Q & A

Dreams Really Due, Come True! 

It's My Season!  Know That I Am Just So Giddy Serving You!

Truly, Just Me, Doing What All I Love To Do!

Q.  Soooo, what exactly do you do?

A.  Artistically, a little of a lot of things; though, mainly, I love to cook for you from scratch; it's my giddy idea - a dream really - of rendering fresh, tasteful, graciously-prepared breakfast specialties.  I so enjoy a good meal, so I set out to specialize in elevating the standards of breakfast.  My aim is to make my guests go, Oooooooom Know that I enjoy as much setting up, serving it to you and comforting you, too, not to mention, Oh, but the conversation and with lots of laughter on the sideSharing what I love to do, with you - just my way of giving forward!  Visit my Breakfast Innstead page, attend an Upcoming Brunch Experience, plan A Brunch of Your Own and discover more About Mariby and all that I do.

Q.  What services, for example, do you provide?

A.   For you, I will cook (intimate brunches are my specialty), bake (I love to prepare from scratch my buttermilk biscuits, blueberry muffins, double-crusted sweet potato pie, etc.).  Savor my Food BlogI also do a little sewing; though, I am not a seamstress, I do make my own clothes, what I call my Beauty-Free Dresses and Beautiful Earrings as complement.  I have made richly-tailored pillows, couch throws and more. I provide a wide range of Administrative Services on contract/temp, virtual or on-site, on an as-needed basis; I've also done basic websites, such as my own and my business cards.  I am an Inspirational Speaker, mainly on Seeking, Living & Owning Your Gifts, which includes specifically, Watching Your Back In Business - at which I share my journey.  Visit My Home Page and, of course, browse my site for samples of all that I do and Contact me to discuss how I may serve you?   You will particularly enjoy My Guest Book.

Oh, I quite agree!  It's madness, really, and why I call it, MadlyLiving!

Q.  What are the MadlyLiving ChroniclesTM?

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Perhaps A Bit Wild, In My State of Mid-Life ... Style!

A. WARNING:  ADULT CONTENT!  I also write, so the MadlyLiving ChroniclesTM are mostly, uh, uh, true, overtly due works of, frankly, narcissistic expression, based on a series (mere situations really) of non-fiction, artistically painted with some conviction, logistically tainted with a Hole's lot of suspicion, some just wrong and even offensive diction, no less, written Holely for the purpose of mature, laugh-out-loud, stir up a crowd, adult entertainment, and perhaps a bit wild, in My State of Mid-Life ... Style, which is why you'll find that My Brand of Entertaining Erotica very personally relates to you, you and yeah [old man], you too!  It's The Hole's Truth, so helped me God!


Q.  For your brunch services, how many people do you accommodate?

A.  My Brunch Experiences are private, kept intimate and served seated ideally for 6-8 guests; though, I will accommodate up to 10 guests.

Q.  What if I want to invite more than 10?

A.  Unfortunately, for a seated, intimate setting, I will only accommodate up to 10 guests.

Q.  For how long is your brunch?

A.  Brunch Experiences generally go on for 3-4 hours; it's a part of my special recipe of good food, good company and good conversation!

Q.  What if I want to do a party, a shower, etc.; do you permit events at your location? 

A.  No.  This is my home and not an event space; however, in keeping with an intimate dining experience, you may want to consider hosting, sponsoring and/or participating in my MadlyGiving Brunch of Sundays or Brunch & Learn dining experiences.

Q.  Will you come out to me at my home?

A.  Yes.  I will come to you at your home to cook, prepare and serve an intimate, private dining sit-down service (for up to 10 guests) or continental brunch service (for up to 20-30 guests).  Note:  Service/Travel Fees/Expenses apply. 

Q.  What if I only want you to drop off / deliver breakfast items; do you cater? 

A.  Note that I am a home cook, who loves, loves, loves to cook and not a chef, nor a caterer; though, for intimate affairs only, yes, I will freshly prepare and drop off scrumptious continental brunch menu items (for a minimum) of, for example, My Specialty Breakfast Sandwiches, Scratch-Made Biscuits and Blueberry Muffins, to include a Crisp Green Tossed Salad and Fresh Fruit Medley.  Visit my Breakfast Innstead page & Contact Mariby.

Q.  Is there a set menu for your brunches?

A.  I have a thoughtfully-prepared menu selection; however, you may mix it up (at charge).  Visit my Breakfast Innstead page and click on the Menu Button.

Q.  Do you accommodate alternative menus, such as vegan, vegetarian or restricted diets?

A.  Yes, with sufficient notice, I will happily accommodate alternative menus for dietary restrictions, food allergies, cultural preferences, etc.

