If there's one thing that is worth hours of cleaning and food prep it is having friends over to celebrate.
Put out a good spread and get a good bar going.
Fill the room with people who make you smile and laugh.
A Yankee Swap adds to the festivities. Everyone goes home with a gift.
Sometimes with their own gift ; )
The specialty drink this year was champagne punch courtesy of Kathy.
Some funny napkins from Pam's mother.
And a gift to me of the prettiest bottle I've seen all year~!
Reflecting on the past year these were the faces I saw most of all. Many others near and far would be included to round out my perfect crew, but all affirm to me the good things in my life. A toast to all of you who raise me up.
Owner of too many decorating magazines to count, love outdoor spaces, my pergolas, my gardens. Photog for 20 years and see life literally through a lens...elevating my life through painting, classes, cake recipes and frosting, fondant and country music. If Jason Aldean needs a baker on tour, I'm gone.