Thursday, August 30, 2012

Showered With Love

This past weekend was my bridal shower hosted by my mom and one of my bridesmaids/oldest friend in the world! Wait, no, she is not literally old, just that she has know me since the womb. Making her my oldest friend to date. And as she will tell you, she enjoys being 3 months younger than me.

The shower was at my mom's house which also happens to be my childhood home that I grew up in. My mom has been working all summer to have her yard look amazing for this event and boy did it ever. The shower was wonderful and I was blown away by all the love and support that myself and my Mr. received. If this is a preview to how the wedding is going to be then I am beyond thrilled for what an amazing day it is going to be. Here are some photos from that day.

Enjoying the Festivites

Grow with Love Favors for Shower Guests
Future Mother In-Law, Bride and Mother of the Bride

From the Top: Future Sister In-Law, Bride & Freind, Some of the Bridesmaids, Bride and Brother's Girl Friend
Very Large Ribbon Bouquet
From the Top Left: Cousins, Mother of the Bride, Nana of the Bride and Awkward Pose with all Those Ribbons

DIY Drink Stand
A huge thank you to all of my bridesmaids, my mom, family and friends who helped make this such a wonderful bridal shower. My love tank is full and with 45 days to go we are in the home stretch.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How Does Your Garden Grow

This spring the Mr and I suggested talked my mom into letting us build a planter bed at her house so we could have a summer garden. This then consisted of us building the beds and helping to plant them and then completely leaving all the water and maintenance to her. (See what we did right there!) I am happy to report that wiith all of our her hardwork the garden has done wonderfully and we (you know we have been there for harvest) have enjoyed many nights at her house of being able to go outside and pick almost everything needed to make a full meal.

To avoid being wasteful, I have started getting very creative in my cooking to make sure we use up all of those huge zucchinis that we grew. Here are some of the recipes that I have been making.

Zucchini Brownies

These came out so yummy, but are more like chocolate cake then a brownie. They ended up being great with some vanilla ice cream.

Paleo Zucchini Almond Muffins

I made these muffins this afternoon and I have to say that I wasn't to impressed. Maybe it is just me but these tasted really dense and were totally not sweet like a muffin.

I am dying to try this recipe for Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini

If I had more time, (I feel like I say that a lot here) I would totally love to can some veggies to have through the winter. We have also been busy with our wonderful jam making party. As you saw here, I inlisted the help of some great friends to pick blackberries and help me make homemade jam for our wedding favors.  I'll be back to give you a full tutorial on jam making and how the final product turn out.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Wow I just noticed how long it has been since I posted. Here is a little photo recap of all the fun we have been having this summer. I'll post a full recap for you later this week