A New Magazine!

You asked for it! A new series of online magazines to feed your creativity! You'll find good food and great ideas to entertain your family and friends! Hope you enjoy the tablescapes, ideas for celebrations, recipes and a pinch of food history!

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Planning & Organizing

I don't do many projects in January, but the Capricorn in me makes me organize and plan my entire upcoming year.  I draft a working calendar of dinner parties, wine tastings, teas, cocktail parties and barbecues.  I plan the themes and menus and sometimes even spend time with my fabulous Cricut machine experienting with invitations, place cards and menu cards.  Yes, I'm that organized.

After I know what kind of events I want to have on the front porch or on the back deck, I begin to think about the kinds of plants I might want.  I don't have much of a green thumb, so "easy and cannot kill it" come into play! 

I look at some of the things I've done in the past as I plan the upcoming year.  What worked?  What did our friends and family like the most?

I also look at past plantings to see what grew best!  After we lost some of our mature trees in the 2009 inland hurricane, mh plantings have become almost experiamental.  Things that used to love shade, cannot find the shade anymore.   I've transplanted, planted new ... and just given up on some things.

I'm linking to Masterpiece Monday in hopes of seeing some neat projects I can copy!  Make sure you click through the favicon to visit the party ... and special thanks to our hostess.


  1. Those look like some lovely events, and that's a great idea. :-)

  2. Debbie -- wow you are really quite an organized person. I am sure that you get more partying done because you plan! Lovely mosaic of your parties and plants. Joni

  3. What lovely mosaics of your parties and yard! Thank you for sharing your post at Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week! Mary :O)

  4. Those plants are so pretty.

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  5. Oh my gosh are you ever organized. I wish I could get this organized, would love to host more parties, but lack the organization for some reason. I am here from the Swap Party and am now a follower.

  6. Thanks for following me! I am following you too - love your tablescapes - I need work on those :)


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