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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Show and Tell: Who's Coming to Dinner

I'm linking up with Andrea today for Show and Tell Tuesdays: The 5 People I'd Invite to Dinner.  I love this topic and can't wait to see who all everyone would invite.

Let's get the obvious one out of the way: Taylor Swift!  

I've been obsessed with her since the very beginning.  I absolutely adore her and all she stands for.  She writes songs that everyone can relate to.  A song from one of her earlier CDs can come up on my iPod and I can still relate to it but in a different way.  She's such a talented songwriter and I'm in complete awe of all she does.  From what I've heard and seen, she's the sweetest person ever and I wish more people were genuinely that sweet.  When she comes over to dinner, she can totally bring Olivia, Meredith and the rest of her squad -- oh! and her family, too!
"Don't ask me just how it happened, I wish I knew." Mad props if you get that reference!  (It's "I Get Lost in His Arms" by Irving Berlin and used in Annie Get Your Gun).  That describes my relationship with A.Lincoln to a "T".  I'm told I was given a penny in preschool one day and that's all it took for him to win me over.  I cannot learn enough about this man.  For instance, did you know that he hated his name and signed everything "A.Lincoln"?  At least that's what one book told me.  I definitely want him included on my guest list for dinner.
Next on the guest list is Kelly Ripa and her family.  They seem like quite the crew.  I love whenever she talks about her family on Live because her stories are hilarious.  Plus, aren't they a gorgeous family?  They seem really down to earth and family-focused.  Mark and Kelly met on a soap and after getting married numerous times on the show, they eloped and have been together for almost 20 years.  SO.  SWEET.
These two (and their whole family -- Mark included!) can come to any event I host.  I've had the pleasure of seeing Julianne in concert as well as seeing both of them live on Lip Sync Battle and they seem like so much fun.  With the Houghs at a party, I'm sure there would be a dance floor as soon as dinner is over -- if not before!  I want so badly to be a Hough, but I don't think my hair is quite blonde enough or my eyes blue enough to be one.  This family has some great genes!
To round out my guest list, I'd love to have one more meal with my Nana or any of my other family member who have passed.  I'd give up all my other guests on this list just to see them again.  That's all I'm going to say or else waterworks will be out of control while typing this.
My chef(s) for the evening:
David Burtka is an actual chef so who better to fix the dinner?  And it would be rude not to let him bring his entire family with him!  This family is so precious and I love when they post new pictures to Instagram.

There are so many people I would love to eat dinner with, past a present.  I was tempted to just say "Heaven" as one of my guests (I know, I know, it's really a location), but I thought that might be considered cheating.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your list too! I LOVE Taylor Swift but had to draw the line somewhere, ha! I could invite 20 people easily. I saw some other lists with Duchess Kate, and I thought 'duh!' I wish I'd included her too!

  2. Julianne is STUNNING, what a great choice! And Tswift is my girl!

  3. Haha that is so funny I didn't even think of a celeb chef! Kelly Ripa and her fam are all so good looking. Taylor Swift seems so genuine and like a perfect girlfriend!

  4. Of course your invited!

    This is a great list too. I love TSwift, after years of trying to hate her. But she's just good.