Spring in Bloom at The Bachman House

I visited the Bachman’s Spring Idea House, “Spring in Bloom” today and loved it!

The home (6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis) was built in the 1920’s for the Bachman’s son. It was lived in by the family until 2001 and now serves as a display house for the nursery and store.

Of course my two favorite rooms were the kitchen (love the original sink and built ins!) and the sunroom turned eating area.

If you’re in the area and have time, the $5 admission is well worth the self guided tour and it comes with a $5 coupon to use in the store. The house and spring exhibit are open until April 7th.

A Valentine’s Day Beach Dinner

Our second annual beach Valentine’s Day dinner! A delicious cheese, meats and crackers plate, fried chicken, sides and cupcakes for dessert. The seagulls were totally nuts (so I couldn’t get pics of the food set up) and the sunset didn’t fully cooperate, but eating and drinking Oceanside is the best!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


An “Eggs and Elmo” Party

I love birthdays and it’s always fun to make it special for the kids. Home parties feel personal and I love to plan and cook for them! This year, my two year old had an “Eggs and Elmo” themed birthday brunch. I held myself back from going too crazy on Pinterest (can be a dangerous place!) but I did have some fun with decorations and food names. And, because we love Sesame Street, we had a lot of the things to use as decorations. The rest came from the dollar store and things I had on-hand. The decoration budget came in at under $25!

All of the food was breakfast themed and we had mimosas and coffee for the grown ups.

This is one of my favorite parties I’ve put together yet! Who doesn’t love breakfast food!?