Sunshine! Funny how such a simple thing can completely change our attitudes, our minds, our sprits. That change is refreshing, and up-lifting. We NEEDED this. Especially this year.
Fresh little daffodils, green grass begging to be mowed, buds on the trees, geese flying back north, baby animals, the smell of the wind and marvel of the stars at night . All of these mark a new season, a fresh start. Anticipation and HOPE.
We're shaking off the grey of winter, and coloring our world with the bright colors of joy, the colors of new life. What is coloring your world right now? For us, it's the anticipation of serving up and catering fresh ice creams and fruit Italian Ices to our guests. Yes, we really NEEDED them, our clients. They make us whole. They color our world.
As you prepare for Easter and your spring holidays, here are some fun little ice cream coloring pages to share with kids of all ages. Feel free to download and print. Maybe you can find a few bright colors to introduce to these pages yourself. After all, we all need to nurture the little kid inside us, lest they get old and stale.
Product Review: Miss to Mrs Gift Box Subscription
We all know that there are plenty of things that we have on our "wish list" that we would never really consider buying for ourselves. Probably since we tend to be more responsible with our own hard earned monies. I'm sure you can name off at least a handful of things that you'd love to acquire, but just don't run out and get. Most often they're personal items, because - you know, we just don't take care of ourselves like we should. :-)
When it comes to prepping and planning for a wedding, the tasks can be overwhelming and stressful. The product I'm sharing today is a a gift subscription box, designed to help make the planning process fun and suspenseful.
Miss to Mrs Box Subscription is a cute recurring gift box service delivered to the Bride-to-be every two to three months. Boxes are spaced depending on the length of time until your wedding, and with 9 unique themes, you are sure to enjoy a variety of surprises along your journey to the big day.
According to MisstoMrs, each delivered box contains 7-8 items (over $100 worth of goodies) that "will be automatically tailored to your wedding date to ensure you get the most useful items and tips at the best time in your planning journey." And at $35 per box, its affordable!
As a professional that works heavily in the wedding industry, we often come across vendors, services and products that are worth sharing to our network. We hope that these little insights might be of value to you in the sometimes overwhelming process of wedding and party planning.
Let's face it. One of the nicest parts of getting married is the chance for people to shower you with fun gifts. Not all of us are comfortable with this idea, being in the spotlight can make many feel uneasy, for a variety of reasons. Maybe we're just shy, or maybe it's because we feel unworthy, or some other reason. Yet loved ones may just insist on doing it anyway. So, try to allow yourself this little luxury.
There are only a few times in ones life that you can get spoiled and taken care of. Everyone completely understands. One is when you get married, and the other is when having a baby. After each, the beautiful yet challenging hard work comes along.
It's February and I'm done with winter. Not that we've really had much winter weather, but the relentless barrage of rain has been slow and torturous. So, I find myself rummaging through stuff, trying to clean and "get organized" (which is a never-ending battle.)
As I "clean" I remember I needed to:
Update the address book ( finding returned Christmas cards I saved just so I could remember to update them.)
Which leads me to clean out the junk drawer (after trying to find that mini size screwdriver to fix the glasses that got set aside for just this occasion.)
Chances are, you have several groups of friends, all different yet valued, each special for a variety of reasons. Some are old friends, the ones that have been around through the different "lives" that you have lived.
There are the one's you knew as a youngster. The you that was a silly kid, did stupid stuff. That's the friend you don't have to work too hard to please 'cause they'll always remember the sweet, young you.
Then there's the teenage/young adult friendships. The ones that have run the gauntlet with you and been through those awkward teen years, braces, pimples, strange not-so-cool haircuts and clothes that you wrote off as "uniquely" you. The ones that you share secrets with. That you stretched the limits with and walked that line. Those are the faithful "blood-brothers" kind of friends. They are precious and few.
We had the pleasure of serving at Alicea's and Eric reception at the end of the year in a beautiful ballroom upstairs in Kell's Restaurant. This couple and their guests were so nice, what a great group of people! They created scrapbooks for the bride and groom onsite, and chowed down with a nice sundae bar to top their dessert.
We get to learn a little about the couple before serving so as to understand more about them. Here are some of the fun insights Alicea provided us:
Winter has arrived, and with it comes lots of excuses, er, reasons to snuggle up with you favorite "snug-gler". Whether that is a spouse, a child/grandchild or pet, there is nothing as soul soothing, energy-renewing, memory making as quiet, personal time with people you love.
It's so easy to get caught up in the season of busy-ness, parties, gift buying, year end "to-do's", I often find myself running crazy at a time when I should be able to sit and relax. This should technically be our slow season, but after a few years under our belt of this fun dessert catering service, I have come to realize that there is no "real" slow season. Work/life responsibilities only shift-shape into other things. For us it has to do with looking at the past season and analyzing how we did, and being willing to take a hard look at our strengths and weaknesses.
For me it's always about being the best at providing our clients and guests with an experience that exceeds their expectations. For this reason we are spending some time this season to renew our menu offerings and create a new look option on a cart. We will still have our traditional carts, but will be adding a more industrial looking cart to the mix. It will be a cart that supports our new menu offering (more news to come!)
So for now, we are deep in planning, looking back and looking forward, always striving for perfection. If you have any ideas on what that may look like, feel free to share your opinion, we love feedback! Until we see you at the next #ReasonToCelebrateLife , have a warm, snuggly, love-filled holiday season. Peace.
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