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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Book Club

Last week, my book club met for the first time since May.  The book we were discussing was:   
I have a confession.  I didn't read the book.  Didn't even buy the book.  It's all your fault.  I used to read at least two hours a day.  Ask my family.  Now what do I do with my time, you ask?  I write to you and I'm loving every minute of it. 
So I went to the lunch anyway because the group feels "it's not all about the book."  My friend, who I will refer to as "hostess with the mostess" or HWTM , just wowed us as always with a great luncheon.    
As I entered HWTM's home I was greeted by this adorable creature at the stairway.

The kitchen island looked like a picture from a magazine.  The haunted house in the foreground was made of cheese nips, m&m's, malted milk balls, and lots of other treats which was constructed incidentally by who else but... HWTM and her adorable daughters!

Every inch of HWTM's beautiful home held a glimmer of Halloween spirit. 

 This is a beautiful fireplace in the kitchen.  Mister - I promise I will learn how to cook if you give me one of these beauties!

HWTM served the most delicious pumpkin soup with chunks of apple in these adorable pumpkin cups.  Those cups were filled more than once by all of us!
Chunky, yummy chicken salad nestled in these delicate bibb lettuce cups.  3 words... to die for.
Positively the best goat cheese toasts ever!  Only HWTM would think to serve them next to her MacKenzie Childs container of  halloween treats.  Could it get any cuter?
I'm not sure I like HWTM anymore....
Last but not least... these adorable cupcakes with m&m "eyes" served in the "spider" holders.  Not only were they so cute they were incredibly delicious...
Now, I know I don't like her....
Only kidding, HWTM, thank you for a most enjoyable luncheon in your beautiful home.
Our next book pick is:
Anybody got the Cliff notes?
Hope your Tuesday is filled with wonderful surprises!
Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.


  1. Wow-your book club looks like it's as much fun as mine! I really enjoyed "Wild," but I have to say that I hope it's all true. Do take time to read it; you'll be glad you did.

  2. Wow, what an impressive book club luncheon! I think mine needs to take a few notes :) I've not read the book but will be intersted to hear your thoughts.


  3. PS ~
    I just started Defending Jacob for my book club. Have you it?

  4. I want to be in YOUR book club! You are the winner of my York Design monogram Bracelet. Congrats. email me beth @ socialclimbers dot net so I can put you in touch with the company. You can design it directly with York.


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