24-25 Springville Holiday Events: 2017 It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Village of Springville is decorated with lights and the weatherman has brought us our first ground covering of snow just in time for A Very Merry Main Street on […]

November 22, 2017

Turkey For You, Turkey for Me

Food & Drink, Holidays, Homesteading

Tis the season where you can buy GIANT or not as giant or medium smallish sized turkeys up the wazoo at the grocery store for insanely cheap prices! For me and my local supermarket TOPS this means $.48 a pound (with the purchase of $25 of groceries.) And since we at Weber Wonderland have a […]

November 21, 2017

To Dyngus or Not Dyngus That Is The Question

Holidays, Western New York

To Dyngus or Not Dyngus That Is The Question. I do love Dyngus Day in Buffalo. And I love even more that the CENTRAL TERMINAL PARTY IS BACK THIS YEAR! I’m even wearing my POLISH in BUFFALO (Born in Buffalo) hoodie, from the one year it was so freaking cold we all had to break […]

April 17, 2017

He is Lord!

Family, Holidays, Music

He is Lord! Happy Easter! I’m sitting here sniffing the amazing hyacinths I picked from the garden and HWMMS said “now that is the smell of Easter.” (I agree.) And I can’t get the hymn from Church “He Is Lord” out of my head. (Obvious reasons.) Aside: I have NO idea how to spell hyacinth, […]

April 16, 2017


Family, Holidays, HWMMS, Personal

Easter. HWMMS and I aren’t really Easter people.  I wonder how that came to be. I’m ALL THINGS HOLIDAY AND CELEBRATING AND AND… Our very first year together I took him to the Broadway Market for the first time and made Easter Brunch for him and Mama Weber. Actually, looking back at this post makes […]

April 16, 2017

Bad, Bad Friday: Circa 1992

Friends, Holidays, Movies, Personal

Bad, Bad Friday: Circa 1992. Picture it. Fredonia, NY, 1992. Good Friday. Two friends and I decide to go to a movie at the fancy newish still to our small town Movieplex 59. (Named after exit 59 off the NYS Thruway) What movie do we go to see on Good Friday? Basic Instinct. Yep. And […]

April 14, 2017

Fat Tuesday Dinner is Served

Food & Drink, Holidays

Happy Mardi Gras! I found this picture of me and Brenda and posted it on Facebook this morning. I remember that day well, hanging out in Allentown on Fat  Tuesday with not a care in the world that we had to work (go to school) the next day. That my friends, was in 2006. 11 […]

February 28, 2017

Weber Animal Christmas

Holidays, Pets, Weber Wonderland

Weber Animal Christmas. The stockings were hung on the stairway with care, because if on the fireplace they wouldn’t still be there… Jordan and Harley went through their new stuffed ducks in about 27 minutes. Sigh. The GIANT FEMUR BONES will last much longer. Although Harley seems somewhat terrified by his right now. Only four […]

December 25, 2016

Christmas Cookies 2016

Food & Drink, Give a Little Bit, Holidays

Christmas Cookies 2016 Red Velvet Cookies, Red & Green Jello Cookies, Molasses Cookies, Cranberry Chocolate Biscotti, Gingerbread Biscotti, Peppermint Brownies, Holiday Toll House Bars, Peanut Butter Blossoms and holiday Rice Krispie Treats. Not pictured, Great Gma Kennedy Sugar Cookie Cutouts…about, eh give or take 40 dozen, most which went to the kiddos today to decorate. […]

December 22, 2016

Christmas with the Kiddos

Friends, Give a Little Bit, Holidays, HWMMS, Western New York

Christmas with the Kiddos. A yearly tradition. Stockings for St. Luke’s & Candy Land Games for Kindergartners Kindergarten party with the kiddos. Thank you to everyone who donates to this project and makes these smiles happen.

December 22, 2016

Calico Club Christmas Party

Friends, Holidays, Western New York

Tonight I hosted the 2016 Springville Calico Club Christmas Party at Weber Wonderland. (Yes, even with only about 75% of our decorations up for the season! No one seemed to notice but me.) I’m really lucky to have found my Springville Mom/ADPi Sorority Sister Nancy Phillips so soon after moving to the area. She invited […]

December 15, 2016

Things That Have Brought Me To Tears During the 2016 Holiday Season

Holidays, HWMMS, Personal

Things That Have Brought Me To Tears During the 2016 Holiday Season: An Empath Sensitive Soul Neverending List Those of you who know me, realize this is anything but a comprehensive list. Also, prayers for HWMMS for living emotional me every day and loving me despite it all. (That might have made me tear up…) […]

December 2, 2016

We Three Christmas Trees

Holidays, Weber Wonderland

We Three Christmas Trees…of Weber Wonderland. Gold and Silver in the Foyer. Multi-Colored Traditional in the Living Room. (As traditional you can be with a purple zombie tree topper…) And a close up of the gnome mantle. Multi-Colored PENGUIN in the Dining Room. Christmas 2015! Save

December 12, 2015

Handel’s Messiah

Friends, Holidays, Music, Western New York

Handel’s Messiah at Our Lady of Victory I worked at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for five years and never made it to this concert. This year, I finally did. It was lovely. The company, not too shabby either. 🙂 Let the season begin! Save

November 29, 2015