Friday, December 31, 2010

a clean slate + a new year's sale

New Year's Eve has always been my favorite holiday. A party for the sake of partying - no pressure, no gifts to buy, just the celebration of a fresh start.

Larry and I have been ringing in the new year with the same group of friends since 2002 and tomorrow we are hosting a dinner party for this group at our house.

While shopping for wine for the party today, I saw this bottle. Clean Slate - what a perfect sentiment for a new year!
clean slate
I'm looking forward to 2011 and can't wait to share my goals for the new year (along with a recap of 2010). Before I get to that, I will be focusing on getting things together for our party tonight. It is an international themed wine/cheese/dinner party and we've asked all our guests to choose a country and bring a bottle of wine, cheese, and a dish to share from that country. I chose Germany - a strange choice since I typically find German food to be disgusting - so my goal is to make something that is not disgusting. (Which is a pretty good goal for all cooking endeavors!) Larry chose New Zealand. Looking forward to seeing and eating what everyone else brings.
new year's eve international dinner party
new year's eve international dinner party
In celebration of the new year, I am having a sale in my shop. 15% off any purchase made on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. Just enter coupon code CLEANSLATE at checkout. (Offer valid until 11:59 pm EST on January 1, 2011.)  *Sale is now over. Thanks to everyone who stopped by my shop!*

Best wishes to all in 2011!

P.S. Gravy made us some confetti for the party:
confetti by gravy


Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Haha your dog's name is Gravy? I love that! So cute!

Funnelcloud Rachel said...

Thanks! Yup - Gravy the Greyhound. He's a great dog, despite his fondness for shredding paper!