5 Tips for Having an Awesome 4th of July Party on a Budget

We’ve been talking about having our friends over for an outdoor party pretty much ever since we moved into our house a couple years ago. We even added our fire pit with the hopes that we could have some fun ‘couples nights’ sitting around a bonfire with marshmallows and wine....more
sandraleegarth Thanks so much! I also love Pinterest, but if I waited until my house looked ...more

Last-Minute Fiesta: Nacho Mama's Taco Party

I love to host gatherings at my house.  It gives me an opportunity to really clean my house and show off my limited Rachael Ray-ish party skills  Sure, spending time with family and friends is a bonus but what if you want to host a party with people who relatively strangers?Contrary to popular belief I am not the most outgoing gal, at least not on purpose. Oddly, I worked in the service industry most of my life and could fake it most of the time....more
sounds like a lot of fun AND yummy too!!more

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

Have you ever been to a wine tasting party? Want to know how to throw a wine tasting party? You don’t have to know wine to have a good time at this party. You just have to know what you like. Hosting one is easier than it sounds. You get a bunch of friends together. Everyone brings their favorite bottle of wine and an appetizer to share. See, half of the work is already done! ...more
What a good idea! I live in the Finger Lakes Wine Country, and I think it would be cool to have ...more

Simple Ways to Host a Princess Party

It is so hard to believe that my baby girl is four because she acts like she is fourteen!...more

Retirement-the Advanced Class

A co-worker just came by and announced someone in management is retiring tomorrow.“Good”, I said.I agree with the get out of Dodge quick theory.After all, you have worked your years and you should be able to make your own call. Some people may not want to leave, but feel it is time. Others want to get on with their own life and leave it all behind.Not everyone is looking for a party.It shouldn’t be taken personally, because when it comes your turn, you want to go out the way you’d want to go.Just cherish the good times and learn from the bad....more

Creating A Quick Easy Peter Rabbit Easter Table, Two Ways

Appearing for the first time in 1902, Peter Rabbit has become a favourite theme inspiration for Easter. In this post, I've got two easy ways to set up a Peter Rabbit Easter brunch table.Pastel Blue and White Theme...more

How To Throw A St.Patricks Day Party

St.Patrick’s Day is a wonderful holiday, because both kids and adults can celebrate. We’ve done some research for you on simple and easy ways to throw together what you may already have, get at the grocery store, or craft ideas to give your party that extra detail!The #1 rule to ANY party is to have an eye-catching table spread. Display your pot of gold cookies, themed drinks, snacks, and more. Make sure your food items go with the color scheme of St. Patrick’s Day!...more

Wintertime Sangria

While it is cold outside and the snow continues to fall we know of one way to stay warm and toasty…Sangria for the winter.  This refreshing beverage will have you dreaming of sandy beaches and crystal blue waters.  This recipe has a little twist to it that makes it perfect for the winter.  Be all the rave at your next Sunday Funday or GNI (Girls Night In) with this yummy cocktail. ...more

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

The Inspiration"A large rose-tree stood near the entrance of the garden: the roses growing on it were white, but there were three gardeners at it, busily painting them red....more