Commandment #3: Set the Mood & 5 Senses

Commandment #3: Set the Mood & 5 Senses

Set the mood with your specific style of music, lighting or candles. When in doubt, ask your guests to bring their favorite music.I’m going to keep this simple, so move aside Martha! Seriously, Setting the Mood is where entertaining can get scary or intimidating to people, or go bad!...

Commandment #2: Organize & Plan; Zucc Recipe

Commandment #2: Organize & Plan; Zucc Recipe

Organization and planning ahead: Know Thy Recipe! Have a plan! Makes lists! Experience the power of delegation!Often our unwillingness, or reluctance, to have guests over stems from pre-conceived ideas of what the result should be. As with anything, the more I’ve hosted dinner guests, the more comfortable I’ve gotten....

Commandment #1: Hospitality is a Gift

Commandment #1: Hospitality is a Gift

Hospitality is not only a gift I have but a gift I give. Be passionate about it!How can you be passionate about something you feel you are totally inept at, you ask yourself? For some women like myself, hospitality is as natural as walking. For others, it takes work,...

TEN COMMANDMENTS to being HOSPITABLE

TEN COMMANDMENTS to being HOSPITABLE

It’s 2007, an exciting year, and I am going to share with you my personal TEN COMMANDMENTS that I use in my home when it comes to being HOSPITABLE, to help reluctant entertainers become confident entertainers! Hospitality is not only a gift I have but a gift I give....

TASTY BITS OF THINKING for the NEW YEAR 2007

TASTY BITS OF THINKING for the NEW YEAR 2007

Thinking back to when my daughter was only three, as we were sitting on the couch, she turned to me with a twinkle in her eye and asked, “Mommy, what corner exactly is Christmas around?” The mind of a child is so literal. I think of that statement that...

RELAXING & REMEMBERING

RELAXING & REMEMBERING

As our family of 5 sat on the front row at our Christmas Eve candlelight service, an elder came by and lit Paul’s candle as the lights dimmed in the building. Paul then passed the flame on to Garrett, who passed it on to Elliot, who passed it on...

3 GENERATIONS OF APRONS

3 GENERATIONS OF APRONS

I grew up with my Mom wearing aprons. Some of her aprons were used for everyday work like cooking, baking or canning. Some were fancier and reserved for special occasions like serving guests for a Sunday or holiday meal. My fondest memory was of her handmade red and green...

Wreaths & Faithgirlz

Wreaths & Faithgirlz

Today I didn’t feel like giving. But I knew what was scheduled on the calendar and I couldn’t back out now! Eight mothers were expecting me to pick up their daughters right after school (early release today). It was our bi-monthly scheduled Faithgirlz get-together where I meet with the...