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Mother’s Day Tablescapes

It’s no secret that May is one of the busiest months of the year. Between graduations, end of year projects, finals, trips, weddings, recitals, and Mother’s Day, May tends to be jam packed with activity!

Mother’s Day is sneaking up on us a bit earlier this year, so let’s get a jump start on preparing for it now before we get busy with all of the other commitments that are surely on our calendars!

Every mother wants to feel extra loved on this special day, so consider hosting a fun brunch or outdoor lunch for the special mamas in your life! To help inspire your Mother’s Day gathering, I have compiled a few of my favorite tablescapes!

Enjoy!

View More: http://katezimmermanpictures.pass.us/camille-styles-garden-partyCamille Styles

Eatwell 101 Mother's Day TablescapeEat Well 101

Lillian Hope Designs Mother's Day Tablescape Lillian Hope Designs

The TomKat Studio Mothers DayThe TomKat Studio

Sugar and Charm Mother's Day TablescapeSugar and Charm

The Decorista TablescapeThe Decorista

Tory Burch Mother's Day Tablescape Tory Burch

I would love to see all the beautiful tables you set this Mother’s Day! Tag #theeverydayhostess on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our feed!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

There is no dessert more classic than a traditional chocolate chip cookie. When many of us feel a sweet tooth coming on, these are our go to’s since they are easy to whip up and require few specialty ingredients! Plus everyone likes them, so if you are having guests over and looking for a quick and easy dessert, chocolate chip cookies tend to be an easy answer!

However, sometimes you want to serve something a little bit more special to your guests but still want to keep the convenience and tasty factor of this favorite treat! What do you do?!

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Da dada daaaaa! I present to you the Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie! These delicious chocolate chip cookies are baked in a skillet and taste just like your favorite pizookie from BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse! Plus, they are just as easy to make as traditional chocolate chip cookies, but look way more festive and creative! Cut it into pie shaped pieces and scoop some ice cream on top and you have yourself the perfect, super simple and guest-ready dessert!

I love including this dessert as part of a chili bar or backyard campout or BBQ, but they are excellent for any type of casual gathering and can feed up to 10 people!

Enjoy!

Photos by Beckley & Co.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Serves 10
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  2. 1/2 cup Sugar
  3. 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  4. 1 Egg, beaten
  5. 1 tsp Vanilla
  6. 1 1/2 cup Flour
  7. 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  8. 1/4 tsp Salt
  9. 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Place an 8 inch skillet over the stove top set to low heat and melt the butter.
  3. Add sugar, brown sugar, beaten egg and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. In a small bowl, add the flour, baking soda and salt and whisk until combined. Add the flour mixture to the skillet and mix well.
  5. Add in chocolate chips and gently stir to evenly distribute.
  6. Remove the skillet from the stove and place in the oven. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Cut into slices and top with vanilla ice cream.
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Lemon Caprese Chicken and Avocado Chopped Salad

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I don’t know about you all, but I could eat caprese all day every day. I love caprese sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and if there was a way to incorporate it into a dessert, I’d probably have it on the table tonight (but seriously, if you know of a caprese dessert, please let me know)!

I just cannot get enough of this delicious fresh mozzarella, basil and tomato blend. My mouth is starting to water just thinking about it now!

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Since this is clearly a staple in my household, I’m always looking for new ways to put a twist on a traditional caprese salad. With that, I present to you my new all-time favorite dish: Lemon Caprese Chicken and Avocado Chopped Salad! Sounds incredible doesn’t it? I assure you it is. It’s fresh and light, yet still filling and incredibly decadent. This versatile salad is just perfect for all your formal summer soirees or casual family dinners! Everyone is sure to enjoy!

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PS! This homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing, is definitely something to write home about! So do yourself a favor and double the recipe, so you have more for other salads later in the week! Keep Reading!

Baby Bump Brunch with Maxwell + Gray!

I am SO SO SO honored and excited to be co-hosting this month’s Yeah! Mama event with Stacy of Maxwell + Gray. We are throwing the absolute cutest Baby Bump Brunch for all expecting mothers in the Dallas area and cannot wait to shower you all with lots of love and goodies!

April Photo Invite (1)

Come join us at Rosanne Beck Studios on April 30th at 11:30am for yummy bites, mocktails, and custom Mommy Swag Bags filled with LOTS of gifts from our favorite vendors!

Hop on over to Maxwell + Gray to RSVP today! We cannot wait to celebrate with all of you!

Featured Vendors:

M Calligraphy | Rosanne Beck Collections | Backyard Bouquet | Beckley & Co.We The Birds MacaronsShop Tee Chic | A la Mum | Fresh BiB | Minor’s Baby Boutique | Loved by Sophia Claire | Loved and Found Box | Ella Celebration | Happily Ever Alva | Half Pint Ink Studio | TableLuxe

Fresh Peach Tea

It’s only April, but down here in Texas, summer is in the air and we are definitely ready for it!   Flowers are blooming and the weather is warming up, but the clearest sign of summer are the packed parking lots at every nearby park, trail and lake! Everyone is outside enjoying the sun and getting some Vitamin D after a long winter!

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After a hot day in the sun, one of my favorite things to do is come home and enjoy a refreshing glass of iced tea. Especially down here in the South, sweet tea is a crowd favorite and is the perfect beverage to keep on hand in your fridge. You never know when you will have a last minute guest stop by or when you just want to kick your feet up on the porch with a refreshing drink.

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A brewed sun tea is always a classic, but if you want to mix up your sweet teas on tap a bit, this Peach Tea is calling your name! The cold peach slices paired with the peach syrup creates the perfect combination of sweetness and freshness.

I recently made this Fresh Peach Tea for an outdoor tea party that I hosted, and boy was it a hit! Luckily I made an extra batch to keep at home, but I assure you this did not last long either! Give this recipe a try and it will soon make it to the top of your summer favorites!

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Cheers!

Fresh Peach Tea
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Peach Syrup
  1. 1 cup Sugar
  2. 1 cup Water
  3. 3 Peaches, fresh and sliced
Tea
  1. 3 Tea Bags
  2. 6 cups Water
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized pot, bring the peach syrup ingredients to boil. Then reduce heat to medium.
  2. Using a fork, crush the peach slices as you stir to dissolve sugar.
  3. Turn off the heat, cover the pot, and let sit for 30 minutes.
  4. In a separate medium sized pot, prepare the tea. Bring the water to a boil. Remove the pot from the stove and brew the tea letting steep 5 minutes.
  5. Remove tea bags and refrigerate.
  6. Strain syrup through a fine strainer to remove fruit pieces.
  7. Add syrup to tea and refrigerate for 3-6 hours. Serve over ice.
Adapted from Passion for Savings
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 Decor: 

Drink Me Straw Flags: Curl by JSD | Your are My Cup of Tea Sign: Pretty Lovely Prints |

Clear & Gold Glass Chargers: Amazon | Easter Decor: Holiday Warehouse

Photography: Beckley & Co

 

Don’t forget to pin for later! 🙂

Fresh Peach Tea