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Summer Quinoa



Summer is a great time to add some quinoa to your life.  Stop by your local farmer’s market and pick up some fresh fruits and veggies – there is a good chance they will pair well with one of the healthiest whole grains out there.

1. Grilled Corn, Black Beans and Quinoa with a Cilantro Lime Dressing – Flourishing Foodie
2. Superfood Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette – Iowa Girl Eats
3. Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa – 101 Cookbooks
4. Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad – The Talking Kitchen

A Few of My Favorite Blogs

Sorry there has been an extreme lack of posts lately.  I am working on several craft projects, but they all happen to be top-secret birthday gifts for my two nephews and niece…tutorial posts will be available in mid-May, after they have all received them.  T and I have also concocted several delicious recipes, but they need some tweaking before sharing.  What I CAN do, is share some of my favorite blogs.  Here are my top 5 (in no particular order):

A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess

This blog is written by cutie Elsie Larson.  Even her name is cute.  She writes about outfits, food, beauty, photography, decor, and also creates DIY projects.


Kendi Everyday

Kendi Everyday

Kendi posts creative outfit combinations nearly everyday (thus the name).  They are very inspiring when you are in a “I have no clue what to wear today!!” rut.


How About Orange

How About Orange

I love the color orange.  So does Jessica Jones, the blogger who created How About Orange.  Subjects she writes about include:  DIY tutorials, free downloads, time wasters, and other random things.  She also has designed some very funky fabrics that I would be happy to add to my collection.


Somewhere Splendid

Somewhere Splendid

Somewhere Splendid’s main focus is entertaining.  Party themes, decor, treats and more.  Beautiful pictures showcase parties that I can’t even imagine being invited to.  There are also a decent amount of posts about interesting objects, artwork, and recipes.


Eat Drink Chic

Eat Drink Chic

A very trendy girl named Amy Moss is the author of this blog, which centers around style, DIY, printables, entertaining, weddings, food, and more.  And she’s Australian.  Which is just cool.

That’s it for today, but please feel free to post a comment with any of your favorite blogs.  I’m always looking for more to add to my list.

The Food

The food…oh my, was it delicious.  For our wedding, T and I decided to continue our “old fashioned and homemade” theme.  We enlisted friends, family, and a few people we had heard great things about to create memorable desserts for our reception.  A family friend, Sherry Bowling, did the catering.  She did such a fantastic job, and we are so lucky she was able to help us.  My best friend made adorable cake pops; my aunt made buckeyes, the popular peanut butter treat from my home state of Ohio; a family friend, Ann, made her famous caramel cake;  T’s mom made the chocolate ganache cake; my mom made her now-famous carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  Our wedding cake came from a local bakery.  And I can say, pulled from our freezer a year later, it still tasted very good!  We bought several cases of classic coke bottles, and Trader Joe’s wine and champagne.  I made custom labels for the wine bottles, and we used chalk boards to label the desserts.

Everything must have been good, because by the time we go inside to grab a plate of food, the only thing left from the dessert table was a half a buckeye on a friends plate.  She let me eat it.  :)



food table

the spread

more of the spread


our cake (with poloroids from the ceremony)

Ann's Caramel Cake

Aunt Lisa's buckeyes and strawberries

Whitney's cake pops


Photography:  Studio A Photography

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