Archives for October 2013

HYAT Gets a New Look

Hi, friends. It’s been a long few weeks.  I have been up most nights to the wee hours of the morning working on HAVEYourselfatime.com. My house is a bit of a mess, I am exhausted and behind on everything, but I  have to say, I think the hard work paid off. I’ve been working with Continue Reading…

Bliss in a Brown Bag

Every year about a month before my Mom’s birthday, she calls each of my two sisters and I on the phone to forbid us from buying her a birthday gift.  Needless to say, I did not get my love of parties and all things holiday from my Mom. I got a lot of other wonderful Continue Reading…

Hosting a Halloween Party-Part Two

I don’t remember exactly what year I started to host The Havey’s Annual Black Cat Bash, but it’s been close to ten years now and I know there’d be some unhappy people in the fam, if I ever decided to stop. I think one of the reasons the party is so popular with the kids Continue Reading…

Hosting a Halloween Party-Part One

The Halloween Party I host each year, known as The Havey’s Annual Black Cat Bash, is the first party I hosted on a regular basis and is probably what made me wish I could be a party planner for a living.  It is pure gluttonous fun for my creative brain.  I just don’t think they pay Continue Reading…

Party In a Box

If you haven’t noticed already, I kind of have a thing for celebrating.  I view it as a staple of a happy life.  I also have a thing for not being able to sleep at night because my mind goes all crazy-like and I can’t shut it off.  Then ideas start happening and some of those Continue Reading…

Tortellini Chicken Soup for Nerds

I am a nerd.  My friends and family will confirm this.  One of the plethora of things that makes me a nerd is that I love French cooking terms (another thing is that I use words like “plethora“).  When I make soup, I get to use a few of my favorite ones, so that’s the sole reason I made Continue Reading…

Mickey’s Halloween Party

I will never be too old for Halloween.  Nope.  In my adult life I’ve dressed up as a nun, a witch, Little Red Riding Hood, Flo from Progressive Insurance, a garden gnome, and this year, Chad and I were Mordecai and Rigby from The Regular Show-boy did the kids get a kick out of that. Continue Reading…

Sweet Little Birthday Surprise

My  beautiful niece McKayla turned ten years old on the second day of our family trip to Disneyland last month.  We spent the first day of the trip driving to Las Vegas and we stayed the night there.  The next day, we were headed for California. I knew she’d have to spend most of her birthday riding Continue Reading…

Life is a Highway

I really enjoyed taking a vacation to Disneyland with my parents and my sisters and their families.  In ways it was like old times and yet in other ways, it was a bittersweet reminder that the old times can never be as they once were.   I hope we do it again in a year or two, Continue Reading…

Dining Disney Style

It’s been a week since my last post, not because I’ve been slacking…we’ll actually it is!  We just got done enjoying a week in Disneyland with the whole fam-Grandma, Grandpa, aunts and uncles, and cousins.  We are all exhausted, but I couldn’t wait to hop onto the computer and share some of our wonderful experiences. Continue Reading…