…is for Burke – my maiden name.

…is for books.  And boy do we have a lot of them.  We actually have a small room we call the library.  And although there are bookshelves floor to ceiling, it still doesn’t fit all the books.  We have them stashed other places, too.  Fatty’s love of reading was one of the first things that attracted me to him.  I had never heard any other guy say he loved to read.   He certainly got my attention with that.  I like reading fiction and craft books best.

…is for bookmarks.  The kids are making them like crazy these days.  It was Jane’s idea and a great one, too.  They draw, color, glitter and choose the embroidery floss and charms.  I laminate and help string the charms.  Easy-peasy, useful and fun.



…is for buttons.  I could spend hours in a button store.  Vintage and new, I love them all.  Sometimes I buy buttons and fashion a project around them.  Scary, I know.  Anyone know of a good source in NYC?  That’s my next trip destination.

…is for bratwurst.  Bet you didn’t see that one coming!  I eat mine with ketchup and onions.  I am not much of a mustard as condiment girl.  But I digress…I like to have at least one bratwurst each summer.  I haven’t yet this year and time is running out.

…is for beer. Yep, if you are going to eat a bratwurst, you need a beer.  Actually, beer is my life.  In a roundabout way, that is.  My dad sells beer.  My husband sells beer.  Both my brothers sell beer.  And, you know what?  We all like it!



…is for bicycles.  I like them all – old, new, high tech, simple.  Bikes with baskets are the best – just seeing them makes me smile.  I picked up this love from Fatty, who is a mountain biker.  I bought this ceramic tab on Etsy last winter – it hangs over our kitchen sink.  It reminds me of my first bike – a red banana seat Schwinn.  I wish I still had it.


…is for beautiful.  I use this word a lot, but I would not use it to describe myself.  I do think I am a beautiful person on the inside,  I just wouldn’t describe my looks like that.  Yes, my self-image needs improvement.  I am working on it.  I swear I am.

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