Saturday, April 24, 2010

I'm Back!

To my refined friends in blogland - I've missed you! 


I have been in a whirlwind couple of weeks. Where do I start. Here goes ... speaking, teaching, preparing for the previous, traveling all over for the previous, selling Socially Savvy books, TV tapings, social events, charity events, fashion shows, grand opening events, dinner club, dinner parties, birthday parties, cook-outs, cooking lessons, lakehome, lunch group, women's Bible study, co-ed Bible study, big Church, Maverick's basketball games, the list goes on ...


HOWEVER, my calendar came to a complete stop Tuesday night after a super day of speaking, traveling, coed Bible study, and take out dinner with JHW. Then it happened ... I ended up getting food poisoning and my world went from 90 to 0 in one hour. Those of you who have experience this dreadful thing - you know what I'm talking about. No words to describe it, but I'll try ... HORRIFIC! Wednesday, I was planning my funeral, Thursday, I thought I might live, Friday, I actually sat up, and today, I have rejoined the living.


One event I was extremely disappointed to miss was the annual Mad Hatter Luncheon on Thursday in Dallas. Oh! - It is my favorite. Everyone wears a fabulous hat and the Jan Strimple fashion show is always b-e-y-o-n-d ... This year she featured Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, St. Johns, and Jimmy Choo. I promise to confiscate more photos and post later - but here's one. My friend D'Andra (Mad Hatter's Honorary Chair 2010)
(See what I mean - fabulous hats!)
Next subject: In the mean time, mark your calendar's (if you live in Tx) for April 28th, and May 3rd. My Daily Talk with Dee and D'Andra TV segments will air on KTAQ at 1pm and 5:30pm. On the 28th - my topic is Tea Time and May 3rd we will discuss Sticky Situations. You don't want to miss it. Get ready to learn some valuable info and I know you can't help but laugh it up - because talking etiquette is FABULOUSLY FUN!
Main thing - I'm glad to be back and Im giving you big blog hug right now!
xoJoy

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

We said "I Do!" - 9 yrs ago!

Happy Anniversary to Us - The Weavers!
It has been nine years today and we still feel like newlyweds.
What's an anniversary without red roses - here's mine ... They are gawgeous!
JHW and I spent the entire day together - first lunch then a tour through the amazingly beautiful Dallas arboretum. Here's my love bug in the tulips.
Many years before I met my love, I made a list with all the things I wanted in a life-mate. I prayed over the list and nothing happen. It was not until I became obedient to God and committed my life to Him that He brought the man of my dreams.  A year or so after we married, I found the list I had made years before - Guess what?! JHW was everything on my list. God is soooo faithful.
For those of you who are about to get married: words of wisdom - Keep Jesus the center of your marriage and everything else will fall in place.
xoJoy

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

Happy Tuesday Lovies~
You will not even believe the deliciousness of this recipe!
JHW and I were at a dinner party last week and this was served as an appetizer - it was the hit of the party!


Simple Salad (or a dip)
2 cans shoepeg corn (drained)
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed
1 bunch green onions
1 container Feta cheese
Dressing to go over the top - just before serving:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup light olive oil
garlic powder to taste
salt and pepper to taste
Serve with Tostitos scoops

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Preppy Mafia Crown



Thank you to Brown Eyed Belle - I was crowned by The Preppy Mafia.
Along with the title goes the responsibility of answering questions and passing it along to ten. 
  Here are the newly crowned, and my answers - xo
1. Who is your style icon?
2. What is your favorite socialite lit book?




3. Favorite party theme? Old Hollywood Glamour 
4. Go to Halloween costume? A Cat
5. Extravagance you cannot live without? Extreme lashes!
6. Living person you admire? Dorothea Johnson and Letitia Baldrige  - Etiquette Legends
7. Greatest Fear - still, after all these years - I can't go back into the water.



8. Trait you deplore in yourself?
9. Which talent would you most like to have? The Voice! http://www.lala.com/#song/504684637829288912
10. Greatest Achievement? 
My Book and the endorsement of the great ZIG ZIGLER. 
And managing to hold my own on The View

Sunday, April 4, 2010

It's Easter

It is Easter!
 We can now officially wear bright white and linen.

Friday, April 2, 2010

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