Several houses and towns ago, my neighbor enjoying hosting a few ladies for coffee and tea.  She usually orchestrated it so that those of us who were working could enjoy a lovely weekday morning together.   It wasn't anything elaborate, but it was very thoughtful and pretty. One thing she always did was to purchase some beautiful paper napkins.  You know the ones with the gorgeous designs that are too pretty to use? She would set her table with special dishes.  Pieces she picked up here and there from antiquing.  They didn't necessarily match, but everything always looked beautiful. And of … [Read more...]

Day 3     Last Friday night we were invited to the home of some new friends for dinner.  We had the best time. When was the last time you asked someone over for dinner?     All this month we're exploring how to live an extraordinary life. When we live life to the full we do things outside our comfort zone.  We do crazy things like carve time out of our busy schedules to spend with friends.  We clean the house, decide on a menu, figure out what to do with the pets, or even the kids...just so we can invite new or old friends to dinner. When was the last time you … [Read more...]