What are the makings of a perfect Saturday? An amazing new sweatshirt that's comfortable and cute enough to wear out , yummy cocktails, small plates and some great conversation!
Does it really get any better?
I spent the perfect Saturday afternoon with my good friend Danielle and Michael at my absolute favorite neighborhood spot, Lucy & The Wolf. When I left Denver I think everyone looked at me like I was absolutely crazy. However, I knew for some reason Detroit was calling me home and I have to say I have never felt more at peace. I've met the most amazing people and had some pretty incredible experiences since being in the motor city and it looks like I'm here to stay for awhile.
We are all going about a hundred miles a minute so afternoons spent talking and sipping cocktails with great people are just needed.
Here are the details on this perfect Saturday which we hope will help you re-create your own!
Outfit - Cute but Comfy ||
I love getting dressed up to go out but when it's half raining, half snowing in March, let's be honest, I tend to opt for comfy, cute. Is that even a thing? I guess it is now. I am obsessed with the elbow patches on this Thistle and Finn sweatshirt. They're simple but really take this sweatshirt from zero to sixty.
I paired it with a choker and booties to dress it up a notch!
Outfit on point so we're already off to a perfect start to the day!
I am OBSESSED with all the embroidery out now. Shop some of our favs here:
Cocktails & Appetizers ||
It's Saturday so you know we're having a cocktail! It's no secret that the winters in the midwest are pretty dreary and grey. I decided to stray from my typical vodka soda and go with this rum based drink to channel some tropical vibes.
I LOVE doing a bunch of appetizers for dinner and these small plates, pictured below, did not disappoint!
Tropic Thunder Drink
- Kraken Rum
- Caramelized Pineapple
- Ginger Beer
These two small plates were my favorite. The heirloom tomatoes with peppers, cheese curds and an egg on top was super unique and flavorful. I had to resist devouring the entire thing.
These deviled eggs with pickled mustard seeds were just insane, not sure if I liked the taste or how well they photographed more!
Good Company ||
Cute clothes, food, and drinks are all good and well but not half as great if you don't share them with friends. I love doing work and just hanging out with Michael and Danielle. Danielle has a blog - Mom, Wife, Foodie and then together, Michael and Danielle, have started their own business, Clark and Aldine. When you technically don't have co-workers talking shop with other entrepreneurs is a necessity!
A huge thanks to Danielle for answering a couple questions for us about being a mom, wife, and entrepreneur!
1. Our motto at the Resource Girls is Be resourceful. Be you. How do you embrace this in your life and especially as a mom?
One of the easiest things about being a mom is getting lost as being a mom, letting that aspect of your life control all of you. Being a mom is absolutely a full time, all encompassing job but that doesn't mean because you're a mom you have to lose who you are as a person!
All too often I feel like first time moms get lost in all the responsibilities and uncertainties of being a mom that they lose sight of who they are as a person outside of motherhood. Being resourceful, being you, doesn't feel normal, at least not at first. Survival is what comes to mind when I think about being a mom! I've found that embracing who I am as a person, mother, wife, daughter, friend, foodie has helped me to be me, not just a mother trying to survive motherhood. Using all of these aspects about who I am as a person has allowed me to be resourceful in my everyday life as a mom. Teaching my crew how to learn from our everyday experiences is a huge way I find I am not only being me in the everyday moment but being resourceful with what we've got going on around us. Don't worry, I've got a blog post coming up real soon talking more about just this!
2. How did you become a foodie? What is your favorite kind of food to blog about (and eat!)?
To be honest, I'm not exactly sure how I became a foodie besides the fact that I absolutely love food. I think that as I started to cook for myself I found more of a passion for food. Wanting to try all that the culinary world has to offer. As for my favorite kind of food to blog about would have to be anything that has to do with cooking with kids and healthy eating! I love having my dudes be a part of what is going on inside our kitchen and to be able to share that out to my readers. I truly feel that when kids are involved in the process of making food they are more likely to give it a try. Plus you've got the added bonus that maybe one day they'll cook for you😉
Since I've totally developed a sweet tooth from both pregnancies that doesn't seem to want to leave I love developing healthier options for my family to get out sweet fix on. I've got several options on the blog for that, check them out here, here, here, and here.
As for eating food I love it all. When it comes to dining out I am looking for the experience to pair with the eating adventure. Food is fun and I want to experience that everyday. Every time I eat and hope my readers can too!
3. What has been your biggest joy and biggest obstacle with starting Mom Wife Foodie? How did you overcome your obstacle?
My biggest joy since starting Mom Wife Foodie has to be all the amazing connections I have made with my readers along the way. Knowing that I am able to connect and support so many other people who are experiencing life as we do, staying positive and looking for the good in all things that life has to offer even when it's hard too!
My biggest obstacle has to be finding time. As a mom of two active toddlers that I am fortunate enough to spend time with them everyday it also becomes challenging to find the time to build and work with Mom Wife Foodie. I am often spending early mornings and late nights trying to work on Mom Wife Foodie. Since Mom Wife Foodie embraces who we are as a family, often my crew is right along side me playing and sometimes posing for pictures along the way.