My Little Flower Shop Celebrates National Hot Cocoa Day!

Today is National Hot Cocoa Day: a throw-it-together party theme if there ever was one.  And soooo perfect for the holidays. Ingredients: -bright colored tablecloth & contrasting paper plates & cups -a coordinating wintery floral centerpiece -a tin of cocoa, -gallon of milk -flavored liqueur (optional) -Chocolate chip cookies, Oreos, and one other cookie of … Read moreMy Little Flower Shop Celebrates National Hot Cocoa Day!

Bridesmaids & Groomsmen’s Gifts – Avoid Envy!

I’ll never forget a wedding rehearsal dinner I attended where the proud groom beamed as his groomsmen opened their gifts: (then brand-new to the market) ipod shuffles!  I stole a glance at the bride across the room gifting garnet jewelry to her dearest friends, matching the maroon dresses they’d wear the next day. Dresses they’d … Read moreBridesmaids & Groomsmen’s Gifts – Avoid Envy!

Missed Connections on Craigslist: Early Romantic Micro Blogging?

Ah, Craigslist, and the “Missed Connections.” Derived from an old newspaper (remember them) classified section where people who saw each other in the street but were too shy to declare their love could find one another after the fact, that Los Angeles Craigslist board section is very good reading.  I used to read it every … Read moreMissed Connections on Craigslist: Early Romantic Micro Blogging?