Friday, March 23, 2012

A Special Contributor, Andrea of Faded Plains, Outdoor Movie Entertaining


 Hello everyone.....this is Andrea from Faded Plains


Maria invited me to do a little guest post on her beautiful blog today....thanks so much Maria....I'm honored!



 The weather here in the midwest has been so beautiful lately....and it seems this weekend we'll be in the mid 70's....perfect for outdoor movies. We love having outdoor movie nights at my home.....we scatter quilts on the grass....comfy chairs with fluffy pillows around the fire and settle in for movies under the stars.



 Another thing I love to do is dinner in a bowl. I gather up some of my old bowls and line them with parchment paper....then fill them up with the nights entree. It's such an easy way to serve everyone their meal with everything they'll need tucked inside.....


 like a sandwich, an apple, lemonade, dessert in a jar, utensils and napkins.



 It's also makes for easy eating on your lap. Seems how drive-ins have become pretty much non-existent, this is my way of showing my boys what watching a movie under the stars feels like....and I have to tell you....they absolutely love it!

I wanted to thank Maria again for inviting me....it's been a blast!....and a big thank you to all of you for taking the time to read my little post.

Thank You Andrea!
I love Andrea's styling and photography.....
You can find so many more wonderful ideas on Andrea's Blog, Faded Plains!
Andrea also has a wonderful online shop, where you can find so many great farmhouse items!
I hope you all enjoy your weekend!

Upadate!
Andrea posted about where she got the recipe for her cheesecake in a jar.....

Take Care,
Maria

41 comments:

tinajo said...

I agree; lovely styling! :-)

Divina Chita Brasil said...

Lovely!!!

Anne said...

Great ideas Andrea.

Jessica Di Giacomo said...

adorable pics!!!
jessica

Sarah said...

Andrea is one lovely gal...totally genuine and a lot of fun...and her farmhouse is absolutely beautiful! I get so inspired every time I visit.
I can't wait to try the desert in a jar.

Happy Spring! love to visit you here ~

Kristina Clemens said...

What beautiful images! Love the composition as well as the content, of course! =)
Kristina J.

SSM said...

Very pretty!

Thank you for sharing.

Enjoy your day.

Urban Farmgirl said...

How cute is this??? Oh that Andrea, she always has something beautiful up her sleeve! ;o)

I would like to know what the next 'feature' will be....I so miss the drive-in so need to head over to her little farm. I don't think the fan would notice me and my hubs on a blanket on their lawn, do you??

Mary

Morning T said...

Love that Andrea and her fabulous blog, shop and home!! It's 80s here in Houston with bright blue skies, life is good. ;)

Happy weekend ladies.
T

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

SOOOO pretty :) Thanks for sharing!
~hugs
Holly

It's me said...

Hi Andrea ...nice to see you here by Maria......enjoy a happy weekend both !!!...love Ria...xxx...

Yolanda Salguero said...

hola Maria acabo de hacerma seguidora de tu blog que me a encantado, enhorabuena por tu blog y por vivir en tan hermoso lugar,besos.

Mrs. Sutton said...

Beautiful styling and what a charming idea to have an outdoor cinema night. Although the weather here in the UK is absolutely beautiful (for now) it's not quite warm enough for outdoor dining, and I don't anticipate it reaching those temperatures for a while yet! However, I will definitely be filing this under 'gorgeous ideas to replicate' for when the Summer months eventually do arrive - can't wait! x

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

Absolutely love the blog! just added you to my follow list, can't wait to see more updates!

Hope you find the time to check out mine!

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martinealison said...

Une très belle publication...
Gros bisous

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Beautiful post Andrea!!~ Love the "Dinner in a Bowl" idea!!~
Have a wonderful weekend Maria!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

andrea's home and photos are simply gorgeous...always! would love to do an outdoor movie night this summer with my family - dinner in a bowl is a great idea!

Jill Elaine said...

Outdoor movies are fun! And I love Faded Plains blog - so pretty!

All Things Chic 2 said...

Lovely photos!!!
And a great post!!!
Blessings Lori

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great blog Andrea has...I so enjoy visiting her. Her styling and photographs are wonderful!

XO,
Jane

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Andrea is one of my favorite people...not to mention has the BEST online shop. She's got such style...so wonderful to see her here.

The Polished Pebble said...

Andrea is so talented and she is a sweet as her beautiful dessert looks!

xx kelley

Rachel Pallas said...

Ditto with what Kelley said!! ^
xo, Rachel

The Gingerbread Gem said...

I follow Andrea too. She's sooo talented! The weather in Belgium is nice too, blue skies but not warm enough for outdoor movies. We're having lunch in our back yard though.

Enjoy your weekend.

goedele

Ashley said...

This gets me so excited for Summer...Lovely styling! Xo ~Ashley

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Very pretty pictures and I love the idea of the outdoor movie. My kids are all grown up and gone but maybe we could do this when I ...if I, ever get grand kids.

alita said...

REALMENTE LINDO. MUCHAS GRACIAS POR COMPARTIRLO.

Heaven's Walk said...

Andrea's just the best, Maria! Thanks for featuring her today with all of your gorgeous photos! ♥

xoxo laurie

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Beautiful photos ;) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

kathy said...

Nice post Andrea it sure brought back some wonderful memories. While my children are all grown now, when they were young we were lucky enough to still have an old drive in theater nearby. Frequently we would gather up our group of friends, park some pickups with the beds facing the screen and pile them full with blankets, pillows, movie snacks and all our kids. The movies were always second run but it didn’t matter, the fun was in being together under the stars, sharing the blankets, the snacks, the laughter and the memories.

Michelle said...

Love the desert in a jar... can you tell us what is in it? Is it cherry pie filling, graham cracker crust and yogurt?

Michelle
NewEngland-Style.com

gillyflower said...

sounds a wonderful way to spend the evening - and what a great and stylish idea for food!

April said...

Hi there! I'm your newest follwer, found you through Andrea over at Faded Plains. Love your blog, you have great style!
XOXO
April

Storage Shed said...

Congratulations on your blog and live in such a beautiful place. I impress by your images. Its very fantastic. Its brilliant idea for food.

Karissa said...

So cute!

Buckeye Outdoor Cinema said...

Thanks for the great post. You would be amazed how creative some of our customers are when we set up our Outdoor Movie Screen packages. We have showed up once with every parent and child dressed as a Stars Wars character with a Cake to match! So much fun to see families making an outdoor movie event that all willremember Would love to share this post with our customers. Outdoor Movies bring the family together and are fun for all ages! Sincerly www.BuckeyeOutdoorCinema.com Columbus Ohio

ALEXandra said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG so much...

Alex

moni.ka said...

What a nice blog! :)

Anne said...

Adorable photos and wonderful, wonderful blog! Thank You:)

Anya said...

U have wonderful taste. Your designs are so calming...

Dreamy Whites said...

Hello,

Thank you everyone for all of your kind comments....I love Andrea's styling and photography and felt lucky to have her as a contributor.

I wanted to let you know Andrea posted about the recipe for the cheesecake in a jar on her blog today.
http://fadedplains.blogspot.com/2012/04/winnerand-cheesecake-in-jar.html

Thanks,
Maria