Brunch at the Barn

I’m kicking off season eight and my year of the horse with a fabulous brunch at the barn. My trainer Hannah is the absolute best and I wanted to treat her to brunch. Plus, nothing brings me more joy than drinking champagne with my horse! I packed up portable breakfast items for a fabulous pink…

Horse Treat Plate

Looking for a horse treat recipe to celebrate your horse? Make my Horse Treat Plate! You didn’t think I’d leave Wendy out of the fun at my Brunch at the Barn, did you? I styled a variety of horse treats to look like a cheese plate and my Friesian LOVED IT. She gobbled it up!…

How to Dress for Fall if You Live Somewhere Warm

I may not be a fashion blogger but I cannot take one more southern influencer posting photos of themselves in chunky sweaters and jeans tucked into knee-boots when it’s 95 degrees so I decided to write an article about how to dress for fall if you live somewhere warm.  Switch to autumnal colors You don’t…

Fall Picnic at Shakespeare Dallas

When I heard that my friend Karen was playing King Claudius in Shakespeare Dallas‘ all-female version of Hamlet, I raced to get tickets. If you’ve never been to Shakespeare in the Park, you’re in for a treat. This is how Shakespeare was meant to be enjoyed: under the stars. There’s just nothing better than sitting…

A Summer Sail

My cute lakeside town in Texas is known for one thing in particular: sailing. Yet somehow, I’ve never been sailing before! Since my best friend is visiting from Los Angeles, I thought it would be fun to take her sailing around Lake Ray Hubbard. What, is this not how you picture Texas? Sail with Scott…

Picking Blueberries at Blase Family Farm

I am officially in love with Blase Family Farm. I pick blueberries all the time out in east Texas (which of course was the inspiration for my Blueberry Hill Surprise!) but this was my first time at beautiful Blase Family Farm in Rockwall, TX about twenty minutes east of Dallas. Blase impresses from the minute…

Squash Blossom Pizza

Pizza bianca with fresh squash blossoms I just adore squash blossom season. It’s truly one of the joys of the summer garden. Squash blossoms are one of the biggest perks of growing your own food! I promptly celebrated the first squash and zucchini blossoms of the season with a delicious pizza inspired by a dish…

Pineapple Bread

Looking for a tropical vacation in your kitchen? This pineapple bread will make you feel like you’re on island time! If you know me, you know that I loathe dry baked goods. Cannot stand them. I’m delighted to report that this pineapple bread is super moist with a wonderful tropical flavor. It’s an easy recipe…

Happy Hour on the Beach

The time has finally come: my first picnic on our new beach at the lake house. We have dreamed about having a beach out at Blueberry Hill for at least a decade! I’ve been saving my 2017 Ignis from Kuhlman Cellars for a special occasion. It seemed fitting to toast the beach with a really…