Happy Memorial Day

IMG_9142Up until today, it has been a gorgeous Memorial Day Weekend. Lots of sunshine, golf (for my husband), pool time (for the boys) and beach time for me. We’re winding things down and happy to be celebrating the freedom that we are so fortunate to have because of our brave military. Let the stars and stripes fly high!IMG_9148 IMG_9150 IMG_9154 IMG_9156 IMG_9163So, from our home to yours….Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you’ve had a wonderful “unofficial” beginning to summer. Let the sun and fun begin!


Long Weekend Ahead + Entertaining Ideas

3867e953dd02a13782f9785f80fa4c35Well, hello Friday! My favorite day of the week…hands down! I think it’s the feeling of anticipation of the weekend ahead, mixed with a day that is still productive that makes it the perfect combination. And, even more so when it’s at the beginning of a holiday weekend.

If you want ideas on how to jazz up your Memorial Day BBQ, check this out.danielle_rollins_19Want to try a grapefruit based cocktail to beat the heat? Check this out.graduation_checklist025Need some tools to take your graduation or Fourth of July party up a notch? Check out this site.bb236bc58899ec91eff5331d47219f1bNeed to amp up your burgers, both veggie and beef?! Check out theses recipes.

Now….go enjoy the weekend. You deserve it.


images: Camille Styles, Danielle Rollins, Waiting on Martha, For Your Party

Red, White and Woo Hoo

DSC_0002Is anyone else excited about the upcoming L-O-N-G weekend?!

Even though school is still in session in the Northeast, Memorial Day Weekend makes it feel like “summer”. Beach clubs open, tennis tournaments commence and I’ll break out my new white dress. It’s also one of the times I set out all my flags to honor those we are really celebrating. Red, white and blue is a favorite color combo of mine, so I dress everything from the house and the table to the bar cart and the dog (Molly!).IMG_6567 IMG_0845 DSC_0019 DSC_0039 IMG_6569IMG_6140 IMG_6556IMG_6544IMG_6542

Here’s to the start of a great week…pool time and the long weekend are in sight! Bring out the red, white and blue. Woo hoo!