entertaining · indulging

Early Summer Dinner Group

Is there anything better than having a fabulous dinner outside on a summer evening with friends? Nope - especially when it's a pot-luck style dinner and it's being hosted elsewhere. Dinner group - I adore you! Our dinner group has been meeting for many years. We rotate homes or backyards, depending on the weather. There… Continue reading Early Summer Dinner Group

entertaining · home + garden · lifestyle

Home Organization Project 25

After the blow-out yard sale we had last week, I needed an easy project for this week's home organization project. The sale went well - in case you were wondering - not that we made loads of money - but we got rid of almost everything. Almost is the key word because Brad conveniently priced… Continue reading Home Organization Project 25

entertaining · lifestyle

Summer Time Coffee Break

This post is sponsored by International Delight Iced Coffee. While I like to make my own drinks when entertaining, when I'm running short on time, convenience matters. This International Delight Iced Coffee is just right for summer especially when afternoon guests are arriving on short notice. Served with plenty of ice cubes, the International Delight… Continue reading Summer Time Coffee Break

entertaining · indulging

Holiday Dinner Group Gathering

Here's an easy formula for frugal living and entertaining - dinner group. Good food + good friends = dinner group. It's always good fun - and doesn't break any budgets! Rotate hosts, rotate homes, and rotate who's bringing what and you've got dinner group. Find some friends - 8 people is a good number -… Continue reading Holiday Dinner Group Gathering

entertaining · home + garden

Frugal and Fancy for the Holidays

If you’re looking for ways to be frugal and fancy for the holidays, here are 5 quick tips to keep you enjoying the holidays more – and stressing less. 1.  Entertaining For entertaining during the holidays, invite people you really want to see and enjoy spending time with. Turn up the holiday music mix and… Continue reading Frugal and Fancy for the Holidays

entertaining · in the kitchen · recipes

Crust-Less Pumpkin Pie

This “Crust-Less Pumpkin Pie” is basically the classic pumpkin pie recipe on the can of “Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin” but lightened up, spiced up, and crust-free – which also makes it gluten free for those of you avoiding gluten (waving “Hi” to my mom!). With less sugar, non-fat evaporated milk, and more spices, you’ve got… Continue reading Crust-Less Pumpkin Pie