Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Universe is Aligning for My Vision.

Today was a challange to say the least. 

I felt like I needed three of me to do what all was submerged in urgency. One of my other businesses is apartment rentals on properties we own. I have a grand shift of tenants upsizing to one of our houses and another downsizing to one of our smaller apartments. 

During this aray of coordinating I was introduced to a very nice young man who proceeded to tell me about his catering company. Chef Richard Le Rosa attended culinary school in New York (where I'm originally from). As luck would have it, he lives here in Dexter and is always looking for new clients. As it's always nice to have an extra set of skilled hands here at The Mansion, I am looking forward to sampling some of his wonderful foods!

It's always nice to run into someone from "away" as they call it here. They always seem to understand what it means to do things at lightspeed pace. That's the way New Yorkers operate. I constantly must remind myself that I moved here to slow down the pace. So far its not working. So, I have surrendered to the fact that I love to create a lot of things going on all at once. I thrive on multi-tasking. I am in constant growth. It's all good...

I love when the universe sends me what I need to carry out my vision.

My thought for the day: When I ask the universe for what I want, I get it. It would be more effective if I was clear about what I want before asking. What are you asking the universe for?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Charity Starts in the Home.

Over the past few days I've been contemplating how I can make my first event at The Mansion Event Home a memorable and positive experience for the community of Dexter, Maine. I came to the conclusion that hosting an event to benefit those who serve our community  would be a great way to begin.

"Our Ladies' Kitchen" is a group of approximately 20-25 volunteers from members of Our Lady of the Snows cluster of Catholic churches in Dexter, Milo, Dover-Foxcroft, and Pittsfield. Each and every week, these volunteers prepare a delicious and nourishing meal for those in need, completely free of charge. Anyone is welcome to come and enjoy the meal, hosted Sunday afternoons from 1:00-2:00pm at St. Anne's Parish Center in Dexter, Maine.

"Our Ladies' Kitchen" works to help anyone faced with life's challenges by offering a little assistance in the kitchen once a week. This group of dedicated volunteers has raised funds from many local businesses and relies solely on donations to keep their organization running and provide meals and community  to those in need. 

It is my goal to support "Our Ladies' Kitchen" with a fabulous "wine and cheese soiree" fundraiser that will give members of the community the opportunity to get together and have a good time all for a good cause. I invite you to partake in this event!

The date has yet to be set, but let me give you a little something to look forward to:

  • A delicious selection of cheeses from around the world
  • Appetizers and hors d'oeuvres 
  • A variety of wines, as well as non-alcoholic beverage
  • Delectable desserts
  • Musical entertainment provided by a talented local harpist
  • The opportunity to mix and mingle with members of the community
  • The chance to have fun while making a positive difference in the community!

  • I plan to price the tickets at $25.00 per person and will offer seating for forty to fifty people. I'm excited to begin The Mansion Event Home with a charity event and have several ideas rolling around in my mind about how to make this event an extra special hit.

    Be well,

    My Thought for the Day: One of my favorite quotes is "Giving liberates the soul of the giver", by Maya Angelou. I truly believe that "givers gain" and in giving to others, I feel blessed and centered. How do you feel when you are giving?

    Thursday, February 19, 2009

    Welcome To The Mansion in Maine

    Hi, and welcome to The Mansion in Maine! 

    This blog will include everything you've ever wanted to know about party planning and event planning based on my firsthand experience at The Mansion Event Home in Dexter, Maine.

    I will share with you my unique ideas about party planning. I pride myself on creating one-of-a-kind gatherings that keep your guests surprised and excited throughout their party experience, making your event an affair to remember! You can look forward to reading about special recipes, design tips and tricks, and creative ideas for your own party planning. 

    In this blog, I will dicuss thoughts and ask for your feedback and support in making this venture at The Mansion Event Home fun, charitable, and a wonderful experience. 

    Be well, 

    My Thought for the Day: Since "To think is to create", I've got a lot of great things to look forward to! Embarking on this wonderful journey with The Mansion Event Home has inspired me to think abundantly, positively, and creatively. It is with our thoughts that we create our realities. What are you creating?