The Lenten season is a time for reflection about life and the choices we have made, but we can take a minute to reflect and brainstorm on table decor for Easter too, right? My family and I usually attend Easter vigil on Easter eve so we tend to sleep in on Easter Sunday, which means brunch!! Not only does it mean we will be having brunch and not breakfast, but we should probably leave almost, if not everything ready the day before. How does your family celebrate on Easter Sunday?
Easter CaterWraps using Lilac Blossoms Luncheon Napkins and White Plastic Cutlery
The Lenten season has managed to creep up on us one more time, but never fear! I’ve been exploring vegetarian dishes for at least 6 months so I have a few lunch ideas for the next few meatless Fridays!
Valentine’s Day is only a few days away! I swore to myself that I would brainstorm small gift ideas for my students earlier in the month and here we are again, less than a week and just barely deciding on one craft project. My inspiration this year was my adorable best friend. Her and I went shopping together last week and she told me about a Valentine’s Day care package she was putting together for her nieces and nephews. Aside from the card and a few other treats, she showed me these super cute “robots” she made out of candy and juice boxes:
It doesn’t seem like it, but graduation season is only around the corner. The Spring semester just began, and this semester may be the home stretch for many pursuing higher education degrees. It’s so exciting. You can smell the end, and at the same time it’s still so far away. I totally get it. If you’re not the soon-to-be graduate, make sure to encourage them and help them stay motivated. My sister graduates at the end of this semester and I couldn’t be prouder. All those sleepless nights and sacrifices are about to pay off! That is why I’m brainstorming for her celebration starting now!
Family reunions are stressful when they are planned with time and anticipation. Imagine receiving the news about an impromptu reunion one and a half weeks before the event is to take place? My mind is still reeling from all of the madness that has taken place in the last two weeks. One of my dear aunts is a nun and she has lived in Italy for the last 14 years so her recent surprise visit has been pleasant, exciting and overwhelming. Overwhelming because our family is huge–it’s huge and then we extend the honor to our closest of friends. Everyone wants to have a personal meet and greet with her and it has become exhausting to manage her agenda even for one day. Continue reading
Are you guys watching the playoffs right now? Everyone is on the edge of their seats holding half-eaten chicken wings and a beer mid-air. I have never been a huge fan of football, but I love viewing parties! The excitement of a social gathering focused on one element of entertainment combined with food and drinks is in the air and I can’t wait. Not only that, but one of my best friend’s birthday is that weekend too, so I have more to celebrate! Continue reading
When I was younger, it used to annoy me to no end that everyone and their mother would assume an Irish heritage…only on St. Patrick’s Day. I just felt that we should let them have their celebration because why should the rest of us just enjoy certain aspects of their background. This, of course, was when I was younger. Now, I feel that we should all join in to show appreciation for the Irish culture and obviously just for fun. Okay, more for the fun. Regardless of why you decide to partake in the St. Patrick’s Day festivities this year, I think you should incorporate these fun drinking games whether you are hosting or not. They can be played with alcoholic beverages if it’s an adult party or with green tinted apple juice if the children want to join: Continue reading
I know 2013 is only hours away, but in the spirit of celebrating I wanted to share this amazing cocktail I was experimenting with for tonight. I’m so excited for my friends and family to try it. Alcohol in general is not healthy, but in moderation and with a few modifications, you can indulge a bit. Let’s start off the year on a healthy note!
Sparkling Raspberry Float
Do you get stressed every year, say around Valentine’s Day? If you’re dating someone or are married, every year it becomes increasingly difficult to top the gift from the year before. It’s easy to lose sight of the how special it can be to exchange gifts on Valentine’s Day. I know it sounds cliche, but the amount you spend on the gift really shouldn’t be the focus. If you’re too stressed, you may need to take a second to breathe and make a list of all the things your significant other, or best friend (it is a holiday about friendship too, you know!) likes or perhaps a list of words that describe them perfectly. This will help you jumpstart your brainstorming. Seriously, get your pen and paper out. Now. Or open a Post-It app on your phone. That works too. Continue reading
The time has come, everyone! We survived the end of the world, so yes, it’s time to celebrate big and ring in 2013. This past year we enjoyed the 2012 Olympics and once more were overcome with awe and fascination by all of the superb athletes across the world, we experienced one of the most controversial presidential elections in years, we lost one of the biggest pop icons, we made great strides in the scientific fields and so much more. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the good and the bad, since it’s what’s molded who we are at this very second. What are you grateful for at the end of 2012? And what are you looking forward to in 2013?
Champagne Swirl New Years Party Supplies