Wednesday, July 31, 2013


"It all began on the beaches of Pampelonne in St. Tropez, France. The sea, sunshine, music, beautiful people, and of course, the wine.  In each can of Pampelonne we hope to capture those wonderful moments – full of the spirit and sophistication of the French Riviera." 

I mean if that doesn't want to make you try this wine I don't know what would...maybe the cutest packaging ever?! I mean how cute are these little cans!?

Chilled Magazine

The problem is I can't find them ANYWHERE! I have a friend in NYC stalking K&D wines for me...expected in store early August! I can not tell you if they are any good just yet, but I just can't believe they would be anything but delicious looking as cute as they do :) 

In the meantime my fallback will be the Sofia...They are still the cutest mini wine cans to sip on with a straw...for now... 

SMS Photography

Happy Wine Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

ina's summer garden pasta

I just love Ina Garten...The Barefoot Contessa! She is one of my all time favorite chefs. I love watching her show and daydreaming about what it would be like to live in the Hamptons near the beach, make fabulous food, and shop at fabulous boutiques....! She and Jeffery pretty much have the life! :) My sister-in-law was able to meet her while working at Sur La Table and said she is just as sweet and pleasant in person...makes me love her even more!

Here is one of our favorite recipes of hers. I encourage you to make this immediately! It is perfect for the summer especially with fresh tomatoes and herbs from the garden. It is so easy and so delish! Would be great for a big crowd too!

via Food Network but originally from her cookbook Barefoot Contessa at Home

This will serve about 6 people and takes about 4 1/2 hours just because you let the tomatoes soak for 4 hours, but...if you are in a pinch you can soak them for just 1-2 hours - it is still great - just not as great. 

4 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
Good olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic (6 cloves)
18 large basil leaves, julienned, plus extra for serving
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (we use a full tablespoon for extra spice)
Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound dried angel hair pasta
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving

Combine the cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup olive oil, garlic, basil leaves, red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon salt, and the pepper in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, and set aside at room temperature for about 4 hours.

Just before you're ready to serve, bring a large pot of water with a splash of olive oil and 2 tablespoons salt to a boil and add the pasta. Cook al dente according to the directions on the package (be careful - it only takes 2 to 3 minutes!). Drain the pasta well and add to the bowl with the cherry tomatoes. Add the cheese and some extra fresh basil leaves and toss well. Serve in big bowls with extra cheese on each serving.


Friday, July 26, 2013

um what?!?

That is all I have to say about this...

'Miley Cyrus - We Can't Stop' (we wish you would)

I have no words...Amanda is that you?

I am sorry for posting and that you just had to watch that.

Regardless - Happy Friday!! Hope you all have a great weekend! 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

may designs

I love a monogram...and a monogram on paper you can personalize with colors and patterns? Sign me up!

If you are looking for a gift for a loved one or even yourself these are perfect! Whether it is for a birthday, graduation, Christmas, Easter, sorority, new baby or even a hostess gift, May Designs has you covered!
so many different options and you can even customize with a logo of your choice!
my favorite order so far!
a few gifts I have waiting to be given
 I can not tell you how many of these I have ordered over the past year...I just love them! The owner of May Designs is a fellow Houstonian, which makes me love them even more. 

 The cuteness and combinations you can create are endless and it takes just 4 easy steps. 

Head over to May Designs today to create your very own personalized gift and join the fight against ugly notebooks and notecards! ;)

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ps - for 2 more days you can receive 50% off May Notes! 


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

wine wednesday

I love to have a glass of wine after work just as much as the next girl, but on Wednesday's there is just something about being on the (or a) porch with the girls mid-week that makes it all that much better. 
Drinking out of these cute cups helps too!

Cheers! The Goffs - blurry instagram pic
These were given to us by my sweet in laws as a house warming gift and we love them. 
They are govino - go anywhere wine glasses. I mostly like that they are personalized but they also have that cute thumb indention I loved on the Rodeo Wine Garden glasses this year and...they are shatterproof!  


Mine were purchased and personalized at CRU Home in Missouri City...if you haven't visited their shop you need to...such cute things! If you can't make it to CRU you can order the govino glasses right on their website and then have them personalized elsewhere. I have found some sites online that do it, but don't know enough about their product to recommend any.

I hope you have a very happy "hump day" or as I like to say "Wine Wednesday"! 

Monday, July 22, 2013

toot sweet

So it has been a while, but I am back and so excited to start sharing all of my fun finds with yall! 

Today in Bering's I came across some of the cutest party supplies! I just love that store. Every time I am in there I see something I just have to have. I may have also gone to admire my wedding china as well. I just love it and being in their fine china section reminds of such a fun time in my life when I was planning my wedding, but anyway, back to the party decorations...

I mean these are just TOOT CUTE right!? 

I can think of so many different occasions these would work for and they have different colors and themes as well. Run over to Berings or to Meri Meri's Website to grab these super cute decorations for your next party!

Happy Monday! Make it a great week! 

p.s. Bering's is having their Summer Sale right now so hurry in to save 15% on your order over $50!