Tuesday, March 29, 2011

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 4

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Hosting a dinner party for friends.

Not only do I love having dinner parties
but I love the excitement of preparations
the day of the party.

The house feels alive as I work to get everything ready.

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Cleaning the house, cutting fruit for the Sangria,
prepping the food, and letting it simmer on the stove.

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Taking a little extra time to get myself ready...
doing some last minute primping
while the food cooks.

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Dim the lights, light the candles, and put on some good music
right before the guests arrive.

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Finally, toasting to a great meal with good friends.


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32 comments:

singedwingangel said...

Dangit I wanna come to your house for dinner. *stomps foot and pouts*

Nicole said...

I love the chaos that your last photo provokes. Beautiful!

AJ said...

Looks like a fun dinner party.
Love your selfie...beautiful shots!

R Montalban said...

That looks like a great dinner party, and you have such cute cheeks :-)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Looks like a great dinner party. You look pretty too.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

What a lovely night!

Nancy said...

Looks fabulous! Super festive table. Very pretty! :)

Anika said...

Looks so fun!! Wonderful!

Courtney said...

Nice! Looks like a great time!!!

Jenn Valmonte said...

This is the first time I see your picture. You are so pretty!

Mother Theresa said...

I like dinner parties, but I don't like cooking...mostly because I'm not very good at it and don't want to inflict that on others. But your party does look lovely.

Sarah Halstead said...

How fun. Looks like a great time!

Jessica said...

What Fun!!!! Looks like a good time!

Halie said...

What a lovely dinner it must have been.

Caution said...

What did you serve? I need an "Easy entertaining for Dummies" book, I do believe.

Dixie Mom said...

Looks like it was a great party too! I have always loved the decorating aspect of getting ready for a party...not so much the take down! But I really should do that more often.

Sarah said...

How fun! I love your mirror too!

Dawn said...

What a beautiful table setting!

deb duty said...

How fun! I love that last photo!

Sue said...

I think I'm jealous of the guests...!

;)

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

So fun!!! you look darling in your self-portrait :) Happy Tuesday Leigh

patty said...

love your self-portrait especially-perfectly framed by your beautiful mirror- and the last shot... captures the joyful movement of celebration w friends. plus, i love mexican food. :)

patty @ www.findingserendipity.com

Danyelle said...

Looks like a fantastic dinner party!

Kristy said...

Happy Tuesday Leigh!

Queen Scarlett said...

Beautiful!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Leigh- you are GORGEOUS! I love that shot of you in that beautiful mirror. It looks like a very enjoyable evening!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Your gathering looks GORGEOUS (I love your fiesta plates)! I also enjoy buzzing around the house before people come over--it's a great excuse for me to clean some. Your party looks like it was so much fun--so warm and inviting!

Sara said...

It looks so pretty and festive!! There is nothing as fun as a dinner party with friends!!

from mel said...

i love me some parties too. well done, girl! that looks like a rad party!

Susan said...

That looks like such fun! I love the blurry toast shot at the end.

Heather said...

You are beautiful! I LOVE the table picture!!!

ArtsyNina said...

I'm not sure how I landed here, but I'm glad I did! I love your pretty table set with the blanket and all the fiestaware!