Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Last weekend, my roommate and I hosted our (belated) Housewarming party at our apartment.  Yes, she’s been there over a year and I’ve been there for 3 months, but better late than never, right?

We decided to have people over for Wine and Cheese and of course we had to have a cute set up.  It was VERY easy to do, so I would highly recommend this theme to you.  Just pick up a few bottles of Red Wine, White Wine, and Champagne and then make a trip to your local Cheese Shop.  Add fruit, chocolate, and garnishes and some flowers and put it all on Chalkboard Contact Paper (I ordered mine from Amazon) and you’ve got a very fancy (and easy) display table.  Cheers!

Hostesses, "Eat, Drink and Be Merry" straws, last minute homemade door sign, and our barcart

Hostesses, “Eat, Drink and Be Merry” straws, last minute homemade door sign, some of our table, and our DIY Gold Barcart

Napkins and straws I bought in Tahoe, Cheese and Crackers on the Chalkboard Contact Paper

Napkins and straws I bought in Tahoe, Cheese and Crackers on the Chalkboard Contact Paper

The finished table

The finished table!

 

 

 

 

A Birthday Wish

Today I want to wish a VERY Happy Birthday to my older brother, Derek.

A Cop and His Dalmations, Wine Tasting in Sonoma, Upstage Event in Tahoe and the Colts game with our family (I won't comment on the middle one)

A Cop and His Dalmations, Wine Tasting in Sonoma, Upstage Event in Tahoe and the Colts game with our family (I won’t comment on the middle one)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s hard sometimes to put in to words my love for him, especially after all of the years of him tormenting me, beating me up, and refusing I talk to his friends (we’re 18 months apart so this was difficult for me).  Regardless of how mean he USED to be, we’ve grown very, very close over the past several years (I think it was one of the things my Dad sought over) and I couldn’t be more proud to call him not only a brother, but one of my best friends.  We’ve even worked together, which most people thought would never work (so far I can report we’re still both alive.)

I’ve seen him more this year than I have the past 5 years since he moved to San Francisco (I’ve been there twice, we both went to Indianapolis) and this weekend he’s finally visiting ME in New York!  I can’t wait to celebrate and give him one of those (annoying) hugs he always loves!

Happy Birthday, Derek.  I love you!