Hosting Happy Hour Online

Before the pandemic, I had heard of zoom and I knew you could do these old school “party line,” style FaceTime calls, etc… but I never made time to do them or participate in them. Well, the past couple weeks, me and zoom have made fast friends, and these virtual meet-ups with my family and friends are now something I look forward to. I love the creativity in how people are connecting and being engaged with each other, and this includes celebrating “happy hour” too!

Lifestyle expert Paul Zahn joined me virtually to talk about his ideas for how to plan a virtual happy hour! He talked about using items you already have at home, picking a theme and designating a host. It’s that easy, so go, be social and have a great virtual happy hour!


I just spent an awesome weekend in Oklahoma with a (more than half my life) longtime pal…Michelle! She was one of my first friends when my family moved from San Jose to Antioch and these days she’s living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The last time I saw her was in 2004, shortly after she had her first child, so a visit was in order!

I was really excited to see her and her husband Brad (I was in their wedding), their son Easton, meet little Amelia, and see their custom built home…very cool! Her parents also made the move to OK from the BAY, so it was like a reunion seeing the whole fam, and we picked up right where we left off…you’d never know it’s been years…we look just that same as 10+ years ago! ha

So, there were many highlights to the weekend, but a few in particular stand out! First, the trampoline…they have a big trampoline in their backyard and the kids told me I was okay to jump on it because I don’t have any babies! lol FYI..I’m super “popular” with the 10 and under crowd! ha

Then, I attended and ORU (Oral Roberts University) basketball game with the fam… it was great to see the kids enjoying being out at a game…


And — I just can’t get over the “Chai Tea Latte” Michelle had in her cupboards!! I’m going to buy a big BOX…tastes so yummy!! 🙂


All in all, good times, with good friends….PRICELESS!