Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday's Party: Welcome Summer Backyard Gathering

I wish we were not under a dangerous heat warning otherwise I would love to move my kitchen table outside and have a little summer dessert gathering with friends this weekend as seen here via Hometown Girl
What a fun idea.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Austin Eating Hot Spots

The past few days have been a whirlwind with a quick trip to house hunt in Austin. So excited, that we get to call this city home in a few weeks or months. I feel this move will never happen or at least not to my time frame, it's not happening quick enough!

We ate at some really fun places which I highly recommend you checking out if you are ever in Austin!

The first place to make my list was Annies Cafe and Bar located on Congress. The views outside give you a straight on view with the Capital. We had breakfast here on Sunday morning and the food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Very child friendly especially during breakfast time.
via here

Another popular must place to eat and see was Salt Lick BBQ. A lot of people bring their own alcohol and enjoy sharing a pack of beer with friends amongst picnic tables listening to the live music which was fantastic. So many kids were running around and dancing while you sit and listen to the music until your table is ready. They also have a kids play area which is nice for the older kids. If you don't bring your own alcoholic beverages you purchase on site. The brisket here is AHHMAZING!! I am not much of a BBQ person but this was so good I can't wait to eat here again. Again, great food, service and very kid friendly. Def a must place to take out of town guests.

Another hot place that came highly recommended and I can see why was Hopdoddy burger bar. Don't let the line out the door scare you as it really does move fast! They not only have tasty burgers but also have a tuna and turkey burger available. The burgers are huge and served on homemade buns. Very delicious! If you are traveling with a little one they offer a storage closet for your strollers and also have clip on high chairs. 

and of course I had to scope out the cupcake scene. I saw lots of dessert and cupcake trailers but the one that caught my eye was Hey Cupcake! They have several trailers around town but how could I say no when one is parked next to our realtor's office?! 
We bought a Michael Jackson and John Lemon cupcake. They both were delicious.

I know there are so many other great eating places that I need to check out so if you have any other suggestions to add to the list please share!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Father's Day Gift Ideas

For all the special men in your life
via here

via here 

via here

via here

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesday Words

This pretty much sums up you know who! 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Caprese Appetizers

 Thanks to all the wonderful food finds on pinterest and having some down time I am finally making my way thru my Meals I want to Make board. The next one up for this week will be this delicious looking caprese dip!

Also, how easy are these caprese pops! Perfect for summer entertaining!

PS: If you are on pinterest let me know! I would love to follow you.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday's Party: Lets Go Camping Birthday Bash

 From the adorable bunting, checkered table cloth and all the yummy treats this is my kind of outdoor celebration! 

More cuteness and details on this fabulous party can be see here

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Prettier in Pink

Wishing I could have these items right now, in pink of course.
canvas overnight bag via j.crew

{Images 2 and 3 via my pinterest board All Things Pink. Orig sources unavailable}

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Weekend Recap: 5 Year Anniversary

Chris and I celebrated our 5 yr wedding anniversary on Saturday at the Biltmore Resort. We rented a private cabana where we enjoyed a full day relaxing by the pool, a pitcher of sangria with fish tacos, and a champagne toast in the afternoon with a yummy fruit and cheese platter. We ended our evening with a sunset, row boat ride on Tempe Town Lake.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday's Party: Donuts!

In honor of National Donut Day how sweet is this donut treat table?