Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Breakfast Tacos

Its Sunday, you are hungry, but you don't have time to make this; nor do you want to go out in public to brunch it up. (a bit de-shelved maybe?) How about some breakfast tacos?!? They are quick, easy and can be made with a bunch of random things you already have.

You can make these with a bunch of ingredients, but here is what I usually use:

-4 strips of cooked bacon (or turkey bacon)
-2 whole grain tortillas
-2 large eggs, cooked, sunny side up (or to your liking)
-McCormick, Perfect Pinch, Southwest seasoning (my fav!)
-sliced tomato
-sliced avocado
-crumbled feta cheese
-yogurt dressing
-hot sauce

assemble & enjoy!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Nikki's Bridal Brunch + Getting Wedding Ready

 Its early in the morning, you wake up with all of your besties around you and realize that you are about to marry the man of your dreams. That feeling of butterflies, pure giddiness and being surrounded by some of the most cherished people in your life is one of the best. feelings. ever! It was a cherished memory I will always have from my own wedding; and this go around, as a bridesmaid it was just as special.

The night before Nikki & Dakotah's wedding was so fun (rehearsal dinner recap here) but we made sure not to stay up and chat all night. The Bride needed her beauty sleep. Before we knew it, it was morning and time to pounce on Nikki with excitement. Soon the glam squad arrived to start hair and makeup. Mid morning we all shimmy-ed over to Mrs. Northern's hotel room for a surprise Bridal Brunch. I have never seen such a beautiful get up in a hotel room before! Mrs. Northern had everything from make your own mimosas, parfaits, to beautiful depression glass dishware. She even made us the most adorable souvenir champagne glasses. (along with other adorable mementos) Thank you so much Mrs. (& Mr.) Northern!

Shortly after brunch we gave Nikki a surprise scrapbook which we all helped make. The scrapbook was full of memories from the course of our friendships and from all wedding festivities to date.

Next it was time to get in THE DRESS! Nikki wore a beautiful vintage long sleeve lace gown that her Grandmother and Mother both wore in their own weddings. Now it was Nikki's turn and she looked like something out of a magazine. She carried a single peach rose. So. Classic.

As for the Bridesmaids, we all wore long black ballgowns of our own choosing. I loved being able to pick a dress I loved and would wear again. We carried a beautiful bouquet of peach roses and white hydrangeas.

Soon, it was time to hop in the limo and take pictures. (more about the wedding in another post!) The day went buy so quickly but man was it fun. Congrats to you Nikki and Dakotah! May you have a lifetime of happiness!

*in case you missed the bridal shower & bachelorette and need some ideas! (here, here & here)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Peach, Tomato & Avocado Summer Salad

This past weekend truly put me into summer mode. I grabbed a bunch of produce from our local grocery store and decided it was time to make a summer staple; peach, tomato & avocado salad. (plus onion, cilantro.. and some other things) I love this salad because you can add as much or as little as you want. I have thrown in a chopped green pepper or two in the past...cucumber would be perfect as well.  This dish is super easy & quick to make. (My pups were patiently waiting for me to finish so they could play outside) Try it for a healthier option for those summer cookouts! 

Any who.. here is what you will need:

-1 red onion, chopped
-5 peaches, cubed (use any kind you like, I prefer yellow peaches_
-3-4 avocados, cubed
-4 tomatoes on the vine, cubed
-Handful of diced cilantro
-1/4 cup of lemon
- 1/4 cup lime juice
-salt to taste

Mix all the fruit/veggies in a large serving bowl.
Add lemon/lime juice + cilantro
Mix thoroughly
Add salt to taste
** If you have the time; put the bowl in the fridge for 30 mins before serving 

 -Teal berry basket (holding peaches) from Relish Decor
-Blue bowl from Crate and Barrel
-Patterned bowl from Anthropologie
     -Gold flatware from West Elm