I love Spring… it just feels like a new opportunity to get into warm weather party mode.
Our garden wedding – photo by Barbara B.
In honor of the year turning toward the warmer months, I’ve compiled a few Pinterest Boards of spring holiday decorating and menu ideas for Passover, Equinox, and Easter festivities, or that will work for a festive brunch, intimate wedding, baby shower, tea, or bridal shower.
I’ve also included a few of my own ideas and recipes too!
Another of my articles is live on OffBeat Home & Life. This one is called Wills and Trusts: What are Your Plans? and it’s something I wrote several months ago while paying a last visit to a dying family friend.
The topic is a little more somber than what I usually approach, but a good thing to dialogue about in every household. Have a look, and be sure to read the comments, some good stuff in there.
This article is dedicated to Grammy W., who I love and miss. Thank you for your memories, and thank you for including me in your family and life. <3
Part Four – Free In-Room Spa! A Getaway from your Getaway
While traveling recently, I needed to give myself some much-needed pampering. My hair was fried, my nails were turning into talons, and my skin was breaking out in a rash from all the harsh hotel detergents and soaps. The problem is, when you’re traveling for work, you may be trying to save money, confined to a hotel, be on a wacky and sleep-deprived schedule, or simply be trying to get by on a set budget.
Wheee, I’ve got a new article and photo in Atomic Bombshells Magazine Issue #4, on sale now! “A Vintage New Year’s”, featuring party tips and logistics, playlists, menus and more! Go on and take a gander, plus enjoy many other holiday honeys from the best in vintage-modern pinup!
Atomic Bombshells Issue #4
This is Halloween,
This is Halloween,
I love Halloween. Love it. Love it like I just ate fistfuls of candy and now I’m doing the sugar dance.
A few recent threads and conversations in my social network has got me thinking about parties, potlucks, and events. Specifically, the logistics of executing hosting tasks in a fairly tasteful, fun, and drama-free manner. As we move into the wedding/party season of late spring and summer, many brides and party hosts are dealing with these issues:
“I don’t have time.”
“I would ask people to help, but I don’t know how to delegate.”
“How come potlucks always ends up being a random mix of weird foods?”
“I can’t make those cute decorations on Pinterest.”
“How can I feed a large party of people on $20?”
“I just don’t want to be a bitch/asshole.”
“Everything costs money.”
So… many… pom poms….
Let’s approach these issues one by one. Ready?
I make these and take them to work in something like one of these nifty little things from Target. Since we’re heading into swimsuit season, and most of us love to save money, I thought I’d share these easy, cheap recipes for salads/sandwiches. They’re easily adaptable to make into vegan or gluten-free versions, too!* Now you can never say I didn’t tell you to eat your vegetables.