Lilies, Roses and Friends for Christmas

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I know that is a lot of photos but I wanted to make a quick post about my Christmas Open House I threw yesterday. It turned out to be both a lot of fun and a good opportunity for me to hone my skills in event planning and floral design.  It was a delicious buffet and the company was great.  Thank you to all who came.  It was interesting because I had friends from all different parts of my life there.  It was like a little picture of my life through friends.

I  intend to do these type of events every so often so I can take photos and eventually create an event planning website along with publicity and promotions.  (Afterall, if no one will hire me for events, I have to hire myself!).  The flowers from last night were lilies with rose hips and roses with berries.  On the buffet I had a variety of truffles, cookies, fruit, dip, sweet puffs, popcorn, and breads.  It was yummy. If any of you need an event planner for a family event or one for the company you work for give me a call.  I promise I will not let you down! In the meantime I will keep plugging away.  I certainly have enough to keep me busy.  I am finally over my cold (99.5% better).  I have also been working hard on getting the properties ready for Christmas travel including getting a new house- called “the Sammy”- ready for occupants on 12/23/08.  This includes cleaning, furniture assembly, and buying everything needed to furnish and set up a house.  It all adds up and takes time. I will post pictures when the house is finished.   In addition to working on the properties I am trying to pursue new leads for the warm team and working on that.  Plus, I am constantly trying to get my event planning business started including my constantly in the works website.

As long as I am healthy I do not mind being busy.  In fact, I have recently been called a “workaholic” and it is kind of true.   I think this is why I have to schedule in fun time including classes, time with friends and travel.  This helps me maintain my sanity.  In addition, I get to work at something I actually enjoy (nothing worse than being a workaholic at a job you hate- I know!). In addition, I work with my dad and uncle who are great and very patient.  I also maintain sanity through reading, writing (including this blog), and cooking, watching TV (yes, I know.  I am the TV fan in my family).  However, most of all I love being with the people I love and talking about practically anything.  It’s the best.

Next Sunday I am going to Vegas for 4 days.  This will be a nice break from my crazy, workaholic life.  I am going to stay with my very good friend Julia Graves.  I am super excited.  We were going to go to New York but with this economy it just got to expensive.  Vegas was our 2nd choice.  We can do much of what we wanted to do in New York there and since Julia is from Vegas the lodging is free!  We are going to see Mamma Mia which I am very excited for and just have fun being together.  Julia came to visit me last January and it was such a happy trip.  I am glad to finally be able to return the favor! I will also get to see my aunt and uncle while I am there and of course there is always the city and lights.   No gambling though for me.  With my luck it wouldn’t be a good idea anyway.

Well, this turned into a longer update than I imagined.  I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas time.  Know that I love you and am grateful for your friendship.  God bless!

2 thoughts on “Lilies, Roses and Friends for Christmas

  1. You look so cute in that picture! And the flowers and food look beautiful. And the food looks yummy. Good job! I’m glad it was a success.

  2. Your table decorations are bea-UTIFUL! You’re going to be a fantastic party planner.. I should hire you for my 18th birthday hehehehe. How many ppl ended up coming to the party. And how is/was Las Vegas?

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