Heart of Hospitality Holiday 2019

Enthusiasts of entertaining, party planning, and home décor, mixed with the perfect combination of proper etiquette, tips, and tricks, is the perfect recipe for extending hospitality to everyone.

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KC Media Publishing
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2 min.
welcome friends!

I reflect on the holidays of the past, come and gone, and realize that no matter how cliché it sounds, this is still the most wonderful time of the year. After suffering through the Southern California summers, it is so welcoming to have the temperatures drop for a cool respite from the exhausting heat. Planning outdoor parties for friends to gather around the fire pit at night, or enjoying hot tea or cocoa at sunset wrapped in a warm blanket, are the moments I live for. It is a time of year that people come together, friends pop by for a quick visit and drop off a tasty treat, and families gather in seasonal tradition to celebrate each holiday. It is said that Thanksgiving is the busiest travel holiday of the…

1 min.
dearest friends,

I can’t believe we are already here at the cusp of all things wonderful. Harvest time bringing an end to the plentiful bounty if you are a farmer, and the beginning of a season filled with celebration. My husband, Mark, tries so hard to buy all the right gifts for me, and after 35+ years of marriage, he does really well. He also knows how to hide the gifts really well. So much so, that this year while getting something out of his desk, I dropped an item on the floor and noticed a brightly wrapped present behind his trash can under his desk. When I brought the present to him, he laughed and said it was a missing one from last year because he hadn't started shopping yet! I guess…

1 min.
leslie's favorite stocking stuffers

I just love stocking stutters! These small little extras around the holidays are fun, meaningful gifts. Some of my favorite things this year include clockwise from top left, our sweetheart teacups with saucer in white or pink, our beautiful prayer shawl, this fabulous Kiss N Fly Lipstick & lip care travel set, and our elegant pink and gold teacup and saucer charm. Great gifts and shipped right to your door. Teacups, shawl, and charm can be purchased at www.monamiministry.com and lipstick www.bitebeauty.com…

1 min.
taking the party on the road for christmas blessings!

Decorating Tip Extra ornaments? Don't repack them. Place them in a clear jar or vase, and then on a surface by a window to catch the light. Watch them sparkle day and night!…

2 min.
festive family traditions

One of our favorite family traditions is when all the kids come home and we pull the ingredients together and make homemade taffy. It's a long process, but it is so fun as the kids pull the taffy, hot and sticky, into long strips, and then we cut them into bite size pieces once it cools. We pack them in tubs and send a batch home with each of them for the holidays. Las Vegas, NV Ever since I was a little girl, my family always decorated cookies on my birthday, December 20th. Through the years, the party grew and we now have dozens of family members and friends attending, and they all bring their kids. We now have three generations of cookie decorators! Waco, TX We didn't really grow up believing in Santa…

3 min.
more than an heirloom

The Saturday morning sun glints off the pretty, mismatched china, and the silver egg cups are standing ready in their usual places around the kitchen table. Enticing aromas from stacks of warm, buttery, cinnamon toast, and crisp bacon fills the air. The familiar clang of the front porch bell has everyone within hearing distance on the run. No one ever wants to miss out on one of my Grandma Jenny's meals! I have many fond memories of meals squeezed around the quaint kitchen banquette table with the family, and quite often, with guests sharing laughter and stories. My petite, Norwegian grandmother, whom I am named after, was well-known for her gracious hospitality and sublime culinary skills. She was a spitfire; warm, genuine, and caring. She instantly put people at ease and…