30 | My Best Friend’s Birthday Party

As I have mentioned before, Evan and I love to host friends and family in our home. A couple of weekends ago was no different. Evan and I hosted a 30th Birthday Party for our good friend, Jenn. We planned it around the Tennessee/Georgia football game. It was a beautiful afternoon for a small get together.

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Top: Loft (on sale) | Skort: American Threads | Earrings: Kendra Scott  |  Bracelets: The Styled Collection | Lipstick:  | Madmat: Patina

It’s still so hot here in the south, so I could not make myself put on my jeans. My favorite gingham skort from American Threads saved the day. Also, these platforms have been my go to shoe ALL summer, as I am sure you can tell. I wear them constantly!

Our back patio is the perfect spot to watch football with friends. We have enjoyed this space so much. I have managed to keep my big Kimberly fern alive all summer long and lots of potted flowers as well. (patting myself on the back) They really make the space more “home-y”,  along with the mad mats!

Patio Furniture: Best Choice Products

We had quite the spread for the party on my island. Jenn’s favorite is the ever famous sausage and cheese plate, so that was a must have. I cannot forget the wickles pickles to go with it. If you haven’t tried those you are seriously missing out! I have recently started making spinach artichoke dip for all occasions and it has been a hit each time!

CHEERS: Hobby Lobby | Table Runner: Amazon Prime

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A good friend of mine from High School, Caitlin Pemberton, made the cake. She did a fabulous job and it tasted so good. Send me a message for her contact information.

Jenn is my very best friend and I would do anything to make her birthday a happy one! Fun was had by all even though our poor football team let us down once again. Our husbands turn 30 in May and we are looking forward to throwing them a fun joint birthday party.

XOXO,

Hogan

 

 

 

 

 

Anniversary | Andrew Michael’s Italian Kitchen

Anniversary | Andrew Michael’s Italian Kitchen

Evan and I love to try out new restaurants in Memphis and our anniversary dinner was the perfect occasion to try something new. Evan booked us a table at Andrew Michael’s Italian Kitchen using the Open Table app. (We always use this app when booking reservations) It’s a small restaurant in the heart of east Memphis, located on Brookhaven Circle.

We love their sister restaurant, Hog and Hominy, and had several people recommend AM Italian Kitchen to us. If you’re a picky eater, then you might as well cross this off the list. We love Italian food and are not picky eaters at all so this was right up our alley!

The waiter showed us to our table and wished us a happy anniversary while pointing to a card on the table. The entire staff had signed a card for us. He explained the menu to us and suggested that we choose the “chef’s tasting” if we were unsure of what to order. He said it would be less thinking involved and a pleasant surprise each time because it was five courses. We decided that sounded easy enough, so why not? Each course that was brought out to us was explained by the waitress so that we would know what we were eating. Everything we tried was amazing and we will definitely be going back.

Check out their menu here.

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I don’t know about you but I love having an occasion to get dressed up! Check out this super cute fall jumpsuit that I wore Saturday night. I have a hard time finding jumpsuits that aren’t too long for me but this one worked great with my platform sandals. The adjustable straps made it work a lot better too!

 

Jumpsuit: Nordstrom  | Hoops: Loft  | Clutch: HOBO (on sale)

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The valet did not get the best picture of us… HA!

Let me know if you have ever tried this restaurant, or if you have any other restaurant recommendations.