Hope everyone had a fab Memorial Day weekend!
We spent ours getting the house ready for a summer of entertaining Martha-style, which included hauling plants out of the car in ninety-million degree temps and assembling inexpensive teak furniture.
Fletch says when you buy cheap you buy twice.
It should go without saying we almost always buy twice.
Previously, he'd suggested I look at the Restoration Hardware outdoor catalog before I went with the cute cushioned benches from World Market. So I humored him. And then I laughed my ass off at the prices. This piece, likely made somewhere in Southeast Asia, is easily ten times more than what I'd consider expensive. You know I'm not one to go all OccupyRestorationHardware, but in my opinion, outdoor furniture should cost less than indoor furniture.
Or a used car.
World Market it was.
The highlight (?) of the weekend was when in the middle of dinner, Fletch said, "I dropped two of the hot dogs and one of the burgers on the ground before I cooked them. Try to guess which ones."
It's probably best that we didn't have friends up here this weekend.
I think we need another practice run or two before we involve guests in our summer festivities.
Anyway, while we were planting and sweating and eating hot dogs of a dubious nature, my friend Stacey was busy crafting an excellent contest that coincides with the launch of her new book Off the Menu!
Isn't this the best cover?
I'm not sponsoring this contest, but I'm delighted to be a portion of the prize! So, if you want to win an afternoon with Stacey and me, check out all the details for The Stennifer Lunch Tour here! (Please note that I'm not managing any part of the contest administration so do not send me your entry.)
Please also note that Fletch will not be cooking the winner's lunch.
So there's that.