What Comes Before Summer Fun?

What comes before summer fun with parties and family reunions? I remember my mom and her friends talking about spring cleaning. Since we kept the house closed up all winter  it was stale, dusty, and just begging to be freshened up. As the weather warmed up Mom would wash bedding, and check to see if we needed to replace any of it. One day we'd clean the refrigerator. … [Read more...] about What Comes Before Summer Fun?

Tips for Picnic Time & Summer Fun

I don't know about where you are, but here where I am it's gray, drizzly, and only to get into the low 50's. Is that the kind of day that makes you think of picnics and summer fun? It makes me want to hunker down with some comfort food. Guess what? Hunkering down is not an option. I'm going to Chairman's Day at a local farm where groups can rent space and have their picnics … [Read more...] about Tips for Picnic Time & Summer Fun

How Far In Advance?

The other day I received an email from someone who had seen me at one of the farmers markets. I'm complimented that this gentleman took the time to contact me, that he had given some thought about how he supposed I should be paid, and that he wanted me to come to his block party. He even had already sent out a flyer saying I'd be there. The problem is he didn't check with me … [Read more...] about How Far In Advance?

5 Tips for How to Get the Most from your Balloon Artist during the Summer

We're here in the middle of summer. It picnic season, family reunion time, the farmers markets are open, and people are enjoying being outdoors. Balloon animals and other creations add color and fun to these events. Here are some tips to help you and your guests have the best experience with your balloon artist. It's hot. Neither the balloons nor your guests like the heat … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for How to Get the Most from your Balloon Artist during the Summer