Winter Survival Tips For Your Home and Vehicle

Winter - A Cup of Kathy

Ah winter, how I loved it as a youngster. My sister and I couldn’t wait to get outside to play in the snow. We bundled up so the cold seldom bothered us. We were having way too much fun building igloos and snow forts to play in. The novelty of winter wore off when I became an adult. Shoveling, clearing snow off of the car and ice off of the windows, and driving in snow and ice were hardly fun activities. Continue reading

Winter Skin Survival Tips

A Cup of Kathy - Health and Beauty

Though the calendar doesn’t say we’re into winter just yet, autumn’s crisp air and chilly nights have given way to frigid air and wind chill here in New England, which means dry skin and cracked hands are looming on my horizon. And since no one wants dry, cracked or flaky skin, I’ve come up with some helpful tips on how to keep your skin healthy, hydrated, smooth and flake-free. Continue reading

I’m Thankful For Green Bean Casserole

Recipes - A Cup of Kathy

As I sat down to a delicious Thanksgiving meal at my cousin Robert and his wife Sue’s home, I couldn’t wait for the turkey platter to be passed around. Sue is a very good cook and this year was no exception. She made two turkeys, one about 22 pounds and the other about 18 pounds. Talk about turkey heaven! I’ve yet to have a bad meal that Sue’s prepared…so it’s no hardship to accept their invitation. Continue reading

15 Questions To Ask A Wedding Photographer

Weddings - A Cup of Kathy

Congratulations – you’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Now you’ll need to find the perfect wedding photographer – one of the most important vendors you hire for your special day.

Don’t let what may feel like a daunting and monumental task dampen your joy. I’ve put together 15 essential questions you need to ask each wedding photographer you interview to ensure your wedding is captured just as you dreamed it would be. Continue reading

Dump Meatloaf

Recipes - A Cup of Kathy

Saturday, October 13th was absolutely miserable – dank, gray, and wet. There was a definite chill in the air and the recent Indian summer was already a distant memory. Though not a lovely start to our weekend, it was an inspiring day to dust off my autumn/winter recipes and prepare a warm and hearty stick-to-your-ribs dinner of family-pleasing comfort food. Continue reading

Consignment Tips for Closet Clutter

Fashion - A Cup of Kathy

Congratulations. You’ve tackled the daunting and overwhelming challenge of clearing out your closet clutter. You’ve critically appraised each item. You’ve retained the pieces that flatter you, make you feel good and that you wear at least a few times a year. You’ve created a pared-down, capsule wardrobe of mix and match pieces. Continue reading

Red Rose Lemon Cake Tea

My Favorite Things - A Cup of Kathy

Sometimes I crave something sweet, and that craving often hits me out of the blue –sometimes it’s mid-morning, sometimes it’s mid-afternoon or sometimes it’s after dinner. I want something sweet, but with my commitment to living a healthier, more-inspired lifestyle, I don’t want the extra calories or sugar a regular sweet treat can bring, so it’s no candy bars, cookies or cake! Continue reading