Sunday morning brunch is my favorite. This Sunday’s fare comes from The Farmer’s Daughter in North Chattanooga. The farm-to-table cafe and coffee house took over an abandoned Exxon station and features seasonal local ingredients and a minimalist aesthetic.  The FarmerCo-owner Ann Keener is the farmer’s daughter – having grown up milking cows and harvesting food at Sequatchie Cove Farm. She learned to cook with her farm’s fresh ingredients and upon growing up, attended Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland and travelled to Oaxaca, Mexico to broaden her skills. She and her partner Mike Mayo joined with Copacetic Coffee to offer this same food authenticity to the city of Chattanooga. The Farmer

The FarmerI have gotten the Atlanta Fresh Greek yogurt and house granola both times I’ve gone. I can’t get enough! And, of course, that’s Niedlov‘s sourdough on the side and homemade apricot jam. My mouth is now salivating. Great.The FarmerThe FarmerThe FarmerThe FarmerOliver is still a little partial to breastmilk, but he was about as excited to be here as he ever is! Baby sleeping through the whole meal is a little piece of heaven. Farm fresh heaven. The FarmerSignature

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  • The Farmer's DaughterJune 12, 2014 - 9:38 pm

    Ooo, you make us look even better than real life! Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

    • AlysaJune 13, 2014 - 7:20 pm

      Ha! A compliment indeed! Thank you again for tolerating a camera on a Sunday brunch day!ReplyCancel

Do you have your Father’s Day gift ready? If not, here are a few little things that I personally think are awesome. Tell your husbands and fathers that. I’m sure they’ll agree once they know I think so.

Fathers Day Gifts | westofgrey.com1/ Merona Chambray Tie 2/ Everyday Classic Slim-fit Shirt 3/ Merona Flat Front Chino Shorts 4/ Grey Driving Cap 5/ Fitness Guru Jump Rope 6/ Upptacka Laptop Bag 7/ Work Hard and Stay Humble Print 8/ Woodprint Geometric iPhone Case 9/ Moose iPad Case 10/ Initial Note Notebook 11/ Ultimate Survivor Water Bottle Kit 12/ Men’s Canvas Weekender Bag 13/ Railroad Play Mat Tshirt 14/ Sherlock Season 3 Bluray 15/ Portland General Store Shave Kit 16/ Izola Get it Together Brass Comb 17/ Leather Map Wallet 18/ Motorino Pizza Cutter 19/ Guitar Pick Punch 20/ Amourosaurus Mug

And if you still didn’t find anything awesome enough, check out Dot & Bo’s Father’s Day suggestions. They are pretty good, too.


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Margot is so excited to take pictures like her Daddy and Mommy that she really doesn’t care which direction the camera faces. And who doesn’t want macro closeups of one’s own eyeball, really?Margot camera// Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage got 25 amazing bloggers to show home tours of their own houses. It makes me want to quit my day job and just finally design my whole house. But then I would have no money. I need to think on this plan. My favorites so far are Kristin’s from The Hunted Interior, The Nester’s from The Nesting Place and Michael’s from Inspired by Charm.


// This home by Living Pink Studio is probably far too girly for my husband to maintain his manhood, but it sure is spunky. If you know me, I’m not girly, but there is a way to do girly and this is it.

// I dream of having a loft where I can work and gather inspiration. Dina’s latest project for her photographer friend makes me want to go to sleep and dream of it some more…

// Both of my mothers are painting. I so appreciate getting recommendations for tried and true paint colors. I hope this helps, mommies!

// Photo transfers on wood. Excellent wall art idea for antique family photos.

// This post shows the trend of “Into the Wild” that was a heavy inspiration for Oliver’s nursery!

Miss-Mustard-Seed-Marians-House-for-Sale-18// Ever wanted to just buy a blogger’s house already finished and pretty? Here’s your chance! Marian of Miss Mustard Seed blog is selling her house in Pennsylvania. Just purchase and put a bow on it. Done and done.

// Alan and I have our 8th anniversary approaching. So naturally, we’re already talking about our 10-year vacation! (‘Cause with a newborn and toddler, it isn’t happening THIS year!) All I know is Amalfi should be part of it!

// If you love reclaimed barn wood, check out this awesome home tour by Eric Olsen Design.


// My good friend Angela of The Painted House has been neck-deep in redoing their new home. I’m practically salivating every time she shows the slightest update. I admit, I’m hesitant to visit. I might cry. And that’s just embarrassing.

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// You know that girl I mentioned earlier who doesn’t work and has a loft and a totally finished home? This is what her hair looks like. I don’t think I could do it in my current “mom-who-works-for-an-insurance-company” life. What do you think?

Daylight Donuts | We celebrated International Donut Day at Daylight Donuts. Their Snickers donut is my favorite. But you’re only allowed one per year if you value your life. GO EAT A DONUT!


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  • Michael Wurm, JrJune 6, 2014 - 10:35 pm

    Awwww! I was one of your favorites!? Thank you SO much. 🙂

    xo MichaelReplyCancel

    • AlysaJune 8, 2014 - 7:04 pm

      Absolutely, Michael! Your place is so happy. I wish I could drop by for coffee and a nap. Thanks for visiting my little blog!ReplyCancel

What’s better than a summer garden party? This summer, I want to go to a beautiful party in an orange grove with crates filled with clementines, grapefruit and tangerines. Sparkling sodas, light summery finger foods and good conversation as the sun goes down and the Edison lamp twinkle lights begin to shine…*sigh*. Anyone want to join?

Summer Citrus Celebration | westofgrey.com1/ Fractions Personalizeable Bunting Banner 2/ Flora Crinkle Fans 3/ Leaf Berry Table Confetti 4/ Smith & Hawken Filament Bulb String Lights 5/ Floral Centerpiece 6/ Krokett Glass 7/ Umbrella Stripe Paper Napkins 8/ Amorous Flatware 9/ Metal Tray 10/ Morkt Lantern 11/ Color Reel Juicer/Shaver/Zester 12/ Fruit Bowl 13/ Metal Basket 14/ Wooden Tray 15/ Placemats 16/ Sliced Citrus

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  • Jaclyn PruehsJune 20, 2014 - 12:16 pm

    Gosh, freakin love this whole board! ReplyCancel

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