Holidays, Kid Friendly Holiday Buffet

  I hope you are having a wonderful December! The highlight of our holiday celebration is the annual Christmas Eve lunch at our house Eleven of our group of 24 are children 12 and under so it’s all about kid friendly food and Santa Claus fun           The children sit at … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Preparing for the 4th

With the 4th of July one week away, I’m ramping up my preparations to make it a smooth sailing holiday! I think my favorite part of entertaining is the planning…I love the process of getting organized ahead of time…it eliminates last minute stress…If you can take some time now, you will be rewarded in spades, … Continue reading

Holidays, Crazy for Carrots and an Easter Egg Tree

  Have you hopped into Easter yet?       I have been gathering my eggs and bunnies, starting to get ready for lots of family coming for Spring Break & Easter         HH just loves this pencil tree that we’ve had up since early December         We decided … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Tropical Summer Finale

Prayers, Prayers and Prayers to all in harm’s way this week… We will be experiencing lots of rain from hovering Hurricane Harvey and hope the sun will be back shining for Labor Day weekend   My family will be arriving for the long holiday weekend and we will be celebrating the holiday with a Tropical … Continue reading

Holidays, July 4th Ready!

I’ve been working really hard this week preparing for the invasion the arrival of my children and grandchildren for 10 days over the 4th     Detailed advance planning eliminates stress for everyone, especially me, and spending time now means I can relax next week     My favorite part is decorating     The … Continue reading

Holidays, Easter Buffet Station & Coconut Pancakes

    I love to make things festive for holidays, and have been busy getting out carrots and bunnies     Pulling out seasonal decor can be a lot like getting a present, you open a box and there is that special something you totally forgot you had  😂       Like these carrots … Continue reading

Party Panache, It’s a Wrap!

For Super Bowl Sunday I wanted to do a lettuce wrap bar     I could picture everything clearly in my mind… Indulgent yet healthy, with 3-4 kinds of fillings, and several kinds of large lettuce leaves, Even grilled romaine     Of course you can provide tortillas too     You can offer hot … Continue reading

Party Panache, Birthday Weekend with Spooky Snack Buffet & Skellie Bone Bites

We combined birthday celebrating with a little spooky Halloween fun last weekend     The Hospitality Buffet we used for guests earlier this fall was such a hit, I decided to use it for a family birthday weekend     A  chalk board birthday sign was front and center     Along with some party … Continue reading

Home Decor, Fall Hospitality Buffet

Prayers today on this very solemn anniversary of 9/11  🙏     HH retired recently and we are spending most of our time on the coast   I thought it would be hard to enjoy fall decorating in a beach atmosphere, but I have been having a lot of fun with the challenge, creating Signs … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Green Goddess Salad Bar with Wacky Weeds

We were having Chef’s salad for dinner and I am pretty sure some clever chef somewhere, long ago, came up with this title because it sounds a lot better then “Clean Out the Refrigerator Salad,”  which is what it basically is! To jazz things up a bit, I decided to set it up salad bar … Continue reading