No-stress party plans from HJEntertains #Entertaining#Sponsors#event planning#party February 11 2011 | Cat Rocketship This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Home & Life because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. There is a surprising lack of awesome party blogs on the internet, and this disappoints the awesome party hound which lives in me. Sure, plenty of design and living blogs have the odd party post, but where can one go to learn the true skillz of hosting? New blog HJEntertains.com has nearly-daily posts on creative reasons to entertain — without the snobbery. Helen Jane believes that your guests will feel comfortable in your home if you, the host, are happy. Not a tense or competitive or nervous or perfectionist host — a happy host. Under this philosophy, she puts together quick, easy to read, no-fuss entries with useful info for readers. And clearly, this hostess is geared toward the Offbeat Home — she reports that she's concerned with how we can accommodate smokers/vegans/meat eaters/coworkers/kids/pets/family at our parties, in between other work and play, with the tools we have on hand. This makes ME want Superbowl Chili! She's also got lovely eye-candy — most posts have at least one pen and ink and watercolor image by HJ. Stop over to HJEntertains to catch HJ's useful tips, innovative recipes and practical how-tos to make your next party even more delightful for your guests — we hear she's got excellent tips for St. Patrick's Day! You can also follow Helen Jane on Twitter – she tweets two entertaining tips every day at @HelenJane. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS What do you wear during labor and birth? NEXT My son and his (four!) fairy godparents Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] The illustrations make me do happy dances in my brain! Reply I am so following her on Twitter right now. Reply My biggest fantasy I have for my next living establishment is being able to host parties! This blog is simply marvelous– and she's an illustrator, too?! Pinch me! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.