Part 2 Munich Christmas Market Marienplatz

by admin on December 16, 2014

FullSizeRender 25This is traditional Christmas at it’s very best and you’ll find all manner of stalls selling crafts, sweets, cakes, food, mulled wine and other delights. I also explored the Tollwood Christmas Market at the Theresienwiese which is full of goodies around the world.

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A Visit to Munich Residence Museum originated as a small moated castle, built in 1385, and was gradually expanded by the Wittelsbach rulers who used it until 1918 as their residence and seat of government. The Residence was also the place where the rulers kept their art collections and treasures.

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Christmas Markets in Germany

by admin on December 14, 2014

Numerous Christmas Markets take place all over Germany between the 1st advent and Christmas Eve. I had at the great pleasure to jet off to Germany the 1st week of December to experience 6 different Christmas Markets in Frankfurt and Munich. Plus catch up with my dear girlfriend Lisa who has been living in Frankfurt the past 20 years. Lisa Gardiner and I meet in Tokyo and kept in touch over the years it was a joy to spend time with her and her husband TobiasFullSizeRender 24

Lisa and I having a blast together.

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It was a few wonderful days spent with fiends and enjoy the European Tradition. Part 2 will be in Munich.

Happy Thanksgiving

by admin on November 26, 2014


I love to set up my table and decoration early to enjoy the Fall Season.
We hosted a few dinner parties in November so I could really create a table center pierce that was unique
I used my daughter’s succulent plants she wanted in her bedroom but she off to college so I added my fall touches to it and used this year for our center piece.
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Here’s the succulent plants with my fall addition to it.
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I’ve used a few of my Roseville collection my mother has given me over the years which look lovely for the Fall Season

A Quote for Thanksgiving to share:
“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”

Have a wonderful celebration with your love ones

Halloween is Here! Are you Ready?

by admin on October 30, 2014

Halloween Is Here! One of my favorite holidays to get creative.. Enjoy these fun ideas you can create for your party.


Skull Decor
Skulls fill this creepy dining room decorated by RMSer who chose a black-and-white theme. She topped a gauze table runner with a delicate branch centerpiece that holds skull tea lights. The skull theme is carried through to the buffet table, featuring black candelabras and a mummy skeleton.


Pumpkin Planter
A variation on the classic orange-and-black Halloween decor, a silver planter filled with painted pumpkins makes a stylish display to welcome trick-or-treaters. Submitted by HGTV fan mlively.


A Succulent Dinner Party
Host a lush dinner party with a vampire theme. It started with a black velvet tablecloth and dressed it up with dark red accents. To resemble blood, Courtney hung cloth napkins from the table and added red drip candles on top of antique black candleholders.

The Perfect Pumpkin
Fool guests with this faux pumpkin that mirrors the size, color and texture of an actual pumpkin, and is complete with a spider carving

Sweet & Salty Popcorn Mix
With a few basic ingredients, you can whip up this endlessly munchable snack in minutes. Add a Halloween twist by mixing in candy corn and orange and black sprinkles or nonpareils.

Get Ready to Throw a Monster Mash
This Halloween, get the kids together for a fun costume party. With our ideas for easy DIY party decorations, tasty treats, printable party decorations and no-sew costume tutorials, hosting a costume party is a snap. So what are you waiting. Have fun this Halloween.

Bumgarner Are Hero, Leads San Francisco to Third Title in Five Years

by admin on October 29, 2014


World Series 2014: Giants Beat Royals in Game 7

A little History on the San Francisco Giants, who started play in 1883 as the New York Gothams and moved to California 75 years later. The Giant’s 3rd World Series in the last five years and their eighth over all dating back to 1905.
They beat the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, in Game 7 at Kauffman Stadium and became the first team in 35 years to win a Game 7 on the road. They also joined the Boston Red Sox as the only teams to win three World Series in the 21st century.

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None of it would have been possible without Madison Bumgarner, the brilliant 25-year-old left-hander who wrote his name into World Series and Game 7 lore with another performance for the ages.