Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

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Images of Spring

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I was out partying ALL day yesterday. Such fun but all that fun has me depleted. So I am going to grace the pages today with some fun photos of things making me smile on this fine, spring day.


Ooh! Pictures!

FFF-Hello Sweetie

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

With the weather finally feeling like Spring (3 more days!) and the evenings a bit warmer, all I can think about is Easter. Easter grass is all planted in containers and ready to sprout, John is off to Garden Ridge to find delights for our Easter Sunday table and I’m thinking take away gifts. And what screams Easter more than candy? I’m thinking of putting together a candy buffet with a boodle of colorful baskets lined with Easter grass so my guests can make their own selections. No matter how old you get, you can always appreciate a pretty Easter basket, yes?
Join me inside for a peek!

Spring in My Step

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I am so excited for spring to be here. Easter, in particular, when Eric, John and I will be hosting dinner at our house.

To get ready, I have taken large square votive holders, filled them with potting soil and grass seeds and now I wait. The grass-filled votive holders will line our dinner table, enveloping the table in fresh, green grass. But for now, I am tending to my little charges.

Would you like to see what’s inspiring me today?

Easter Dinner With The Family

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

I hope that your Easter was sublime. Ours certainly was. BFF Vickie came into town and that always constitutes a party. We decided on a small dinner party for eight – basically the family Eric and I have fashioned for ourselves. And since Vic had missed our fab Christmas party, we decided to go all out. Was it budget busting? Not at all. Let everyone help and you have got yourself a great time with a tiny price tag. And my special finds and money saving tips don’t hurt, either.

Care To Join Us? Come On In!

Hippity Hop On Over For More Spring Fun

I Have A Surprise For You!

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings and Happy Spring!

Remember Miss Becky and her gorgeous soaps? In honor of Easter and Spring, we are giving away another of her baskets of soap. Couldn’t you just squeal with delight? Me, too!

Miss Becky With An Apron Full of Soap

All you have to do to win this giveaway is live in the continental U.S. and leave a comment about how you are celebrating spring. That’s all! I’ll choose a random winner with my random counter super duper time machine. Not really, it just picks a random number, but doesn’t that sound cool?

And you can win this! I’ll pick a winner on Monday, March 29, so you can have it in time for Easter.  It will have one of each of the following hand-crafted soaps by Miss Becky:  Lavender, Orange-Rosemary, Vanilla Brown Sugar, Jasmine Green Tea and Oats and Honey.

A Basketfull of The Sweetest Soaps Could Be Yours!

I can’t wait to see who wins!

xoxo, Patti