. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Girls' Brunch

June 17, 2013

Girls' Brunch


dress: discovery ($10)   sandals: charming charlie

First of all thank you to those that have been voting for me in this contest! I am in 5th place and want to stay there! The contest ends tomorrow so you still have time to vote again here! Thank you SOOO much!


I definitely don't need an excuse to invite people over and eat my favorite meal of the day, but thanks to Gevalia coffee I had a great reason to have my family over for brunch last week.  And we thought it'd be fun to just have the girls!
I got to shop at a Safeway store for my breakfast foods and picked out the Chocolate Mocha and House Blend (decaf) coffee.  Because I don't really drink much caffeine these days I mixed them half and half and it was delicious.  I usually don't get flavored coffee but think I may have to start now! It went perfect with our brunch, but would also be great with dessert.  Next time I'm going to try out their K-Cups, as that is what we've been using more often than our coffee maker. 

For breakfast I "made" (the best and easiest kind of preparing, right?) a yogurt parfait bar with strawberry and vanilla yogurt, plus grapes, blueberries, strawberries and granola to mix in.  I have wanted to try making waffles out of cinnamon rolls for awhile and they turned out pretty good.  And do I even mention that I ate the rest of those donuts that didn't get eaten?
These girls were a big fan of all of it too! I'm pretty sure I'd be satisfied eating this meal every day. (Do you like how we all dressed patriotic? Definitely not planned!)
Could my niece's pigtails be any cuter?
Since this was a "girls' brunch," Travis spent some time in the basement working with Chris.  He was so excited to "work" with his Uncle Chris.  He even made him a little name tag. 
Thanks to an easy shopping experience at Safeway and delicious coffee to serve, this was quite the simple get together to host.  Now if only this coffee drinking, breakfast eating, and spending time with my favorite woman could happen on a more regular basis I would be one happy girl!


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34 comments:

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The first thing I noticed was that all your outfits were color-coordinated. :) Looks like a fun morning with the girls!

Autumn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your dress, the brunch looks delicious, and I have the same scarf as your sis! :)

Kim (Randominities) said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your breakfast spread. It looks really inviting. I may have to steal this idea for when we have breakfasts at work.

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Brunch should be every meal! Breakfast is my favorite. Love the dress!

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I had such a good time! Thanks for hosting, And Travis still wants to go back to work with Chris : )

Briseidy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

that 10 dlls dress looks amazing on you! so pretty :)

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I most definitely just voted for you in that contest. Hope you win!!! And I am loving that dress :)

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Looks like so much fun!! I love your maxi and your niece's pigtails are seriously the cutest!

xo,
Angela

seetastelove said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your niece's pigtails I can't get enough of that cuteness. And breakfast food is my favorite any time of day, glad you had fun
Ronda

Desiree Macke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I voted! :)
What a fun brunch idea! And, love the unplanned matching outfits!!

Laura Darling said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You have the cutest niece in the world!

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a fun excuse to have a girl's brunch! :)

Megan, TfDiaries.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

so much fun! Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Penniless Socialite said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look so cute!
Tara
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Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the idea of throwing a brunch with a yogurt bar! I SO wish I liked coffee, but I just don't. I've tried to sweeten it every which way and I just don't like it (which makes sense since I only drink water 99.9% of the time). Fun pictures!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Sweet.

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

YUM! Breakfast is my fave meal too :) Love that maxi on you, and I voted for you...good luck!

Annie
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Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I need to host a girls' brunch soon. Such a great idea! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

The Marcy Stop said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Looks like a fab brunch spread!
xL

The Marcy Stop

Ginny said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I thought this looked like such a fun clever girls activity, but we don't have Safeway here. It looked Ike you guys had a blast!
Ginny

Cate @ Wild Ruffle said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Looks like a great morning! I love get togethers with friends, and coffee always makes it even better.:)

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yum, all that food looks really good! The Director of Operations sign is so funny :)

-Sharon
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ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you look very lovely I love this maxi skirt!

Isa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are looking so gorgeous! Also, is Gevallia as good as the commercials make it seem?

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Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

YUM! now i need some coffee stat!

Lala H said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

yummy breakfast! you dress looks great on you!


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Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a fun brunch. You ladies look like you had a good time. :-)

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Can we talk about how cute your niece's hair is!? ADORABLE!

xo, Yi-chia
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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ah how fun, and your niece is SO CUTE.

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are nothing but gorgeous in these photos my friend! Love the dress with the beautiful bump ;) And a girls brunch sounds like so much fun! Great time for the gal pals to get together.. fabulous idea. :)

Julye said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your red dress!!!

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Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love flavored coffee as well. I can not drink coffee as is or just a plane flavor. Love the dress and the yogurt bar.

kendra may said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are looking fabulous!!

erica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How cute are those piggy tails! Love your outfit. xx