10 Ways To Ruin Your Party

So, there may be a bit of sarcasm behind the title “10 Ways To Ruin Your Party!”  On Friday, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Foodie Friday Event in conjunction with the Arkansas Woman Bloggers Conference in Hot Springs.  I offered 10 Tips that will hopefully not “ruin” your party but only help, and Read More

Garden Club with Chris H. Olsen

Last week, I had the opportunity to host the garden club at my home.  It was an absolute delightful time!  And we had a very special speaker… Who brought lots and lots of lovelies for spring!  I was particularly fond of the pink and green pillow!  Thinking of adding some pink to my outdoor decor! Read More

Spring Seminar at Botanica Gardens

I am delighted to announce a Spring Seminar that I will be teaching at Botanica Gardens in April!  Just to write the word “spring” is music to my ears especially with our “icy” weather today.  On April 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., we will explore the art of creating our own chalk paint Read More

September Culinary Club

I cannot believe it’s almost officially fall!  Our temperatures are beginning to cool off in the mornings, but we’re not quite to the fall like weather that I adore.  Culinary Club met last night at my house.  I made up our menu during a sleepless night last week when our temperatures were reaching 100!  Therefore, Read More

Summer Cocktail Contest

So I decided to enter an online contest!  The Adventures of Tartanscot’s Summer Cocktail Contest!  I am a big fan of Scot Meacham Wood, and you will be to (if you’re not already) after you see the grand prize…   HELLO stunning bar cart!  Courtesy of Scot’s blog!  His design is perfection!  And I learned that Read More

May Culinary Club

May is a busy time of year, so instead of our usual Sunday evening, Culinary Club met on a Thursday night at Diane’s home!  It was a splendid time as usual.  The dinner was outstanding… For starters, we had Smoked Salmon Spread!  It was simple and a big hit! We also enjoyed this delightful Peach-Riesling Read More

Collections: Cocktail Shakers

Mother and I were invited to a fundraising event in Hot Springs by my dear friend, Alecia, a few weeks ago.  The event was fabulous and the purchases were too!  We took advantage of our time in Hot Springs and went to a couple of antique shops.  One in particular, Bath House Row Antiques, owned Read More

Details: The Bar

The new bar in the living room is making me smile!  And that is what our home is supposed to do…make us SMILE!  You know that I truly believe your home should “tell a story,” and a few things on the bar do just that…  The sterling silver tray was a wedding gift from Mother Read More

April Culinary Club

What a wonderful time we had at Colleen’s home for Culinary Club last Sunday!  Her patio, garden, and of course, the food was a true treat!  I absorbed all of the details…  As I walked down the steps to her lovely patio, a complete wave of relaxation came over me! Her centerpiece was lovely, and Read More

Muffins, Mimosas, and Moms

On Saturday morning, I hosted a fabulous party, “Muffins, Mimosas, and Moms” with my great friend, Candy.  We donated this party to our school’s adult fundraiser, Bright Night.  And I’m so glad we did…  Mimosas greeted our guests first thing!  Of course, the muffins played an important role, but the mimosas were the star!  The Read More