My Kids Are At Camp So I Am… Coloring!


Yes, the kids are away at camp and I am coloring!

Apparently, so is everyone else.

When the kids were little, we used to color all the time. We would color the same page together or each take a side of the book and dedicate it to the other. It was very sweet. Those times were special: we bonded, relaxed and chatted. It has been a while since we have colored together but every time I see coloring books in the basement, I secretly want to color.

Well, now it is officially okay for me to color! In the past few months, many articles have been written about the success of adult coloring books, which are more intricate and detailed than children’s coloring books. Not only do these books take us back to our childhood, they are also easy to carry and keep around.

Coloring is part of the health and wellness trend, relieving stress and getting our mind off of everyday worries.  Everybody’s doing it.  Someone I spoke to recently told me that ‘coloring right now would make me so happy’.  Another friend said her parents have the dining room covered with puzzles on one end and coloring books on the other. Continue reading


Homemade Oh Henry Bars


Homemade Oh Henry Bars – Yum!

The summer always reminds me of my teenage years when I spent every evening swimming a mile at dusk at the local community pool. I think I must have swum those miles for one simple reason: having eaten too many sweets, especially homemade Oh Henry Bars!

As teens, we used to have girlfriend get-togethers, watch movies on our VCRs, and consume sugar. This Oh Henry Bars recipe made the rounds. Continue reading


30 Hours in New York City

Central Park from Top of the Rock

Last weekend we had a wedding in New Jersey so we combined it with a trip to New York City – why not??

New York is one of those cities that you have to visit at least once. So much happens here and you have to experience the pace of the city to understand why. Before I tell you about our trip, here are some fun facts about New York:

  • About 50 million people visit NYC every year with roughly 80% coming from the US. The UK and Canada are the next largest group of visitors at about a million each. (
  • New York is referred to as the Big Apple.  This name originated in the 1920s when New York’s race tracks paid the highest prizes: something that was special or paid well was referred to as a big apple. (
  • More hit movies have been filmed in NYC than any other city for every decade except the 1920s when Paris and London had more hits. (New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future by David Halle and Andrew A. Beveridge)

One thing you should know is that we like to do a lot in a little bit of time. So there are a lot of stops listed here.  I hope you will find something that is new and something you will consider the next time you are in NYC.  Let me know what you think! Continue reading