Entertaining

Ugly Christmas sweater parties are all the rage this year. It’s a great way to lighten up a holiday that can sometimes be filled with stress. There are sure to be lots of fun and laughs with your family and friends when everyone comes to the party dressed in their tackiest Christmas wear. Here are...
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Categories:  Holidays

With it finally being winter, I tend not to want to leave the house when it's snowing or if I've heard the roads are bad. We live about 7 miles outside of Petoskey out East Mitchell past Bill's Farm Market and in the winter the roads can be icy and trecherous, to put it nicely. I drive the kids too...
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Categories:  Recipes

Looking for something new to try this holiday season with the kids? Try hosting a cookie decorating party! It's fun and a great way to have a playdate and mingle with other parents who need as much socialization as you do. It's simple, really and once you decide on how many children to...
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Categories:  Holidays

Now, I don't know how many of you love to host a party but I really do. I think it is especially important to stop and celebrate a child's birthday.  I know both my husband and I have very sweet mothers who threw us parties each and every year.  It is something growing up that I really looked for...
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Halloween is only days away and if you're a busy parent or grandparent and strapped for time like me, you might need a fun, easy and quick treat for Halloween class treats or a quick party idea. I'm always pinning fun food and craft ideas on Pinterest and saving them for later. Today on the blog I'm...
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Categories:  Recipes, Holidays

The title of this blog comes from a dear friend of Ryan and mine, AJ Cronk, who loves to throw a party.  He was known in college for his wild costume theme parties where the guest list was envied by all. For many people parties cause stress and it disables them from entertaining often or at all. ...
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Many people HATE to entertain or have given up having friends over all together because they really don't have time. At our house we seem to end up having a planned or impromptu party at least once a week - the key is to make it as stress free as possible - like it should be. Here are some tips ...
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Spring is here and summer is on the horizon. Many people start taking trips and visiting family during these months. There are baby showers, weddings and everyone is making the most of the beautiful weekends. I think it is really important to make guests feel welcome and comfortable in your ...
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Hello Friends, Today, I want to share my favorite things with you - I have been wanting to do this for awhile. Here are 10 to start! #1. Paper Baking Supplies - they come in all shapes and sizes and work like magic.  You simply peal the side and it reveals your baked good in a very clean and...
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Have you tried paper placemats at your parties?  They really are a must and make any party look dramatic and memorable. They make for easy clean up after all the guests have gone and all you want to do is put your feet up and have a glass of wine. Here are examples and a few table settings by...
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