9 September 2008
Cocktails on the Porch
This evening, despite the threat of rain, we had cocktails on the porch at work for our board of directors and some generous donors. The chairman of the board commented to me on how much he liked the blue ceiling, which you can just barely see below. I wanted to make the evening festive, but not spend a lot of our donors' money (we want as much of their gift as possible to help the kids we care for), so I went to Target. They have a line of paper goods by designer Isabelle de Borchgrave and I found some in great Mediterranean colours, which would look great with the stone walls of the house. I was very impressed with the quality of these simple items, the most expensive of which was no more than $6.00. I also bought some beautiful sunflowers, which worked brilliantly with the paper goods. All in all, a very good evening and hopefully, we'll get some nice donations!