Domestications

Earlier in the week in my Weekend in Review post I mentioned that  last Thursday I attended  a luncheon hosted by Momtrends, Aladdin and Party BluPrints.

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The event was held at the beautiful Piedmont Estate. The location was absolutely beautiful, it was like an oasis tucked in the hustle and bustle of Buckhead.

Piedmont Estate Buckhead

The food was excellent. From the salad to our build your own dessert, the fare was fabulous and mixed in well with the decor that was curated by Party BluPrints using the Aladdin Mason Entertaining Collection.

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Prior to making our way upstairs to be seated for lunch, we had a ball downstairs chatting and having  sips on a plethora of drink options to include lemonade and some “mommy juice” as I like to call it. You can call it “sprinkling” your drink with a little vodka.

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It got a little tricky at times trying to maneuver my “mommy juice” and business cards and purse and camera but I found a way to get a couple of “Mug Shots” in

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While my guests were delighted to receive some products from the Aladdin Mason Entertaining Collection at the party I hosted a few weeks ago, I now know that I could’ve upped the décor ante by utilizing these jars in a different capacity from holding flowers, to storing take away gifts, to holding a dessert base where guests can add on different toppings at a dessert bar.

We were able to take away some seasoning rub as well as build a delicious dessert with the mason jars. How clever of Party BluPrints. For more decorating ideas be sure to check out their blog. With products at this price point and accessibility there is no reason your backyard BBQs should be less than stellar this season.

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After I ate until I couldn’t eat anymore, and then still snuck in a little more I headed back home. What a delightful Spring luncheon with some fabulous ladies. Thank you Momtrends, Aladdin and Party BluPrints for a great afternoon!

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All images courtesy of Bellamy Blue Photography

I was provided compensation to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine….you already know!

Life around here has been quite uneventful *knocks on wood*

A great deal of my time has been spent working on some personal projects and schlepping my kids to their activities. I’m low key stressed at the fact that school will be out in a little over a month. I can’t even fathom the fact that this school year is already over, and I need to get serious about planning our Summertime activities. Can’t even.

I’ll do a house update sometime this week. There is so much that needs to be done around here that I need to take the time to write it all down and create a plan of attack….kind of like they do on Young House Love. The kitchen is improperly painted, the baby drew on my newly painted cabinets with a pink Sharpie…you know those little things that will drive you batty if you let them. I’m going to create a to do list, post it here and require y’all to hold me accountable.

I’d been moaning and groaning about wanting a rocking chair to put on the front porch but was too cheap to buy one. Finally found one in my price range. Placed it on the porch and now it just looks empty. Headed to Hobby Lobby the other day to get materials to make a wreath. Must’ve walked circles around that store for nearly 2 hours and ended up leaving with a large S. That’s all, not even a candy bar. Please don’t ask me what I am going to do with this S, I imagine at some point it will become a monogram wreath. I’ll keep you posted.

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Apparently the front porch needs more than a rocking chair.

Outside of obsessing over what to do with a large S, and a Sharpie emblazoned cabinet I’m really feeling this whole gardening thing. Who knew? My babies are growing well and when I find time this week I am going to finally put them in their permanent homes. It’s going to be like container heaven. I’m taking the deck over instead of raised beds. I just want to make sure the area where I want to put them will get enough sun.

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Plant roll call: Strawberries, scallions, watermelon, bell pepper, spinach, collard greens, tomatoes, green beans, kale, Swiss Chard, carrots, squash, lettuce, and mesulin mix.

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So that’s all going on in this burb’ of the ATL.

What’s going on in your neck of the woods? Where are y’all going for Summer vacation I might steal your idea? Summer camp for the kids or days of playing outside and only coming in for restroom and water breaks? Do share friends!!!

I’m running another $100 Kohl’s Gift Card Giveaway. Enter >HERE<

I have a confession.

Deep down inside I love crafting. I’m not very good at it but I would like to start trying. I’ve been perusing Hobby Lobby far too often, now that it is only a few minutes from my house. You can only go in there so many times without getting the feeling that you can actually make something.

I finally decided I would try my hand at something and decided to make a wreath for my front door to jump start my fall porch decorations.

I started off with a wreath that was $6.99 and a roll of burlap that was $4.99 both from Hobby Lobby. I also purchased this metal hanging sign from Kohl’s that was half off and ended up costing $9.99

Fall Wreath

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