My Guests are Always Late!

My Guests are Always Late!

I’ve discussed how easy it is to be late to functions (yes, been there, done that – many times!), but over here on my blog, I’d love to discuss what you, as the hostess can do when your guests are always late! Inspired by this comment, I’d appreciate any...

Harmonious Living – and Quick Dinner Rolls

Harmonious Living – and Quick Dinner Rolls

On Sunday our family gathered in the living room to talk about business. Not work-related business but family business. We came to do business with our leader. Yes, my husband led the discussion but the One who led the spirit of the half-hour discussion was God. I am the...

Talk, Toasted Cheese and Truffles – Another BG Lesson!

Talk, Toasted Cheese and Truffles – Another BG Lesson!

Do your friends feel better after spending time with you?This was the question I asked the girls last week during our Balcony Girls time, while the girls built their own masterpieces with dominos. Some of the towers were taller than others, but they each had a goal of using...

Out With the Old – Celebration 2009!

Out With the Old – Celebration 2009!

How absolutely fitting for bringing in the New Year – a celebration in our home with great friends!The night ended with my husband and me cuddling alone around the outside fire as it started to rain. The guests were gone, the kids put themselves to bed, and the night...

Christmas Peace!

Christmas Peace!

What can I give him?Poor as I am?If I were a shepherdI would bring a lambIf I were a Wise ManI would do my part –Yet what I can give him,Give him my heart.-Christina RossettiCelebrating Christmas last night at their grandparent’s home – the cousins particularly enjoyed the gift...

Christmas Danish Puff – and Silver $1 Platters

Christmas Danish Puff – and Silver $1 Platters

After running errands yesterday, I pulled into our driveway parking the car right in front of the garage. As my eyes went to the “red” recycle bin directly in front of me, I saw a big huge cardboard box sitting on top. It said, “Christmas.”My husband had been semi-cleaning...

I’m Not Going to Lose My Joy!

I’m Not Going to Lose My Joy!

Yesterday is history.Tomorrow is a mystery.And today is a gift.My 16 year old son, Elliot, has reminded me of these truths several times over the past few weeks. As I’ve sifted through my obligations and traditions, it’s helped me to prioritize, causing me to live for TODAY! I’ve decided...

The Kind that Refreshes the Family

The Kind that Refreshes the Family

Personal family time is essential to our family. It’s a type of hospitality that refreshes the family, instead of stressing everyone out! This Thanksgiving was that for our family, as the five of us had the opportunity to get away for a relaxing time. Renewing. Rejuvinating.Rekindling.The centerpiece was made...