Welcome to Olive and Bleu.
I'm Lauren & I'm so glad you stopped by!
This is a collection of musings on design,
art, craftiness, fashion, food, decorating,
weddings and other things that make
life lovely. I hope you enjoy!

XO
-L 

 

 


Entries from May 1, 2011 - May 31, 2011

Friday
May062011

Dear Husband...

 

Dear Husband...

I am always so grateful for you. But I am even more so when I am super-busy-crazy-stressed-out. You always know how to calm me. Margaritas and mexican? check. Cuddles? check. Sweet words and jokes to crack me up? Yep, that too. I have no idea how I would have survived the last few crazy weeks without you. Thank you for being my rock (and for doing all the laundry.)

Promise to make you pancakes this weekend.

XO
-Wife 

Thursday
May052011

A Trip to the Farmer's Market (and a Very Italian Cinco de Mayo)

Feliz Cinco de Mayo Amigos! Is everyone relaxing with a margarita? Yep. Me too. Possibly because I worked 11 hours today? Thats a big yessir. Good thing I love my job.

Switching gears...I checked off another item on my 30 before 30 list this past weekend! Hubs and I visited the Dallas Farmers market for a little a lot of eating, shenanigans and buying yummies for our tummies. We started off with homemade tamales from La Popular- chicken, beef and pork for him, chicken and veggie for me. Holy yum. After stuffing our faces with awesome tex mex, we waddled over to the gelato stand to inflict more calorie damage. I had salted caramel and the hubs dug into green tea gelato. So so dang good. Now, sufficiently full, we wandered the market, checking out flowers, home goodies, and row after row after row of gorgeous produce. After bartering with the cutest, tiniest lady and a couple a scary looking guys, we headed home with our spoils- tons of bright red strawberries, apples, juicy plums, peaches, sweet corn, and grass fed sirloin. Hello Sunday steak night with grilled sweet corn. Loved spending a beautiful day with my bestie.

We have been enjoying our produce all week-and decided to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a traditional... Italian feast. Weird right? Well, we had mexican last night. And I wanted to make a pizza recipe I found with peaches. And our peaches won't be good much longer. And at least I had a margarita to celebrate.

Here are some of my fave recent recipes made with our farmer's market haul:

Chicken, Peach & Gorgonzola Pizza

Pioneer Woman Tomato, Zucchini and Feta Pasta Salad

XO
-L 

Monday
May022011

The Little Matchbook Girl

Good Monday morning sweet friends. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! I'm a busy little bee this morning, so I will make it short and sweet. Current obsession: Matchbook, a gorgeous online publication dedicated to all the things that create a charmed life. Couldn't everyone use a monthly dose of loveliness? 

Check out some of my favorite pieces of the last few issues and read them all in full here.

Happy Monday!
XO
-L 

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