Wouldn't you love it if you could easily invite friends or family over to your home for an impromptu celebration and pull it off easily? You totally can!     First of all... it's a mindset. And like the choo-choo train... if you think you can... YOU CAN!     Honestly... this isn't rocket science.  It's more about the want-to than ANYTHING else. If you want to freely open your home for celebrating around the table you have to decide that you can do it and then prepare. Mindset and preparation will make you a hospitality rock star.  … [Read more...]

  If you put out a tray of Christmas cookies... the very first cookie I will look for is a chocolate one.  No exceptions.  I love chocolate and cookies are my favorite dessert.  So when I discovered a recipe for amazingly delicious chocolate Christmas cookies... I flipped. And I'm no gymnast!  These cookies are soooo good I'm also sharing them at a virtual Cookie Exchange with some of my fellow blogging friends.  Links to all their Christmas cookie recipes will be found at the end of this post. The Christmas season is filled with so many memories in the making.  I don't tend to dwell much in the past, … [Read more...]

Yesterday, it hit me... Easter is less than two weeks away!!! Why is it that the holidays always seem like they are a long way off and then, BAM! suddenly the day is upon us? Today I'm sharing last year's Easter tablescape idea.  I love how fresh and natural it is.  If you are hosting Easter dinner this year, hopefully it will inspire your creative juices.   Just in case you missed all the extraordinary goodness from this past week... JoyDay! | What Happens When You Get Off the Beaten Path?   When Did You Last Make Time for a Good Friend?   5 Quick and Easy Ideas to … [Read more...]