A First Time Visit To Deutschland

I am in love with Germany!  It is one of the most beautiful and historical countries in the world.  I first learned about Germany from my husband, Brian who was born in Frankfurt, Germany as a military baby and whose grandparents were German natives.  My husband spend the first  5-6 years of his life there in Europe but once in the states, his …

4th of July Picnic

When we have family gatherings or when friends come over for a get-together type of event,  if it is a pot luck style, I sometimes cook the meal, and then I ask other people to bring dessert.  I don’t usually bake, in all honesty, it is not my forté.  But once in a while I get the itch to try something new.  Sometimes I use a …

Hottest Hair Products

Professional Hairstylist Kendra Pierce has put together a list of her favorite hair products in the market right now: Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment– This product is dry, non-greasy and absorbs instantly into the hair.Excellent for preventing breakage and color fade. It is great for all hair types from thick and coarse to fine and frail, it will not weigh …

Sam

We have a beautiful, pure-bred boxer named Sam.  We actually named her Samantha K. Schlottmann, but we call her Sam and sometimes Sammy for short.  She is the most amazing pet I’ve ever owned!  My husband got her for me when I lost my job a few years back.  He thought it would cheer me up having a puppy to care …

Working Moms Get a Bad Wrap!

About 2 ½ years ago, I lost my job and went into seclusion.  At the time,  unemployment was beginning to rise and I found myself utterly confused about the future. I believe I was becoming depressed because there were days I didn’t want to get up. At the  time, my sweet husband was the happiest man alive, because he enjoys me being at home …

A Short Vacation to Puerto Rico

I just returned from a short visit to my native island of Puerto Rico.  I was accompanying my husband who was there conducting  a number of meetings and I was going to help by being his interpreter (of course, that wasn’t the only reason I tagged along)  My parents sold my sisters and my, childhood home three years ago and moved to Washington D.C. with my oldest sister.  Recently, they …

Momisms Toolkit

  My sister Lourdes Morales sent me these “Momisms” to share with you all: Mom-ism (noun) – excessive protection; over shielding We’ve all experienced the power of the ancient method of communication called… Momism! We’ve heard our mom use it, and we are probably using it ourselves.  Even though there are many, I am just including 20 for our toolkit.

Java or Chi? Take Your Pick!

For centuries coffee and tea have delighted social circles all over the world. According to Wikipedia, Coffee was first consumed in the 9th century, when it was discovered in the highlands of Ethiopia. From there, it spread to Egypt and Yemen, and by the 15th century had reached Armenia, Persia, Turkey, and northern Africa. Then it spread to Italy, and …

Iced Rose Tea

Here is a great recipe for Iced Rose Tea from The book of Afternoon Tea by Lesley Mackley: 45g (1 ½ oz) Ceylon breakfast tea 1 litre (35 fl oz/4 ½ cups) lukewarm water Sugar, to taste Few drops rosewater, to taste 12 ice cubes 6 sprigs of mint Fresh rose petals Put tea in a bowl; pour over warm …