“A home without dogs is like a library without books”
This quote from Oprah made me smile because dogs and books are both close to my heart ❤️ too.
The July issue of Essence featured the new movie Girls Trip starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall & Tiffany Haddish. The movie (and Essence Fest) takes place in New Orleans which made me remember how much I enjoyed our trip to NOLA
Redbook’s July cover model is the beautiful Tracee Ellis Ross. She has a 2 page interview and I would love to find a dress like the striped one she wears on page 87.
The most expensive part of a wedding is not the wedding – it’s the reception. Serving food, drinks and cake to all of your guests really adds up. One way to save money on the bar tab is by having a Signature Drink.
If you want your guests to dance and keep the party going, you are probably having a bar and in general as a hostess, your guests shouldn’t have to pay for drinks at a cash bar. Really – Miss Mannerssays so. Your open bar doesn’t have to be a full bar though – just keep it simple with beer, wine, and a signature cocktail.
Having a signature cocktail is a fun way to incorporate your theme, wedding colors, personality, or honeymoon destination. My cousin and her new husband were headed to Antigua, and their signature cocktail was a tropical blue drink called Antigua Breeze.
Since we are headed to a warm-weather locale (to be revealed later), I’m also going for a tropical umbrella drink .
This drink is inspired by one of my favorite shows – Desperate Housewives. For the first 3 seasons this was how Mommy and I spent Sunday nights. When I was away at college, watching from my dorm room, I knew she was watching too. We would talk and laugh about it later, trying to guess what would happen next.
There are several reasons to love Desperate Housewives:
and the comedy
For a while, all 7 seasons of Desperate Housewives were on Netflix, but now I’m lucky to have come across the Season 1 DVD Set on Yerdle