The $8 Pom Pom Picnic Basket DIY

Happy 4th of July Eve!  What are your plans for the week, friends? Is Tuesday just about the strangest day of the week ever for a holiday to fall on or is it just me?  I’m curious if people are taking time off or if it’s back to the office after fireworks tomorrow night. Parker is out of school all of this week and while we are driving back from the lake tonight to spend the Fourth in town, we are contemplating a last minute day trip to either Fredricksburg or San Antonio later this week.  (Anyone have a favorite between those …

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20 of The Best Memorial Day Recipes

We are bound for Los Angeles this morning and have every intention of soaking up all of the California sunshine and fresh fare that we can in the next week.  While I am very much looking forward to a Gjelina kale salad and the chicken, bacon, and brie sandwich at Joan’s, the meals I am most anticipating are the ones we will be putting together ourselves in the company of friends in Palm Springs this weekend.  (The only restaurant feasting to be had for three days will be a girls-only brunch reservation at Reservoir!)  While I was …

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A Superfood Summer Picnic

Just over a week ago, we spent our last Friday night in LA at Barnsdall Park, picnic-ing with friends and watching the sun set behind the Capitol Records building with the Griffith Observatory and Hollywood sign looking on from a distance.  A pretty perfect way to spend your last Friday night in LA, if you ask me.  There is nothing more quintessentially summer than enjoying a meal outdoors with friends. In lieu of the traditional turkey sandwich and potato salad fare, though, we created this summer superfood menu, complete …

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The Best of Sandwiches

Happy Friday!  Aaron, Parker, and I are packing up this morning for our annual summer trip to Palm Springs.  We’ve never packed so much for any trip. Ever.  Parker won’t be the only little munchkin friend there either.  Her boyfriend Nash (8 months) and bestie Cora (2 years) will be joining her for this magical weekend in the desert.  (I’ll be posting photos here! Be warned that I bought Parker a totally age inappropriate pool float that we will be experimenting with, so I hope you can handle the cuteness!)  Before we …

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