Saturday, September 29, 2012

Holidays are Approaching...How To Properly Set Your Table

Setting a proper table is a MUST for entertaining
With the holidays approaching, it's a good thing to learn. 

Here is a diagram for the proper way to SET your table. 

 Click the Link to get full instructions, by  

More Tips from:  HomeMadeSimple...How to Set Your Table.

  1. Napkin
  2. Salad fork
  3. Dinner fork
  4. Dessert fork & spoon
  5. Bread and butter plate with spreader
  6. Dinner plate
  7. Dinner knife
  8. Teaspoon
  9. Soup spoon
  10. Cocktail fork
  11. Water glass
  12. Wine glass (red wine)
  13. Wine glass (white wine)
  14. Coffee cup and saucer

Saturday, September 22, 2012

How to Order a Drink Like a Skinnygirlcocktails

With all of these heavy political issues we women are facing today, it's nice to come across something FUN and REFRESHING!
I am not a big drinker. But, I do like a light fru-fru cocktail or a good glass of vino, once in a while.
So, I thought this is so cute that Bethenny Frankel is putting out these "how to" guides and videos for women. In this day and age of casual-everywhere, it's refreshing to add
 some formality to our endeavors.
In fact, the market for books on social graces is on the this might come in handy! Here is one of her most recent...How to Order a Drink Like a Lady..simple, but cute.
This is a good one to SHARE with your girlfriends! More to come from Skinngirlcocktails..
I promise :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Champagne's First Lady & An Amazing Woman!

Let me introduce you to Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin. What an AMAZING woman! She built an entire empire and legacy for her heritage, that spawned an entire industry. With the aid of her salesman, Louis Bohne, she was the first to trade Champagne, internationally.
Not only did she have to break the law and commandeer ships and sneak them into Russian ports during war-risking her own freedom and inheritance; but she also had to INVENT the manner in which to bottle/cork/transport across the ocean these thousands of bottles...WITHOUT LOSING THE FIZZ!
Oh my gosh, if you read the story, which I will post the link to, next, you will be FOREVER IN AWE & INSPIRED!
CHEERS TO YOU, Barbe-Nicole` Ponsardin, and may I achieve a fraction of what you did!!
This is a very well written, easy to read, and INTRIGUING story of her life and history of the company. One of the BEST CHAMPAGNE HOUSES in history...and still today!
You can order it at here.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Two Cakes in One Day

Ohhhh, but it was so much fun :) 
For the past two weeks I was head-long into a writing project. But, the party is upon us for our Daughter and my husbands Granddaughter.
Boxes cakes just won't do for this occassion!

For two sparkling little Birthday Girls, there are nothing like flowers, butterflies, and princess sprinklers to get them giddy.  These are both made from scratch, except for the the only buzz they will have is sugar :)

Happy Birthday to Sophie-4,  and Ariana-3, 
Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing &
 Italian Vanilla Coconut Cake w/Vanilla Creem Cheese Icing
Mama Mia!!
La Dolce Vita!!
Enjoy Your Life