Let Them Eat Cake…and my first ever giveaway!

The traditional translation of the infamous French phrase supposedly spoken by a great princess upon learning that the peasants had no bread is commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette, however, there is no record of her ever uttering the callous … Continue reading

Gather Around the Pepper Tree

Not a day goes by without a feathered or winged friend that visits this tree boasting of minuscule pink fruits. While a couple more of the dense foliage trees spot our garden, this particular cluster of multiple trunk trees make … Continue reading

Five Hundred More Saturdays

That is my estimated calculation of how many more Saturdays I have left to spend with my boys. It’s based on the fact that when they reach the thorny and self-conscious age of sixteen they will prefer to drive themselves … Continue reading

I Can’t Sew Worth a Lick

…something my late grandfather would not be thrilled about. Although he was a tailor by profession, it wasn’t bestowed upon any of the male siblings except to my aunt who no doubt studied by his side. Growing up under the … Continue reading

In a Little While

our nest will be filled with the joy of a new baby girl— my boys couldn’t be more thrilled to be older brothers to a little sister and I couldn’t be happier to see their sweet and tender side penetrating … Continue reading

South of the Border

Traversing borders can often be uneventful for someone like me. For many others however, it’s an occurrence that fretfully haunts them. For the last year I have borne witness to the political game of immigration stakeouts while commuting anywhere near … Continue reading

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Who’s the fairest of them all? A phrase most of us are familiar with, but not many of us recognize the story behind Kezia. Pronounced ke-ZYE-ah, the name is of Hebrew origin meaning “cassia tree.” Cassia is the generic name … Continue reading

Little Starlight, light of our life–

a candle of burning faith, unseen and unknown. At night and alone you flicker to the beat of my heart. Your starlight beams reign upon us and illuminate our darkened paths. Tiny Starlight awaken our souls, helps us to grow … Continue reading

More Than You Like to Think

Unfortunately this statement applies to food we pop into our mouths and a variety of products we apply to our epidermis. We deserve to know precisely what we are eating and to pamper our largest organ with truly natural and … Continue reading

Agua de Tamarindo

Temperatures have risen again so naturally the oven in my nest lacking air-conditioning remained off limits this weekend. Instead I tried making the refreshing but process ridden drink, agua de tamarindo. There was no alcohol involved although a tamarind margarita … Continue reading