Thursday, August 29, 2013

WISH LIST #2


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

PERSONALIZED COFFEE MUGS


I decided to make an updated post on personalized coffee mugs. The mugs I made last summer were getting a bit old and I wanted a customized set of initial mugs for M and I to have for the house.
To make some personalized initial mugs of your own you'll need:
Two plain mugs



Tuesday, August 27, 2013

GRILLED PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED FIGS WITH BLUE CHEESE

Figs. Stinky Blue Cheese. Prosciutto. Need I say more? 
I just love the flavor combination these three ingredients create. They balance each other in just the right way... I'm pretty sure figs, blue cheese, and prosciutto are best friends. 
To create this simple dish yourself you'll need:
A heated grill on low. Make sure you spray with oil before lighting so nothing sticks.
A few slices of prosciutto. I cut each slice of prosciutto into four individual pieces, so do your math and find the perfect prosciutto / fig ratio. Make sure you have an extra slice for yourself...to nibble on while you're making this, of course.



Thursday, August 22, 2013

HESSIAN FRAM'S FAMILY FARM DAY

This past weekend I headed out to Hessian Hill Farm for the Family Farm Day to help M out with the Distillery. We set up a table to do tastings for all of the guests. My friend Alexa came with me to help out.




Wednesday, August 21, 2013

LONG BEACH ISLAND | FAVORITES

I guess you can say I'm still having the post-vacation blues. I want to be back on the beach, with my feet in the sand, soaking up the sun, while sipping on a spicy Bloody Mary. 
In hopes to help me get over them (or maybe just to torture myself some more) I thought I'd share a few of my favorite photos and memories from vacation that I haven't shown in past posts.
Yes, as usual most (but not all) of them will contain food. 
To start, a cheese and veggie platter after a day at the beach.




Sunday, August 18, 2013

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY TO ME!



Wednesday, August 7, 2013

LONG BEACH ISLAND | A WALK ON THE BEACH

This summer is the third year in row that I've spent the first week of August on LBI with M and his entire family. We spend all week relaxing, laughing with each other, and taking in all of the beauty the beach has to offer us. I truly feel blessed and so grateful that I am a part of it all and will remember this time for the rest of my life. 
For the past couple of nights I've taken some time to walk on the beach and reflect on all that I have to be thankful for. 
It's so quiet and peaceful with just the sound of the ocean waves splashing against the sand and looking at all of the remnants from the day's beach goers washed up along the shore.
(This is a long one, full of pictures!)



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

LONG BEACH ISLAND | PINKY'S

I am officially on vacation and I'm as happy as a clam. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

DIY Flower Hair Accessory

As you know from my previous Wish List Blog Post I've been wanting a floral headband for quite some time.  But after seeing this DIY tutorial I figured, why buy something that I can make myself?! So, I stopped by the craft store and picked up the supplies. My lovely blogger friend, Alexa, from the Miss Rosie O  blog came over and we channeled our inner crafter to make them! 
So they're not actual headbands, they're floral bun wraps. Which is even better, because my go to hair style is a top knot and I'm always looking for something to spruce it up a bit.