Confessions: I Was a Reluctant Entertainer
:: Apron, Tea Towel & Book Giveaway!

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Once upon a time, I was definitely a reluctant entertainer. I wasn't reluctant about having people over, though, I was reluctant to have them over for dinner. I didn't know how to cook anything that resembled what I thought was a "guest worthy … ** Read more **

A sweet centerpiece
for a summer dinner party!

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Welcome my friend, Sandy Coughlin! Gardening seems to be more fun in the early summer, I think because it’s fresher and more exciting and the weather is cooler. Later in the summer we have to deal with the weeds, the heat, and it just seems like … ** Read more **

A Memorable Tradition & Party Idea

What is not to love about a cupcake? You might remember, if you have been with me for awhile, that my daughters and I baked the cupcakes for my oldest daughter's wedding. Yes, go ahead and chuckle, it was kind of a crazy idea given that we are not … ** Read more **

DIY: Glittering New Year’s Centerpiece

If you are looking for a fun, glittery unforgettable centerpiece for your New Year's Party (or any winter event!), look no further! This was a guest post on my blog back in December 2007. If you don't spend much time perusing the archives, you'll … ** Read more **

Party Cupcakes: A Tiffany Cupcake Charm Giveaway!

Who doesn't love cupcakes? And who among you wouldn't like to see a pretty little blue box from Tiffany's arrive with a little something special at your door this holiday season? Like a Tiffany's cupcake charm and necklace? Just a little aside … ** Read more **

Ideas for Simple Holiday Parties

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I am having an informal and simple holiday party Saturday morning. I've invited the ladies from my new church over to my house so we can get in the festive holiday spirit -- and we are doing it on a budget! I asked each of them to bring a 4 x 5 card … ** Read more **