How is it June already? Father’s Day is in less than two weeks! Celebrations for my Dad usually means a bike ride and an ice cream stop after church or going out for BBQ dinner. What are your traditions with your dad? 10 Great Gifts for Dad I have gathered some Southern gifts, some local […]

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Sometimes a mini getaway on the weekend is all you need to recharge. Enter Filoli….an amazing hideway in the San Francisco Bay Area. Filoli is similar to the Huntington Library that I featured a few weeks ago.  It’s located in Woodside, about 25 minutes south of San Francisco. There is an adorable little cafe if you […]

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Have I mentioned that I love picnics? There is something about getting outside on a gorgeous day to share a meal with your loved ones that is just perfection to me. Not to mention how adorable all of the tiny picnic items are! I love tiny salt and pepper shakers and picnic baskets where everything […]

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Grits are one of my favorite dishes to make. They are also one of the reasons why I started this blog. Growing up with a Southern mother, I was very used to have grits on a regular basis. I might wake up on Saturday morning to find a big pot of grits on the stovetop […]

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On Monday, I introduced my Wild Rice and Turkey Road Trip Salad that I make every time we take a trip down to Southern California. On one of our recent trips down, Ben and I visited the Huntington Library and Gardens with my parents. This was an amazing trip. Having always heard of the incredible property, it […]

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For so many years growing up, my brother and I tried to make my mom breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day. I’m not sure that it ever really worked out. My mom was always awake before me and breakfast in bed tends to be somewhat of a mess, but still it’s the thought that counts […]

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For those of you who know me, you know that I love all things French. What is there not to love? While I have only visited once (second trip coming soon!), my shelves are laden with French books, my favorite restaurant is French, I took French in high school and college, and I take French cooking […]

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