Mother’s Day Tea: Lavender London Fog Latte

Nothing is more classic than mother’s day tea.  Brunch may get all the hype, but no one can argue with a good-old-fashioned mother’s day tea party.  And why would they?  Its a fun, girly thing to do! And pssst, its WAY easier than hosting a brunch. 😉  But no one has to know that.  Your mom, grandma, and whomever will just think you are sweet and clever.  So, let’s stick with sweet and clever. You can go as simple or all-out as you want with a tea.  Just remember, its afternoon tea, not a meal.  It doesn’t need to be a food heavy production.  So simple, classic, buttery shortbread cookies…
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Simple Mother’s Day Table Decor

Wild flowers in Alaska, gardens, quilting, and birds. If it belongs outside, flies, or was lovingly stitched by hand, chances are its one of my mom’s favorite things.    So when decorating a table for mother’s day, I wanted to incorporate as many elements as I could, without it looking like some sort of the quilted-hippie design love child. So, I wanted to create an earth-toned palate (table covering, wood-slice, and vase) with a few pops of color (flowers and table runner).  Simple but bright. I outline all of the items I used below, but I have to tell you about this table runner really quickly!  Plus, it would make…

What to make for Mother’s Day: Mediterranean Feast! – Sauces, Toppings, and Serving!

This post is part of the “What to make for Mother’s Day” series.  This post is part 2 of a 2 part Mediterranean feast tutorial.  You can find part 1: Moroccan Chicken and Roasted Onions here.  Now that we have our Moroccan chicken and roasted onions in the works… we can get on to the fun part!!  Because who doesn’t love a good interactive meal with lots of fixings and sauces to try?!  And, in case it wasn’t clear, I’m banking on no one. So, I strongly suggest making all 3 of the sauces!  The ingredients in each sauce overlap so its not like you need any wonky ingredients for…

What to make for Mother’s Day: Mediterranean Feast! – Moroccan chicken and Roasted Onions

This post is part of the “What to make for Mother’s Day” series.  This post is part 1 of a 2 part Mediterranean feast tutorial.  You can find part 2 here.   Mother’s day is just around the corner and instead of brunch, or tea or traditional mother’s day faire.  I wanted to share something a bit out of the ordinary for mother’s day this year:  An easy to make Middle Eastern Feast! With a bit of planning ahead, this meal can come together in a flash!!  Everyone in our house loves the interactive nature of this meal it and alllllll of the sauce options that go with it. Today,…
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The 7 Year Cake…Classic Yellow Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

7 years ago, I went out to lunch with a cute army captain.  I was a college student crushing hard on a tall, blue-eyed boy, but, with a 10 year age difference, I figured the lunch was more a friendly meal than a date.   He was funny, clever, and kind.  Something about him told me he was different than anyone I had ever met.  I remember hoping it was more than a friendly lunch.  Turns out, it was.  One year from that day, we were engaged, and we married a short 4 months after that. We first met a few months before this lunch when he was freshly home from…
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