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Mexican Mimosas. Howerton+Wooten Events

I’m claiming it friends — Today is Tequila Tuesday! Goodness knows we could use it. If you know me, you know I love a unique and yummy mimosa!  (Have you seen the recipe I created a while back for mimosa smoothies!)  Anyhow, I found this Mexican Mimosa recipe on the Don Julio Pinterest page, and I […]

Mexican Mimosas

Low Calorie Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you are trying to figure out what to do with all of those blueberries you recently picked, check out our new favorite recipe for a low calorie cocktail. (yes, we are still counting points) This blueberry lemonade recipe calls for our favorite 15-calorie Minute Maid, and it is perfect for August entertaining.  It can also […]

Skinny Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

Skinny Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you follow this blog, you know that one of my favorite drinks to make when I entertain is a two-ingredient low-calorie recipe for strawberry lemonade. But, since the 4th of July holiday is upon us, I wanted to add a little vodka to the situation. Why?  Well, I am counting weight watcher points again, […]

Our Favorite Skinny Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

Mini Sliders at Wedding Reception. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you are like me, you are probably living with a dietary restriction or two that affects your dining experiences.  So, what do you do when you receive an invitation to a party, a dinner or a reception?  Here are some quick do’s and don’ts. DO — Thank the host/hostess for the invitation and give […]

Etiquette Guide: How to Share Your Dietary Restrictions with Your RSVP

Strawberry Lemonade Beverage. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Whenever Chris Wooten and I get together with friends at our home, I serve a super easy, two-ingredient lemonade beverage that everyone enjoys.  To top it off, its calorie count is incredibly low. So, what are those two ingredients?  I place the contents of a 16-ounce bag of frozen whole strawberries into a pitcher, then I […]

A Two-Ingredient Beverage Your Guests Will Love

Lavender Hot Chocolate Cocoa. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you are looking for a luxurious non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy during a winter weekend with your girlfriends, check out this lavender hot cocoa recipe. Ingredients — Four (4) cups of Whole Milk (I actually prefer vanilla soy milk because it’s a little easier on the stomach and a little bit sweeter) 1/3 cup of […]

Lavender Hot Cocoa for a Winter Afternoon with the Ladies

Hat Etiquette. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you have ever been a student in one of my classes at Prince Georges Community College, you have probably heard me ask the young men to remove their hats while sitting in my classroom. Believe me, I realize that I am old school — When I ask young men in my class to remove […]

What is the Etiquette Related to a Man’s Hat?

White Cosmopolitan. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Our entire team loves a good cosmo, so this winter white twist gives this classic drink a seasonal look and feel — Ingredients for the Beverage — Two (2) ounces of Vodka One (1) ounce of White Cranberry Juice ¾ ounces of Cointreau Triple Sec One (1) ounce of Fresh Lime Juice Ingredients for the […]

Winter White Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Guest Bedroom. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Over the years, Chris Wooten and I’ve had the honor of hosting numerous family and friends in our home. With each house guest, we’ve learned that a warm and welcoming guest bedroom is about more than a comfy bed and a fresh set of flowers — It’s about feeling welcome, spending time with loved ones, […]

6 Easy Ways to Show Your House Guests Some Love