We’re Back!

In case you haven't noticed, we took a brief hiatus.   At the end of 2017, Shawna and I decided we'd take some time "off" from the blog and resume posts in the new year.  A couple of factors contributed to this decision.  Shawna's day job

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Diane Clehane

With the Royal Wedding just a few days away, I felt that this week was the perfect time to feature, Westchester's own, Diane Clehane.  Well, I still consider her a Westchester woman. I met Diane about 12-13 years ago when she was living in Scarsdale,

GRAZE NEW YORK

(Sponsored Post) As you know, Shawna and I enjoy hosting and attending parties.   I usually enjoy being the hostess and Shawna's more the "What can I bring?" partygoer.   When we both find something that we love, that suits our very different personality styles, it becomes an

Kids Cooking Co. Winter Classes

The Kids Cooking Co. was founded on the belief that when we teach our children the fundamentals of cooking and give them the time and space to prepare a meal from whole ingredients, we are gifting them something special.  In this fast-paced world we live

Farmers Markets Move Indoors

(Sponsored Post) Cold weather doesn't mean the end of the Farmers Markets.  I'm thrilled that Scarsdale and Pleasantville are moving indoors for the winter months.    Scarsdale just started theirs in the fall, just outside the Harwood Building on Boniface Court.   They will move inside to

Simply Gather Helps Make Healthy Weeknight Dinners Easier

Sponsored Post December is such a busy time of year – holiday shopping, social commitments, end-of- year work rushes and parent-teacher conferences – it’s hard to fit anything else in the day, including food shopping, meal planning, and cooking lovely family dinners. Fear not(!) as that’s

Santa, Shopping & More

Every so often, I post a bunch of links from other bloggers that I think you might enjoy.  These all pertain to the holidays so figured now would be a great time to share some great info from those who want to do all the

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet CC Benitez

Each month, we feature a Westchester Woman for our "Westchester Woman Wednesday" series.   This month, we've decided to feature CC Benitez, who is relatively new-to-Westchester mom.   CC is originally from Oregon (she and Shawna connected instantly) and believe it or not, we found each other

World Kindness Day

Today, on World Kindness Day, Seventeen.com reveals the results from a timely new poll on bullying, which finds that bullying is still a massive issue in school and that most of it is happening online in the form of cyberbullying.  68 percent of the 716

Thanksgiving Meals: Dine In or Dine Out Options

  Moderne Barn Celebrate the all-American holiday with a 3-course, prix-fixe menu by Executive Chef Ethan Kostbar. Details: $65 per person $32.50 per child 12 and under A la carte menu not available on Thanksgiving Reservations accepted from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Menu Highlights: Lobster Bisque: Maine lobster, brioche

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Julianne Steiner

Our February choice for "Westchester Woman Wednesday" is Julianne Steiner.  I first met Julianne about 4 years ago when I bought a Groupon for a facial.  I never had a real aesthetician, that I saw regularly.  I would go to Tranquility Spa every 3-4 months

Mark’s Quality Meats & Gourmet Seafood

One of the best finds of late is Mark's Quality Meats.   When school begins, I get back to my cooking dinner routine and find myself every September wondering what to make for dinner each night.  It's kind of like starting over, getting everyone back on

Military Inspired Jackets for Fall

It seems that every designer has their own version of the military/army jacket for women this season.  Some are cuter than others; some more affordable than others.  Some feminine, some not.  Some long, some short.  Some camouflage, some just green.  Some adorned with little patches.  Everything

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Hannah Fastov

  I'm a little early this month!  It usually takes me until closer to the end of the month to get my act together and get the Westchester Woman Wednesday post up, but for October I wanted it live before this woman's one year work-anniversary. Hannah Fastov

LEGO Americana Roadshow in Staten Island: 10/7-10/22

LEGO® AMERICANA ROADSHOW: BUILDING ACROSS AMERICA TO BE HELD AT STATEN ISLAND MALL IN NEW SPRINGVILLE LARGE SCALE LEGO® MODELS AND FREE BUILDING ACTIVITIES WILL DELIGHT ATTENDEES OF ALL AGES The Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and

Lil Chameleon OPENS on 10/4!

(Sponsored Post) Announcing Lil Chameleon’s Opening Date & Live Online Class Registration Lil Chameleon is proud to announce it is opening its doors Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 9:30 am-6:30pm.   Where else can you buy carefully selected, nearly-new, high quality brands for a fraction of

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Tracy Merolle

You are going to love September's Westchester Woman Wednesday.   Her name is Tracy Merolle and she's the founder of this amazing Facebook Group:  Westchester County Rocks   Tracy started this page earlier this year for one reason:  to promote kindness among people in Westchester County.  I

Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival- 10/14

An event not to be missed.   Besides the books and authors (who will personalize your purchases) there are activities, information boots, snacks and more!  One of the best events for children in Westchester, hands down.  http://www.ccbfestival.org/

Northeast Etsy Artists in Katonah- Oct 7th

Shop for exceptional quality handcrafted wares from the local artists, makers and designers of the Northeast Etsy Artists Association. Fourteen artists from the group will be on hand selling our unique handmade creations including beaded, gemstone and metalwork jewelry, fabric accessories including pouches, handbags, purses,