I love to entertain. I know there are people that like to have people over… but I really LOVE to entertain. I mean, the impromptu guests over is great, but give me a task of planning a big get together; be it a birthday, graduation, reunion, shower, you name it … if I can plan it from invitation to posting the pictures on the web … I am ALL IN. Let me “theme” it … and I will only be happier!! My husband has never really understood my obsession, but once I get him talked into a party…he always has fun … he just needs to go with the flow, and remember that I am right! 😉 For years he’s been telling me that I should be an event planner, now I have friends telling me the same thing. So, a good friend of mine talked me into starting to blog on my events I do. So I started this blog by posting some pictures of past parties and invites that I have done. I haven’t done anything on a really big scale, I just love to have my family and friends over, to cook for them, decorate for them, and just simply make them feel a little extra special for awhile. As I began posting, people began asking me for recipes. So, I started adding recipes to the party posts, and it has morphed into this all encompassing party/food/crafty/gifty blog of things that I love.
So, when it came time to “name” my blog, I’m not going to lie…I was a little stressed. I mean, it’s a blog, right? Not like I am naming a child or anything, right? So, I thought about it, and decided to run with the online thesaurus. Typing in words like “celebration” and “merrymaking.” When I saw the word “affair” it just clicked. Of course, “affair” has many meanings, some of which aren’t one we would necessarily want to be associated with ones self. So I thought I would post some of the definitions that I found:
Etymology: Middle English afere, from Anglo-French afaire, from a faire to do
Date: 14th century
* commercial, professional, public, or personal business b :matter or concern
* a romantic or passionate attachment typically of limited duration
* specified social event
* party or celebration: Synonyms: entertainment, function, gathering, reception, shindig, soiree
* affair of the heart: may refer to liaisons among two parties, being a physical and emotional relationship or romantic relationship, an affair is by its nature romantic.
Besides my love of entertaining, there is nothing more that I love than spending time with my friends and my family. When I do something for someone, I put my whole heart into it. So, “affair from the heart” just seemed to fit. So, have a seat, I hope that you enjoy your stay. I just love having company over!