Mom and Dad came in to town Saturday, and while Dad and Ian spent the day crossing off "honey-do" list items, Mom and I went to one of my favorite baby boutiques and got lost in a sea of smocked dresses, soft blankies, and heavenly-scented baby bath products. I picked up some Noodle & Boo hair and body wash (this one) for the little bambina. That product line is just the sweetest!
Later that night, we all had dinner at Nolen Kitchen and then went to Ten Park Lanes, a bowling alley that is different than your "typical" bowling alley. Think retro bowling alley meets biergarten meets creative restaurant, with live music. We ended up going to bed after midnight and it was totally worth the late night. Too much fun.
So there's the background of how the low-key brunch came to be ... but it was still beautiful!
The table setting this year was a lot simpler than last year, all due to the fact that Ian has banned my big-bellied self from going up to the attic. He tried hunting for my gold bunnies and all of the other springtime decor items but could not locate them. So, simple we went.
After a rain-filled Saturday, we were gifted with the most amazing sunny Sunday, birds chirping and all. We opened the doors in the dining room and were able to appreciate the awesome day as we brunched.
For the menu, I started off by perusing my Pinterest boards, came up with a few ideas, and then just never went to the grocery store. But after a quick inventory of my fridge and cupboard, I figured out that we had enough ingredients already on hand to put together a pretty awesome brunch!
+ Sliced Strawberries with sugar and mint leaves
+ Lemon poppyseed muffins with almond glaze
+ Sausage balls
I thought the menu was great, and I loved that I had everything on hand already. Score!
After eating, we planted some plants and seeds in the backyard, and then I drove Mom and Dad to the hospital to make sure they are comfortable with where to park and enter. It's getting real, y'all!
Hope your Easter was just as relaxed and special.