Archive for ‘Just for fun’

April 28th, 2014

Light it up! {Food for Thought}

by Chrissy

Slow Roasted Tomato & Avocado Crostini_LYK4

Preparing for a dinner party is a lot of work, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!  But it is fun especially if you love to cook and entertain like we do.  Fixing the meal is only part of the preparation; setting a fun and festive table is another important “ingredient.”  Aside from putting flowers on the table and some pretty decorations, candles are a MUST!  And the more the merrier!

The little votives work well because you can sprinkle them … Read more...

October 27th, 2013

Honeymoon Part 2: Marbella, Spain {and beyond}

by Lauren

After quite a few planes, trains, and automobiles throughout Portugal we were pretty excited to relax in Marbella (Costa del Sol). We spent the first night sipping wine and watching the sunset from the beach of our resort. The days were a mix of relaxation and mini road trips to surrounding towns and sites.

There’s only one way to show you how amazing it was and that is once again through an excessive amount of photos. Enjoy!

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The next evening … Read more...

October 20th, 2013

Honeymoon Part 1: Portugal

by Lauren

I’m back!! It feels like forever since I’ve been here, thank God for Chrissy who held down the fort for the last month+. Things got a little wild for us for a bit, but rest assured I’m back in action and officially married!!

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Photo Credit: Bryan N. Miller Photography

We did it! I know everyone says it but our wedding day truly was the best day ever. We were so at ease on the day of the wedding and were … Read more...

May 13th, 2013

Campfire Hash {with peppers, sweet potato, & spicy chicken sausage}

by Chrissy

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For a weekend trip, my boyfriend, Rob, and I ventured up the California coast for a surf safari/camping trip.

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On the way up we stopped at San Onofre for a little of this action.

JalamaCamping_LYK1We made a few more pit stops along the way, at one of which my car battery decided to die. That wasn’t so fun, but what’s an adventure without a few things going wrong?

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Finally, at dusk, we reached our destination at Jalama Beach, which is … Read more...

April 1st, 2013

Quinoa Salad and a Baby Shower

by Chrissy

Roasted Tomato and Arugula Quinoa Salad_LYK3

This past weekend I had the great honor of hosting my older sister’s baby shower. If you haven’t guessed it already, the LYK catered the food. It was pretty much the one requirement I was given when planning the shower. Everything else was free-reign.

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For two days, my momma’s kitchen was turned into a massive food prep zone. It probably should have been taped off as a “caution-zone”, while food filled every nook and cranny and knives were flying to … Read more...