513My husband and I married in 1970. I have 2 kids. My son is my prayer buddy and my daughter is my closest friend. She has an online webpage business where she edits new manuscripts. I help her with proofreading. Visit http://critiquemynovel.com  For 32 years I decorated wedding cakes for a living. I like to read, blog regularly at https://estherlou.wordpress.com  and watch tv.  I also tend to be an armchair activist and regularly write my congressmen. I sell jewelry in my Etsy store. Please drop by and take a look.

Recently, health problems have caused a change in my life. I suddenly found I could not do things I could do just one day before and have had to quit work, and begin home health care and therapy. I will be blogging about my health and progress and about anything else that catches my interest. I am now using Xyngular products to jump start my diet and to feel better. Feel free to drop by my webpage. Thanks for stopping by.

55 Responses to About

  1. Sister Rita says:

    Esther, I like your blog. You are a talented writer. The banner on the top of your blog makes for a nice serene page. Hope you are having a blessed day!
    Love and hugs, Sister Rita


  2. Agnes says:

    I only recently started reading your blogs. You are so talented! I feel so blessed to know someone like you.
    Love ya,


  3. leembu guy says:

    hi esther,
    this is leembu guy from asia

    i just ha read ur blog n found it very interesting
    i too found ur writing very good
    since im with web designing n hostin company i.e, web link solution was lookin for ur website n found about this n im really happy that i found ur blog to read
    i wish i will find more to read abut you
    yours sincerely
    tshuren leembu


  4. Hi, nice to meet you !


  5. eastlakecounty says:

    Your cakes are lovely and I am amazed that you decorated so many Frankenstein and Dracula cookies! 🙂



  6. Hi Esther! I caught your page because you caught mine! I used to do wedding cakes, too — non-professionally, usually as my gift to the bride. Lots of fun.

    Bless you!


  7. Jo Popp says:

    I want to thank you for stopping by my page. I enjoyed reading your water department commentary. Another fact that makes me crazy is that here they have a monopoly so why do they have to spend over a million a year on advertising? Now, they expect our rates to go up 92% over the next 6 years to pay for sewer improvement. But 4 years ago they built a brand new building with government funds and included a waterfall in the atrium lobby.


  8. jamsmom says:

    Hi Esther!
    Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I know it’s been a “few” days but my email inbox is overflowing!!! Anyway, you have some interesting things to say and I’m glad to have found you too!!


  9. MandyB says:

    Thank you for reading my blog it is very much appreciated. I noticed you write poems – if you are interested my writers circle has a web site & we welcome local and virtual writers of all genres. http://www.wfscsherwoodpark.com
    Thank you again


  10. Michele says:

    Hi Esther, Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I took a look around yours, interesting! I’ll be following you by email. Michele


  11. Stef says:

    Esther, thank you so much for subscribing to my blog (http://smilekiddo.wordpress.com/) – I really appreciate it! 🙂


  12. soaringdragons says:

    An Open Invitation To Compose “Dying Sayings” in comments at http://soaringdragons.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/dying-sayings/

    This is an invitation that I am posting into the comments of the “About” pages of 188 randomly selected blogs. How did I find you? From Tag Surfer under “Honor.”

    The inspiration for this request comes from Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, Centenary Edition, Revised, 1981, Harper and Row, Publishers, New York. This book has 187 “Dying Sayings,” and I’m sure living WordPress bloggers and blog readers can write no less inspiring self-composed epitaphs than the historically famous.

    Among the “Dying Sayings,” pp. 369-372, are the below fourteen entries plus my own:

    Newton: “I don’t know what I may seem to the world. But as to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

    Richard I: “Youth, I forgive thee!” (Said to Bertrand du Gourdon, who shot him with an arrow at Challus. Then, to his attendants, he added): “Take off his chains, give him 100 shillings, and let him go.”

    Augustus (to his friends): “Do you think I have played my part pretty well through the farce of life?”

    Beecher (Henry Ward): “Now comes the mystery.”

    Goethe: “Light, more light!”

    Hannibal: “Let us now relieve the Romans of their fears by the death of a feeble old man.”

    Jackson (“Stonewall“): “Let us pass over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.”

    More (Sir Thomas): “See me safe up [i.e. on ascending the scaffold]; for my coming down, let me shift for myself.”

