parties

evelyn’s first birthday party {pink ladybugs}

evelyn's first birthday party {pink ladybugs}

Truth: the idea of throwing a birthday party for a one year old kind of intimidated me.  I wanted to make it nice, but not extravagant.  I wanted it cute, but not pinterest crazy.  I wanted it to be enjoyable for both kids and adults alike.  I wanted a cute cake that wasn’t crazy expensive, … more

tailgate tea (+ a tailgate shower)

tailgate tea (+ a tailgate shower)

My parents and their friends threw a wedding shower this weekend for some of our good friends–a friend I have known since the day I was born and his fiance (who happens to be the daughter of my mom’s college roommate….small world).  And since it is fall and Auburn is a big part of their … more

yogurt marinated grilled chicken (+ easy entertaining)

yogurt marinated grilled chicken (+ easy entertaining)

As we’re getting closer and closer to mid-August, everything is becoming harder.  Rolling over in the bed is a whole production that completely wakes me up from whatever sleep I was managing to get.  Getting up off the couch is another ordeal (and so I am just constantly asking Gerrit to get up to refill … more

tailgating

tailgating

I could tell you a lot of things about tailgating.  I could tell you that hamburgers are always a great option and that, if the game is at 6:00 then sometime around 3:00 is the perfect time to eat.  I could tell you that if you are having pulled pork along with smoked chicken thighs … more

big green egg pizzas

big green egg pizzas

{We are off to Italy right now, but I wanted to leave at least something to be read while we’re away.  If you want to follow along on the trip, I’m trying my best to post on instagram when we have data/internet connections available.} A couple of weeks ago my dad’s Father’s Day present to … more