Friday, June 23, 2017

Patriotic Picks

Happy Friday! Fourth of July along with the holiday weekend are just around the corner and while I can't believe we're almost to this point of the summer, I also can't wait - such a fun summer holiday. 

Red, white and blue are some great colors to work with and easy to stay in theme of the holiday - although, I'm usually mostly in blue/white - usually incorporating the red only by a lip color.



Have a good weekend! xx 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Recipe Repeats

Anytime of the year we're appetizer people but especially in the summer.  We're good with the classic cheese plate, shrimp, easy appetizers but have found a few homemade ones we love too.  I need to search for a few new ones to try this summer but today I'm sharing a few of our top favorites... 

Refreshing for a hot day.


We've made a similar one with mushrooms too - any topping is good! 


These are great especially for the lake because you can just throw them in a container and bring them down to the dock already made.


A healthy choice that makes for a nice presentation. 


Last but not least, this is our number one favorite appetizer - anytime of the year! 


Enjoy! xx 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

This & That

Last week we attended a fun fundraiser at the local arboretum.  A handful of food stations to try, cocktails and a silent/live auction.  The weather was beautiful and seeing as we've been consumed by moving lately - it was a fun night out! 


Before taking off for the lake last weekend we went to a white party with friends to kick off the summer.  As soon as I found out about the party I picked up this dress - non-maternity but I knew it would work for a growing belly. (it's also now 40% off!)


It's finally starting to feel a little more like home around here.  I unpacked the last of the boxes last night - the baby's boxes! There's less clutter and more things coming together.  By late summer I'm hoping to have the house work where we'd like it to be before the baby comes - window treatments should be installed by then, we need to work on some wall hangings and decor then any other actual work can wait until the new year.  


Have a good day! xx 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Weekend Scenes

Another Monday, already.  We celebrated the dad of the family and also the dad to be - a barbecue Saturday night and then a little brunch (complete with donuts!) yesterday morning.


We've been on the go since Thursday night with events and such but Saturday afternoon we headed up to the lake for the night.  The weather wasn't the best here but we got there to a clear sky and were able to head right down to the dock for happy hour - clam dip, peppers/hummus and devil eggs plus cocktails.. we stayed down until almost 9pm - as long as the sun would let us! 


Yesterday the weather was better than expected so we had a great dock day, got some sun and let the dogs swim before heading home.  After US Open watching we enjoyed a bit of time on our deck - finally a night with nothing to do! 


Have a good week! xx