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An Indoor Picnic

Last week, we took our afternoon snack to the grass in our front yard for a little picnic. It was sunny and warm and when the weather is right, the whole neighborhood flocks outside. Within a few minutes, Ellie had playmates, I was having an adult conversation (ha!) and Addie had lots of little friends and puppies to watch. It was so good for the soul. Since then, we’ve been meaning to have another picnic, but the weather just hasn’t been quite right. So instead, we opted for an indoor picnic!

Ellie insisted that they both wear their sunglasses because it was a “beach picnic” and we pulled out our favorite gingham mat for easy clean up. Please tell me we’re not the only ones with multiple spills a day. And no, they’re not all by my children. 😉 The second I put down the plate of food, Addie came scooting over…and Ellie did, too! While Ellie sure loves her sweets, the girl also loves her fruits and veggies. I cut up a few apples (no skins for Addie!), carrots and red peppers, and a cheese stick and rolled turkey slices, too.

We even managed to sneak in a few more fruits and veggies with some Naked Cold Pressed Juice. I always love finding ways to add fruits and vegetables to our meals and snacks, especially when they contain no added sugar or preservatives. Bold Beet was the flavor of choice this time around and while it was good, think the Cool Pineapple is my favorite! They’re just hitting West Coast stores and coming soon nationwide. 

And a few more photos from our indoor, beach picnic. Remember how I mentioned we spill a lot? We’ve learned that plastic plates are our best friends, less cracked glass that way. 😉 

My two sunshine girls! Just yesterday, when Addie woke up from her nap, Ellie ran into the room and they giggled and played for a good fifteen minutes, just the two of them. I kept poking my head through the door to make sure they were doing ok, but they were just laughing away.  

Ellie is always decked out in jewels. While she loves dirt and mud and tractors, she’s definitely all girl. She has been known once or twice to sleep in a “princess dress” and asks to be called Elsa or Rapunzel daily. 😉 Also, the outfit that she’s wearing is her FAVORITE. She wears it immediately after it gets washed, so a few times a week. I think if she had an entire wardrobe of only dresses, she would be completely thrilled. 🙂

And…Ellie wins for best selfie. That is all. Bye!

P.S. Ellie’s outfit is from Gap and moccasins from Freshly Picked, the girls glasses are from Target, Addie’s headband is from Le Beau La Belle and I designed her shirt. My shoes are from Forever Young Shoes, the blue plastic plate is from Target and our picnic mat is from Gathre

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Alexa Zurcher




  • Haley

    So cute! Indoor picnics have become a daily thing for dinners around here.

  • Claire

    so cute! Where did you get Ellie's little chair?

  • jeni a.

    Too cute. You're so fun, Lex. How I wish we could indoor picnic together! xoxoxo

  • Alexa Zurcher

    We found it at gordmans! Xo

  • The Girl who Loved to Write

    These are adorable!

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