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Five Things Friday: Summer Lovin’

23 Jun

Happy happy Friday! I feel like this week dragged on a bit but that might be because we have very few plans this weekend and I’m so pumped to just relax with the hubby! It was definitely a busy week and I have a huge piled of unfolded laundry calling my name this evening (ugh). I figured I would share five random thoughts from the past week (or two).

  • We signed up for our first CSA with Fair Weather Acres farm and our first pickup was this past Sunday. We received so many fresh and delicious veggies which allowed us to be a bit more creative with our cooking this week. Our box included: 2 lbs of spinach, 1 head of lettuce, 1 quart of strawberries, 1 bunch of swiss chard, 1 bunch of radishes, 1 head of broccoli, garlic scapes, and bok choy. I loved everything included but I think my favorite were the strawberries and the garlic scapes. We made two new recipes with some of the veggies we received, a garlic scape and spinach frittata as well as swiss chard and garlic scape pasta. Both were yummy!

frittata

swiss chard and garlic scape pasta

  • My cousin Daniel graduated from high school on Tuesday and we were fortunate enough to be able to attend. He gave a speech during the ceremony which obviously had everyone in our family in tears. We went out for a wonderful dinner at Bertucci’s after too. It was a great evening!

Daniel graduation

  • Last Saturday went down as one of the top five days of this year for me so far. Natasha, Jenna, and I attended our friend Miko’s bridal shower which was SO much fun. We were nonstop laughing the entire time due to the very creative and hilarious games that her bridal party had planned. After the shower, Jenna and I met up with the boys in Granby at Lost Acres Vineyard where we enjoyed some wine and a fantastic cheese plate. After that we ventured over to Brignole Vineyards, also in Granby, and had a really fun wine tasting (the guy giving our tasting was hilarious) and some fabulous sangria. All of that wine meant for an early evening catnap but we managed to rally and make it out for our friend Kevin’s birthday. It was truly an amazing day!

Miko's bridal shower

Lost Acres cheese and wine

  • Salads have been my jam lately. Ever since returning from our cruise, I have been craving salads and fresh veggies ALL the time. I have particularly been enjoying my current lunch salad which includes strawberries and goat cheese which is such a fantastic combo. If you haven’t tried it, you should!
Firehouse Subs salad

First salad from Firehouse Subs, sooo good!

chicken fajita salad

The chicken was way too spicy, even for me! Less chili powder next time for sure 

Strawberry goat cheese salad

  • Father’s Day was filled with so much delicious food and lots of sunshine. We treated my Dad to lobster rolls at Jessica’s Garden in Marlborough (highly recommend!) and then we visited Dan’s parents for dinner at their new lake house in Ashford. It was a wonderful end to a great weekend!

jessicas garden lobster roll

Father's day 2017 1

Life has been pretty great lately but I am excited to have very few plans on the radar this weekend. There is a bottle of Rosé and some grilling on the agenda and that’s the way I like my summer weekends!

Wordless Wednesday: My Bridal Shower

22 Jul

Happy hump day everyone! I know it’s been a while but I’ve been busier than ever (80 days until the wedding!) and I really spent a lot of time thinking about how I wanted to write this post. In reality, there are no words to describe what a magical day my bridal shower was and I came to the conclusion that it would be best to just show you guys in photograph form. I will tell you that my girls (and everyone else involved) did the most amazing job putting everything together and it was truly one of the best days of my entire life. I felt so special and I wish I could relive it a million times. So enough with the mushy stuff (although I could go on for hours) and let’s get to the pictures!

I'm so glad he dropped me off... I was quite nervous/excited!

I’m so glad he dropped me off… I was quite nervous/excited!

All of my wonderful ladies!

All of my wonderful ladies!

CRAZY! #happilyeverhannon

CRAZY! #happilyeverhannon

This was so adorable and clever

This was so adorable and clever

They decorated these wine glasses themselves.. they came out so perfect

They decorated these wine glasses themselves.. they came out so perfect

I am obsessed with the mason jars! And floating candles :)

I am obsessed with the mason jars! And floating candles 🙂

Every little detail had so much thought put into it

Every little detail had so much thought put into it

The guests also played bingo and the winners got prizes!

The guests also played bingo and the winners got prizes!

Obviously I had to take a food picture, it was so yummy! And they had brie, which is my very favorite cheese!

Obviously I had to take a food picture, it was so yummy! And they had brie, which is my very favorite cheese!

My maid of honor Alex and my flower girl Emma.. so adorable!

My maid of honor Alex and my flower girl Emma.. so adorable!

I was completely blown away by the generosity of my family and friends. We received the most amazing gifts!

I was completely blown away by the generosity of my family and friends. We received the most amazing gifts!

Natasha put together my ribbon and bow bouquet. It came out so pretty!

Natasha put together my ribbon and bow bouquet. It came out so pretty!

I don't think I stopped smiling all day long

I don’t think I stopped smiling all day long

The cake looked incredible and it tasted even better!

The cake looked incredible and it tasted even better!

My future mother-in-law with Jenna and Melissa

My future mother-in-law with Jenna and Melissa

My beautiful flower girls, Aubrey and Emma :)

My beautiful flower girls, Aubrey and Emma 🙂

Loved the marriage advice wall with the different pictures of us!

Loved the marriage advice wall with the different pictures of us!

It was such a perfect day with the best people in the world :)

It was such a perfect day with the best people in the world 🙂

Thank you to Alexandra Swanson for taking such beautiful pictures so that I can look back on this day for years to come!

I hope you guys have enjoyed these pictures as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you. I end this post feeling so lucky to have such great people in my life and I can’t wait for the rest of the wedding festivities to come! Have a great day!