Dinner Time Should Be HAPPY Time

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During this time of year my calendar fills up with many dinner parties. I loosen my belt and dive into the festivities! I enjoy the long dinners, great conversation and the festive table settings. It truly fills my heart with happiness.

I started thinking, how can we make every dinner this enjoyable? Many of you who know me know that my life is CRAZY with 4 kids, a business and two dogs. We live the daily grind! How could be possibly make dinner fun every night?

I decided to test out a few ideas, here's what I came up with:

Thanksgiving Conversation Starter-Giving Garland

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I am so in love with my giving garland, I had to bring it back again this year. It's the perfect peacemaker for this year's Thanksgiving dinner.  Loaded with happy questions, it promotes positive conversation and good vibes to keep everyone in the right frame of mind.The giving garland is made of jute twine, tied at both ends and simply attached with different questions to the twine. String the giving garland through your Thanksgiving centerpiece and ignite the happiness during your holiday feast.

Simple. Easy. Happy.

Here are a few sample questions for your garland:

1. What is something that always makes you happy?

2. If you could have a super hero power what would it be?

3. What's your most happy childhood memory?

4. What's your favorite song and why?

5. What famous person would make the best friend?

Be Creative. Keep it Positive. Have Fun. And most of all BE HAPPY.

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Feeling Festive for St. Patty's Day!

Check out St. Patrick's Day Reef, or just to add a little green to your front door!

St. Patrick's Day is around the corner! Add some  holiday fun to your front door. This boxwood wreath not only dresses up your house for St. Patty's Day but is also a great introduction to Spring!  Check out this reef at Always Bloomin Designs on Etsy!  

Purple Love

Today is one of my favorite days of the year, I am such a sucker for "love." I am totally in love with love (my friends who know me, don't laugh out loud). I have always been the girl that draws the little heart by my name.  It's my gig and I LOVE it! So, with that said, how about sprucing up your outdoor space with a little valentine love? I've got the perfect thing, a purple heart! It's totally me, but I'm thinkin' you might like it too.

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Check out this Purple Outdoor Candy Heart Sign by Ivy's Wood Creations on Etsy christa-signature

Your Memorial Day Menu

I want to make things a little easier for you this Memorial Day, so I went ahead and planned your menu for you. I compiled my favorite recipes that are Memorial Day festive and a great kick off to summer living.

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COCKTAIL OF CHOICE: 

Star Spangled Sangria- Sangria makes me smile. This is a great cocktail to kick off your party and light some fireworks.  I especially love that this Sangria recipe is made with white wine instead of red.

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