My Family Table -A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking
My Family Table is not just page after page of recipes and a few pictures here and there, Besh tells a story with each chapter and eat dish. He tells stories about his wife, Jenifer; and his boys, Brendan, Jack, Luke and Andrew; they make you feel like you are part of their family. His passion for his heritage, his community and his family come through on every page and in every picture. I cannot wait to to have the actual book in my hands. The photography, by Maura McEvoy and her daughter Oona, brings you into every moment of the story. The team of people who brought this book together have created a book that not only will be used in my kitchen, but also placed on my coffee table because it is of its beautiful photographs.
Think of the people you love.
I started a GoFundMe campaign for my lifelong friend, John Shirk, to help fund a trip for him and his family to Disney World. Any extra money will be put towards medical expenses. In 2009, John was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer synovial sarcoma. In the past 2 weeks, generous friends, family members, and strangers have donated over $6,000 to John's GoFundMe campaign. I want to at least double that amount. I need your help! I am reaching out to my family, friends, and strangers to help raise money. When you make a donation add #MakeASmallDifference to the comment.
Click to Donate: http://www.gofundme.com/johnshirk
Happy Valentine's Day!
What would make you smile today? Roses, chocolate, jewelry, dinner, or a card?
What if you could make a stranger smile? Would you?
#MakeASmallDifference #Smile #GoFundMe
John Shirk has been a friend of mine for 40 years. John is family and in my family we take care of each other. In 2009, he was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma; a rare form of cancer which usually occurs near to the joints of arm, neck or leg; since the diagnoses the cancer has spread to include tumors on his lung. John wants to make a trip to Disney World happen for his family.
I have done a lot of fundraising for and supporting of various causes and non-profits and I don't usually see the impact of my donation or work. This fundraiser is personal and I get to see firsthand how a simple donation can make a difference.
Thank you to everyone who has already donated. In the past three days we have raised over $2,500! No matter the amount, it all adds up. #MakeADifference #Share
In 2009, my friend John Shirk was diaganosed with Synovial Sarcoma; a rare form of cancer which usually occurs near to the joints of arm, neck or leg. Since diaganoses the cancer has spread to include tumors on his lung.
I have done a lot of fundraising for and supporting of various causes and non-profits and I don't ususally see the impact of my donation or work. This time it is personal. John has been a friend of mine for 40 years; he, his wife Kathy, sons Jacob and Nathan, and daughter Sydney are family and in my family we have each others back and make life happen. John wants to make a trip to Disneyland happen for his family.
To make this happen, we have set up a Go Fund Me account (http://www.gofundme.com/johnshirk). The focus of the fund is to send the family to Disneyworld for a much needed family vacation.
On behalf of our family and the Shirk family thank you very much for considering making a donation!
1st Month to Lose My Freshman 15 I am about 2 lbs down. I wish it was better; honestly I was excepting to have gained weight. I wasn't diligent on my treadmill. I had days I ate like crap.
I had to meet my new doctor and when I got on her scale mid January it said 208. WHAT?!? Wait! I had my snow boots, my phone in my pocket, and I had a bladder full of water in anticipation of having to provide a urine sample (which didn't happen) Maybe that played into the higher weight. I am only going by my scale at home to keep consistent.
Plan for February: