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I am a bona fide member of the Martha Stewart generation — I was a newlywed in my mid-20s when she launched her magazine; a new mom when her TV show first aired. I am still haunted by memories of putting my newborn son down for a nap and, instead of resting myself, furiously gluing unshelled almonds to Styrofoam balls.

Entertaining was a dreaded and stressful event, requiring a carefully planned menu of exotic new recipes and a perfectly set table. I applied the same rigid standards to the decoration and maintenance of my home.

Eventually — though longer than I like to admit — I got tired of living like this. I discovered that entertaining is about friendship, and as long as my house is a place where people feel welcome, it is good enough. Though a little beauty mixed in certainly never hurts.

I’ve learned some tips and tricks along the way and will share them here.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 11/09 8:53 PM

    Oh this sounds good! I need these sorts of lessons and reminders. Can’t wait for more about simplifying to focus on what’s important!

    • Jennifer permalink*
      11/09 8:59 PM

      Says Anneliese, the woman who puts Martha Stewart to shame yet still manages to focus on the important. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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