Anticipation

Anticipation

A few short weeks away is the release of my new book, A Letter from Lancaster County! I like to think of myself as a patient person, but truth is I don’t like all this waiting. Long lines at the grocery store are not my favorite, but I usually chat with people and...
Too Late for Spring Cleaning?

Too Late for Spring Cleaning?

Am I the only one who has hung on to arts and crafts projects their children did while in elementary school? Why can’t I give myself permission to toss some of them away? On the top shelf of a basement closet, an open cardboard box contains many drawings. Up too...
Kate’s Favorite Pics

Kate’s Favorite Pics

Three cheers for Patti Gallagher, winner of the two lovely Amish-made Oven Mitts and a Tea Towel from Lancaster, PA, plus her choice of one signed novel from The Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy: Leaving Lancaster, its sequel  Pennsylvania Patchwork, or Forever...
Favorite Family Meals

Favorite Family Meals

Every day after school my mother would serve my sister and me tea and cinnamon toast. Sitting at the kitchen table is where our real conversations took place. I tried to emulate her when our boys came home from school, which I realize working moms can’t do. A snack...
Kate’s Favorite Pics

Kate’s Favorite Pics

Hurray for Amy Adamovich, winner of the beautiful 37” Amish-made table runner from Lancaster County, PA, plus a signed copy of one novel from The Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy, CBA bestseller Leaving Lancaster, its sequel CBA bestseller Pennsylvania Patchwork, or...
The Real You

The Real You

Do you ever wonder what life would be like if people knew the real you, with all your quirks and bad-hair days? I make it a practice to never wear makeup when going to the doctor’s office. I mean, if I’m sick or have a problem I want my doctor to see the...