On the Road Again….


As we get ready to close out the month my daughter and I are on the road again. She will participate in a Feis (Irish dance competition) today. Above is my daughter and one of her beginner Irish dance students. She loves teaching them and working with them. I hope she does well today. It…

Irish Fest – Part II


Someone asked me to share a video of the Irish dancers. This is the school’s newest Treble Reel that they did for Irish Fest and their recital two weeks ago. Not all the dance students were at this performance but it is very impressive with 22 dancers. Hope you enjoy!

What Did You Do This Past Weekend?


My daughter and I spent the last weekend together at the Wisconsin Springtime Feis and the Celtic Spirit Feis. I love spending time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My daughter laughed at me as we drove into the city and said, “I could live here.”  She told me I say that every time we drive into a…

Irish Dance Camp Competition


Hi All! If you have followed me for any length of time you know my daughter is crazy for Irish dance! My daughter is in a competition to win an Irish dance camp scholarship. This is like her dream camp. The scholarship would pay the almost $1,000 tuition for the week long camp in New…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


This day is second to only Christmas in our family! Today my daughter and I will spend most of the day traveling to schools and nursing homes so that she can dance with her Irish dance school. Here is a video of some of her dance class performing last weekend at a Hooley (basically a…

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Begins!


So, I am just beginning my YouTube channel. Here are the first videos I have added. They are all Irish dance videos right now but I plan on using the channel as a compliment to my blog. Maybe showing a recipe every so often or a certain way I cook something that may not always…

My Daughter’s New Dance Blog


Over the Weekend I competed at the Lavin-Cassidy feis on both Friday and Saturday, and I have to say this might be one of the better competitions I have been to so far. Many of my likes and dislikes will be similar for both days because it was pretty much the same feis, but I…

Lake Geneva, WI and Questions about Feiseanna (Feis)


Sunday is my family day. The day I talk about my family or our life. The past few days we have been in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for the Lavin-Cassidy Feis on Friday and Saturday. This was the first time we have been to Lake Geneva. We usually don’t go to this feis because it is…

To Go Meals: Pasta with Italian Sausage and Creamy Sauce


After a weekend of computer problems, while traveling, I think we have everything finally worked out.  We traveled to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin to the Olympia Resort: Hotel and Spa for the Wisconsin Winter Feis and the Dairyland Feis. We had a great time with friends. The first day my daughter didn’t do as well as she…

It’s an Irish Weekend


My daughter and I are spending the weekend in Wisconsin so she can Feis today and tomorrow. It’s been fun so far. She got a new wig and a new crown. That is a big deal for her. She has always worn the headpiece that came with her dress but yesterday they had her try…