4th of July Grub

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Our 4th of July is looking like it might be a nice sunny hot one this year, so we’re thinking grilling, light apps, and cool desserts! The best part about enjoying a day outside with your friends and family is sharing food, recipes and stories.

And don’t forget the drinks! Chill out with a Watermelon Cucumber Cooler between beers.


Clockwise from left:
Grill Steak Kabobs
Greek Salad Skewers
Firecracker Ice Pops
Goat Cheese, Honey, & Fruit Crostini


 

Happy Weekend!

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Happy Friday, all! Hope all of your weeks are winding down nicely, and you can all take the next couple of days to restore. I for one (Reg) have been feeling a little wrung-out lately, and am really looking forward to bringing myself back up to speed. I’m hoping to just hang in and catch up with friends, maybe do a little cleaning/organizing, and perhaps some window shopping here & there. Have a lovely weekend, see ya on Monday!

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Happy Weekend!

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Hey all, and happy almost summer! We’re just two short days (well, long days, according to the Earth’s rotation), away from one of our favorite seasons. And what better way to kick it off but with a day where you get to show your Dad a little extra appreciation?? This weekend is full of all sorts of goodness, hope you enjoy it!

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rkv // As much as I appreciate a tasty burger or dog, I also love myself some seasonal veggies in the summer. Here’s a way to get the best of both worlds!

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St. Patty’s Day Recipes

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Even if you aren’t Irish, this time of year is never short on some good eats! Usually geared toward lots of cheddar, beef, whiskey, and butter, Irish cuisine is pure comfort. With winter coming to a close, why not indulge a little for one last hoorah? Just don’t forget to wear your green while doing it 🙂


 01. Irish Mac & Cheese
02. Iced Irish Coffee with Coffee Ice Cubes
03. Irish Soda Bread
04. Scones with Pear, Irish Cheddar, & Honey


Sibling Gift Guide

Sorry for the radio silence on Friday! It was a busy week followed by an even busier weekend – Christa’s 25th birthday! Reg came to Hartford for a weekend of delicious food, great holiday shopping, and a fun b-day bash! But we’re back in holiday mode- gifts have got to be bought, shipped and wrapped in less than 2 weeks (eek!). So we preset to you the sibling gift guide…

First up – gifts for your brother!

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Herschel Duffle // H&M Decorative Box // JCrew Factory Key Ring Bottle Opener // Columbia Records Coffee Table Book // Simply Great Beard Oil // Print Liberation “More Pizza” Tee // Jack Spade Retro Clock // Smart Wool Socks 

And don’t forget your sister!

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Martha Stewart’s “One Pot” Cookbook // Flannel Pajama Set // Fresh Sugar Gift Set // Asos Watch // Origins Candle Set // Smashbox Eyeliner Set // Gap Fair Isle Sweater