Just reading the words, "holiday entertaining" makes some people start to sweat.   Whether you're a pro or struggling to get it together to host a small party, here are...   7 Tips for Stress Free Holiday Entertaining   One ::  The gathering is not about YOU... it's about your guests. Whether you've been entertaining for years or you've been trying for years to get enough gumption to invite friends to your home...remember the party is not about you.  It's not about how good your cooking is or isn't.  It's not about how beautiful your home is or isn't.  It's not about the size of your … [Read more...]

via: Photography Blogger When I was a little girl my father used to call Memorial Day, Remembrance Day. As I reflect today on this national holiday, I think my dad was wise to call it Remembrance Day.   There isn't much that I can do when it comes to memorializing, besides attending a parade and hearing a war hero or political figure speak about military service.   What I can do is remember. Remember those who came before me.  Remember those who are serving today.  Remember their sacrifice.  Remember the sacrifice of leaving behind family.  Remember those whose loved ones leave, to not return... for months, … [Read more...]