    Mozart: “You spoke of a refreshment, Emile; take my last notes, and let me hear once more my solace and delight.”

    Poe (Edgar Allan): “Lord, help my soul!”

    Roland (Madame; on her way to the guillotine): “O Liberty! What crimes are committed in thy name!”

    Saladin: “When I am buried, carry my winding-sheet on the point of a spear, and say these words: Behold the spoils which Saladin carries with him! Of all his victories, realms and riches, nothing remains to him but this.”

    Webster (Daniel): “Life, life! Death, death! How curious it is!”

    Wordsworth: “God bless you! Is that you, Dora?”

    Soaringdragons: “I have been waiting for this moment since my youth, and it is with extreme anticipation that I wait now.”

    Feel free to compose as many of your own “dying sayings” as you wish in comments. Please bear in mind that this blog is P.G. and contains 19,000 words, none of which are swear words. So, the rule is that if your response includes ‘swear words’ (my own private definition being the standard) I will either edit the response or delete it, my option.

    I hope everyone contributes. Cheers!


  13. Hi Esther,

    Thanks for stopping by and subscribing to my page! You’re my first!! No idea how this all works or how you found me but I’ll get the hang of it. Your stories are really interesting and your cakes look beautiful.


  14. waefarer says:


    I was nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award and I have been charged with finding seven other bloggers to pass the award on to. I immediately thought of you and your blog. I have enjoyed reading your posts on so many different topics and am so glad that you found me in the blogosphere. (As the commenter above, you were also my first subscriber.)

    I’m told that the rules of accepting the award are as follows:

    1. Thank the person who awarded you and link back to them in your post.
    2. Tell 7 Random facts about yourself.
    3. Pass the award on to 7 new found (or old favorite) bloggers.
    4. Contact each blogger you want to pass the award on to and let them know you’ve done so, and let the giver of your award know you accept it… or not.

    All my best,



  15. wdednh says:

    Very Nice Blog, Keep up the great work. Love the way you think 🙂


  16. I came by after seeing you’d subcribed to my blog. I love yours, and I **love** it that you make rosaries! Cheers, Simone


  17. homespunlife says:

    Hi Esther, Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I started my shop on Etsy making rosaries with handmade beads and I loved doing it. Here’s one of my favorites with beads I made to look like little earths: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/30754602 -tess


  18. hugmamma says:

    Love your story. I’m also married 41 years, and am a Catholic, although I don’t make rosaries. Neither do I make cakes for a living, or even as a hobby. I do like to eat them, however. So I guess we have cakes in common too…sort of. ha, ha. But I do have a passion for writing, so we definitely share that as well. I’ll add you to my blogroll so I can visit regularly. My readers can likewise check your blog out.

    come on by anytime…hugs…hugmamma. 😉


  19. Holly says:

    Hi Esther thanks for visiting my blog, how great to find you too!


  20. Hi Esther, thank you for visiting my blog. I had to come and visit you, and will be back.


  21. Hi Esther,

    I enjoy your blog. You write such thought-provoking posts. I have nominated you for the Liebster blog award as a way of saying thank you. I mentioned your blog in my latest blog post:

    Coming Full Circle.

    Happy Blogging!



  22. Andrew Mills says:

    Hi Esther, thanks so much for visiting my blog. I really like what you have here and will visit more for sure


  23. Jodi Q says:

    Congratulations, your blog has been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award. See my blog post, Three in a Week, at http://jodiq.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/three-in-a-week/ for details and why I think you’re worthy. Proud to be blogging beside you, Jodi Q


  24. I’ve really enjoyed my visits to your site and your support to mine. 🙂

    I wanted to stop by an say “Thank you” for following me at my wordpress.com site. BTW – I’ve moved and updated my site, you can continue following me at: http://barefootpreachr.org/

    Look forward to seeing you soon!


  25. I have given you the King of Kings Friendship award. Please go to my page here to see what to do. http://workthedream.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/an-unexpected-blessing/ Congratulations.


  26. sandraconner says:

    Hi. I hopped over to say thank you for clicking “Like” on my poem “A Writer Writes” — and for subscribing. I read a few of your articles, and will come back when I have time to read more. I also want to visit your poetry blog.

