Remember the scene in “Julie and Julia” when Julie is ferociously chopping tomatoes in her teeny Queen’s kitchen, while frying the most beautiful slices of rustic bread, and the camera cuts quickly from the bread, to the tomatoes, to the perfectly torn basil, to her arranging the bruschetta, to them inhaling the works of edible […]
The other afternoon, Aaron and I were resting on the couch, excruciatingly horrible movie on TV, my new favorite book in my lap and our minds taking a much needed breather. We had just hosted a little dinner party with our friends the night before, so cooking an elaborate dinner was simply out of the […]
You guys, I left the house 3 times today. In this unimaginable heat. What kind of an idiot am I? I’ll tell you what kind. 1) One that needed to see her new friends at a posh foodie shoot in the plaza. 2) One that needed to explore a new vintage shop for knick knacks, […]
Earlier this summer my parents took a vacation via car, making a round-trip excursion through Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, then back to their home state of Arkansas. While in New Mexico I constantly bombarded their phones and Facebook pages with frantic, “OMG GET ME CHILES!! NO SERIOUSLY, GET ME SOME CHILES!! DID YOU GET […]
This weekend we had some of our most nearest and dearest of the pearest friends over for dinner. It had been a while since we’d seen them, so we had a lot to catch up on, celebrate, squeeze in and joke about. We always walk away from this couple with wind in our sails and […]
Before: After: MAMA. Quick Cherokee Tomato Salsa: * 3 Cherokee tomatoes, pulsed quickly in a food processor * 1 small jalapeno pepper, minced * 1/2 small white onion, finely diced * 1/2 cup fresh cilantro * juice from half a lime * salt * 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil In a small saucepan, […]
I so have a crush on this book.
Hey summer, this whole heat thing you have going on right now ain’t cool with me, but since our garden beds supply free flowers for every single room in the house, you’re forgiven. Now, about some rain….
Our sweet friends Nick and Carly got married a few weeks ago in the Dominican Republic. They gathered on the sandy beaches with close friends and family, said their “I do’s” and became man and wife. Insert “AWWW.” Friday night they hosted a most badical reception at Boulevard Brewery, complete with scrumptious BBQ from Oklahoma […]
You guys, Dr. Seuss has pepper elves living in our garden!