Thursday, June 28, 2012


Last night while we were driving home, husband and I spotted a Delorean in a parking lot in downtown Champaign. A real Delorean!

It obviously started a discussion about Back to the Future, and Bob told me that he thought that in the movie they were kind of making fun of it. I had always thought that in the movie it was supposed to be a super hi-tech, awesome piece of machinery. Maybe that was just me!

Do you think the Delorean in Back to the Future was a joke? Either way, I think I'll always think of it as a badass ride.

p.s. Check out these desktop wallpapers. Hilarious.

Monday, June 25, 2012

brotip #2043

Haha, love this brotip. And this one, and this one. And, this one is for Bob.

brotips are always good for a laugh.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First day of summer

Happy first day of summer! Summer is my all time favorite season. Something about the excitement, the freedom, the easy-going nature of it all. It doesn't hurt that it's my birthday and anniversary season, either. These are just a handful of my favorite summer things:

1.pretty summer dresses 2. peach blush 3. flip-flops ( I live in these) 4. homemade sun tea, steeped for hours on my back porch 5. hot buttery sweet corn with every meal

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


One of my favorite times of the year is cherry season. I love fresh cherries. I devour them by the truck load. So sweet, and spitting out the pits as I eat a handful while walking the dogs is so much fun.
Some are even calling cherries "the new wonder fruit."

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Cute puppies

Just a little cuteness for your Monday.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

St. Simon's Island

 Over the Memorial Day weekend holiday Bob and I traveled to St. Simon's Island, GA, for a family vacation. We had an amazing time. We rented a condo and basically ate, drank, swam and relaxed the entire time. It was the perfect retreat. There's something so refreshing about gathering with your family and just having really great quality time. No schedules. No appointments. Just fun. I really love my family down south and wish we got to see them more often. 

See a little photo recap of our trip after the jump.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Indoor s'more maker

I foresee needing one of these indoor s'more makers this winter. In a serious way. It's genius.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Big Grove Tavern

This weekend, my main squeeze and I checked out the newly opened Big Grove Tavern. It's the latest restaurant to open in our neck of the woods and I was dying to check it out. We were not disappointed.

We began with The Tavern Infusion cocktail (deliciously refreshing!), and the complimentary popcorn (a mix of kettle, salty and something else yummy). We ordered Tater Tots to start, which were served with apple purée and crème fraîche. Crunchy, sweet, salty and delicious.

Next we shared the Spring Chopped Salad. The beets and the orange were the real highlights. The sherry vinaigrette was a simple finish to this wonderful salad. 

For the main course, we went for the meat. Bob had the House Made Pork Sausage with caraway spätzle that was so good.

I opted for the Bistro Filet that was paired with kohlrabi gratin. (Just earlier that day we were at the farmer's market and I was eying the kohlrabi wondering what they tasted like.) Frankly, paired with horseradish butter, I don't think there was anyway they could have gone wrong.

Last, but in no way least, we splurged on Sweet Potato Waffles for dessert. Whoa, were those great! The vanilla ice cream, the server told us, was made with olive oil and sea salt. It melted just perfectly over the waffles and the whiskey caramel drizzle. Mmmm...

After that extraordinarily indulgent dinner we went home and passed out. It was terrific. Just my kind of night.

I hope you had a fabulous weekend! 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Avery dances

My sweet little niece Avery danced up a storm on our recent family trip to St. Simon's Island. Check out that chicken wing! I think the `20's movie style suits her perfectly, don't you?

Vacation photos to come soon...

Have a super fun weekend!
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