July 20, 2015

Mexican Quinoa


The summer heat and humidity are no joke. I thought the summers would be less intense in New Jersey than what I had been use to in Richmond... but it didn't dawn on me that being only 45 minutes from the ocean would equal the same humidity. To beat the heat, we've been eating more salads lately (and ice cream!) and in an effort to add variety, I made this dish. It can be easily adapted to whichever ingredients you prefer and/or have on hand. It also makes a great lunch or dinner, side or entrée!

July 17, 2015

Farmhouse Favorites

Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite pieces to create the ultimate farmhouse kitchen. Some are budget items and others are splurges. Ahem... gorgeous pendant light. From elements of glass and wood to porcelain and pops of pastels, these components give your kitchen the classic farmhouse look. The finishing touch? Why adding a few fresh blooms, of course!




July 14, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Savannah


With fourth of July weekend having come and gone, I was remembering the trip Mike and I took last year to Savannah and Tybee Island. At that point, we were one month into what would be our 10 month long-distance relationship. At the time, he was in Atlanta, so I flew down and we made the four hour drive to Savannah's beach, Tybee Island (see our Tybee trip here) for Independence Day.

July 2, 2015

Fourth of July Menu



It's time to fire up the grill and pour yourself a glass of lemonade! Since Memorial Day, the charming towns neighboring us have kept their streets adorned with American flags raised from each utility pole. It's like stepping back a few decades into a small town and I love it!