21c Museum Hotel ~ GE Momsperience

The LoveFeast girls have found themselves in Louisville, Kentucky.  We're here at the inspiring and modern 21c Museum Hotel.  The hotel is truly a place to get your creativity peaking.  We've had delicious meals at the hotel's restaurant Proof on Main, lively conversation with smart women, fine dining, hat making and interacting with the art that surrounds the spaces.  We've got some stories to tell already. We've friend-ed one of the bartenders who has spilled some restaurant cocktail recipes for LoveFeast ~ perfect timing with … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday~Summer Cocktail

It's that time of year again.  It's the time when we "theme" our summer.  Part of  "themeing" our summer, is adding a summer cocktail to the mix.  It's a tradition that began in Italy and it is a part of how we roll. There's something about summer that ushers in a chance to revitalize, re-envision and rest.  Sure we know that the summer brings kids running through the house all day long, prepping pool bags and packing countless snacks for the day and trying to keep everyone from being bored.  Part of our strategy is the summer … [Read more...]

Mud Puddle Friends

You know how some days your mind wanders back to what use to be?  Some days I find myself, as I know Chris Ann often does, thinking back to the days we were in the same neighborhood, in the same city.  We sometimes wonder how our friendship became so strong and precious.  We have traveled the world together, to places like Italy and Mexico.  We have shared gourmet meals and attended inspiring events together.  But, I think our friendship became what it is today because we have stood in life's mud puddles together. You see, … [Read more...]

My Baltimore

Baltimore.  It's my city. I was born here.  I moved away many times, only to come back.  My family has a long history here in Baltimore.  My great grandfather was the head of the State's Road Commission and helped design 695, the beltway around the city, the Harbor Tunnel, and BWI (now Thouroughgood Marshall Airport).  I love the people, the sights, the feeling, the vibe.  It's a hard city.  It was ranked as the number 11th most dangerous cities in the US last year.  But, there is a feeling of hope emerging that says change is … [Read more...]

LoveFeast Table’s New Look

Some of you know, we have been in an 8 month process of redefining our look for LoveFeast Table.  You see, when we started blogging 2 1/2 years ago, we thought we were going to write a cookbook.  That's what started us on this blogging journey.  We had shared so many amazing meals around the table (over the 14 years we had been friends along with our growing families), we thought we wanted to document them.  We wanted to share not only the original recipes, but also capture the conversations that took place as well as the … [Read more...]

Visiting The Children’s Home Spring Break

On our family's spring break vacation we got a chance to go back for a short visit to the Children's Home & Community Center.  Kristin,  Devon, Todd and I got a chance to visit the Center back in October of last year when we took our trip to Azul Sensatori.  You can read a little about the history here.  Then, a few months later, Todd and I, along with some of the folks from the company he works for, came back in February and shared a wonderful meal of empandas and gave away some books to the surrounding community. On this … [Read more...]

Mother’s Tree Of Life Necklace Giveaway Winner

There's a lot of plates of this and that serving up on LoveFeast Table right now.  First off we have a necklace winner, then some reminders AND most importantly a head's up to our GETAWAY with ONE OF OUR READERS!!  So, check out the current "table talk"... We are happy to announce that the winner of our LoveFeast Table Mother's Tree of Life Necklace Giveaway is Anna from Girl With Blog.  She was chosen out of 8 bloggers who wrote about the latest BlogLove event, Spark & Style event sponsored by Therapon Skin.  Anna was … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday~80’s Flashback

Chris Ann and I dared one another to post our 80's pictures.  I accepted.  You see,  I "did" the 80's. Most of my friends were "80's prep".  They wore shaker knit sweaters with matching socks that were exposed by the tightly folded and rolled jeans.  Not me!  After all, I was an artist.  I identified with Molly Ringwald and knew that my layers of color and bits and pieces would be pulled off with flair.  I did 80's punk...(or so I thought). You're right if you analyzed the above photo and zoned in on the JAMS.  I had at … [Read more...]

Mandarin Orange Tossed Salad Recipe

We love a good salad.  Back in the day when Kristin and I were raising very young children our morning coffee time would often overflow into lunch time.  We made the kids some peanut butter sliced sandwiches and some chopped fruit and put them on the back porch to eat.  Then, Kristin and I would make ourselves a salad.  We had a way of cleaning out the left overs.  We made a sort of a clean out the fridge salad if you will.  We would put just about any fresh leftovers into a salad...rice, chicken, leftover green beans, corn, you … [Read more...]

BlogLove™ “Takes Flight” Blogger Event ~ Underbelly Recap

What happens in the alley stays in the alley.  But I'll let you in on a little secret.  This is just how I like to escape from my average snow bound Minnesota days.  It's perfectly normal for your average suburban mom of 4 to jet across the United States to visit dangerous alleys in Baltimore.  Isn't it? This is a glimpse behind the scenes at our last BlogLove™ "Takes Flight" event in Baltimore. BlogLove™, is a networking event for bloggers that we host.  It also gets Kristin and I jetting back and forth between our two … [Read more...]