We have officially started transitioning into a new phase of birthday parties (at least with Burke)- to a more ‘big kid’ version. This year’s party was a smaller crowd (and no parents), with less organized activities (though, they played HARD in the neighborhood pool for the first half of the party) and no theme (unless […]
We make grilled pizza a lot. In Denver, in the summer, we probably made pizza almost every week. And then we made it in Saipan whenever we could find fresh mozzarella and goat cheese. And now we make it a ton in Texas. It’s such a nice trick to have in your grilling arsenal and takes […]
When I was sewing these Cairo dresses (pattern available here), I did a whole post with tips for batch sewing and promised cousin pictures of the girls in their dresses. And here they are! I wish I could bottle their sweet affection for each other, y’all. Cousins = the very best.
One of Piper’s favorite pastimes is flipping through wedding magazines whilst sitting on a beach or lounging by a pool. She is her mama’s daughter, that one. Last year, around the same time as her Unicorn Party, she became infatuated with the gorgeous, lush flower garlands that seem to be all the rage at bohemian weddings […]
Burke is not a huge dessert guy, but he LOVES gelato! So when he asked for a pizza party for his birthday this year, gelato was the natural pairing (and also, his dessert request- lucky coincidence!). Turns out, setting up a gelato bar was way (WAY!) easy. Like you-could-put-this-together-with-almost-no-notice-to-offset-the-crazy-heat-of-August easy. We grabbed a whole lineup of […]
Ok, y’all- even though summer is winding down, we still have the year’s hottest month left. And this grapefruit chilton is THE DRINK for August. Honestly, we drink it year round, but it is so perfectly refreshing in the hot that we had to share. INGREDIENTS (for one Chilton) Fresh lime juice (juice of half a […]
Loved Burke’s Pizza& Gelato Party last month. As I was setting up the Gelato Bar in the apothecary cabinet that my mama gave me years ago, I was thinking about all of the fun treats this cabinet has housed- Sprinkle Party treats, a couple different Donuts Bars, a Cotton Candy Bar at Piper’s Moana Party (details […]
Our time in Saipan was C-R-A-Z-Y- and not just because of the roller coaster that is adoption, nor the two adoptions that fell through before Bohden. There were several typhoons while were there, including the one that plowed through the center of our little island, destroying our house and everything else in its path. And […]
I love sangria. I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. And this Prosecco Berry Sangria is light and refreshing and perfect for summer. We made it for Easter brunch and I have a feeling we will be making it again and again this summer. You should too. For real. INGREDIENTS 1 cup […]
I recently that we have rediscovered a bunch of old favorite recipes in the last 8 months. And for summer, these oven sweet potato fries are at the top of that list. Make some. For real.