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Hi, I'm Elizabeth and I invite you to grab a glass of sweet tea and join me as I (along with my husband, John) renovate our love nest. We're both born and raised in the south and love to share with you some of our favorite recipes, stories and our life. We hope you'll come back often!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June Activities

In my last post, I mentioned things that I wanted to do in the month of June. So far I'm off to a good start at keeping up. Let's hope it lasts. I tend to get a little side-tracked at times. Who knew? :D

Anyways. I've always been one to dabble in baking. I get it from my mom. She passed down her love of all things yummy to all her kids. I love family get-togethers. There's always tons of great food. And wine. And beer. I digress.

Last weekend John and I went to celebrate our nephew's first birthday. Caleb, the birthday boy is John's sister's sweet baby. As a part of his birthday present, we made the cupcakes to mark the celebration. His party was sea creature themed and everything turned out so freakin' cute.

I'll stop talking and just show you.


Vanilla cupcakes with a vanilla italian buttercream frosting. Keeping with the ocean theme, I made little whales out of gumpaste to use as toppers.



Caleb did a great job of entertaining us with his smashing abilities. He wasn't so sure about it at first, but he enjoyed it enough to spread icing all through his hair.

Baby Caleb, we love watching you grow. We love watching you learn and explore. Here's to the first of many, many more birthdays to celebrate with you!

We love you!

In other news, I apologize for the lack of home projects around here lately. John's job is very demanding at the moment, and as much as we enjoy doing projects, it can be stressful to have your house in disarray. So in an effort to keep the peace around here, we've taken a hiatus to large projects for the next little bit. Here's hoping next month we can dig back in and get some things done around here! Stay tuned.

Friday, June 3, 2011

June bug

I don't know about y'all but I am so thankful it's June. I've been bitten by the June-bug. June marks the beginning of Summer. The end of school, the beginning of grilling (even though we've already been enjoying it for some time this spring. we just couldn't help ourselves!), lounging by the pool, playing at the lake and I have so many plans for this summer I just can't stand it.


Here's my list of things I MUST do this month.


1. Celebrate my nephew's first birthday this weekend.



2. Spend lots of time at the beach house, soaking up the sun.



3. Take a picnic. I may even get adventurous and make our own family picnic blanket. I love this one.



4. Long afternoon naps


5. Celebrate my 28th birthday.


6. Spend time with friends in the warm summer evenings.



7. Catch fireflies.


I'll make sure to keep up with my list and show you along the way :)
What do you have planned for this month?

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