31 May, 2010

Celebrate...Memorial Day

In honor of those who have fought for our freedoms...

Have a safe and blessed Memorial Day!

Luv Ya!

28 May, 2010

Celebrate...the burger

Happy National Burger Day!!

And since it's National Burger Day, let's check out a Food Network piece, 50 States 50 Burgers, which features a burger in every state that you absolutely MUST try.

Guess what I'm having for dinner...

Luv Ya!!

27 May, 2010

Celebrate...a beautiful, sunny, afternoon

Today I happened to be driving around town in the warm (not hot) afternoon sun, with the windows down enjoying the air blowing, and this song came on the radio. It's a PERFECT driving song for a summer day so I thought I'd share.

Don't talk...just enjoy the ride!!

Luv Ya!!

26 May, 2010

Celebrate...and be refreshed

Since summer decided to come early, and, since this weekend is the unofficial start of summer, I thought I would share the recipe of a cocktail I just saw on the Fine Living website.

Kiwi Kutee

By Stephen Phillips

You'll be feeling pretty cute after downing this delicious drink.


1-1/2 oz. light rum
1 whole kiwi, skinned and diced
1 oz. lime juice
1 oz. pineapple juice
3 oz. guava juice
Quarter cup freshly chopped guava
Lime wheel


Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Pour into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with lime wheel.

If you're not into alcohol, I think this will be equally as good if you replace the rum with 7Up or Sprite.

A nice, healthy, refreshing treat for a warm summer day!


Luv Ya!!

25 May, 2010

Celebrate...the unbelieveable

This one doesn't even need an explanation...I present to you, The Garbage Burger from McGuire's Irish Pub in Pensacola, Florida. UNBELIEVEABLE!!!


Luv Ya!!

24 May, 2010

Celebrate...bringing the heat

I was reading a friend's Facebook post last night and the comment that he made was if you blinked you've already missed spring in Chicago. Although we are still about a month a way from the summer season, Chicago is bringing the heat. Chicago is notorious for having only 2 seasons...winter and summer. Either it is cold, windy and wet or it's hot and humid. There is usually a week or two inbetween where we get nice, calm weather, but as my friend said, if you blinked, you missed it. Yesterday the temps were in the low 90s, today we're around 90, in fact the weather for the rest of the week is projected to be nothing lower than the mid 80s. And the humidity...as usual for Chicago, it's high.

So today, I celebrate Mother Nature bringing the heat. Pardon me while I crank up the air conditioner!!

Enjoy the heat!!

Luv Ya!

20 May, 2010

Celebrate...You've Got A Friend

James Taylor and Carol King were on the Ellen Show earlier this week and sang their song "You've Got A Friend". Such a GREAT song...so I'm celebrating a song that's still as good today as it was almost 30 years ago!!

and if "they" disable the video, here's a link to it:
James Taylor & Carol King perform "You've Got A Friend"

Celebrate..."all you have to do is call and I'll be there"

Luv Ya!!

18 May, 2010

Celebrate...and plan a party

I'm usually talking about reasons to celebrate, but today, how about talking about ways to celebrate? Katie Brown (LOVE HER!!) of The Katie Brown Workshop (PBS) stopped by the ABC news studio here in Chicago today. I thought her segment was great and thought I would share it.

Celebrate and get ready for the party!!

Luv Ya!!

17 May, 2010

Celebrate...with a smile

Wow! It's been a while! It is always amazing that sometimes life can drain you so that you don't have the energy to do the things that you like to do, which for me includes posting to this blog! But we should celebrate anyway because life is to be celebrated!! When I posted things to celebrate in the month of May, it was not my intention to not post for the rest of the month, but since life seems to be getting the best of me, I thought I'd post this video that made me smile. It's my favorite pastime so I thought it worthy of celebrating!!

Hope you enjoy!!

Luv Ya!!

02 May, 2010

Celebrating...the month of May

Yesterday was May 1st, also known as May Day. So as we welcome the month of May, complete with the May flowers that grew from the April showers, I thought I'd share some interesting things to celebrate.

May is National Hamburger Month, National Bike Month, National Egg Month, National Salad Month, National Salsa Month, National Sweet Vidalia Onion Month, National Vinegar Month, National Smile Month, National Photo Month, Personal History Month, and National Military Appreciation Month.

Pick one, or, two or ten and celebrate. You’ve got the whole month!!

Luv Ya!!


01 May, 2010

Celebrating...cakes---day 7

Whew! We made it! A week of cakes---yum!! I certainly hope that at least a few of the cakes whet your appetite. Well, for the finale, I had to find something special. So back to Martha Stewart for mousse. (click link for recipe)

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
What else can I say? A picture is worth a thousand words. And chocolate is always worth having!!

Thank you for joining me for a week of cakes!

Luv Ya!!