fabulously festive holidays

The holidays are upon us!  Christmas is just days away and my house is full of festive sights and smells of the season.  Here are a few of my favorite holiday things:

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Entertaining.  So appreciative of my friend Elizabeth at Cutting Board Catering for her delicious bite-size hors d’oeuvres at my annual Christmas party.

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summer recap

How is it that Labor Day has come and gone?  While we may technically still have a few weeks left, in my mind, summer has concluded.  It has been a busy end of the season for my family.  Here’s what we’ve been up to:

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Celebrating nine years of marriage

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Starting Kindergarten (with no tears by either of us!)

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5 years

Bluegrass THREADS is thrilled to be celebrating 5 years!  Five years feels momentous—we’ve made it!

This blog has been a source of personal inspiration and growth during the first five years of my son’s life, the loss of my father, job transitions, big moves and many of the other changes (good and bad) over this half decade.

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To celebrate and commemorate this milestone, I want to highlight these top 5s—the most read and shared stories of the past 5 years:

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4th of july recap

Here’s a little photo recap of our fun 4th of July:

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A little family photo op on the porch.

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The milder temps made it a perfect day to be outside, although we did skip the pool.  The park for a friend’s birthday party was a great alternative.

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 We spent the day hanging out at the park and playing with friends and family.  So much fun!

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Hope you enjoyed a fabulous 4th!

katherine Greene

grapefruit fizz

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As promised, I’m back with the delicious Mother’s Day cocktail that I enjoyed a few weekends ago!

My husband loves all things grapefruit, but I often find them to be overly tart for my palette.  So, when I saw that my mom had made grapefruit drinks, I was skeptical.

I ended up being pleasantly surprised with the acidity of this drink.  I think that the pineapple juice cuts to tartness perfectly.

Here’s the scoop:

Grapefruit Fizz * makes 1

1 oz. pink grapefruit juice

1 oz. pineapple juice

4 oz. champagne

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Step by Step:

You can make this drink individually with the measurements above or you can serve a crowd by filling a carafe with equal parts chilled grapefruit and pineapple juice and allow guests to mix their own cocktail.  In your champagne flute or wine glass (which we used for Mother’s Day), fill your glass with  1/3 juice and 2/3 champagne.  You just want a light fizz to complete this refreshing drink.

This cocktail would be a great addition to a brunch menu or a festive touch to a bridal shower.

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Happy mixing!  Give these a try this weekend!

katherine Greene