Sunday, July 31, 2011

Potluck Party

I've been very busy lately and I haven't had a chance to spend very much time with some of my very dear friends. As a result, I decided to throw a small dinner party so I could see them all at the same time. However, instead of spending a ton of money on nine people, I chose to make it a potluck party, mostly of appetizers, and I'm so glad I did! Everyone brought fun and creative, not to mention delicious, food!

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Becka made a delicious cheese ball and we all decided she needs to start a side business and sell them at the Farmer's Market.

Jess brought string beans wrapped in crescents with ranch dressing on the side! 10 points for creativity!

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The rest of our menu included:
Taco dip
Honey BBQ chicken bites
Homemade pizza bites
Caprese skewers
Strawberry cobbler
and
Chocolate chip cookies

After dinner we hung out and talked and played the game of "Things." 
My friends are hilarious and much better cooks than I expected them to be!
 We'll definitely be doing this again soon.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Do you Pinterest?

Hey All,

I started using Pinterest.com to distract myself to collect all sorts of fun pictures, recipes and tutorials and "pin" them on my online bulletin board. I love it! My poor computer is so junked up with pictures, both mine and ones I find, and other things that I'm moving over to storing things online! It's so nice!

Look at this creative storage idea I found

Next haircut?

Looks delicious and the recipe is on the website!

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See you there!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Travels

Last week my boyfriend, my sister and I took a little weekend trip to J. L.'s hometown of Oblong, Illinois (funny name, I know.) We had a great time and it was just the break I needed from the real world. The trip is four hours each way and we had a great time telling stories, sharing struggles and rocking out to our favorite music.

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Check out this beautiful shot I got from the front window

Thankfully traffic was good because we made it just in time to an honest-to-goodness country drive-in theater. How often do you get to do that?
We were surrounded by cars full of families with anxious children and snacked on popcorn and crasins as the sun set over the corn fields. I wish drive-ins were everywhere like they used to be, but it made this all the more special.  We watched Cars 2, which was just meh, but the experience was still so much fun!

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The next day we went to Holiday World and Splashin' Safari. Normally I don't love water parks and theme parks, but this one was very clean and I had tons of fun being with my two best friends! I was very pleased to avoid a sunburn, but now my freckles are showing a little more than usual... what are you gonna do?

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Note my super cute ModCloth swimsuit!

We had such a great time and I loved it!