Category Archives: Entertaining

Ringing in the new year

On New Years Eve, we had a few friends over to play some games and ring in the new year. We bought a new game which was actually a bomb, but there were some funny moments. Like this one where Kelly D. and Matt had to be conjoined twins for a time. Matt and Jenny […]

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Tate’s Baptism

I had it all planned out. Date set, time set, someone scheduled to fill the baptismal font, someone to let us into the church building… all arranged. I thought if I began the food prep early in the week, and froze some things until the day of, I would be stress free and breezy. We […]

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Treasure hunting

I have a little folder on my computer desktop named Internet Treasures. Whenever I find things that excite, move or motivate me, I put them in that folder. Here is one that I about died over. Who doesn’t love cake plates, right? But a rustic, tree stump cake plate? Oh, I am going to acquire […]

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Halloween Party!

We decided to have our Gallery Photography company party this year be on Halloween instead of Christmas. Halloween is just all about fun, isn’t it? And, you can’t really get people to dress in costume at Christmas. Kelly D. is the giant Wookiee in the back row. That costume was so hot, he left it […]

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Long time no recipe

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new recipe here. I think I have the attention span of a two year old. Or a dog. Because I’ll be so totally into doing something like cooking or gardening and it’s all I think about or spend my free time doing and then it’s like, SQUIRREL! […]

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Like a Star Trek convention, only Twilight.

What better excuse to throw a party is there? I have been so excited to geek out about the third Twilight movie coming out this week with fellow fans. Behold: Themed food table complete with downloadable drink labels found here. I made Penne with 5 cheeses, a Barefoot Contessa recipe, which I thought was really […]

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Gallery Photography annual Christmas party

Every year I look forward to throwing this party. We love our employees so much and feel so grateful to them for taking such good care of our studio, that we want to do something fun at Christmas to show our appreciation. This year, I decided to keep it somewhat simple and serve soups. We […]

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An amuse-bouche for an amused douche (har har)

Today is October 11. Aka: Kelly D.’s birthday. As is our tradition, I make whatever he requests for dinner. It’s usually pretty much the same thing: some sort of meat, mashed potatoes, rolls, and cheesecake for dessert. (yawn) But this year, when I asked him what he wanted, his eyes lit up and he said, […]

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The Baby Shower Post

Today was the baby shower for Cheeks. I decided to throw it with a bird theme, and once I had that idea, the details just fell into place. I posted the invitations HERE if you care to see them again. We served a simple lunch of salad, fresh fruit and three types of finger sandwiches. […]

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Bird Themed Baby Shower

I decided to do Cheeks shower with a bird theme. It’s spring time (well, it will be when the shower takes place) and I thought of lots of fun things to do with baby birds and hatching and also, I just love birds. I am not quite finished planning the whole thing, but you guys […]

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Help!

My sis-in-law (Cheeks) is going to have a baby in May. We are all so very excited for this little girl to join our family! But, can I tell you a secret? I am almost equally excited to throw this baby shower. I want it to be beyond awesome… SO, would you be so kind […]

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Sunday Dinner-Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Tomato Soup (kicked up a notch!)

I thought it would be fun to have guests for dinner and serve something simple and homey like grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup except do it right. You know? Like with really good homemade soup and a twist on the classic grilled cheese. Tonight, that’s what we did. The first recipe I’m sharing is […]

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Sunday Dinner-Pork Chops with Sweet onion Marmellata

This recipe comes from Giada DeLaurentis of Food Network fame. Do you watch her show? I Tivo it and watch it at night while I’m in my bed. She has some great recipes, but beyond that…she’s very smiley and she always shows a little cleavage. Entertainment on so many levels.   Onion Marmellata: 1/4 cup […]

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Rachel’s Dinner

Last night I had a dinner party in honor of my friend Rachel, who moved to Arizona. She was back in town for a visit so I invited all the friends she has been missing. It was looking like rain all day long as I prepared for this “summer garden party”. (grumble, grumble) So I […]

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Sunday Dinner-Curried Couscous

We had some friends over for dinner tonight that we haven’t seen for a long time. It was through the magic of blogs that we were reconnected, and I’m so glad because we had so much fun with them. And, it’s an added bonus that they have three boys too, that are almost the exact […]

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