Archive for March, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Conference Wrap Up

Several posts ago I told you I would share pictures from the recent conference I helped plan. Growing up I watched my mom volunteer for many things (Girl Scout troop leader, teacher’s aide, field trip chaperone, etc.). On top of that I remember her coordinating a lot of events. From an early age I understood the dynamics of event management and came to love it. Lots of moving parts and requires OCD organizational skills…ding ding ding that’s my favorite kind of task in a nut shell! Two years ago I was asked to be a room host to my department’s annual conference. Afterwards, I had a lot of suggestions and subsequently volunteered to be on the planning committee last year and this year. Alongside two other wonderful women, catering plus the look and feel of the event was now our area. We couldn’t have pulled this off without each other and I can honestly say I learned so much from all staff members I worked with. Below are some pictures of the event, a big thank you to our department’s photographer extraordinaire!

Breakfast – Yogurt Parfait Bar with yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, and banana bread croutons and Donut Bar (Dunk, Drizzle, and Dust your own donut)

Lunch – California Chicken, Pan-seared salmon with cucumber dill sauce, Grilled eggplant parmesan, purple roasted rosemary potatoes, broccoli with butter and sea salt, and market salad station (build your own salad)

Dessert – Assorted French macaroons, tarts, and cannoli dippers

Floral Arrangements & Table Linens

Reception – Andoille Wellington, Southwest Chicken Rangoon Puff w/ Cilantro Cream, Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates wrapped in Prosciutto, Chicken Cordon Bleu Puffs, Meat and Cheese Display w/ dried fruit, assorted chutney, pickled and grilled vegetables, hummus, and vegetable dip, seasonal fresh fruit, BLT wraps, Tarragon Chicken Salad Tart, Smoked Salmon Roll on Cucumber Round, Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

Setting up before the reception

A special thank you to the catering team!

Until next post…xoxo Becca

Friday, March 18, 2016

Favorite Pin Friday | Volume 45

Welcome again! As many of you know the hubs and I moved in October to a much smaller place and we are still struggling with counter and storage space in the kitchen. There is an area I thought a nice hanging fruit basket could go and we would be able to get a few things off the counter. Of course I don’t want just any fruit basket…I want a nice one. Pinterest to the rescue! Here are two I love. If you are crafty and good with powers tools you could probably make them yourself.

Etsy (Metallic | 2-tier)

Until next post…xoxo Becca

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