Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
A few months back I visited Friends of Pope Farm Conservancy and discovered they had a sunflower field that blooms in the summertime. I’ve been counting down the months and days for this moment. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I arrived. It was absolutely breathtaking. It has always been a dream of mine to see a sunflower field and I am so happy I finally got the chance to see one. If you are local to Madison, you should stop by this week while they’re in full bloom. For those who aren’t, go find one near you! It’s just beautiful. It was so cute to hear kids reactions as they walked up with their families. I guess we were all in awe. I read that there are more than 500,000 sunflowers here and I totally believe it! Thanks for maintaining such a great place Pope Farm team! It was so pretty I even made a video HA! Also, just like I did for my lake picnic, I brought along some of my vintage cameras for fun. Once again, I love how random those pictures turned out. Have you ever visited a sunflower field before? Isn’t it gorgeous?
Monday, August 3rd, 2015
This past weekend we headed to Green Bay, WI during what seemed like the hottest day of Summer to watch the Packer’s training camp. If you know me and/or have been reading this blog for a while you probably know we are big football fans over here. So needless to say attending this was pretty surreal for me. The atmosphere was just incredible. From kids throwing a football anywhere you looked, to families and couples enjoying the practice views. The amount of people there supporting their favorite team for training camp was crazy. It was lots of fun and I honestly cannot wait to go back. This was my first time in Green Bay without it being 30 degrees (or less) outside, so it was quite the treat. I fell in love with it a little more. I must confess, I wasn’t able to take pictures of my favorite Packer player since I was just in awe of being so close to him and was pinching myself a bit. So Jordy, I owe you some pictures. This was originally my only plan, I still cannot believe I came home without one picture of him. I am so mad at myself for it. Cannot wait for football season to kick off. Only 38 days to go! Yep, I’m counting down the days. Are you a football fan? Happy Monday loves.
Friday, July 31st, 2015
If you follow us on Instagram (@inspirationnook) you might’ve noticed we just got back from our honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. (Hence the lack of posts HA!) We left all worries at home and lived the Caribbean life for a full week. Taking in all the sunshine, enjoying all fruity drinks poolside or with our feet dug in the sand. Well, you get the point. We had an unplugged honeymoon and it was all we ever dreamed of and maybe a little more. We stayed at the Occidental Grand Punta Cana Resort and had an absolute blast. Food was incredible, drinks were amazing, then having to go back to reality and to cooking hasn’t been easy HA! The Dominican folks were the most friendly and nicest people EVER. Everyone was so welcoming that it made our stay that much more enjoyable. Take a look at some Punta Cana pics below but I won’t be responsible if you book a flight once you’re done HA! I will share a few more pics from our excursions out of the resort soon. For now here is the beautiful white sand beach – which was walking distance from our room. Oh Punta Cana, we miss you! Where did you go for your honeymoon? Where would you go for yours? Happy Friday loves! P.S We’re missing having fresh pineapple and passion fruit daily… and plantains!
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
With Summer in full swing, why not create something fun for your next barbeque or get together! These Fruit wands will be perfect for guests of all ages. Plus, they couldn’t be easier to make. Check out the full “how-to” on Tiny Prints blog!
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
Last week I had the summer picnic of my dreams. Well, I’m excited to have just one thing left on my summer food bucket list after cooking this amazing grilled corn. Corn on the cob is a favorite in our house but surprisingly enough we’ve never grilled it before. We always boil it and add our typical salt & pepper with a ton of butter on top YUM! Well, I wanted to give it a shot on the grill for Summer and boy was it tasty! There are a trillion different recipes on how to make it so I decided to keep it simple. All I did was grill it for 20 minutes making sure to flip it throughout so it would cook evenly. I even left them in their husks. Once done I decided to top one of them with the usual salt & pepper plus fresh lime juice, Mexican cheese & cilantro. It turned out incredible, not really sure why it has taken me so long to do this. The mister loved the grilled flavor on the corn so overall we are both hooked. Can I get a hell yeah? HA! Cannot wait to make some more. Have you grilled corn before? What toppings do you like? Happy grilling loves!