Galentine’s Day

So, apparently, Galentine’s Day is a thing.  It’s a holiday that Amy Poehler’s character on Parks and Recreation invented.  According to Leslie Knope, “It’s only the best day of the year.  Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast style.  Ladies celebrating ladies. …

Favorite Summer Meal

Have I told you lately how much I love my garden?  Well, I do! A few years ago, we did a complete renovation of our backyard (see backyard in Key Elements to Outdoor Entertaining and S’mores posts).  When we compiled all of our 'must have' elements for the new space, we didn't have sufficient space for a vegetable garden.  Fortunately,…

Key Elements to Outdoor Entertaining

One of my favorite authors, Malcolm Gladwell, talks about how his parents created a home environment where their kids and friends would actually want to out. This way, his parents really got to know their friends and what they were up to. Basically creating their own little hub. This is something that my husband and…