Before we begin, I'd like to show you the official Blog Fest wine (above) which arrived from California last week. Ms. Foolery, a comic and creative genius, designed the logo and the label and hand-selected the incredibly tasty wine. Not that I've tasted it yet or anything.
And now on to today's lesson. Let's begin.
Lesson #1: The Interior of Your Home
a) Be sure to tidy up your home before
b) I would continue on with this lesson, but let's skip it for now because CBW hasn't really begun Lesson 1.
Lesson #2: The Exterior of Your Home
a) For summer parties be sure your yard is tidied up and your deck/patio/front porch area are free of
For example, if an umbrella came crashing through a glass-topped patio table during a nor'easter approximately 10 months ago, and the glass shatters into a million shards, and those million shards are eventually swept into a red bin (below) that subsequently sits on the deck for ten months, so long that pine needles now obscure the contents of the bin, well, this would be an example of something to remove from your deck, assuming you have the biceps of Hercules since it only weighs three thousand pounds. Be careful not to disturb the nice hornet's nest conveniently located in the gas grill to the right.
Another example of
Also, be sure to remove the rope lighting and extension cord tossed in the corner
If you happen to have a big bucket that was originally used as a compost "pit" by your children, and there's a bag of potatoes in it, along with
If you have decking that has never been properly stained or treated, be sure to start the staining process way more than a week before your event, otherwise you could find yourself
Whatever you do, be sure to paint your deck on a day
This concludes our first two lessons in how to properly prepare for a
And yes, that last photo shows
p.s. Blog Fest is still happening in spite of my lack of communication regarding agenda, activities, etc. If you are interested in attending, we are glad to have you. Please e-mail me at ChesapeakeBayWoman@gmail.com, and be sure to indicate whether you