We have a kitchen-centric Thanksgiving tradition. The day begins and comes to a crescendo at the granite counter of the center island when we cut the turkey. Everyone around the counter, a debate on best practices, fingers nimble in picking up the stray pieces for tastes without getting caught by the knife. The kitchen opens […]Read More
Born in New York, raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Erica Jamieson now lives in Los Angeles. She is stretching into the open spaces created by her two kids off at college, enjoying clean kitchen counters, far less laundry and the perks of empty nesting with her husband of almost three decades. Erica is a fitness enthusiast (evening walks over Xanax) Loves words, coffee and her family. Not always in that order.
Thanksgiving dinner gets all the fanfare but let’s be real: it’s the day after Turkey Sandwich that we remember most! In my house, left over day is king. First of all, I’m not cooking! No shopping necessary. Meal planning done! Breakfast is biscuits warmed on the griddle with jam, green bean casserole scrambled with eggs and […]Read More
I’m thinking alcohol was involved. Maybe a glass of wine or two downed when my friend Cinda suggested taking an urban hike downtown. Cinda and I both like to hike and we’ve shared some fun walks on the trails at Will Rogers State Park in Los Angeles, California. The idea of walking from her house […]Read More
We Have A Winner! Congrats to Annemarie Weeks, winner of Fiftiness’s 1st Giveaway! She will now have 50 Baked by Melissa Cupcakes to celebrate with friends and family. We have notified her and asked her to post photos. Thanks everyone for participating, for signing up for our newsletter, and for spreading the word to […]Read More
I am a lone walker. I am not one of the women who walk around my neighborhood park with their dogs. These dog walkers are ubiquitous where I live, women and dogs, and they are a community all unto themselves. They know each other’s dogs by name. They stop to chat about dogs and children. […]Read More