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Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Around Chez Ary | 0 comments

Steeplechase Recap

Last weekend was my first Steeplechase. Here’s my fascinator and dress:

I made it from supplies procured at Michael’s. I had fun over one lunch break shopping for supplies with a couple of coworkers. I got lots of compliments on it, and I even had a photographer from the Tennessean ask to take my photo. I hid a tiny little chick under one of the flowers. It was a little stow-away for visual interest.

There were several funny moments, but the tagline of the day has to be,

“We hate the environment, but we love chips.”

As we were unpacking and setting up in our little corner of the world, we discovered that we had lots of styrofoam supplies and several LARGE bags of chips. Maybe you had to be there?

My Texas Caviar was a hit, and we had lots of tasty eats in our tent. At one point, we went to visit some other tents, and I made a tasty discovery: Summer Beer. I found this recipe online (a little fancier than the one I tried), and I hope to try it at a Chez Ary shindig soon. It sounds so refreshing for the season! Makes 8 servings.

  • 1 (12 oz.) can frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 12 oz. water
  • 12 oz. lemon-flavored vodka
  • 1 (12 oz.) can or bottled lime beer

Place lemonade concentrate in a gallon pitcher. Measure water and vodka in the 12 oz. lemonade can and add to the pitcher. Pour in the beer, mix well, and serve over ice.

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Posted by on May 7, 2011 in Around Chez Ary | 0 comments

Yard Sale

We’re having a yard sale in our neighborhood this weekend, and Mr. J and I are participating. We’ve spent the last week pulling things out of closets and putting little round price stickers on there. Here’s hope we have clear skies all day and make a little extra change!

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Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Around Chez Ary | 0 comments

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Hope you celebrate with a margarita and a tasty Mexican dish! I love this holiday! We usually go out for it every year, and Mr. J and I celebrated early last Friday night. We have every year since we’ve been married. Ole!

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