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…

Lemon Lakeside Picnic

I met some friends at The Harbor Rockwall today for a lemon lakeside picnic. Did you Texas has a major lake scene? In the summertime, The Harbor is bustling with boats and outdoor concerts but in the winter, I still love sitting by the sparkling blue water with a view of the lighthouse. I couldn’t…

Charcuterie Cones

Could this be any cuter! I’m squealing just looking at the pictures. A couple of years ago, I made homemade bread cones for Disney Dinners: Cars because Disney’s California Adventure sells the “cozy cones” at the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land. For my dinner, I filled the cones with mac ‘n’ cheese a la…

Sunset Picnic by the Lake

This week I celebrated my friend Jacob’s birthday with a sunset picnic by the lake at the beautiful Harbor District in Rockwall, Texas. The Harbor is about twenty minutes east of Dallas and has gorgeous Spanish-esque architecture, fountains galore, an amphitheater, and a picturesque lighthouse. It’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the…

French Inspired Picnic

I’ve been dreaming of a trip to the French countryside lately so my fellow France-loving friend Thi and I decided to have a French Inspired Picnic at a park this weekend! It was the first beautiful day of spring: 64 degrees, vast blue skies, and no clouds in sight. I slipped into the dreamiest dress…

Pesto Picnic Sandwich

I can’t remember the last time I had a better sandwich. I could write a love song about this sandwich. I wanted an easy baguette sandwich for a French Inspired Picnic with my friend Thi. This only has a couple of ingredients but WOW does it taste magical when you put them together! I decided…

Maple Cream Scones

Super soft scones with a kiss of maple I’m a stickler for soft scones. I typically make English style scones (like this one) but I recently adapted this recipe from my mom’s scone recipe and wow, is it good! My mom went through a major scone phase when I was a teenager and now I…

Pumpkin Picnic

For the second event in my Quarantine Halloween series, I invited one of my friends over for a socially distanced pumpkin picnic in my backyard. I set up two blankets in a corner of my yard by my raised bed garden with my pumpkin vines in between us. I made a lovely fall soup &…

Fall Fairytale Picnic

Life is but a dream I had the loveliest evening last weekend with my friend Lucy! We went to Prayer Lavender Garden in Rockwall, TX for a socially distanced picnic in 76 degree weather. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky! Prayer Lavender Garden is revamping their lavender fields this fall but the property is…