The True Heart of Cypress

After sharing my favorite things about my kitchen this past Sunday, I got to thinking about how the words and photos didn’t really do it justice. The kitchen truly is the heart of our home – as you’ll see in this new vlog.


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My Favorite Things

I can’t wait to show you all of my favorite things about Cypress, our beloved home. And yes, after all we’ve been through and have yet to go through, it better be our beloved home!

My beverage bar is one of my favorite things. Oh, this is not your ordinary beverage bar. Oh no, this is the over-the-top, crème de la crème beverage bar and I will tell you why.

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Beyond the Ohio Fall Beauty

Beyond the Ohio fall beauty, there was a purpose for my daughter, Kara, traveling from Denver, and myself, from Kansas…a very special purpose indeed.

That remarkable woman is our mother, grandmother extraordinaire who absolutely refused to allow me to give her a 90th birthday celebration.

I wish I had time and space to tell you about mom’s zillions of examples giving her time, food, money, and energy not only to our family and to her friends; but to still helping out at the food bank, still cooking and serving those in need at the community center, and on and on and on.

So because of all she is and all she does I wanted to honor her with a significant celebration with her tons of friends and family. Man oh man did she not only not like this idea but told me in no uncertain terms – the Ellen Garrett way. She said to me, ”Mitz, DO NOT give me a surprise either” and she really, really meant it.

You see, she is a behind-the-scenes worker with a servant’s heart. She said being the center of attention is just not her. Okay, mom, I get it but what then…it’s your 90th birthday!

Ellen Garrett, as my late dad used to call her, got her wish for her birthday. Here is a glimpse into how we spent our quiet, but rich in family and Ohio fall treasures, birthday celebration.

It was Ellen Garrett’s 90th birthday celebration!

And this is at 90 years of age mind you!

Spending a day in Amish Country

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Cooking Vlog: Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast

High Protein Breakfast with Steel Cut OatsProtein for breakfast is sooo important to set our blood sugar on the right track for the whole day. Avoiding the fake and unsustaining boost of morning energy from high caffiene and high sugar will make a remarkable difference in not only our energy but our moods and fatigue levels. The people around you will appreciate your effort :).

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Pay Attention to Yourself!

These lovely pink pumpkins represent our commitment to fighting breast cancer.

But are we committed to fighting for our own personal health needs?

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