Dec
10

Chocolate Making Party

Have you been to one to many cookie decorating parties lately? Here’s a twist on an old idea;  host a chocolate making party with your friends and family instead. Four generations of women in my […]

Dec
6

Buffet Napkins

We recently hosted 25 dinner guests for Thanksgiving Dinner. Uff da, what a party.  We have an old home which means lots of small rooms, including the dining room. To seat the guests we had […]

Nov
17

Downton Abbey Inspired Plate Covers

Downton Abbey’s 4th season  premieres in the U.S. on January 5, 2014. We are looking forward to another exciting season. To prepare for the season, we are hosting a garden party in our back yard complete […]

Oct
20

Pumpkin Party

My eldest and I are cut from the same cloth…we love surprises. I think it’s the drama. The moment of being caught unaware. I like to make surprises for people big and small. She at […]

Oct
8

Sesame Street Party

Sometimes life gets busy. Other times the thought of a home-made, hand-crafted party is just unappealing. What ever your motivation (or lack of motivation), you can throw a Sesame Street party that feels home-made. Let’s […]

Sep
29

Bumble Bee Party

Our daughters’ first birthdays have always been a big event in our home.  After 12 months of checking to see if baby is breathing at night, worrying about developmental milestones, choking hazards, and other assorted […]

Sep
3

60th Birthday Party Ideas

60 is a great milestone birthday. Best celebrated with a walk down memory lane and a dose of humor at the celebrants expense. When my mom hit the big 6-0 my brothers and I raced […]

Aug
11

7th Anniversary Ideas

Mr. H and I are celebrating our 7th anniversary.  That is 13 years together, 7 of those as a married couple. We figure the good luck of the 7th cancels out the bad luck of […]

Aug
8

The Most Interesting Man in the World

I think most old married couples will agree, it’s the little things that keep the marriage ticking along. For The Spice and I, it’s our goofy inside jokes. For example, we think the Dos Equis Commercials are […]

Jul
2

Tangled Crafts

I like to craft and I’m lucky enough to have a 5-year-old and 4-year-old that feel the same way. For Sophie’s 4th birthday I asked her and  big sister Ava to help me with some […]