Category Archives: entertaining

Turkey Day

I’ve been lax posting on my blog this year as I undertake a new creative endeavor. (more on that soon.)  but I wanted to wish my family, friends and followers a Happy Thanksgiving full of grace, love and abundance.  This

Turkey Day

I’ve been lax posting on my blog this year as I undertake a new creative endeavor. (more on that soon.)  but I wanted to wish my family, friends and followers a Happy Thanksgiving full of grace, love and abundance.  This

Happy New Year

Wishing you much joy, love, light and many blessings in 2016!

Happy New Year

Wishing you much joy, love, light and many blessings in 2016!

Red Lanterns

Happy Red Lantern Day!  Today is the Lantern Festival, a Chinese festival which marks the end of the celebrations for Chinese New Year. The Year of the Goat will be fully ushered in with a bang 15 days after the

Red Lanterns

Happy Red Lantern Day!  Today is the Lantern Festival, a Chinese festival which marks the end of the celebrations for Chinese New Year. The Year of the Goat will be fully ushered in with a bang 15 days after the

Thanksgiving Prep

This year we’ve got 26 coming for Thanksgiving dinner.  My turkey salt and peppers are quite excited for such a large crowd – it’s a new high in terms of number of dinner guests for Hillside Cottage.  Mom gave me

Thanksgiving Prep

This year we’ve got 26 coming for Thanksgiving dinner.  My turkey salt and peppers are quite excited for such a large crowd – it’s a new high in terms of number of dinner guests for Hillside Cottage.  Mom gave me

Boxing Day

The Christmas season has come and gone in a flash!! This was our first Christmas in Hillside Cottage without boxes stacked to the ceiling…so I was excited to get decorations up early for a Christmas Coffee…. Santas and the Nutcracker

Boxing Day

The Christmas season has come and gone in a flash!! This was our first Christmas in Hillside Cottage without boxes stacked to the ceiling…so I was excited to get decorations up early for a Christmas Coffee…. Santas and the Nutcracker

Gratitude

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.  Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”   …..Henry Van Dyke From our table to yours….. ……Wishing you much abundance and joy on

Gratitude

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.  Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”   …..Henry Van Dyke From our table to yours….. ……Wishing you much abundance and joy on

Piece of Cake

In the midst of all the fall gatherings we’ve been having, my husband announced that he would like to celebrate his birthday this year with a small dinner party at home.   After dinners for 18 and 28  this month,

Piece of Cake

In the midst of all the fall gatherings we’ve been having, my husband announced that he would like to celebrate his birthday this year with a small dinner party at home.   After dinners for 18 and 28  this month,