For an evening party this is a gorgeous table setting. I love to use candles anytime I can
A Summer cookout is pretty much a staple, but it's not always fun to spend your entire afternoon making hamburger patties in preparation for those sliders that are sure to be a hit. These totally cool tools from Sur La Table are sure to cut your prep time in a 1/3!
And what better way to cap off the evening than with a dish of homemade ice cream? Now, y'all remember that I'm from Texas, but my family makes homemade ice cream at least 3 times a summer. YUM-MY!!! I use this one when I make ice cream or yogurt at home, but this one only produces about 1 gallon (Not enough for a party!). But, my family has this one from Rival (also sold at Target) that will make enough for Cox's army!
And finally, the happiest of birthday's to my baby brother!! Who also happens to be the luckiest kid I know because he is spending his birthday in Coco Beach out on a huge boat that he didn't have to pay a dime for! Ah that's the life. Brother, I hope your birthday is a blast and I'm looking forward to you coming home so we can celebrate!! XOXO!