    I appreciate some of the information — especially the articles about the health-care bill and the Obama presidential orders. I know those things are true, but I’d like to share that information with some people who do not believe they are true and need to know. The problem is that no one was willing to give their name or their credentials to support their credibility in those articles, so I can’t use them effectively. Do you, by any chance, know who wrote them or how I can find out? I checked the website they come from, but can’t find any names.



  27. koco says:

    Hi Esterlou, thank you for visiting Life, Love and Lyricality and deciding to follow the progress of my blog. As you know, I LOVE it when people like what I have to say enough that they want to hear more…so thank you very much!!!


  28. Hi EsterLou! How have you been? I just wanted to invite you to Community Blog Day on July 21st! http://empoweredresults.org/2012/06/27/blog-community-day/ Please share with your fellow Readers and Bloggers!

    Best regards!


  29. My kids are some of my best friends too. Good luck with your Avon business. I’d love to see some of your cake designs. Thanks again for checking out Writing Between the Lines.


  30. nettrobbens says:

    Hi Esther,

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my post. Best of luck to you. Keep writing and sharing!



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  32. Esther, I follow your posts and I think you’d really enjoy reading this one by my friend’s mother, Diana Morrison. It really helped me understand voting from a Christian perspective!

    Keep up the great work and posts. Thanks for brightening my inbox 🙂



  33. Subhan Zein says:

    Hello Esther,

    It is amazing to see you help and collaborate with your daughter. That’s a true reflection of how love between mother and daughter can take place. And now it reminds me of my mother in my home country and how I miss her. Keep being the amazing mother you have been to your children, Esther and I am sure they are grateful and proud to have a mother like you. Also. I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Thank you again, Esther, many blessings and much love to you.


    Subhan Zein


  34. Thanks so much for your recent “like” on my blog! Still fairly new to this and it’s always great to see that people are reading 🙂


  35. And There She Was says:

    Hello Esther Lou, Thank you for following my blog here on WordPress :).


  36. Hi Esther, thanks for checking out my blog. I see how delicate and wonderful your posts are. And you seem so spiritual, as well. I hope to keep connected with you there! God bless.


  37. Thank you for following imaginenewdesigns. I sympathize with your situation because my dad has some health problems too. He also recently started physical therapy because he is having problems with his balance. I hope you will get better. 🙂


  38. FlaHam says:

    Esther, Thank you for taking the time to stop at my blog and like my recent post “Handprints.” I truly hope that you find my future writing to be just as engaging. I also am truly sorry recent health issues have caused such a major change in your life and lifestyle. I am familar with what illness can do to one. But it appears you are being positive about it and that will carry you a great distance. Please take care, I will be checking on you from time to time. Bill


  39. Anna says:

    Hi Esther. It is nice to meet you and thanks for following me.

    I had to quit a job I loved due to health problems as well. It is a major life transition, and blogging has helped me tremendously.

    It’s great to see you being positive in spite of circumstances. I try Also, congratulations on a very long marriage! My husband and I have been married 20 years in a few months.

    I look forward to reading your blog, and you are in my prayers. -Anna


  40. shazza91321 says:

    Hey thanks for it the add I just added you too.


  41. myieshaspeight says:

    Hi Esther, thank you for following my blog. I will be following yours as well and I look forward to reading about your progress and seeing how you’re doing. I pray that you stay encouraged and keep your positive outlook. I will be sending up a prayer for you. Have a blessed day 🙂


  42. theaccidentalnomad says:

    Thanks for the follow Esther. I look forward to reading through more of your blog. So sorry about your health troubles; I will keep good thoughts for you. 🙂


  43. Jocelyn O. says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking! I look forward to reading more of your blog and following along. Praying for you!


  44. Cheri L. says:

    I like your honesty and never quit attitude. I also love that you stopped in at The Brass Rag. Come back and see us often. You are always welcome.


  45. Nice to meet you!


  46. Hello there, Estherlou! Thank you so very much for dropping by my blog and for following! I hope you find plenty to keep you entertained! It is very nice to make your acquaintance – and I love your gravatar profile! Very cute. 🙂 Mother Hen


  47. Hi Estherlou! Thanks for the follow, and I look forward to hearing more of your scintillating thoughts. 😉 I’m inspired to read of your relationship with your children, too – that’s awesome. Be blessed! Jessica


  48. Thank you for following my blog!


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