diy

Topsy Tail Braid Hair Tutorial.

And today, Jay and I are back with another DreamDry inspired hair tutorial! I’ve been really excited for this one as it’s so unique and different. It’s also (believe it or not) probably our easiest hair tutorial to date. I will admit that when Jay suggested we do a “topsy tail braid,” I raised an eyebrow at first… but then he showed me what it would look like and I freaked out (in a really good way).

Watermelon Martini Recipe.

When I was in my early twenties, my friend Kristen used to make us the most incredible watermelon martinis for book club and girls ‘nights. The recipe is pretty easy and yields a cocktail that is insanely refreshing and delicious. Her original version called for two parts vodka (to one part watermelon puree + one part watermelon schnapps)

Panzanella Recipe.

A few of you had asked about the salad we made with our homemade lobster rolls, and this is it… Panzanella! This recipe is originally from Barefoot Contessa and has become a family recipe of sorts. It all started when my friend Remy came home to Cape Cod with us, and she made the salad. It was an instant hit..

Iced Dirty Chai Latte.

Have you ever tried a dirty chai latte? It’s a latte (iced or hot) with a shot of espresso. I’ve always thought that chai lattes were delicious and indulgent, but more in the dessert sense (as opposed to the helping me function sense, as I rely on my iced coffee for the sake of productivity!) This is the best of both worlds.. flavorful, delicious chai… with a kick!

Steve’s Lobster Roll Recipe.

One of our family’s summer traditions is that my brother-in-law Steve (and my sister Becca) make lobster rolls. This year, I convinced them to let me help out… and to let me document the process for the blog as their lobster rolls are SO good. You probably know this by now (I mean, first this post and then this one)…

Salted Caramel Sundae Recipe.

One of my favorite childhood memories is of making ice cream sundaes with my mom and sisters. I literally grew up in a restaurant (our house is attached to the restaurant) so we always had homemade chocolate sauce + caramel sauce on hand. And today, I love making homemade caramel sauce when I have friends over for dinner… it seems like such an extravagant/time-consuming touch, but it’s really just melted butter + sugar.

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