Anyway, there is a huge, but very organized mess in my home. Oh, but I shall not worry! My friend Miss Kara, being the proper Southern lady that she is, will be over later today and she's bringing a picnic for us. She's gonna bring the food, plates and everything! Now y'all, that is what we Southerners call Southern Hospitality...going out of your way to make others feel special. I'm so excited to see what goodies she will have!
Until she arrives, I'll be lounging on the sofa in front of the fire sipping some African Rooibos, an herbal infusion of redbush, cranberry, and oranges, sweetened naturally and rich in essential nutrients, available at Harney Teas.
There are two books I'm rereading today, both by Alda Ellis--The Gentle Art of Hospitality and Sentimental Living. Ms. Ellis is an author, entrepeneur, and speaker. In addition, she also has a lovely website for shopping. Both of these books are must-haves for those who love to entertain. The Gentle Art of Hospitality is an elegant and inspirational book for the gracious hostess and provides creative tips for stress-free entertaining. She shares ideas how everyone can reach out to others with heartfelt hospitality. I especially love Sentimental Living--this book is full of colorful photos of tablescapes and entertaining ideas--from the porch--for all the seasons. It's full of ideas to dress our new place up...Southern Style.
A breast cancer survivor, Ms. Ellis authored another book Beyond Breast Cancer, she sells several pink ribbon items on her website, and has made generous contributions to the Susan G. Komen Foundation Arkansas Affiliate. I certainly admire this beautiful and talented Southern lady--she is so full of style and grace! You can visit her online here.
"Style cannot be bought. It is not what your wear, but who you are. Style is the way you decorate your house. It is your taste in books, music, poetry, and art. It is the way you arrange your flowers. Style is the personal touch you give to everything and everyone in your life. Style has nothing to do with money, but it is the way you live your life."
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you drop by again tomorrow, I will be talking about gift ideas for the Autumn season.