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

The Organized Life, Christmas Menu & Last Minute Ideas

  I spent part of Sunday polishing the menu for our family Christmas Eve Lunch with Santa   If you can take some time a week or so in advance of an event, to make a master grocery list and timeline,  you will be giving yourself a present  🎁 There’s no formal dining for the … Continue reading

Party Panache, Christmas Eve Lunch with Santa

Do you have a long standing Christmas tradition or way you always celebrate the holiday?  We gather with extended family on Christmas Eve at our house.  We meet for lunch rather than dinner, so families can go to evening church services or get the little ones in bed Things have changed as more and more … Continue reading

Party Panache, Last Last Minute

We usually have a last last minute party, right before Christmas with just a few friends It’s very simple, all finger food and the other night we gathered around the piano and had a little Christmas fun… Leo came in decked out in his holiday finest, and played while we noshed and sipped Here are … 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, Christmas Eve Menu

I took my own advice and decided to SIMPLIFY things a few days ago when I was feeling a little overwhelmed…give yourself permission, it’s OK! Everyone will still have a JOLLY time, and you won’t be exhausted…I axed a few things from the menu that were labor intensive and replaced them with simpler fare.  I … 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

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