Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Jumble of Random Things

How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Delicious? Fun? More deliciousness? Yes, that's what I thought! You know how your body is 80% water (or something like that) on a regular, non-holiday season basis? My body is currently made of 80% wine and turkey. Don't make me prove it.

Did I mention it was my birthday Monday of this week? Must of slipped my mind. Yup, 29. So I added to the wine and turkey coma by drowning the last year of my 20s in more wonderful treats. Once a year though, right? Speaking of my birthday, I got some fabulous gifts. Some from others and some purchased by yours truly...hee hee. Check out some of my faves - my in-laws gave me these!

Is it dorky to use a clipboard? Maybe...but when you are walking around commanding (ha!) an event, you need something hard to write on. It's just a fact. Since my old clipboard looks like it's been run over by a tractor trailer, I asked for a new one for my b-day... I LOVE! Plus it says my name so I'll never forget it :)

Next up in the monogram family is this awesome tray. Wouldn't this be perfect for entertaining or storing magazines or books on the coffee table? Something doesn't look right, though...

Oh right, it's missing my glass of wine accessory. Hee-hee.

On to the next random thing... my latest Tablespoon article about Books and Food. I can't speak to Book Club lately since I have been ...let's just call it... a non-attendee. But if I WERE going to host Book Club, I would look into these ideas :)

Article Link HERE

Next up, you might have noticed that my blog looks a little different... a little cleaner and a little more...awesome. I'm working on a brand rehaul for 2012, and the FABULOUS Jessi Connolly from Naptime Diaries is giving me a hand. A huge hand. Jessi is a best friend to my best friend...does that make sense? So I think that makes us friends. And she has 3 kids and still manages to have the best hair ever. (Please note that I have zero kids and my hair goes up in a ponytail at about 8:45 a.m. each day.)

Check out Jessi's Etsy Shop where you can buy custom printed everything and have your blogged worked on.

Oh, and did I mention that Jessi created my fabulous holiday e-ad below? Email me if you are stuck on ideas for your last minute holiday parties...I do email consulting, in person consulting, menu planning and of course full event planning.

So, to sum it up:

1) I have 1 year until the big 3-0. Yikes.
2) I got some sweet monogrammed items for my b-day. 
3) Entertaining with books and food is fun.
4) Jessi from Naptime Diaries is awesome and I'm slightly obsessed with her.
5) I can make your holiday party fa-la-la-fantastic. 


Thanks for those of you that are still reading to the end of this random mumbo jumbo. Love you :)


  1. He he you are random just like me!!!

    Happy Birthday!!! I'll be 29 in May, right behind ya!

    Love your new monogrammed items:-)

    Love the new look lady!

  2. love the new look, jackie!

    belated happy birthday!

  3. Love the redesign...and that ad is gorgeous. The 30s are great (or maybe I'm biased!). Happy belated birthday!