- Month: December 2014 -

The List You Need to Make

The New Year is a time for goal making and positive intentions centered around the new year. I think that it is extremely important to make these resolutions and strive to better yourself in the upcoming year! However, the most important list that you need to make is not what  you PLAN on doing right this year, but what you DID do right this past year! It is so easy to get down on yourself when reflecting on all of the goals that you didn't accomplish. That's just life. Your not going to achieve every goal that you intended. Stuff happens. But I guarantee you that there was a lot that you DID accomplish. Self reflection is important. It's there that we learn and grow and become the best person that we can be. What…

Optimize Your Kitchen For Easy Entertaining

It's time to break out your serving wear and champagne flutes because New Years is just around the corner! I absolutely love entertaining and spending time with close friends and family, but hosting a get together can easily turn into a stressful chore if the proper preparations aren't made. The kitchen, the heart of the home, is typically where a lot of the action takes place. Whether you are hosting a casual cocktail party or a sit down meal in the dining room, the kitchen should be an inviting place for guests to mingle and socialize. Creating a warm environment in the kitchen allows you to interact with the guests while you place the finishing touches on a round of cocktails or main course. Preparation   Proper preparation can eliminate the stress that is associated with…