Holidays, Gearing Up for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a week from today! Here is a round up of easy ways you can throw a little fiesta of your own! Make a centerpiece with canned goods you have in your pantry, add fresh tomatoes, garlic, onions, whatever you have on hand     Turn your dining room into a Cantina … Continue reading

Party Panache, Happy Birthday CC! Party & Shower Ideas

In honor of Miss CC’s 3 year birthday today, I am posting a round-up of party ideas and easy crafts that might inspire your next party, shower or special occasion     It’s A Girl’s Thing was the theme of her mom’s baby shower     Bright pink nail polish hid in tissue filled stamped … Continue reading

Party Panache, Are You Ready for some Football!!!

Time to gear up your game with decor and dining delights!  You’ve got to keep your strength up, football is a strenuous game! These are easy to assemble crowd-pleasers, guaranteed to get you out of the kitchen fast! #1 Top Dogs on a Roll  or for you Alabama fans, Red & White Tidy Bites–  Dinner … Continue reading

Tablescapes, White Romance and a Menu

Valentines Day doesn’t have to mean red or pink White is probably the most romantic color of all Weddings, white sand, new fallen snow… speaking of new fallen snow…  it wasn’t supposed to snow today, maybe just a light dusting they said…. And we already have over 2 inches.  This city is shut down.  It’s … Continue reading

Party Panache, Fiesta!

Time for the party!  This party actually started on Monday, so if you are just arriving, click here to sign the guest book and put a leaf on the wishing tree.  If you’d like a glimpse of the sweet treats we had on Tuesday, click here.  Now let’s join the Fiesta! If you look closely … Continue reading

Party Panache, Baby He or Baby She?

Last weekend we had a little shindig to celebrate the bundle of joy that DD [darling daughter] & NG [nicest guy, my son-in-law] are expecting in March.  We gathered the fam and a few special friends and had a “Reveal Party.” Reveal parties are all the rage right now, and let me tell you, it … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Fancy Snacking

HH & I are staying at the beach all week and  I won’t be home for take out Tuesday ,so I am sending some homemade Chex mix with HHjr and his family for nibbles on the drive home.  My kids and their friends love this stuff and if I don’t have a fresh batch ready … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Refreshing Flowers

Our house was full of flowers this past weekend, some hydrangeas from the garden, some roses from my sweet husband, and a lovely bouquet from some friends that came for dinner.  I love flowers, and hate to part with them, so when they start to droop, I refresh the arrangements to make them last as … Continue reading

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