Celebrating 2013

So we haven’t updated this in a loooong time. But sometimes life gets in the way of blogging. As does the fact that more often than not this year, I’ve forgotten to take pictures, to take my camera somewhere, to capture in digital format all the wonderful things I’ve seen and done. And that’s okay. … Continue reading

Recipe For A Great Party: Who, Where, & When

Last week we looked at the Why & What of entertaining. Now let’s move on to the next part: figuring out the who, where, and when. The “who” will influence the “where & when” and vice versa. I generally plan parties on a day when I know the most people will be available. Evening parties … Continue reading

Spring Fling Recipe: Second Horse Punch

Chad works at an 18th century historic site and has used this recipe before for historic gatherings. The history is fuzzy, but it is supposedly from the Second Lighthorse Brigade and a muddy or rusty (depending on the story) stirrup was thrown in to the punch to man it up a bit. 18th century punch … Continue reading

Recipe for a Great Party: Why & What

Every great party has a few of the same great ingredients: good conversation, good music, and good food and drink. A lovely setting doesn’t hurt either. But not every party is a great one and it’s easy to make mistakes that can kill a good party. So what to do? First let’s start with the … Continue reading

Spring Fling: Throwing a fabulous party for no reason at all

Did you know that you can throw a party in springtime, on a Monday, in the rain, and still have a blast? Well, you can. And we did. And it was amazing. Here are our three takes on what turned out to be a really, really good party: