Happy {Long} Weekend!

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It’s the Friday of a long weekend, what is better than that?! Luckily this week flew by and we’re in for some chill time. Reg will have a new household arrangement this weekend with a new roomie moving in and an old roomie moving out – ah life changes! And Christa will be up at the Farm helping with some spring cleaning (closets here I come!) and hopefully taking a dip in the pond if it actually ends up being 93 degrees – eek! Doing anything fun for Memorial Day?

*ps – incase you need some Memorial Day outfit help or a recipe for an awesome pie to bring to a picnic 🙂


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Rhubarb and Berry Pie

Who’s excited for Memorial Day?! It truely feels like the summer has began after Memorial Day – sitting outside with your friends, wearing American flag gear, watching a parade and grilling delicious meats. The next best thing is an all American dessert, pies! My mom recently made this gorgeous and delicious rhubarb and berry pie from rhubarb in our yard, and that’s just about as ‘Merican as it gets!

Rhubarb and Berry Pie

You’ll need:

A 9″ pie plate and your favorite pie crust or pie crust recipe (this is the recipe my mom uses, but she substitutes the shortening for coconut oil)

8 cups fruit: Any combo of rhubarb, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry.
*I recommend at least 2 cups of rhubarb to keep the tang! Organic fresh is the best but frozen works too. For rhubarb, cut into 1/2″ pieces

1 cup sugar: I used 1/2 cup organic cane sugar and 1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/2 cup flour or 5-6 Tbsp cornstarch to thicken fruit juices

2 tsp fresh lemon juice*
*Can omit or use less depending on tartness of rhubarb

1 egg* for egg white wash on crust
*Optional

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To Make:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine fruit, sugar and flour (or cornstarch). Let stand at least 15 min or defrost overnight in fridge. Roll out bottom crust and place in pie plate. Spoon berry mixture into dish, drizzle lemon juice and dot with butter.

Roll out top crust and cut out shapes with small cookie cutter before placing over pie filling. Crimp edges closed and wash crust with egg white. Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 425 degrees for 25-30 min. Check crust, and if browning too fast cover with foil or crust shield. Bake additional 10 min or until golden brown.

Let cool and enjoy! 🙂

*And if you’re in the mood for some hazy pop music to accompany your pie making or eating, check out Cheerleader‘s new album which just got released! We did a band profile on them a little while ago (see here), and their new album is great! Listen to it here on Spotify, download it here on iTunes, and/or buy the vinyl here on Bright Antenna’s site.

Happy Weekend!

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So I guess it’s peony season! What bad bloggers we are for not knowing and posting instagrams the second we found out (don’t worry, they’ll be there shortly…)! I hope this picture will do until then! Besides that, we hope you all have a wonderful 3 day weekend- basking in the sun, eating too many hot dogs & catching up with friends. Happy {almost} Memorial Day (and weekend!) everyone! xo G&M

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Memorial Day Outfits

With Memorial Day right around the corner we’re getting excited about a nice day off in the sun (fingers crossed for a nice sunny day!). When you’re a kid you spend Memorial Day watching a parade gathering candy (or walking in it, ugh), but when you’re old enough to drink, all you can think about is who is having the BBQ. While we’re mostly still in category 2, there are many options for your upcoming time off – including being active, hitting the beach, or laying low and meeting friends out later.

Here are some outfit options for your day time activity, and day or night casual! Enjoy your day off, but don’t forget what the holiday is here for – remembering those who served for our beautiful country!

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Daytime Hang: Memorial Day weekend is when you get a first glimpse of summer! Whether it’s checking out the local parade or heading to a friends for some burgers & dogs – all you want to do is be outside! A light flowy shirt is perfect for the humid New England warmth and a large tote will store a sweater for the chilly evenings. It may not be summer yet, but go with it – everyone else is!

Sunnies // Embroidered Top (*50% off right now!) // Bracelet // Denim Shorts (*50% off right now!) // Striped Flats // Suede Tote

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Active Day: Confession – Reg shops the men’s section at H&M for workout tops. They just fit so well, and let’s be real, no one knows they’re for dudes. Throw a pretty sports bra underneath and it looks really cute. This outfit isn’t intended for an all day sweat-a-thon, but it’ll keep you comfortable while doing things like riding bikes, trail hikes, etc. Bright casual sneakers, trendy sweats, a headband for your pesky bangs, and a backpack for a water bottle/camera/snacks is an easy and fresh look for a fun Memorial Day.

Tank // Sweats // Sports Bra // Sneaks // Backpack // Headband

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Night Out: If you’re using your day off to catch up on sleep or laundry, don’t worry, your Memorial Day is not shot! Meet up with some friends (if they’re not too sleepy from day drinking), and have one last night out before work! Since it’s still a tad chilly in the evenings, this top covers you up but gives you the freedom you want for an “almost summer” blouse. Top it off with a cute wristlet, eye catching jewelry and some fun chunky sandals. You know the weather is getting better when you can show those toesies!

Silk Top // Necklace // Jeans // Bracelet // Wristlet (*on sale!) // Chunky Heeled Sandals