How to Host a Fun & Easy Ladies’ Morning

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #DunkinatGiantEagle #CollectiveBias Have you been beyond busy the last couple of months?  With a new writing project, our big yard improvements and the...

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How to Make a Delicious Waffle Bar Your Guests Will Love

  If you are looking for a fun and easy breakfast idea, look no further.  This waffle bar is it!  It requires only basic prep work before your guests arrive and the build-your-own style menu is fun for all. A couple weeks ago, I hosted a Norwex Party with friends and...

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Developing Your Entertaining Goals

It's a New Year!  Did you do anything fun for New Year's Eve?  We stayed home, celebrated with fancy glasses, sparkling grape juice and an early midnight. We played, relaxed and enjoyed some great snacks. Have you made any goals for this new year?  Maybe you wrote...

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5 Attitudes to Have When Entertaining Over the Holidays

Thanksgiving is upon us and you may be preparing for guests over the holidays.  You're writing menus, decorating the house, setting tables.  But hosting a successful holiday meal is more than good food and a clean bathroom.  Your heart has to be ready to receive your...

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How to Host the Perfect Soup Party

Well friends, I have found another kind of party that I LOVE.  A couple Sunday's ago, I hosted a Soup Party for Dan's family of 20.  It was the perfect theme for a cold, winter day. Have you been experiencing freezing or colder than usual temperatures?  We have had...

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Lessons From Our Tables: The Heart of Conversation

  Have you experienced it?  The "oh dear, the guests are coming soon and I'm not ready" panic.  For me, it usually sets in when I realize something is cooking too fast or too slow, or has completely flopped.  Maybe it is that the kids have "re-arranged" the room yet...

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31 Days to an Awesome Party (Day 10): When things go wrong

  It is inevitable.  Things go wrong at parties.  Even with all the best planning in the world, no party is exempt from problems.  Now, the level of "disaster effect" on your party may vary greatly, but I have rarely had an event, no matter what size, run without any...

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Hospitable Hearts: 20 Reader Recipes that Feed an Army

Thank you to all our readers who gave such a great response to the Hospitable Heart series.  Melissa and I had so much fun and hope you did you too!  We pray that our hearts are better prepared to open the doors of our homes and offer hospitality to all our guests....

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15 Tips to Become the Hostess with the Mostess

It was years ago.  But I can still remember it as if it was yesterday.  There was no Mary Poppins finger snapping and magically my work was done.  No, for me, it was calling out names and poof, my tasks were addressed.  Linens were placed. Tables were set.  The sweet...

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My name is Kristen. I'm a former Wedding & Event Planner blogging about fun ways to celebrate each and every day and the special occasions of life. Here you'll find inspiration for family fun, children's activities, party planning and a faith-filled life.