I've been a little busy lately. Apparently finishing up law school is way more complicated/time consuming/scary than you'd ever think. And now finals are here so all I have is one more push and I will officially be done.
To compensate for my stress level these days, I planned a backyard picnic for Jason and myself one Friday. I strung up a makeshift tent (it's actually a white sheet) in our backyard. I laid a rug down and covered it up with a duvet.
For food I kept things fairly simple. I had a fruit and cheese plate that included strawberries, pears, brie, comte, blue cheese, and a baguette. Drinks included water, freshly made lemonade, and rose. I stored these in a galvanized bucket.
recipe is here, and believe me when I say it is delicious.
I decorated with things I already had around my house: a lantern, caper candles, wooden boxes. Although very simple they helped to set the tone.
We finished up the evening with a fire in the chiminea eating fresh chocolate palmiers that I'd made earlier.
It was a great and fairly simple way to unwind a little and just enjoy being together.