Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter picnicking in the park.

Happy Easter!
Today is the first official holiday Ryan and I have celebrated all on our own.
It's a little bitter-sweet...we're bummed we can't be with all of his family,
taking up at least two full pews at Easter mass,
or finding delicious Easter baskets waiting for us at my parents' house,
but we're also excited to try out a few holiday traditions of our own. 
Today, our first solo Easter lunch was a picnic in the park.
We got to use the sweet picnic basket and picnicking equipment we got at
one of our wedding showers (that was two years ago...
obviously we don't picnic as often as we should),
and I made bean and pepperjack wraps,
deviled eggs (I could easily devour dozens of these)
and French macarons!
It was my first time whipping out a batch of those cute foreign cookies
and after reading all of the terrifying complaints about 
how hard it is to make a good macaron, I was completely a bit intimidated.
But I could make them in pastel colors so obviously I had to try them for Easter anyway.
Mine aren't the most technically perfect, but I think they turned out okay.
Unfortunately, we discovered we don't particularly like macarons (we'd never had them before).
Our palates are just not that refined, I suppose. Give us a big ol' hunk of chocolate
and we would have been much happier.
(Sorry, delicate French dessert lovers!)
But regardless... 
Food + our tiny family + near 80 degree weather = One successful Easter picnic.

Getting all snazzed up. 

"Kissing?! Look away..." - Yoshi

So posh. 
Lemon-lime buttercream, Blackberry and Raspberry white chocolate. 

The party macaron. 

What I wore: 30 days. No outfit repeats. Day 26.
Dress, Victoria's Secret. Cardigan, Old Navy. Sandals, Payless.
P.S. You like that sunburn? Courtesy of a three hour walk on the beach yesterday. 


  1. looks great! Also, this might be weird...but, I think your hair is gorgeous!! I found your blog this afternoon and I'm excited to follow along! :)

  2. Hello fellow blogging pug-lover. I was looking around your blog for an email address but sometimes I am just blind and can't find things...... SO, I am writing to see if you'd be interested in sponsoring my blog OR participating in a button swap! (Forgive me if I already asked you this, sometimes I forget).

    Anyway, send me an email and let me know!! I'd love to work with you :)

    Looks like you had an awesome Easter - I lOVE your pug's bow. So much.

  3. those pics are adorable. it does stink not having huge family things as we get older. but it looks like your day turned out amazing! holy burns though, ouch!! though im a little jealous, i want to walk on the beach, but its still 50 degrees here!

  4. great photos ;) happy easter!

  5. pretty much the cutest pictures ever. adore this post, love. I hope you and your family had an amazing weekend. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post. xo

  6. Super cute pictures, and that dress has spring written all over it!

    Unrelated, I just now realized I've never eaten a macaroon. But those look DELICIOUS.

  7. the weather looks AMAZING! & your outfit is perfect for easter :) Love the pictures! Where do you guys live? The weather looks amaaaazing!

  8. ok you guys are seriously the cutest couple ever! Your pug looked very dashing wearing his bowtie. I love the colorful icream scoops. SO glad you had a wonderful Easter weekend. Happy Monday!

  9. Beautiful pictures! You can clearly see the love between you two... glad you both had a lovely Easter with a new tradition!

  10. Okay I'm not sure who's outfit was cuter - yours or Yoshi's! Both adorable! :)

  11. lovely pictures of your day! and happy easter! my husband and i had many easters to ourselves but now we're living around family. cherish those holidays where it's only you guys because it's special that way. and your pup is cracking me up!

  12. Hi, thank you for the sweet comment :) Love these pictures, you look great!


  13. gorgeous pics! loving your dress/outfit!

  14. You two are the cutest! And you pretty much have perfect hair. And I love that outfit for spring. And I've always wanted to try making macarons too, so you'll have to share your tips and tricks (and whether it really was as difficult as everyone makes it seem) xo

  15. What an awesome day!! Husby and I are yet to try out the whole "holiday as a little family of three" thing and you make it look really fantastic :)

  16. Look at the cutest dog ever! I want to kiss him up! Your pictures are adorable!

  17. What a perfect picnic spread! It's a little too cold here {Illinois}, but it's on my summer bucket list :)

  18. You guys are adorable. A pug was one of my top dog choices! I love your dress!

  19. This is so fun! LOVE it! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, new follower.

  20. Oh my gosh, cutest picnic ever! Such an adorable and new way to spend your Easter!


This is the part where you tell the pups how cute they are.
...but seriously, thank you so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comment! I read them all and try to respond as often as I can. We hope you visit again soon :)