pretty in white.

on the agenda: spending the entire day at yellowstone national park. hopefully avoiding all bears. or like my parents mentioned: buffalo. [supposedly during our mid-90’s family trip to yellowstone, we watched a car get rammed by an angry buffalo. I evidently don’t remember ..but [J] & I definitely want to avoid that]. there is so much to see, and we have so little time. you can guarantee I’ll sleep like a baby tonight.

day five #LLontheBIGroad //

let me introduce you to the beautiful emily of {flyover fashion}.

she’s sharing the perfect, extremely versatile summer outfit. which I think would be great for my upcoming weekend in salt lake city. have I mentioned I’m beyond excited to trade in my athletic/camping clothes for pretty summer dresses? because I am!


Hi, all! While Chelsea’s off on her exciting trip, she asked me to share a few of my summer fashion must-haves with you. If I was playing wish list here, my list of summer must-haves would be fairly long. But the outfit I put together is simply a versatile, casual and cute summer look.
A little white dress is right at the top of my must-have list because there is so much you can do with it. I love the eyelet details on mine that make it a little more daytime. My accessories are always lighter in the summer, too. The perfect pair of brown leather sandals, pink sunnies that match your cross-body bag, and a few bracelets are all you need to compliment this look!

What are your summer fashion must-haves?


thank you emily!!

this dress is officially on my summer must-have list.

make sure you go visit her.

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alcohol + camping go hand in hand.

it’s day three already. on the agenda: hike around devils tower! & then [J] & I are off to our next destination ..

day three #LLontheBIGroad //

I’m excited to have lisa of {two martinis} here today. she’s sharing not one, not two, but three drink recipes with you. and while we’re on the topic .. I must say I was on the fence about bringing booze on our excursion [very unlike me, I know]. basically when I drink I can get a little careless, and the last thing I want is to wind up face to face with a bear. but after reading lisa’s camping story ..I headed straight to the liquor store. [drink responsibly, especially in the woods. but do drink]. does anyone know if there are hyenas in montana?


Hey everyone! This definitely isn’t Chelsea, because as we all know, Chelsea is enjoying her summer by taking a very extended vacation and camping across the country.

Not that I’m jealous or anything.

Nope, who would be jealous of a 16 day vacation?

Not me, that’s for darn sure. I’ll just stay in my apartment and watch Bravo TV marathons.


Anyway, this is Lisa and I blog over at Two Martinis. I must confess, I’ve had a very limited experience with camping.

It involved me and hyenas.

(I am clearly thrilled to be spending my honeymoon sleeping in a tent.)

And do you know what I wish I had while I was camping? (Besides a flashlight, which also would have helped helped.)

A cocktail. Or seven. And of course cocktails are hard to come by in the Serengeti Plains, but Chelsea should be able to get her hands on a few of these, and I hope you will be able to enjoy some of these drinks too, whether you’re camping or not!

lisa of two martinis //

Moscow Mule

(Fun fact, I originally started enjoying this beverage after Chelsea posted about her love for them on this very blog!)

  • 1 half lime
  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 4-6 ounces of ginger beer

Squeeze the lime into a glass, add some ice cubs, the vodka, and top it off with the ginger beer. Enjoy!


  • Sparkling wine
  • Orange juice

This drink is so easy, even I can’t mess it up! Add equal parts sparkling wine (or champagne!) and orange juice. You could also use pineapple juice instead, to mix things up a bit.

*Fun fact: Did you know you can make a virgin mimosa by using ginger ale instead of champagne?

Sweet Moscato Strawberry Mix

  • Pink Moscato
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Ginger ale

Put a couple of strawberries in a glass and add equal parts Moscato and ginger ale to it for a super-delicious drink.

Now that you have the recipes, go and get your day drinking on!

(And stop on by to my blog at Two Martinis to say hello!)


oh my goodness. they all sound great to me. 

[J] & I will be “THOSE” campers – sipping moscow mules at our campsite. in the middle of nowhere wyoming. that’ll be us! I hope I packed the red solo cups ..

[thank you lisa].

go shower her with blog love!

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bust out the grill.

on today’s agenda: explore mount rushmore! & then [J] & I are making a move to our next destination ..

grilled pizza //

I’m excited to have kristin of {a slice of mudpie} here today. she’s sharing a fun & easy weeknight dinner recipe. especially for summer. or better, perfect for [J] & I’s camping excursion. we will absolutely be making one of these grilled pizzas for dinner! maybe even tonight, once we arrive in wyoming.


Hello LLinaBC readers!  My name is Kristin, and I blog over at A Slice of Mudpie. I write all about my adventures in parenting my little guy solo, and my attempts at being crafty.

When Chelsea asked me to guest post, I was really excited!  Out of all my bloggy friendships, she is someone I  knew BEFORE I started blogging.  We are actually 2nd cousins…or cousins once removed…or distant relatives…something like that.  I think my dad is her mom’s cousin?  You following all that?

Now that I am completely off topic, today I wanted to share a quick and fairly simple dinner that my son, HJ, and I made the other night.  Grilled pizza!

The first thing we did was turn the grill on to get it nice and hot (or as HJ said, warm and cozy), and sprayed it with some non-stick spray.  Then, I pulled out all the ingredients.

grilled pizza //

We decided to make our favorite, Hawaiian.  I bought a pre-made pizza crust to simplify the process, but if you want to be all fancy, you can make your own.  We use jarred pizza sauce (once again, we aren’t fancy and making homemade sauce), Canadian bacon , 1/4 red onion, 1/2 green pepper, pineapple (as much as you please) and mozzarella cheese!

I placed the crust on the grill for about 2 minutes before putting any toppings on.  The side that was facing down on the grill will be the top of the pizza (that way both sides get grilled, once the toppings are on, you can’t flip it over!).  After a few minutes, I brought the crust back into the kitchen to put all the toppings on.  I started by putting the sauce on (use to your liking), then layered it with Canadian Bacon, green pepper, onion and pineapple.

grilled pizza //

And finally, topped it with lots and lots of CHEESE!

grilled pizza //

We put it back on the grill for about 5 minutes (until the cheese was melted and crust looked a tad brown).

grilled pizza //

Then, I realized I don’t have a pizza pan, so I had to make do with a cutting board to bring it back inside.

grilled pizza //

HJ was really excited that he had helped make dinner and was ready to eat.

grilled pizza //

I love the flavor that the grill gives to the pizza and can’t wait to try it again.  Our next grilled pizza will be tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella!

Anyone else have some quick and easy week night recipes?

Thanks again, Chelsea, for letting me guest post.  I hope you all stop by to visit me at A Slice of Mudpie!


no, thank you kristin!!

this pizza looks scrumptious! and it is something I can definitely try & recreate over a campfire ..orr a grill, if I can find one out here in the wilderness?

go show her some love!

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