Thursday, June 18, 2015

Southern Inspired Birthday Dinner Party

Food, Friends and Fun...What's not to love about dinner parties? This past weekend was my favorite gig yet.  I was hired to cater and plan a surprise dinner party for my bestie. (yes, I said "bestie" and I  sometimes say " BFF" too...ha)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Smithsonian Through My Eyes

This past weekend the hubs and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary in Northern VA/ Washington D.C. We arrived in Arlington on Saturday night,  and woke up early Sunday morning to catch the metro to D.C.  That morning I reverted back to being a school girl waking up before dawn to pack my brown bag lunch, in anticipation of going on my class field trip.  

There is something arousing and nostalgic about museums. The excitement never fades. With each visit I embark on a new adventure, and become consumed by the smells, textures, sights and sounds of my environment.  

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Very Merry Unbirthday Tea Party (Alice in Wonderland Themed Tea Party)

December is a busy month. There's Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, and not to mention a ton of random made up “Holidays” ( I am not judging,just making an observation). Anyone who has a December birthday knows how easy it is to get lost in the holiday sauce. The December birthday struggle is real. (well, not really a struggle.)
Photo by www.nathaningramphotography.com
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So I came up with a brilliant idea inspired by Alice in Wonderland! Why not have an unbirthday party? Just in case you haven't watched the movie or read the book; an unbirthday is the 364 (365 if it's a leap year) days in the year other than your birthday. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich

Once a month my hubs and I serve as captains for our church's soup kitchen.  This past weekend chocolate chip cookies and ice cream were on the menu for dessert.   There was a box of frozen cookie dough, a few red velvet cookies left over from an event the night before, and a ton of ice cream.   

Instead of serving ice cream and cookies separately, I decided to make them into ice cream sandwiches and topped them with red velvet cookies.  I mean really...Who doesn't love ice cream sandwiches?   I loved creating the sandwiches and the guest enjoyed eating them. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Good Belly

 Today after a grueling workout I decided to stop by the local grocery store to grab some healthy snacks for the office.  As I was walking past the juice section (or whatever you call it) I noticed a new product. Well, at least it is new to me.  The name of the product caught my attention.   Goodbelly is a non-GMO, soy & dairy free and vegan product that contains probiotics. decision. 

  
I could not make up my mind between   Mango, Blueberry Acai, Pomegranate Blackberry and Tropical Green.  Decisions...Decisions! What was a girl to do?  I decided to do what any sane person would do in this situation.  I pointed to the the selection and eeny meeny miney moed to get to a 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Collard Kielbasa and Bean Soup

Every second Saturday of the month my hubs and I serve as captains at our church's soup kitchen. Each month we look forward to fellowship, food, and fun with our volunteers and the soup kitchen guest.  Today we made a delicious Collard Kielbasa and Bean Soup.