Pearls + Girls Dines Al Fresco + GIVEAWAY

 

Tis the season for dining al fresco!  Is there anything better than enjoying a meal with friends and family while basking in the sunshine (or moonlight)?  And the food, oh the food, grilled fish and burgers, simple salads with a dash of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon, seasonal fruit desserts, freshly churned ice cream or gelato…..can you tell it’s been a long winter?  I’m ESTATIC to get outdoors and entertain this spring and summer! 😀

al fresco

Photo: Iron & Twine

Take a look at my top picks for spring and summer baking + entertaining!

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One lucky fan is going to win some fabulous prizes, as well as some CASH to burn….hmmmm, what should she spend it on? 🙂

Vinyl Placemats

Freshen up your patio table with these sunny yellow dahlia placemats.  BONUS ~ they’re vinyl, which means they are a cinch to clean!  No worries about drippy ice cream cones and spilled margaritas!

placemats

Photo: Kohls

Melamine Plates

I have always thought food looks best on a white plate.  They look really delicate, right?  WRONG!  Inspired by antique French dinnerware, but shatterproof, scratch resistant and dishwasher safe!

white plates

Photo: Williams Sonoma

Citrus Juicer

As an avid baker + cook, I basically drool over anything engraved with LE CREUSET, the vibrant colors and durability of their products make them one of a foodie’s most prized possessions.  I’d probably just put this juicer (green, I want the green one, take a hint, husband!) on a pedestal with a spotlight in the middle of my gigantic marble kitchen island….sorry, kitchen daydreaming again.  But on the off chance I need to juice some lemons, I’ll be prepared, right?

le creuset lemon juicer

Photo: Bed, Bath and Beyond

Individual Trifle Bowls

Don’t you love having your own individual dessert?  It feels so special to have a little bowl of sweetness all your own!  These mini trifle bowls are perfect for serving fruit, pudding, ice cream and parfaits.  At $2.50 apiece, the price is right!

trifle bowl

Photo: Crate & Barrel

Sandwich Cutters

My kiddos love a lunchtime picnic, and they would squeal with joy if they saw their favorite peanut butter and honey sandwiches on honey wheat bread shaped like butterflies and flowers.  Made of food grade stainless steel, these sandwich cutters are durable and easy to use, so the kids could even make their OWN sandwiches….can’t wait until they can make their own sandwiches someday….sorry, daydreaming again!

sandwich cutters

 

Photo: Pottery Barn Kids

Flower Baking Cups

No need for a muffin tin, ladies!  These silicone baking cups are reusable, not to mention totally adorable.  They can be used in the oven or freezer and are also dishwasher safe.  Bake a few cupcakes or use them as bowls to serve mini ice cream sundaes for the kids!

flower baking cups

Photo: Bed, Bath and Beyond

Telescoping Roasting Fork

I love a good campfire, especially if I can enjoy it without actually going camping! LOL, I only camp in hotels, just ask my husband, the camper. 😉  We have a chiminea in our backyard, which makes an open flame much safer for my energetic toddler, but more difficult to roast food on a stick.  However, with a telescoping roasting fork that extends to 42 inches, you can safely roast a marshmallow without the need for Inspector Gadget arms!

roasting fork

Photo: LLBean

Spigot Beverage Dispenser

Whether you’re selling lemonade or serving up sangria, this spigot beverage dispenser will be a conversation starter.  I LOVE the cork top; modern, yet earthy, it will easily go from a lemonade stand by day to a tapas party by night.

glass-beverage-dispenser

Photo: CB2

I’m thrilled to be teaming up with some lovely ladies from the food and lifestyle blogging community to bring you a

fabulous SPRING GIVEAWAY including:

  • $150 CASH ~ via PayPal
  • PopSugar Must Have Box
  • $50 credit ~ via TennesseMeVNTG on Etsy
  • One dozen hydrangea sugar cookies ~ via PPGBAKERY on Etsy

Give Away Cookies 04.16.2014

 

ENTER TO WIN NOW, and be sure to check out my co-host’s blogs as well!

Kaysha – http://www.thatcomfortgirl.com

Rene – http://mysimplekitchen.com

Bethann – http://bethanimalprint.com

Biana – http://blovedboston.com

Samantha – http://playdatesandpearls.com

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Ooohhh such great pics!! I love those pastel juicers, I need one! My husband loves making fresh squeezed margaritas, and he’s always making a mess with lime juice all over my kitchen. 🙂
    So glad to be a part of this giveaway with you!! XO

  2. says

    Those sandwich cutters adorable! My niece’s would love them 🙂 My husband and I LOVE to grill. We grill 12 months out of the year. Your post just made me so excited for summer!

  3. says

    Mush have sangria now! I’ve tried serving it out of dispensers before and all of the fruit got stuck in the spigot. Sad face! This one looks like it could handle the job though! xoxo, Bethann