The Compass Rose: Kindred Spirits

by Ainslie Jones Uhl(read the entire Compass Rose series here)...more

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I'm wrapping gifts.I made an ass out of myself last night, which only Danny witnessed. I find it both hilarious yet embarrassing, so if you ask politely I will share the story. I made my first official sale!I got a $20 tip which I used to buy Danny and myself dinner @ Denny's. I think I'm pretty much done all my Christmas shopping. I got another beading order. ...more

Buckley's Story Launch Party

While spending time with friends is one of the great pleasures of my life, I have never been big on parties, and I haven’t had a party for myself since I was a little kid and my parents still threw me birthday parties.  So when I decided to host a big party to celebrate the launch of Buckley’s Story, I suprised a lot of people!  The event took place on Sunday, and it was one of the most wond...more

Styled for a Steal by Suave

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Suave. I'll admit it. When it comes to awards shows, I'm rarely all that interested in who wins. I only care about who wore what, how they accessorized, and what they did with their hair. I've spent many a Golden Globes texting and emailing with friends to ooh and ahh over who looked particularly fabulous and share snarky comments about those who might want to fire their stylist. But, last night was the first time I held a red carpet Emmys party, and I owe it all to Suave! ...more


I am not a rush fan (as I have said a few times, I think), but this year was my last and I was kind of emotional. Yes. I admit it. I cried today at pref. We only had 3 pref parties and I had a speech and choked up during all 3 of them. ha. Oh well. I can not believe no more rush, ever again. ...more

Brooke Shields, Malibu...and Me!

See that photo above? You'd never guess the event. Beautiful sand, surf, sunset, "s"elebrities (sorry, had an "s" thing going and couldn't stop). Give up?  It was a Tupperware party in Malibu, hosted by Brooke Shields. Yes, mamas, that's how we do all the Tupperware parties in California - with cabanas, and bartenders, and young men playing guitar... ...more

The BlogRollers' "BlogHer or Bust" Bon Voyage Party

Next Wednesday The BlogRollers (Christie from My Life ... ...more

Hosting a Summer Barbeque

summer is an ideal time to host a barbecue. ...more

Divorce Cakes and Parties?

This weekend has been chock full of parties and graduation open houses. I’ve enjoyed each one that we’ve attended and they’ve all been so different except for the whole hot dog and hamburger thing.Last night we attended a party at the home of one of Jay’s high school friends. They had a Dairy Queen ice cream cake! ...more

Oh me. Oh my. Oh mama. Link ...more

Anniversary Party Favors

Since I'm OCD, and also love over-planning events, I decided to make favors for the RTBF's parents' surprise dinner-- in red, black, and white, to coordinate with the invites (quick tutorial on those to follow soon!) .  It was actually easier than I expected, and I think the splash of red will add a nice accent to the table! My idea started off as simple thank-you tags for the favor boxes...  but as you'll see, morphed into a different project. ...more