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Monday, April 22, 2019

Entertaining Book Club



Hello, dear friends.  How was your weekend?  The Mister and I had a wonderful one.  It was topped off on Easter Sunday at a lovely bunch hosted by our dear friends, Annie and Bob.  The food was positively delicious and the company beyond compare.

Speaking of company, I hosted my beloved Book Club last Thursday evening with A LOT of help from my Mister.  I told you that I would take pics and I kept my promise.

Here's the rundown.



While Chili and I were waiting for the guests to arrive we decided to use those few minutes to show you around.


Chowdah went to camp for the night, so Chili was the official hostess with the mostess.

Life would be so much easier for her if she would smile more.











We had all our bunnies in a row.








The table is all set.


Party favors were in place.



For your viewing pleasure - candlelight view.







For hors d'oeuvres, the Mister prepared a toasted Naan bar.  He included hummus, tabouli, roasted tomatoes, red peppers, olives, prosciutto and some other stuff that I probably forgot.


While the ladies were enjoying their 'tails and d'oeuvres in the den,  the Mister kept busy preparing our filets with blue cheese au gratin.






Accompanying the filets were grilled vegetables and couscous with carrots, asparagus, snap peas, and a dash of unicorn salt.



Don't worry... I remembered to take the plastic off the avocado tzatziki, which was delish btw.





Panacotta with fresh berries and mint topped off our yummy meal.



Here's Chili listening to every word.




I chose this book to read and discuss.  
It received mixed reviews, most of them good.




As always, it was another fabulous evening with these delightful ladies.  I am so blessed to call them friends.




Speaking of lighthouses, while I was writing this post this story came on the news. 



And you can find a sweet story about a long-lasting book club here.


I am currently reading:


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I'm really enjoying this one so far.


And listening to:


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This one is not for scaredy cats.



Until next time...




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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Blue & White Mother's Day Gift Ideas


Hello, dear friends.  How is your week going?  I've been busy getting ready to host my Book Club on Thursday night.  I'm in charge of the table, wine, and flowers.  The Mister is delegated to the food, which is fortunate for our guests.  If I cooked, the ladies would be munching on Weight Watchers chili - one of the few things I know how to make.

If you haven't guessed by the title, today's post will hopefully give you some gift-giving inspiration.  I have found during my research that it can also prompt some gift-getting ideas as well.





For the Mom like me who has a blue & white kitchen.
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These are so cute.
You sister will be so jealous when Mom likes your gift better than hers.



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I love any dish with handles.




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How cute are these bowls?




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How about planting some herbs in these flower pots?



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Stick some flowers in this pretty pitcher, and you will be Mom's favorite. At least for the day.



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I'm beginning to think that I'm addicted to gingham.
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Fill a pretty basket with new dish towels, and your Mom will have the other kids do the dishes.





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Whoa!!!
HUGE points if you buy her this!
She will be bragging about you for life.





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How about filling a cute container with all new utensils?




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I wish I had found this pretty flower container in time for my Book Club.  Oh well, there's always next year.



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Placemats, anyone?




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If Mom entertains a lot, give her a basket filled with packages of cocktail napkins.



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And throw this pretty holder for good measure.



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Wouldn't these be cute for lunch on the patio?



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This is an anxiety bracelet.
What Mom doesn't have anxiety?



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Is Mom a nut for scarves, like moi?


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Love the bow sleeves on this one.



Chico's



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Talbots

Love this!


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I saw this darling top on a fellow blogger.  
I ordered it, and I can't wait till it's warm enough to wear it.



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I happen to know a certain Empty Nester that purchased this dress while doing her research.

This is why her Mister doesn't like her writing gift ideas posts.


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Until next time...





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