Father's Day BBQ
This Sunday is Father's Day and I'm so excited to honor all of the special dads in my life by hosting a BBQ at my house! The weather is threatening rain, so can everyone please say a prayer and think dry thoughts for NJ, since rain just won't do!! I'm trying to keep the BBQ fairly low key, but of course, just can't resist some personal touches, like a fun Happy Father's Day banner, and of course a signature cocktail - I'm thinking a grown up Arnold Palmer.. what does everyone think? Yay or nay?
The Patio Light are Finally Done!!
And speaking of my backyard, you may have seen on Instagram, but I finalllly finished installing the DIY patio lights last weekend, just in time for the BBQ! It of course took way longer than expected, but I couldn't be happier with the results! We followed the tutorial outlined here, and it was honestly pretty easy (just a little time consuming). And I'm happy to report that we've already encountered a couple of heavy wind and rain storms this week, and not a single light has budged!
Road Trip to Hot Dog Johnny's
This past Saturday we took a mini-road trip to Hot Dog Johnny's. For those of you not familiar with Hot Dog Johnny's (which I'm guessing is most of you!), it's this little road side hot dog stand that has been around since pretty much the beginning of time, and has the best hot dogs ever. It also happens to be along the route GG and I used to take to get back and forth to the college we went to, University of Scranton, so when we first started dating, he took me there the very first time we drove home together... and then every single trip back and forth we took after that. So this place holds a special place in our hearts, plus.. delicious hot dogs! So we were super excited to start the tradition with Little M, and finally introduce him to one our favorite little hot spots.
Favorite New Snacks
I recently tried out the subscription snack box, Nature Box, which is a monthly subscription service that delivers healthy snacks right to your door. Even though Little M isn't even two yet, he's already pretty adept at raiding the cabinets for snacks, so I'm always on the lookout for healthier snacks. So far, I've loved everything I've tried, and definitely think this box is a keeper. My favorites have been their Sriracha Pop Pops (basically like healthy-ish flaming hot cheetos!) and their Dark Cocoa Nom Noms (I know.. the snack names could use some work!!).
New Watch Obsession
GG really outdid himself for our anniversary and on top of a fabulous night out, he gifted me with this adorable Kate Spade watch that I had been lusting over. I mean, how perfect is that martini glass?! I can't get enough and clearly the guy knows me pretty well after all of these years together!
What is everyone else up to this week? Anyone else hosting Father's Day?