Have I told you before??
I LOVE MY CUSTOMERS!!!
And I LOVE MY HOSTESSES!!!!!
Because of the extra commitment my hostesses make to me, I like to show them I appreciate them.
So from the beginning, 13 years ago, I started having a "thank you" event.
It's my favorite event of the year!
If you weren't able to make it, I'm sorry. We missed you!!
But I still appreciate you!!
I also appreciate my family so much for their help throughout the year–and at this event, too. I COULD NOT DO "MY JOB" WITHOUT THEM!! Todd & Elizabeth are always helping me set up for events.
A lot of the responsibility for these events has shifted.
Tyler used to always help me with EVERYTHING. For Hostess Appreciation, I think a few years, Tyler made most of the food while I was still busy prepping stamping stuff. He'd get done with school early and get to work for me. Now he's gone a lot.
For the past couple years, TODD has been helping in the kitchen. (He NEVER used to cook.) And he even took a half day off Friday to help out. (I didn't even ask him.) Thank you, My Love!!
And his stuff was a HIT!! His meatballs were FABULOUS!! And his Betty is always a crowd-pleaser. He made A LOT of it this year, so it wasn't gone in the first 5 minutes! 🙂
Anyway, I was asked for recipes. So here they are. If there's something I didn't include that you really wanted, let me know. I just included the "big stuff":
Click on the name to view/print the recipe:
Oh, and in case you weren't there, Tyler and Nate (one of my new sons) each brought me flowers to the party. I love them!! (the flowers AND the boys!)
They wanted me to combine the bouquets into a great big one. 🙂
Warms my heart!
Hope you're enjoying my blog bombing today! 😀
I have one more for you–just in case you need a quick last minute idea.
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