Tips on Hosting a Dinner Party

“It takes real planning to organize this kind of chaos.” – Mel Odom The beautiful illustrations in this section are painted by a very talented friend, Paige Smith Spearin. She is an accomplished illustrator, painter and print designer in NYC. Thank you, Paige! Check out her work!  Planning The key to a great party is…

Homemade Popcorn & Cranberry Garland

Our family Christmas’ are usually held at my parent’s home, with the main focus being on Christmas Eve. We invite our family and friends, and have a very merry gathering. There were two Christmas’ though that we went up to northern Michigan. In effort to simplify the packing, we only brought a few ornaments to…