Jenny Louise Marie I’m not sure where I first saw the favorites party idea.  It was probably Pinterest as it is the database of all great ideas.   I decided this was the year to give it a try.  After much debate, I decided to host a party over the holidays.  Although, I do think there are other times of the year that might work even better.  I reached out to my trust online invitation source and threw together an invitation and sent those off.  I wanted to give plenty of notice to my guests so that they could fit this into their schedule and theirRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  Are you back in school now?  I am and it’s a love/hate relationship.  I do miss my free time, but I do love the kids I teach and the ladies I work with.  Still, if I could live on perpetual summer break, I think I would. 🙂  Anyway, with the start of school our schedules change and our time is not as free and easy.  Entertaining gets really hard to pull off.  At least until…the crappy dinner party.  So, does a crappy dinner party sound like something you would want to go to?  Maybe not, based on its name; however,Read More →

Jenny Louise Marie Well it’s time for the NFL Playoffs, which mean we are getting closer to the BIG GAME day.  Around here in a house of 4 men, that’s a big deal.  And, since it’s looking good for the Cowboys this year #it’sbeenalongimecommin’ ~ I think that’s an occasion to celebrate and gather friends and family to cheer on the home team.  We won’t even talk about how my oldest son is a Patriots fan.  #ahousedivided  Read on to find some helpful hints for hosting your own Super Bowl party. Anyway, back to what I know better than football – how to throw aRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Now that the holidays are behind us and the Christmas decor has been put away, it’s time for me to start planning my first monthly gathering.  This month I will be hosting a hot chocolate bar for friends and neighbors.  A hot chocolate bar is a super easy way to welcome friends and warm up during this oh so cold month. Want to host your own?  Here’s how: You will need to gather your paper goods.  While these cups are super cute, the holidays are over.  So I decided to go with a black and light blue color scheme. The light blue makes me thinkRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello sweet friend.  I am so glad you’re here!  I’ve been thinking a lot about goals lately.  You know, the start of a new year can do that.   It’s good to have a goal, to have something to focus on.  Today I want to put into writing one of my goals for 2017.  Putting it in writing will hold me accountable, and it’s one reason this blog has been created. Let me take you back in time a few years.  When my boys were young one of  my favorite things to do was to plan their birthday parties.  I LOVE everythingRead More →