How to enjoy yourself at a party

(Photo credit NinaZed via Flickr Creative Commons.)Over the weekend, Eric and I agreed to attend two parties, two days in a row. For most people, this isn’t too big of a deal. For me, this is a surefire panic attack.And dear lord, did I panic....more

Make New Friends But Keep The Old?

I cannot be the only one...who has suspected that their long time friendships may have turned into something other than actual friendships over the many, many years that we have known each other....more

Hosting a Gingerbread House Party, Step by Step

I don't do much decorating for the holidays.  We don't have a fancy mantle set-up, a model sized winter wonderland or deer cutouts in the yard.  What we do have are gingerbread houses.  Lots and lots of gingerbread houses.  Each year, we host a gingerbread house party for our friends. &n...more

Halloween 2013: Our Costumes

Halloween is for adults too, right? Right! This past weekend my husband and I attended our first ever adult costume party and it was a blast! There were other costume contenders but we ultimately decided on being Caroline and Farmer Ted from Sixteen Candles.  ...more

Throw A Halloween Party

It is almost time for all of the spooktacular parties that are happening in the next few weeks. One of my favorite times of the year is the Fall and I think that is because I love all things Halloween. Since I was a little girl I have always planned my costumes out for months and wanted to execute them perfectly. My mom would make our costumes from anything from a full body fur leopard costume to an amazing dinosaur costume for my brother. I am very proud to say that my leopard costume won the costume contest when I was little. One of the highlights of my life....more

Halloween celery stick mummies recipe

Ghoulishly Good Adult Halloween Party Ideas & Tips!

I've always wanted to throw a ghoulish Halloween party for adults only. I've thrown my share of kid & teen Halloween parties and potlucks but I want to do a more elegant, creepy themed party now. ...more

Cheetahs and Tigers and Cupcakes, Oh My!

Ah, the things we are willing to do for our offspring! I don’t consider my kid being spoiled. Yeah, she does get showered in gifts by grandparents a few times a year, but my husband and I aren’t big on that at all. Ok, maybe I am in denial about it, but in my heart I don’t believe in loving with gifts (maybe with food, but that’s a whole another story). Our current strategy is — we don’t hold back on books, everything else is on as-needed basis....more

How to Host a My Favorite Things Party

Back in July, my friend and I hosted a My Favorite Things party. It was basically just an excuse to have a girls night (I'm always looking for an excuse), but the exchange ended up being a total hit. Clearly, I love talking about My Favorite Things and turns out everyone else does, too....more

Letters Home – My Poor Host Parents are Going Through Shock

Posted by fallingdownunder on July 14, 2013 I just got home from my trip, seconds ago – I haven’t even had a chance to go to the toilet yet! I got home to six letters and two big boxes that I haven’t even opened yet! I‘ve only read half of your letter and I already have to respond! But first – I received a nice letter from Grama with fifty dollars spending money! I’ll keep writing her!...more