Tablescapes, An “Un Royal Tea”

    In honor of the royal wedding, won’t you join me for a spot of a tea?         This  “un royal” setting is for just you and me!         Silver teapots shine on a tray with bouquets         Plenty of tea things and flowers to … Continue reading

Holidays, Mother’s Day Brunch

  Will you be celebrating Mother’s Day next Sunday?       Mine will be quiet, with just HH We are so lucky that our children live near by, we get to see them all the time They all will be busy with end of the school year parties and activities next weekend, so we … Continue reading

Party Panache, Donut Party

  When I made a Donut Cake a few weeks ago, I had no idea CC was having a donut themed birthday party!       “hey mom,  I ordered some lollipops, like the ones in this picture, for party favors, any ideas how I can display them?” asked DD “I could always do this … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Elephants and Painted Jars

Do not be fearless if you are in the path of Hurricane Irma, please stay safe!  We are watching closely, feeling very lucky to not be in the path this time.   Thank you all for your concern and kind comments.  Prayers to all… Football season kicked off last weekend  🏈   🐘   ❤️     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Candle Party Plates

    Let’s have some party fun today and paint some festive candles   🎂     You don’t have to be an artist to paint these funky candles, all you need is a rough sketch to plan the colors and design     Some paint,* and several brushes * if you aren’t painting on glass, … 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

Holidays, New Year’s Eve Ideas

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?     This year we are hoping to celebrate early in the day watching the Tide play the Washington Huskies to get a slot in the National Championship game Jan. 9     I am wondering how I am going to combine glam with football…     I … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Birthday Fun

  Prayers, Prayers and more Prayers for those affected by Hurricane Matthew…     You don’t have to be an artist to paint a little birthday on a glass, or a jar or on a handmade card       This is a simple “birthday cake” design       A squiggly line     … Continue reading

Party Panache, Spur of the Moment Appetizer Buffet

My favorite way to entertain is to invite friends over for appetizers, it’s casual, perfect for last minute, and guests only stay for several hours     Do everything in advance so you can sit back and enjoy the gathering     Clean up is minimal with an appetizer buffet,  there are less things to … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Cookie Cutter Creations & a Spooky Empanada

Tacos are a favorite standby at my house, and often there’s a little meat leftover but not enough for another meal Empanadas are a perfect way to use up a little of this and a little of that, I like to make them small for easy eating You can also make them into ghostly shapes … Continue reading

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