The holidays are upon us and if you go to parties or attend any holiday events most of the time we are expected to bring something…You know what I mean… a snack, an entree, desert, or some kind of salad. Even when we’re not expected to, we bring something anyway.

I want you to think this through… I know the temptation to respond with, “My special home made chocolate chip cookies!” or, “My Famous Lasagna!”

If you find yourself overbooked, overspent, and overwhelmed… I am telling you, DON’T DO IT!

This time of year calls for some strategic planning! The time to share your famous lasagna is not now.

The organizationally gifted find this time of year difficult. It is no wonder that we, the organizationally challenged, find ourselves overloaded and even more overwhelmed.

It doesn’t have to be that way!

One way to ensure a pleasant time is to only bring to parties what we can purchase.

Like a case of water, a bottle of wine, a cake from the bakery, or a tray of some hot food you can ordered from the local Italian restaurant.

If you want home made, but know it will push you over the edge, there are some people who bake and you can order from them (my sister does this and I order a crumb cake for Christmas morning from her and cookies for gifts, that I used to bake myself).

Do yourself a favor and when you sign up to bring something, sign up to bring the ice!

Please share this with anyone who you think could use it, and comment! I’d love to hear what you think of this idea.

Much Love to you!