Q.  How much do you charge for brunch service?

A.  The charges range from as little as $30/guest for a basic sit-down breakfast of, for example, Cinnamon-Crusted French Toast, Scratch-Made Belgian Waffles or Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes and as much as $85/guest for The Ultimate Seafood Brunch (which would include Jumbo Crab Legs, Golden Lump Crab Cakes, Herbed-Grilled Salmon, Jumbo Shrimps & Scallops); though, the average charge/guest, based on the most popular menu items, is generally $40-60/guest.  Visit my Breakfast Innstead page and click on the Menu Button.

Q.  What comes with brunch?

A.  No matter which brunch menu package you choose, the standards that embellish every table include Mariby's Infamous Buttermilk Slap Biscuits,Thick-Cut Smoked Bacon, Cheesed Egg Souffle, Crisp Green Tossed Salad, Fresh Fruit Medley, Home-Made Preserves, Fresh-Ground Coffee & Breakfast Beverages.  For more information, visit my Breakfast Innstead page.

Q.  What if I want lunch or dinner (rather than brunch)?

A.  Yes, I often get requests for lunch and dinner menus and depending on what you have in mind, I will certainly accommodate you. For an example, a Romantic Seafood Dinner For Two, I did at a client's home, as a birthday surprise to her husband.

Q.  Can I order your fresh-baked goods?

A.  Yes, you may pre-order my scratch-made specialties:  Apple & Sweet Potato Pies, Chocolate, Lemon-Coconut & Carrot Cup/Cakes, Fresh Blueberry & Apple-Raisin Bran Muffins, Banana-Coconut Bread and, even My Buttermilk Slap Biscuits. Visit My Food Blog and Contact me.


Q.  What is A Brunch of Sundays and Brunch & Learns I've seen you advertise?

A.  My MadlyGiving Brunch Experiences are at the heart of all my artistry.  It's my purpose-filled way of Eventfully Bringing People Together In the Spirit of Giving Forward.  Both the Brunch of Sundays and the Saturday Brunch & Learns Experiences are opportunities for you to, not only participate, but also, you may sponsor a brunch, for example, to showcase, impart knowledge, share information, etc. For more information, visit my MadlyGiving page and Contact me to discuss a brunch & learn or charitable opportunity you have in mind.  Brunch is served complimentary to the experience!

Q.  May I see your references?

A.  As you certainly should, please visit My Guest Book page for what my guests are saying about their dining experience, as well as custom-made items and other services.  As a guest, you will also have the opportunity to Rate Your Experience

Q.  How do I get on the mailing list for your Monthly Brunches?

A.  To subscribe to my mailing list, visit my Contact page and click on the Subscribe Button.

Payment & Policies

Q.  What forms of payment do you accept?

A.  Payment to attend my brunch experiences are accepted through EventBrite; however, if you are planning a brunch experience, I accept deposit/payment either on my website through Paypal in the form of Credit/Debit Card or by Bank/Travelers' Check and Money Order.  NO cash or checks are accepted!  Reservation & Payment are required BEFORE arrival!  I do NOT accept payment at the door!

Q.  What are the payment terms?

A.  On most services, I require half down to secure the date/contract and the balance is due no later than two (2) weeks before your event/service is completed.

Q.  Can my guests pay individually (for themselves)?

A.  While most hosts pay the deposit and are ultimately responsible for the full balance due, yes, your guests can pay individually directly on my website.  When paying, it's important to indicate to which brunch name/event you are contributing!

Q.  How do I make a payment?

A.  To Make A Deposit/Payment, you will find Payment Buttons near the bottom of every page of my website; just scroll down! 

Q.  What's your cancellation policy?

A.  If for any reason you must cancel your planned brunch or service(s), all payments are non-refundable, though transferable to another event and/or service.

Q.  What about any brunch policies?

A.  By attendance, all participants agree to the following Disclaimer

  • Timely Arrival:  I ask that you arrive on time, as I generally do NOT start seating guests for brunch until all or most guests have arrived and, a personal pet peeve, You know I just hate for my food to get cold!
  • Parking:  Driveway and street parking are available; though, please do NOT park on the grass and do NOT block anyone's driveway or mailbox!
  • Food Allergies & Dietary Restrictions:  Upon arrival, please remind me of any food allergies and/or dietary restrictions!

Contact Mariby Corpening

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If you would like to plan an intimate brunch experience of your own, sponsor a Brunch of Sundays or a Brunch & Learn, are interested in my personal or administrative services, would like to collaborate on a project or charitable cause/event you have in mind, would like for me to speak at your event, would like to know when my MadlyLiving ChroniclesTM are officially published, have any further questions or need more specific information, please Contact me and, of course, Subscribe to my email list.  Get some helpful ideas from My Guest BookI truly look forward to serving you! 

No!  Thank You!  It's All What I Do!

Oh, The Heart, No Less, The Art of A Servant!
— Mariby Corpening