Sassy and Single: She Loves to Entertain!

Meet my Guest:
J J from Blah Blah Blahger

I was so happy to meet J J in Nashville earlier this year. We had a short conversation, but I’m telling you, we just hit it off. You know, when you meet someone for the first time and you feel like you’ve always known them? Yup, it was that way with my friend, J J. I think I could relate to J J because in her happy, zippy, enthusiastic life as a single woman, I too was single until 28, and then my Prince Charming, Paul, came along.

I love J J’s fun-loving attitude … and as she linked up yesterday to Home is … wearing an apron, with her post, A Darling and Flirty and Sparkly Apron, I brought it over to share with you today!

J J says …

I LOVE to entertain, even in my small home.

I LOVE to have my friends in my space drinking good wine, eating yummy food, sometimes playing games, but always sharing our lives together.

In spite of my small home, in spite of my singleness, in spite of the fact that I sometimes feel I don’t measure up to my friends’ beautiful lives, I choose to have them in my home where I can share my life, my encouragement, and my hospitality. Sometimes that’s all I can give, but it always (in that moment) feels like enough.

To me, my home is not just my shelter; instead, it is an extension of me. I want to share my life with my friends and that means bringing them into my home…a place I’ve lovingly renovated and decorated…for me and for others. I always set a pretty table, create a centerpiece, buy flowers, put out the good dishes, and attempt a fancy meal (sometimes it fails!). But my effort is a part of my heart and my friends and family are worth it.

What does this have to do with my cute apron? Well, I’ll tell ya…if I’m playing the hostess, you’re darn well gonna see one who has gone to the extra effort. If you knock at my door, I’ll greet you in my darling and flirty and sparkly apron, too!

So here’s a pix of Blah Blah Blahger (J J) and Reluctant Entertainer (me)!

Please do tell … do you have any fun sparkly aprons, or do you wear more practical-type aprons?

Don’t forget there is still time to link up to Home is … wearing an Apron! Please join in and share your apron stories! Or at least view some of the links – there are some great stories and precious pictures to view!

(J J says: If you’re ever in Orange County, you MUST stop by the Heavenly Hostess. It’s a beautiful shop with wonderfully fun gifts for the hostess in your life!)

9 comments on “Sassy and Single: She Loves to Entertain!”

  1. You two look related – like sistas!

  2. Two of my favs all together in one place!

  3. Are sure that you two weren’t separated at birth??! You look like sisters!!:)

    Great post:)

    Linda C

  4. Sandy, thanks SO much for having me over here today!!! I feel like I’m hanging out with you all over again! : )

    Next year at BlissDom, we need to spend more time together, because I felt the same way. Love ya, girl!!!
    .-= the BLAH BLAH BLAHger´s last blog ..The Humor in Blind Dates =-.

  5. I loved her post from yesterday…and her apron. It drives me crazy when single women pine away waiting for the man of their dreams instead of embracing the season they are in and living it to the fullest! Way to go J J.

  6. I read her article yesterday and thought it was so cute, so it’s nice to see that you featured her here!

    Sigh. . . one of these days, I’m going to have cute photo. . . “Sandy and Richella at _________.” One of these days.

    Maybe you need to come to Durham to see Kyle Singler play basketball?!
    .-= Richella´s last blog ..English teacher =-.

  7. What a cutie she is! Her personality pops off the page!
    .-= ellen b´s last blog ..Yard Art ~ Gas Pump Style… =-.

  8. For a dozen years or so, I was a single Army dude, living in the BOQs (bachelor officer’s quarters), usually overseas, and doing my best Peter Pan impersonation. Didn’t want to grow up. My door was never locked, and buddies would just barge in, see what I was cooking, and decide whether to stay or not. After 2-3 times, they’d feel the need to reciprocate, and the next time they came over they’d bring some beer, a bottle of wine (yes, the troops drink wine!), or a cheese plate.
    These spontaneous get-togethers were always the best, or at least just as good as any formal shin-dig.
    But I don’t live like that anymore, and I don’t think many people do. The era of stopping by for coffee or an after work drink, in someone’s home and not a bar or Starbucks, doesn’t exist anymore. We’re all too busy, live too far apart, have too many karate or dance lessons to attend.
    The Slow Food movement has been around for a while. Maybe it’s time for a Slow Entertaining movement?
    .-= The Training Table´s last blog ..When was the last time you ate outside? =-.

  9. Love the apron and I can totally tell it fits the personality of its owner- she just sparkles right off my screen! I wish more single ladies would see the value in opening up their spaces to friends and not wait until some magic marriage moment! Bravo, JJ!!
    .-= Tara G.´s last blog ..Home is…wearing an apron in the kitchen! =-.

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