Thursday, August 22, 2013


Few things make me feel better in life than a list, not just a "to-do" list but a grocery list, a goal list, a who's coming to the party list, who I like the most list any list really; specifically I like these lists on index cards or post it notes - durable paper.  Each day before I leave work I write down the top five things I need to accomplish the next day on a post it and stick it right in the middle of my desk.  I find it's a great way to end one day, get the work stuff out of my mind, and then the next day I'm ready to jump right in.  At any given time I have at least 3 index cards in my purse; usually there is a grocery list index card, an I need to buy this at Big Lots the next time I go card, and some card planning whatever social engagement is coming up next - could be a packing list, party list, or wine list...

Saturday we are having four couples over for lunch.  Our friends Joey & Crystal who moved to California are in town to visit with their baby Jack!  Since they live in California this is the first time all of us Georgia people get to met the baby, so its sort of his debut party.  Because of this exciting time almost all my index cards are about Saturday.  I have a grocery list to make this turkey sandwich and this ham sandwich and some blanks for some other sandwich I am going to make, along with notes to figure out an appetizer and make cookies for dessert - which I checked off last night, along with eating half of some dough.  A successful party is all about preparation.  I have a list of what I need to clean before Saturday because every southern girl knows you have to have a clean house when you are having guests.  Finally, I have a list that I have been working on for weeks with tailgate ideas that I want to use this year...see this list thing is serious business.

Are you a list maker?  Does it help you relieve stress to write it all down or does it stress you out more to see everything you have to do staring you in the face?  What is your favorite appetizer for a casual lunch? Do you like a crudité tray? Are you a chips and dip fan?  Do you just head to the bloody mary bar?  I can't decide what to do...
Sincerely Loving Food,


  1. I used to never make lists, and my life would get so cluttered! Now I try to make a list for just about anything! Makes things way easier hehe :)

    Rachel Emma
    Daydream Frenzy

    1. Rachel thanks for stopping by! Hopefully you will add this to your blogs to read list ;)

  2. I love this!! that the weekend is over, I have to request that you write a post about the yummy sandwiches you made (especially the buffalo chicken!). And I must also say that we are DEFINITELY chips and dip fans, and I think the Lipton's dip was a great addition - so many times we try to make stuff fancy schmancy. Thanks for hosting!!! It was so great to see you!!!