2011-03-19-09-21-536-234x290i’m margaret. or peggy. or margo or maggie or hazey. confused? you should be. it’s friendly teasing and terms of endearment. mostly from my hubby and kids. often from my friends. i’m never certain how i will be addressed but i am certain of this: i am a wife, mother, friend, sister, blogger, photographer at heart. i adore cooking and travel, good food and music. long drawn out family dinners. and entertaining.

hubby was my college sweetheart. small town girl falls for big city boy. very clichè. it was intense and we married and moved to the big city. we spent the first two years exploring the city. then we had babies……

my blog is the place where i come to vent about all the things i love — most importantly, my hubby, kids and friends, + my unhealthy obsession with instagram and photography + our travels. please remember: you are here by your own free will, so please be kind. what goes around, comes around…keep the circle positive & loving. {i believe in karma!} i cherish connecting with my readers. so please leave a comment, it will truly make my day!



that’s clark.  or hubs or hubby or bruce.   and the subject of many a post.  he provides me with never ending blog material.  he loves to travel and has been known to give a tour or two.  he’s filled with knowledge and facts and is one of the smartest men I know. like his sons, he loves his hometown chicago sports teams.  most especially his beloved sox and hawks.  but nothing holds a candle to his true passion in life.  golf.  he loves the game.  and he’s good at it.  and is happiest when chasing that little white ball around the golf course.

during the long winter months you’ll find him on the weekends behind an apron.   cooking fun meals.  with a nice glass of wine in hand.  and jazz or blues streaming throughout the house.  he has an impressive wine collection and loves good cigars.  he’s the glue that holds the family together.  he has a heart as big as the ocean and would give you the shirt off his back.  he’s selfless and giving.  and fun!  like everyone who knows him, I love and adore this man.  he’s been my bff for 30 years and counting.  and i plan to hang around him for 30+ more years.



bruce robt ~ my first born son.  a fighter and survivor ~ born 3 months premature.  he’s witty & sweet & has a huge heart.  loves travel & technology.  and planes.  and anything to do with flying.  he’ll drop everything and take off for some exotic place at the drop of a hat ~ and he has.   he is happiest when he is off on an adventure.  a happy newlywed ~ married to lauren.  he is a  joy to be around.  one word description ~ kindhearted

lauren ~ the kind of daughter-in-law every parent dreams of.  she is compassionate & selfless.  she is strong & determined.  a hard worker & an amazing nurse.  soon to be a nurse practitioner. married to our first born.  boston born and raised.  a die hard red sox & patriots fan.  you can find her flying back and forth to boston when her schedule permits.  one word description ~ selfless

scottie ~ my middle son.   loves music & dancing & his friends.  a true sports enthusiast.  loves his hometown teams ~ sox, bulls, hawks, bears.  would gladly give it all up to spend each day attending any kind of sports event.  he’s happiest when surrounded by his peers.  or in any social setting.  not afraid to cut up the rug at weddings or parties. lovable & compassionate & loyal.  he’s a peacemaker & non confrontational.  one word description ~ diplomatic.

brian ~ my youngest son.  a natural-born leader.  he’s independent & street smart.   he loves the social scene & music.  loves his fraternity brothers & college. faces life head on.  not much holds him back.  he’s political and loves a good debate.  he’s stubborn and determined.  and smart.   you’ll find him with a permanent smile on his face ~ and usually up to something.  and he’s funny.  he’s happiest when in charge of running the show.  and he’s good at it.  he’s going places.  one word description ~ knowledgeable.

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  1. Shery Alexander Heinis

    Hi Margaret – Thanks for dropping by my blog ad “liking” my poetry. You’ve got such a clean and pretty blog. I’ve enjoyed browsing around and hope to visit again!

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  2. Hi Margaret! Just saw that you liked one of my blog posts (very new to blogging and still finding my way around wordpress) and I wanted to say thanks! It’s a huge encouragement coming from someone like you who has such a wonderful blog! 🙂


  3. Love your blog…beautiful design and photography. I especially love how you love your family. Thank you for ‘liking’ my post, The Lone Red Leaf. Since I’m still fairly new to the blogging world, it was great encouragement.


  4. You have a lovely blog…and the inspiration (your family), even better. Glad to have met you…even if its through cyber space! Thank you for dropping by my blog. Hope to see you again soon.


  5. Hello, Margaret,
    Thank you for liking “Because He Loves Us So Profoundly” on hisdeeplove. Do come again.
    I had fun reading some of your posts; I’ll come again as well. Hannah


    1. Thanks Josh!

      WordPress offers Blogging 101 & Blogging 201 which hands you a valuable set of tools when getting started in blogging. I took both courses and loved them. You could take a peek at those. They teach you all kinds of tricks. You can find info on both courses through the daily post in your reader. Good luck!

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  6. Hi Margaret, thanks for the like and popping by my blog! Just had to say I REALLY like the way you write and have enjoyed reading through your posts. Whenever I read something of yours, it makes me want to start on my next post! 🙂


  7. Hi, Margaret. I’m glad that you enjoyed reading my post “Filling holes.” I hope that you stop by often. I began poking around your blog as a courtesy, but kept reading because I truly enjoyed your posts. Keep writing!

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  8. Thanks for visiting our group and would like to do a featured post using your growing up in the 70’s our readers would love it. Would prefer not to reblog untidy but something similar to my friend Annes post you like let me know. Name is Ian Chief Editor of Ace News Group. Thanks.


  9. Thank you for liking my post! I use this forum to talk mostly to myself (because I usually need a good talking to), but always like to hear others’ perspectives. And now that I know you’re here, I get to read yours, too! Thanks again!


  10. suzannelantos1

    Great blog Peggy/Margo/Margaret 🙂
    Just tried to ‘follow’ but WordPress doesn’t accept my email as valid – yup, the same email I’ve used for years and the same one that I use for…my own blog!
    I’ll try again in a day or two when WordPress exits its current alcoholic, post-Christmas haze…

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  11. Maz: [my new term of endearment for you… ;-)] Your family and life sounds like a fairy tale. I’m going to follow your posts… Your life sounds fun and interesting. =-D Thanks for liking my post.


  12. Hello Margaret, Peggy, Margo, Maggie and Hazy, how are you all? Thanks for the like. I’m new to this blogging and never know how things get where they do and i never see likes on my site yet they keep turning up in my e-mail box, so something is working. You sound just the person to meet up and enjoy a coffee with. Maybe on our mutual travels we’ll dream that up. Blessed heart thank you!


  13. You have a raw talent and an eye for the emotional part of the picture and I was wondering if you have anything published,yet, with your photography? Cute blog. You’re obviously talented. May I ask what you do, professionally? And more importantly, are you Irish (as in lives in Ireland)? I love Irish accents!😊


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