I know the holidays are not over for most, but for me, they are. My daughter headed home today; then we dismantled our crispy Christmas Tree. I’ve been missing in action from my blog for the last week because I wanted to soak up every family moment I could, and a lot was going on.
Sunday, our dinner group, met for our holiday party. We’ve been getting together with these couples for 30+ years and love them like family. Everyone brings an appetizer, salad or dessert so the hosts can concentrate on the main course. And what a main course it was!
I wanted to pop in to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for being here, reading, commenting and sharing your ideas with me. Many times the comments are the best part of my posts! I learn from you and love to see the exchange of ideas. [Read more…]
Even when I have a great recipe in front of me, I seldom follow it exactly. Last Saturday I made Curried Carrot Coconut soup. Several of you asked for the recipe…so here it is. These are the kinds of foods I make in advance, freeze, then bring when we go camping in our trailer. [Read more…]
I’m inspired by everything I see, smell, hear, taste and experience.
Our Lifestyle Linkup last week was a success! Yay! I expected 5-6 people to join us.
H e l l o! Your response was awesome!
Obviously there’s a desire for a true Lifestyle link up, in addition to all the fashion Linkups, many of us host and join!
I wanted to share some posts that spoke my language. Meaning…touched me, inspired me, or had such fabulous ideas, I’m going to
Look at this amazing candlescape on her Cindy Hattersley’s outdoor mantle? What a great idea. I’ll be trying this on my mantle next Christmas!
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Hosting a sit down, elegant dinner party seems to be getting tossed aside for more casual affairs these days.
Don’t get me wrong. I love block parties where you bring your own main course to grill, plus a side dish to share. And I’m certainly no stranger to the pot luck, group effort. They’re fun and remove major stress from the hostess.
But what I really love to give are lingering dinner parties, proceeded by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Then followed by Cognac, dessert and espresso.
Guests usually ask what they can bring and my answer is “a smile”. If I’m orchestrating a dinner party, and that’s what I’m doing, I want control over the food, presentation and atmosphere. [Read more…]