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Picnic Perfect

I know I have been saying this for a while, but we have been having the most amazing weather in Florida this spring. It has been perfect — highs in the 80s, low(ish) humidity, and a delightful breeze. Unfortunately, I am in the throes of trying to finish the dissertation chapter that I am currently writing before departing for Italy. This means I haven’t had much free time to enjoy the outdoors.

Last week, however, Britt and I made a point to take the afternoon off and enjoy a picnic in the park. I was inspired to get outdoors and picnic by this adorable picnic basket, I mean it has a prosecco holder! It was basically made for me.

Britt and I sipped prosecco and nibbled from our charcuterie board under a shady oak tree. It was heaven. For me, the charcuterie board is the key to a perfect picnic. It needs to have a mixture of hard and soft cheeses, salty prosciutto and spicy salami, and interesting jams and jellies like strawberry jalapeño. Oh and don’t forget the fresh baguette and cookies for dessert.

To go with my adorable picnic basket I created this bright and fun floral blanket. I am currently obsessed with creating my own patterns and having them made into fabric through Spoonflower. And this is not the last of my bright “poppy love” fabric you will be seeing. If you follow me on Snapchat (HinHH) it should look familiar. I used it to sew my very first dress, which I will be sharing on the blog next week!

As dedicated as I am to finishing this chapter before I leave, I am also making a point to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine a little bit every day. It is good for the mind and body!

What do you eat on your perfect picnic?