Happy Memories Lemonade Stand

It’s hot out. You’re thinking nothing could possibly quench your thirst and give you some sort of respite from the never-ending heat. Oh look! Your friendly neighbour has set up the perfect spot to gather and get to know one another. They’re serving pink lemonade (your favourite!), have umbrellas set-up to protect you from the sun’s rays, and there’s good music playing.

Jolly good! Does it get any better than this? Happy memories are being created, right here! As an introvert, I like to have something in my hands, like a drink or something to snack on, when I’m getting to know someone. It’s too hot out for coffee (my favourite beverage), but lemonade? Oh, yes please! My favourite colour combination is mint and salmon, which I used in the image below, in several variations. I can just picture huge trees with lots of green leaves on them, dogs and kids running around in the backyard. . .lots of laughter, and a cool breeze.

 Sigh. I often dream of that kind of a weekend, as I sit here in my apartment in Vancouver. I so crave a lively home surrounded by people I love.  I hope to have my family living close to me soon. 

Happy Memories Lemonade Stand

Vintage Inspired DIY Holiday Table Setting

It seems as though dressing up the dinner table is part of the holiday season. Taking some time to add the small details to your holiday table can really make your guests feel cozy and welcome, and make you look like the hostess with the mostess. But what if adding a lot of décor and detail is not in your budget? No worries. You can create a simple vintage inspired place setting treat holder for just pennies a piece. These place setting treat holders not only decorate each place setting, but can be filled with yummy treats inside for the guest to take home. Take a peek at how to make your own.

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