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Monthly Archives: May 2011

2011 31 May

Dead Celebrity Party

Last week’s quadruple run of parties has left me bloated, hoarse and gasping for breath. (Not to mention, chock-full of happy memories.) One of the parties I attended was a “Dead Celebrity Party.” We were encouraged to pick our favorite well-known dead person. Celebrities with dead careers were also encouraged. I’m not sure if my […]

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2011 27 May

Tweet roundup

RT @tree_hug_r: @susanorlean very important to stay winedrated. @daisy Dead careers were also welcomed. Grin. @follow_holly No. I like to think it as divine ukelele intervention. I still have absolutely no idea who to be for tonight’s dead celebrity party. Groan. My favorite time of day, wig time! @spangley @agirlandaboy Ha! Although we have […]

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2011 26 May

Honorably honor Memorial Day

Wicker Picnic Basket Grass, bystevendepolo All I’ve ever known Memorial Day for is that it had something to do with the military and we got a bonus day off work. My parents will be here for the holiday weekend. We’re excited to clean out the grill, invite friends over and mix up the lemonade. The […]

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2011 23 May

Advice, Advice French Picnic for Nell

There aren’t more things that I love than helping someone feel better about throwing a party. And in the comments on last week’s post, Nell asked for some ideas for throwing a party. Specifics below: Nell: …Have you ever thought of doing a reader submitted q&a? Such as, what kid-friendly main course can I serve to […]


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2011 23 May

Pantry Asian Noodle Salad Recipe

This weekend we attended a friend’s outdoor barbecue. I was in charge of bringing a side dish. But I had no time to go to the store. All of these ingredients were in my pantry. Inspired by the Barefoot Contessa’s Szechuan Noodle Salad Recipe, I put these ingredients together to make a noodley approximation. Ingredients […]


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2011 20 May

Tweet Round Up

I post my tweets in reverse chronological order from my Twitter accountHJEntertains on Friday. If you’d like appie-sized advice, I’m your gal. RT @tea_austen: This is how I’d like to end my week: Sparkling Pamplemousse cocktails by @kickpleat That’s Papa’s. Happy last few mealling from Gott’s. Summer non-alcoholic drinks don’t have to […]

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2011 17 May

Helen Jane’s Baked Risotto

This recipe is from Donna Hay, stylish mistress of entertaining. My kids eat it, my husband eats it, the ingredients are currently in season and it’s baked! A recipe for baked risotto! Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cooked chicken breast fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 leeks, sliced small 1 tablespoon shredded lemon zest […]


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2011 16 May

Benefit rummage sale party

We’re totally going to celebrate Georgia’s upcoming year long trip to Europe with a party. That’s a given. But what’s not a given are the funds to get her there. Another given? We all have too much stuff in our spaces. So, let’s winwin this mother and get rid of our stuff and make her […]

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2011 13 May

Tweet Roundup

Tweets served in reverse chronological order. RT @chevshop: One I picked up the other day: fill little phyllo cups with brie, heat up quickly in the oven, top with a little pepper jelly This James Oseland interview is fascinating! I didn’t think I could like him any more than I do. #pennyLIVE Dips are perfect […]

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2011 12 May

Bocce, opening night

If you’ve known me on the internet since I’ve moved to wine country, you know that I love me some bocce. Considered one of the most ancient games in the world, I like to think of it as a blend of darts, bowling, pool and curling. Playing bocce wine country style means that there’s amazing […]


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