ladies who brunch

I’ve shared before that one of my favorite ways to entertain is at brunch.  The time of day allows for a leisurely morning (no one needs to be up at 5 am prepping) and you have the rest of the day to enjoy when your guests head home by 2 pm.  A couple of weekends ago, us bluegrass gals decided to get together with our husbands and kiddos for brunch.  While both Diana and I love to cook, we wanted the day to be easy on both sides (we each have one boy: age three and nearly one).  We wanted to spend more time  enjoying our day than working in the kitchen.

brunch_2image by KGreeneOwens

 While there are many no-cook brunch items, this is my favorite:

  • Fruit and yogurt parfaits (this time I used raspberries and Udi’s gluten free original granola and included a bowl of extra raspberries on the table)
  • Good, store-bought muffins (I like the Udi’s blueberry ones—they are gluten free and can be defrosted overnight)
  • Butter and jam that can be added to the muffins
  • Ruby red grapefruits cut in half (one half per person)
  • Coffee, tea and orange juice

brunchimage by KGreeneOwens

This was so good and so easy.  Don’t overcomplicate having company!  I set the table the night before and was ready to go mid-morning when my guests arrived.

What are your favorite brunch items?

katherine Greene

fabulous for the fourth

Fourth of July is upon us!  Tomorrow kicks off this fun and festive holiday weekend and we hope you have plans with family and friends to celebrate.  Whether you are grilling out in your own backyard, attending a parade or a fabulous fete, there are many options for dressing chicly in your red, white and blue.  Here’s our holiday dressing inspiration:



red,white,blue by dhoskins 


These are a few of our other favorite things for the fourth:

  • Fizzy cocktails in just the right shade
  • Yummy patriotic trifle
  • Cheering on your favorite funner at the Bluegrass 10,000
  • Festive decor to carry you through the rest of the summer (R, W & B are a perfect color pallete, even after the holiday)

What are your holiday plans?