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Organic & Whole Living: Host a Supper Club

If you are looking for an excuse to get together some good friends or family. Why not host a supper club? We hosted one a few months ago and it was a lot of fun. 


It was easiest to come up with a theme. For our group we chose an appetizerr and chicken wings. Each couple was to bring an appetizer that would go with their chicken wings. As you can see we had all different kinds of wings. Breaded, herbed, buffalo hot, sweet Asian and garlic butter. 

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To keep costs low, each couple only needs to make enough chicken wings for everyone in the group to try at least two of them. As the host, I made homemade blue cheese dip and another dip for wings with some crunchy celery. 

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To ensure that you also enjoy yourself, you can make the dinner party as laid back as you would like. Plan for paper plates, and plenty of napkins. 


How to host your own supper club: 

1. Create a guest list. Family, friends, neighbors. Keep children in mind if you'd like them to come along you'll have to plan enough food for them. 

2. Come up with a theme. 

3. Pick a date and time for your supper club. 

4. Send out invites (we use an online e invitation service, so easy) 

5. If you're hosting, figure out if you'll need plates, napkins, tea, water, and any other condiments. 

6. Have fun, remember you can make the supper club as upscale or scaled down as you would like. 

Other theme ideas for a supper club: 

 - BBQ

 - All Appetizers

 - Italian Dishes

 - Mexican Dishes

 - Desserts Only 

 - Your favorite sandwiches


What about you? Have you ever hosted a supper club? What was your theme? 





Teach Me: Great Amazon Deal for Liberty's Kids



This feature includes my referral link. 


This deal was so good to not share with you. The Liberty's Kids complete series is on sale right now for $7.99* That's a great price from the usual $12.99 price. 

*Prices on Amazon change all of the time, so be sure to check the price before purchasing.


Product Description

Liberty Rings!


Travel back in time to witness history in the making with Benjamin Franklin s teenage reporters as they confront the real and physical dangers of the American Revolution. Trapped in opposite sides of the war - James, an American colonist, and Sarah, a young English reporter - are forced to choose between friendship and allegiance to their countries. All while they try to look after mischievous Henri, a French boy whose comical escapades constantly lead to trouble. Journey through history and discover the high points of the American Revolution through this fun and animated educational adventure!


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We love DVD's like Liberty's Kids - The Complete Series while traveling on vacation! 



Vintage Indie Weddings: Vintage Style Tabe Numbers

Weddings these days are so much fun! So many quirky details like these vintage table numbers can truly make your wedding one of a kind and special. 
If this is your style visit DessineAToi for more information on how you can get these vintage knobs and plate table numbers for your wedding. 

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House & Home: Aldari Art

Happy Monday to you! 
I couldn't agree more with this cute little print from AldariArt! I'm off to start my day with some organic coffee, a little honey and a dallop of honey sweetened whipped cream. 
Wha about you? How do you take your coffee?
Have a great day! 
xoxo Gabreial

Family Travels: Virginia Beach No Worries Be Happy Duplex Vacation Rental

  The following is a review from our recent stay at No Worries Be Happy Duplex. 

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Nestled perfectly between Chesapeake Bay Beach and the 200 ft walk to the public access is the No Worries, Be Happy Duplex. An older vacation home, this is one of those places that location, neighbors and local finds is what makes it an ideal spot for families.

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To the left of the blue house you see in the photo is the access to the beach. 

If you're looking for bells and whistles, elevators and a crowded "party" beach, this is not the place for you. Like most places the VI family visits, we pack a crate full of our own utensils, spices, coffee and some food we prepare ahead of time. This saves on costs, and we feel more at home on vacation with our own stuff. The Duplex provided dishes, pots, pans, and the usual appliances any home would have i.e. oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, dishwasher, washer and dryer.

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 We enjoyed the easy walk to the beach, even with baby and all of the kids gear in tow. The duplex housed a shed with additional chairs, boogie boards, and other beach odds and ends. We brought our own umbrella which was much needed and not provided by duplex. There was also an outdoor shower to rinse off the sand from a long day at the beach. 

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Dining Room (washer and dryer are behind the white doors)

Unlike the hustle and bustle of the Virginia Strip Beach, the beach at No Worries, Be Happy Duplex is was what made this a perfect spot in the Virginia Beach area for our family. The locals were friendly, the beach was not crowded when we were there, and the view was wonderful.

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After a day at the beach it was nice to retreat to the duplex to shower, and get a restful nights sleep in the comfortable king bedroom. The mattress and sheets were some of the most comfortable I've ever slept on. The kids slept in the only other bedroom in a queen/bunk bed duo. They didn't have any complaints.

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Wireless was a great edition for us since we aren't the "plugged-in" all of the time type of folks, after-all it is vacation, but it proved to be helpful for perusing Urbanspoon and the like for restaurant reviews and grocery stores.

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Overall, the duplex was a great place to stay. We've noted a few things to the owners Mark and Doug  that we think could be improved upon, and hope they consider making a few small changes for future guests. However, Mark and Doug were very hospitable, helpful with the local places to see and visit, and available if we needed anything from them.  They each stopped by to meet us in person, a first for a Vintage Indie travel review, and much appreciated.




If you're interested in visiting No Worries, Be Happy Duplex, please visit their wesbite for further details, videos and helpful information in booking your next vacation with them. 


Truth in Review: This stay was a (press trip) We were not paid for any contents of our review or required any certain text within the review. We speak truly from our hearts and hope that you and your family will gain trust from Vintage Indie Family Travels Column so that you may enjoy your vacations, and find the right place for you and your family to stay.  All reviews posted by me are truthful in content and not bought. Gabreial Wyatt, Editor in chief. 

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