My beloved Bryan and I decided to take on the toasts earlier this year for the very first time...and then proceeded to wait until the very last minute to write them! When do I think the actual best time to start writing your speech is, you may ask: February 1 the year prior! Ha! Last … Continue reading Burns Night: More Toasts to the Lassies & Laddies!
*11/13/19 Edit: Oh, how adorably ambitious I was; and here we are several months later. Well, I really am working on finishing up the 2019 post. It's getting there, so check back in the next couple of weeks! Burns Night 2019 has come and gone. The china is put away, the new house (We bought … Continue reading Burns Night Come & Gone
If you're like me this year, you may be running a bit behind on setting your menu, laying out your table, and prepping those all important speeches, toasts, and entertainments for the big supper coming up. Hopefully I can here offer a bit of assistance! The Immortal Memory In years past, we have opted out … Continue reading Burns Night: The Immortal Memory!
Looking for something a little different, a bit inventive, and a whole lot of fun for your Burns Night gathering? How about a Madlib?! For last year's celebration, our friend Jennifer put together the below Madlib using Rabbie's "A Red, Red Rose" poem, and it made for much hilarity! It just so happened that one … Continue reading Burns Night Madlib!
If you can believe it, we're less than three months away from Burns Night 2019! With that in mind, I thought I'd help my fellow Burns devotees get a leg up on festivities with a little free download. As we all know, the consuming portion of this annual event tends to focus on the scotch; … Continue reading Burns Night: Custom Wine Labels!
It's July! You know what that means; it's time to start planning your next Burns Night celebration!! Or, at least, this is how I'm justifying posting about our annual January party in the dead middle of summer. Truly, though, I've already begun planning 2019. Woosh! I cannot believe that this was our Fourth Annual Burns … Continue reading Burns Night: Burns Down the Night!
The toasts to the lassies and laddies can be an hilarious - often endearing, enlightening, and raucous - part of any traditional Burns Night. It's an element we skipped the first year, as it seemed a lot to put on ourselves or request of guests who, at the time, hadn't the slightest inkling of what … Continue reading Burns Night: Toasts to the Lassies and Laddies!
Sometimes...you just need a break. My dedicated, darling husband has had a crazy couple of months; he started an exciting, yet demanding, new job while simultaneously taking care of me after major surgery. He's worked 10- to 12-hour days for two weeks straight - that's including weekends, my friends. Woosh and ugh: it's been a lot. … Continue reading The Publishing House Bed & Breakfast
Have you been on Jetsetter? It's like Pinterest for luxury travel - only with insider deals, unique experiences, and thoughtful insights on each partner property. Yeah. It is totally my new jam. To launch their new Wanderlist feature, Jetsetter hosted a contest where users created inspirational dream vacation lists. The fun part was that they … Continue reading Be a Jetsetter!
I'm having a bit of tropical wanderlust lately and can't seem to get this stunning Guatemalan wedding, planned and coordinated by Soirée Weddings & Events, off my mind! Wander on over to our Soirée blog for more lush photos by the talented Emilia Jane Photography!