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

Tablescapes, Halloween Beer Cheese Soup Buffet

It’s so easy to overlook the potential of something that has been hanging around your house for years, and sometimes you just have to stop and think, “how could I do something different with this?”  The other day I spied this ceramic pumpkin on a shelf in my garage.  I had totally forgotten about it, … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Summer’s End

Welcome to the beach! As Labor Day has come and gone, the end of summer is official and my heart gets a little heavier.  We actually have about 8 months of nice weather in the South and we’ll be able to swim until mid October.  But when school starts, and football begins, it is time … Continue reading

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