May 11, 2015

H A P P Y M O T H E R ' S D A Y

everyone knows i had a baby so i could throw another party. 

and everyone knows that i threw a party so i could blog about it. so for all you math whizzes out there...

baby + party = blog post. 

simple arithmetic. 

so as i was celebrate mother's day i threw a little party on the farm!

it was absolutely wonderful to have friends and family out to eat so so much delicious food, watch the kids play, enjoy the sunshine...and enjoy champagne and bloody mary's. 
now, as you may know, i've been participating in an eight week #binkinseries with the tone it up gals...and i hate to say that exactly none of what i ate yesterday would have been on the approved list...except for the fruit. but when in rome, right? i mean...i birthed two babies. i'm going to eat a cinnamon roll if i want to on mother's day. 

in party-prep i went to pinterest and found some super cute, super easy ideas.

delicious fruit in a waffle cone? you bet.
throw that fruit in some honey-vanilla yogurt + granola...absolutely.

donut hole + fruit on skewers? what's mother's day without those? lame...that's what.
and let's give a necessary shoutout to amazon for $4.00 floral patterned straws providing some necessary springy, mother's day-y pizzaz. and mason jars...i love thee.
it wasn't all sweets at the party. in addition to some cheesy hash browns, and delicious quiche...i whipped up bacon skewers. this is definitely my new favorite way to make bacon - 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. all the fat drains off and you're left with delicious, crispy bacon. yes.

naturally i couldn't put this whole thing together myself. i commissioned amy, over at the farmer's wife, to make these AMAZING amazing AMAZINGLY delicious blueberry muffins with a cream cheese-lemon frosting. seriously...these are so good. i fell in love and will definitely be adding them to my recipe box for special occasions. 
to wash it all down we had options of mimosas, bloody mary's, juice, iced coffee, chocolate milk...and plain, super boring, sparkling water. 
sidenote - does anyone else have issue with their husbands posing for pictures? my farmer is always ready for a super creepy face. 
i'm nearly positive it's safe to say nobody left on a sugar low...per se.
in addition to the pretty florals, i snazzied up a little chalkboard for more mother's day festive-ness.
which of course i had to get some shots with my gals in front of.
these gals...

and my best gals...

H A P P Y  M O T H E R ' S  D A Y !

(i'll leave you with some more fun shots of our wonderful day!)


  1. You guys are too cute!!!! Great party!

  2. What a great party! The waffle cones filled with berries are adorable. Look like so much fun. Your photos are stunning especially baby boy on green tractor!

  3. So here I am sitting in the airport, stomach rumbling, wondering why I can't find fruit on a waffle cone or donut holes with fruit on a skewer. I'm am SO HUNGRY NKW. Thanks a lot... But HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! (It goes without saying that your party was clearly the!)

  4. What a fun party, all that food looks so good! I need to try cooking bacon like that!

  5. I LOOOOVE the fruit and donut skewers. Also bacon on a stick?! Be still my heart!

  6. What a fun party! Those donuts and fruit scewers would have been downed in five seconds flat...and all by me...Oops!

  7. Love your food spread! Those fruit waffle cones are def going to happen in my house soon!

  8. Bacon, on a stick, now you're speaking my language! I love those floral straws... I'll have to add them to my pantry! It looks like you had a simply wonderful Mother's Day.

  9. oh how fun!! This is awesome. All the food is making me so hungry!!

  10. what a fabulous party! And those bacon skewers?!? Amazing!!! And you're gorgeous. that's all.

  11. Bacon skewers?! Genius! Looks like a PERFECT party, so amazing!

  12. Farmer looks like Luke Bryan. Lucky, lucky gal! LOL. Happy Mothers Day!!

  13. Such a fun party!! Breakfast food is the best always and forever.

  14. What an awesome brunch!! Way to go momma! Bacon skewers might be the most ingenious thing ever!!

  15. I love this idea so much and totally going to have to do this next year! And bacon on a skewer....genious! I love making it in the oven but had not thought about adding to a skewer for a brunch! You are a adorable.

  16. Oh how fun!!! I seriously would eat probably more than needed of those cream cheese blueberry muffins. and girl, you gotta be able to reward yourself with food once in awhile.

  17. I wish I was your real life friend so I could come to these parties!! They look like so much fun. And the food - oh the food!! I never would have thought to put fruit in waffle cones - I'm so going to use that for my daughter's birthday party in June! Happy Mother's Day to you!

  18. adorable! i LOVE everything - esp. the jars with the wooden spoon and the chalk print! so cute! you did a great job

  19. I want to hire you to plan all my parties so they're all adorable and full of blog and Instagram worthy moments.

  20. Your girls are beautiful. Looked like a great Mother's Day. Can you please tell me where you got your shirt from. Very cute!!! Thanks.


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