It might surprise you to learn that when I was younger, I shunned all things domestic. I didn’t enjoy crafts, and I certainly didn’t want to learn to cook. I never, ever thought that I would enjoy the prospect of making things. My mom is insanely talented at all things domestic, and I grew up surrounded by delicious homemade food, and a lot of different crafty projects, and yet, they never piqued my interest. When I moved out of my parents house, I finally had my own kitchen and room to explore and play. I slowly got into crafting. These days, I love nothing more than making something with my hands or preparing a nice meal. I especially love it when I get to host people I love in my home.
Yesterday, I hosted my mom, my sister-in-law Lauren, my cousins Sarah and Anna, my Aunt Julie and my Grandma Carol in my house for a little girls day brunch. It had been awhile since we’d all been together for a non-holiday occasion. I thought I’d give you a little peek into a really fun day of hosting.
A few years ago, my grandma gave me a box of vintage tablecloths, napkins and handkerchiefs. I’ve saved them for all this time and thought it would be fun to pull them out. Also, I didn’t have enough matching dishes, so I blended my two sets. I thought the green and tan went well together, and with the napkins. The pink tulips were a gift from Andrew earlier this week, and I thought they made the perfect centerpiece.
I donned my favorite apron:
I broke in my Joy The Baker cookbook with her recipe for Coffee Cake (sorry y’all…you’ll have to get the cookbook for this gem of a recipe. The price of it is worth it for this recipe alone!)
My cousin, Sarah, is a phenomenal gardener, and she brought me some tulips she grew that are stunningly beautiful:
And since I firmly believe that no one should leave a brunch empty handed, I made some of Joy the Baker’s Salty Sesame Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (which are AMAZINGLY AWESOME) and tied ‘em up in little bags to say thanks for coming:
After eating too much food, we sat around and visited. It was so nice to spend time with my family. I am one lucky girl to have such amazing ladies that surround me.
It was a great weekend.