Monday, May 20, 2013
This post brought to you by World Market. All opinions are 100% mine.
Father's Day is coming up, but it is fun to celebrate dad even when it is not a designated holiday. The daddy of our home is pretty awesome. We think he is pretty special.
One of Dallin's cubscout requirements was to write a letter to a family member and let them know why you respect them. Dallin's went as follows:
"Dear Dad, The stuff I respect about your job is that you serve our contrey and you rescue people. Sencerly, Dallin"
He is a doting father, a gentle father, and a firm father. He is the dad that every kid deserves. In January his work schedule changed. He went from working during the day to working nights. He works late and sleeps late which means that we really don't see him at during the week. The schedule isn't forever, we know this, but it has still been hard. The only time we have together as a family is on the weekends.
One thing that he is especially good at is working the BBQ, and after a LONG week finishing up the new sprinkler system and landscaping back yard, we thought he deserved a nice end to an exhausting week! He mentioned that he'd like to try making a cola chicken. So when the girls and I were at World Market we checked to see if they had any racks that would work for that. We also grabbed some other items or our weekend BBQ.
The outdoor furniture and BBQ grilling section was fun to browse. Many unique gift ideas and items for our bbq that would be fun to try out...it made it hard to decide!
The nostalgic soda section was just plain FUN! You can create your own six-pack. And for $1.49 each, that's about $9.00 for a completely unique gift. The girls and I had fun picking out which sodas we would sample at the BBQ and made sure to grab an orange flavored one as well as a couple of root beers for Dad.
Kaylee loved exploring World Market. She found many items that she thought would be fun to bring home and sat in almost every chair she saw. "Take a picture of me, Mom!" From Outdoor Furniture & Decor, Home Bar items and accessories, unique treats and snack from around the world and BBQ & Grilling supplies, World Market is the place to find a unique gift that Dad doesn't already have!
In the end our cart was loaded up with
2 beer can chicken roasters
1 pack of plastic food serving baskets
1 new pair of BBQ bamboo tongs
1 new drink dispenser
6-pack of nostalgic sodas
It was a HOT day so the drink dispenser worked out great. We all helped ourselves to the ice cold water. I can see this being used for many BBQs.
This was our first time with the cola chicken (we used Dr. Pepper) and roasted it over charcoal and it was AMAZING. It took a lot longer to finish than we expected, but was well worth the wait.
The sodas were a HIT with everyone and the kids thought it was fun to eat out of the baskets. We enjoyed roasted chicken, hot dogs, homemade oven fries, watermelon, fresh cherries....
and a big batch of Dad's favorite cookies....snickerdoodles.
A yummy dinner and a nice end to a hectic week! We love our daddy!
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Robert and Cortney Novogratz. are known for their bold, colorful style as seen on their popular TV home design shows. Their eye is playful, their mix of modern with vintage is fresh and unpredictable. Their latest collection debuts May 2nd, and was inspired by their vacation home in Brazil.