It's Dad's Turn! Father's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day has come and gone, so now it's on to Father's Day. 

Isn't it just the best to see the man you love being fatherly in any capacity? There's a pillow at my grandparent's house that says, "Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a DAD."  Our baby's not here yet, but my husband earned a Father's Day gift this year by spending last Saturday bathing my three (three!!) sheepdogs (sheepdogs!!) in a tub he fashioned out of Tupperware storage.

Join me as I once again scour the Internet for ideas on what to get the men I love oh-so-much!

Start out with cute free Father's Day printables... because we know it's all about presentation.
free father's day printables from amanda's parties to go blog

And a few more Father's Day printables here from giverslog blog and here from celebrations at home blog.

And for some of my personal top picks:

{ Where can I find...}

1. Stanley 3-in-1 Tripod LED Flashlight, $23.95 on Amazon.com
2. Cobalt blue BBQ grill, $19.00 on West Elm
3. Rag and Bone boater belt, $115 on Barney's.com
4. Age Your Own Whiskey Kit,  $150 on Binny's.com (via RealSimple magazine)
5. "Forever Family" map with heart, $22.00 on Etsy.com

For more, check out Rachel Zoe's always fashionable ideas:
the zoe report


Summer Salad and Sandwiches Recipes

Thanks to an addiction to Pinterest and a husband who says my cooking is tasty (bless his heart), I have been on a roll lately making summer salads and gathering recipes to try as the thermostat continues to climb. The following recipes I've either tried, want to try, or am sharing because they look gorgeous in pictures.

Recipes and sources linked below each picture.
chilled vegetable salad from southern living magazine 

hummus and avocado toasts with roasted tomato
watermelon sandwich on swanky::chic::fete blog

mozzarella, tomato, and avacado salad.

 If you want more, check out this great New York Times article, "101 Salads for the Season."