Happy "Day After the 4th of July"! After making a champion comeback from that summer head cold that's been going around, my weekend was filled with family and dogs and fireworks and some cooking revelations that I cannot wait to share with you. One is Allison's corn tortillas. Do yourself a favor and make these. They're easy, and packed with delicious flavor. My future sister-in-law Nicole also whipped up some salsas that made me vow to never buy the bottled stuff again. They are restaurant quality, and don't require much more than a whiz in the blender. Stay tuned, they're coming later this week.
Now speaking of vows... You might recall that I recently got engaged. While I promise you that I won't turn Butter + Cream into a wedding blog and annoy you with questions about the merits of peonies vs. lilies in a bouquet, I do think there will be a few gems along the way worth sharing with y'all. My engagement party happens to be one of those gems.
Please check out the multitude of pictures after the jump.
This festive window decoration was made up of some of our favorite photos (including photos from our engagement weekend).
Every detail was taken into account. This adorable "John & Mary" logo was a theme that weaved throughout the decor of the party. It was on the jars of jam that Al gave away as party favors. Yes, of course she made the jam from scratch.
She also made John & Mary water bottles...
And John and Mary sugar cookies! I completely lost it when I saw these. Can you see what I'm talking about when I say that she is incredible? I don't know anyone else on the planet who would go to this level of effort for a friend.
This is us feeling happy.
Used to be a baby!
A business note: For anyone who wants to hire Allison for her maid of honor duties, she's is booked through July 16, 2011.