testing

Home

10 Fast Family Favorite Suppers

July 9, 2014 duchessoffork 5

Even though it’s summer time, our days seem to be busy as ever. If we don’t have swim lessons in the afternoons, we’re usually in a pool or on a playground somewhere taking advantage of the longer days. I’m always looking for wholesome dinner ideas for …

White Summer Sangria

July 7, 2014 duchessoffork 1

I’ve been having lots of fun in the kitchen lately, acting as mixologist. I’m not a huge drinker, but I do love a good glass of wine (er, champagne) or a fun cocktail on the weekends. We recently had company over for a summer cookout, so I went to work behind our …

Surprise! Celebrating 30 Years of Love

June 30, 2014 duchessoffork 1

Today my parents celebrate 30 years of marriage. June 30, 1984 I’m so proud of their commitment to and love for each other. I’ve only been married 5 years and I know it’s no walk in the park. My parents are awesome role models for the Duke and I and we’ …

Our Favorite Baked Chicken Fingers

June 27, 2014 duchessoffork 0

Every once in a while I come across a recipe that is an instant favorite. I clipped Rachael Ray’s recipe for Baked Chicken Tenders a few years ago and have made it countless times since. My kids love chicken fingers (duh), and I love that these are homemade, using real, …

My 5 Favorite Beach Reads

June 22, 2014 duchessoffork 5

I’m not sure it gets any better than losing yourself in a good book with sand between your toes. I suppose an ice-cold Bloody Mary would really cap it off, but it’s hard to beat a relaxing day of reading by the beach. I’ve spent many hours diving into many b …

An Afternoon at Rosemary Beach

June 19, 2014 duchessoffork 0

Nestled on the eastern stretch of Scenic Route 30A is the most breathtaking little town of Rosemary Beach. It sits right on the Gulf of Mexico in between Destin and Panama City Beach. I grew up exploring all of the idyllic beach towns on 30A, but Rosemary has recently stolen …

Mac’s Nursery Reveal

June 12, 2014 duchessoffork 2

Now that Mac is nearly 15 months, I figured it was a great time to share his nursery. No time like the present, eh? The truth is, we moved when Mac was just two weeks old, so I never set up a nursery before he was born. We’ve been renting our current house since April & …

First Family Trip to Big Kahuna’s

June 10, 2014 duchessoffork 1

We did it! This weekend we bathed the kids in SPF, shimmied them into their swim suits, and took them to Big Kahuna’s Water Park. Growing up, I basically lived at Big Kahuna’s during the summer. My mom even worked at the front office for a couple seasons. I’ …

Destin Summer Bucket List

May 30, 2014 duchessoffork 3

Whether you’re visiting Destin this summer or are lucky enough to call this place home, you’ve got to check out this Summer Bucket List. I asked my local friends their favorite things to do in Destin in the summer months and came up with 20 fun ideas. It’s c …

A Happy Little Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2014 duchessoffork 3

We had such a wonderful and (mostly) relaxing Memorial Day Weekend. Some of our dearest friends came in town from Alabama and stayed with us for the weekend. We’re always happy to have them visit and the fact that they love playing with our kids is just icing on the cak …