Family & Fun

The best hostess gift idea!

My friend, Lisa, always has the best gift ideas.  Recently we came home from a week at the beach to find the best hostess gift idea EVER on our kitchen table.  

 

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There were 4 insulated tumblers, each with a sign attached to the top.  Wouldn't these catch your attention and make you smile?

 

Here are the tumblers:

 

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Oh yes, I WILL be filling my tall tumbler with water during the workday and the short one with Proseco  on some lucky Fridays!  And Mike will be following the directions on his tumblers too!  Lisa knows us well!

 

She also included a wire whisk for me and a colorful dishtowel because we recently visited a store together and I mentioned needing a new whisk and my love of pretty dishtowels.  Lisa is one of those friends who listens to what you say and tucks the info away for occasions like this.  She always has the best gift ideas and I think listening is probably the key to her skill, don't you?

 

 

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We got the "hostess" label because we had taken her uber-adorable son to the beach with us as he's our Grandboy's buddy.  At 13 years old, Grandboy needs to have more than our sparkling company to make a trip fun.  Lisa's son is a fun guy (as you can tell by the green hair) and we love having him along. Please don't tell the boys that their photo is on the blog. 13 is a tough age--I'm not allowed to show them off anymore! 

Do you have any creative hostess gift ideas to share?  I'd love to hear about them!

Ciao,

Anne

 

Life with a dog...

  is just somehow better than life without one.  Our rescue mutt is Raven.  Before Christmas, Marilyn Peryer of Style House Photography was at the house doing a shoot and took this precious photo when I wasn't looking:

 

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Raven is a very skittish dog.  She is also incredibly sweet and very social - but everything scares her.  So to find this in the pile of photographs Marilyn sent to me was a wonderful surprise.

Thanks Marilyn!

Ciao,

Anne