Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cinnamon Fruit-licious!

Happy New Year's Eve Everyone!

Before I head out shortly to celebrate the night away, I want to share with you a new, tasty recipe I came across and am trying for the first time, tonight!

To Serve 10, Here's What You're Gonna Need:

2 Kiwis, peeled and diced
2 Golden Delicious Apples, peeled and diced
8 Oz. Raspberries
1 Lb. Strawberries
2 Tbs. White Sugar
1 Tbs. Brown Sugar
3 Tbs. Fruit Preserves, any flavor

10 (10 inch) Flour Tortillas
Butter Flavored Cooking Spray
2 Cups Cinnamon Sugar

Here's What You Need To Do:

1. In large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, apples, raspberries, strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar, and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.

P.S. I Love My Pampered Chef Apple Corer!

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

3. Coat one side of the flour tortilla with butter flavored cooking spray. Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle wedges with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Spray again with cooking spray.

4. Bake in preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture.

So, there you have it! Enjoy!

Hope you have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve!
Best Wishes for the New Year!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Holidays "Hon!"

If you're from Baltimore, then chances are at some point in your life you have experienced Christmas on 34th Street in Hamden and are very familiar with the "Hons!"

A client of mine took that very concept and transformed their corporate office into their very own "34th Street" for a festive and fun-filled holiday party!

From the Christmas lights to the pink flamingos and the lawn ornaments to the "Hon" glasses, this event was sure to be a hit!

As guests arrived, they were greeted by a flock of pink flamingos and a life-size Natty Bo can.

A must have for all events is a photo-op. So, what's a better photo-op then a row home decorated the way you would see on 34th Street?

Don't forget your glasses, Hon! Everyone's wearing them!

Everyone loves a little pink flamingo action! What festive centerpieces?
(Compliments of my WONDERFUL designer!!)

As for the rest of the decor, enjoy...
A pink and silver Christmas tree with a pink flamingo topper.

A "craddy" tree. This was inspired by the infamous hubcap Christmas tree of Hamden!

A tree of gifts.

The infamous stringing of Christmas lights.
FYI, in Hamden lights are strung across the street from house to house.

Pink flamingos hang out at the North Pole all the time... Don't they?

The gingerbread house, boy and girl!

Well, there you have it. That's how you throw a 34th Street Christmas, Hamden style!

I'm sure the guests will have a great time and I hope you enjoy all the fun and creativity that went into bringing this event to life!

Happy Holidays "Hon!"

Great (Inexpensive) Holiday Decor Ideas!

While surfing the web for some decor ideas for the holidays, I came across a site I would like to share with you.

Kathleen Wilson has come up with some great inexpensive ideas for holiday decor!

Hope you find this helpful and inspiring!

Happy Holidays,

Monday, December 14, 2009

Let's Spread A Little Holiday Cheer!

With the holiday season upon us, we are scrambling to put plans together for the dinners we are preparing and who we are spending the holidays with and where.

Let me lend a hand in some of the preparations!

While flipping through an event magazine a few days ago, I stumbled upon an article about a few seasonal punches from a few of the top mixologists!

Take a minute and browse these yummy holiday drinks. I hope you find one that tickles your fancy and adds a little cheer to your festivities for the holidays!

Cheers :o)

Alice In Wonderland!!

Chances are, you don't know that "Alice in Wonderland" is one of my favorite movies. So, you can only imagine how excited I am about the new remake of "Alice In Wonderland" with Johnny Depp playing the Madd Hatter! :o)

Anyways... the point of this post is to share with you an event I read about a few days ago in an event magazine. Needless to say, the theme was "Alice In Wonderland!"

Take a look through the pictures!

My favorite part of this event was the buffet. When you take a look at that picture, you will see a teapot suspended in the air and pouring red carnations into a stack of tea cups like at the Madd Hatter's half birthday.

The lighting used to light up the trees guests walked through as they entered the tent was phenomenal!

Hope you enjoy reading about and seeing the pictures of this event as much as I did!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hello December!

So, I woke up this morning and realized it's December. REALLY?

Where does the time go? I swear yesterday I was hanging out on the boat with an ice cold beer enjoying the summer!

Don't get me wrong, I am the definition of a summer baby and would give anything for some warmer weather. But, I really do enjoy the holiday's too! I love all the family time during this time of the year. But, the hustle and bustle of this time of year is crazy. There never seems to be any down time, EVER!

Between work and getting ready for Christmas, my life is going to be quite insane for the next few weeks.

I have events for work every weekend this month. In between those events, I'll be fitting in dinner with my friends, shopping, holiday decorating, visiting family, and so much more. But, I'm going to love every minute of it.

I can't wait to share pictures with you from all the holiday parties this month from work and all the fun and festivities with family and friends. There's so much that will be going on!

In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and stay posted to see everything that's going on and what I'm working on!