Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Christmas in August


Anyone who knows me knows I love to entertain, in fact, I think it is part of my love language to entertain and share my home with my friends and family. 

I was thinking just how fun Christmas in August would be. 


We could have all our friends and family at our house this year now that we have recently purchased our new home, I wanted to share some ways that I would decorate for Christmas in Summer 

Decoration:
I would put up our tree decorated with my mother in laws help, she always has the nicest Christmas trees.  I would put some decor around the house and make it look festive 

Food: 
What is Christmas without food right 
Our Menu would look different than a December Menu as it is Summer and we could grill steaks, so we would have: 

Guest List: 

                                                       Family on both sides
close friends 
Keep it small but intimate 

Beverages: 
Iced tea 
coffee
tea
hot chocolate as that feels like Christmas 

While everyone is enjoying the night together, I will tell them about the Christmas card selection I am looking to be getting for December Christmas,  and I need to get family photos for the perfect card... you can find some great selections at Paperless Post











Monday, August 22, 2016

Weekend Recap


Friday: 
I worked til 2 am- thankfully this coming Monday my schedule changes, I am working 1pm- 9 pm, thank goodness. 


Saturday:
My day off. I had so much to do but also needed to sleep from working the night before so I did not get  much sleep. we had some errands to run and some groceries to get. 
We had invited friends who just got married over for dinner
We had a fun night. 
Hubby and I spent some time hanging out after they had left. 

Sunday: 
I got to go to church, I haven't got to go for so long because of work. 
We went to lunch after church at Mary Brown's. 
Came home, napped and went to the Sunday school picnic, I did not get a lot of pictures but here are some




It has been nice to have my friend from Ontario here, I miss her so much. 
We had a great Sunday night together. 









Monday, August 15, 2016

Summer Time Fun

One of our favourite things about summer is firing up the BBQ and grilling anything.. honestly in the summer time I rarely cook inside, I try to grill everything

I also LOVE having friends over and entertaining, I LOVE a good party and I found some amazing tips on how to throw a delicious party by my friends over at Chobani

1) Keep your guest list small but large enough that you have a good turn out if half the group cannot come 
2) Timing: Host on a weekend so people do not have to rush from work or rush home for bed because of work 
3) Have enough food- make sure you have two servings per person

4) Keep those drinks chilled. You can even have cute baskets set up with ice to keep the drinks cold 


5) Keep it cool- have lots of ice around espicially on super hot days. 

6) Keep the atmosphere warm and inviting. 
7) Keep some food on hand for those late night snackers- some good ideas are Chobani Meze dips with chips or crackers. 


Weekend Recap

 
Friday:
Back to work after my two days off, time flies when were off especially with still organizing and unpacking etc, but we are getting there.  Only 2 boxes remain and they belong in the office which I am slowly setting up.
I also have a craft room that I am loving. It is nice to go in there and work on things and leave it all there when I am done :)
 
Work was good, after work hubby and I went to Mcdonalds as Brooke was at a sleepover, so we had a mini date.
 
Cleaned house at 2 am when I got off and just relaxed before bed.
 
Saturday:
Woke up and went grocery shopping, went to a few shops around with hubby and went home, took a shower and got ready for work. Work wasn't bad, semi quiet which is nice.
 
Sunday:
I worked again, one more night shift then off for one, three more and off all weekend, Bliss!!
 
I may not blog much when I am working weekends unless something exciting happens.
 
Have a good week.