Must-Have, Fun, Fall Style

We’ve survived our first summer in the California desert. Well, we’ve ALMOST survived it. The heat isn’t leaving just yet. But that doesn’t mean I can’t start thinking of must-have, fun, fall style! My summer wardrobe here has mostly consisted of strapless dresses or shorts and a tank. I’m ready to expand my options! Here’s one look I’m going to try!   1/2/3/4/5/6 I’m a huge fan of mixing patterns, so the leopard sneakers combined with camo are perfect. The {Read More}

Trader Joe’s Quick & Healthy Family Dinner

My motto is that weeknight meals must be healthy, quick and simple. Weekends — not weeknights— are for more complicated and time-consuming recipes. When I want to grab something to fit my weeknight criteria, I head to Trader Joe’s. Today I chose Sausage & Peppers with Zoodles. You will love the simplicity of making this meal, and your family will love eating it! Quick & Healthy Family Dinner Ingredients 1 bag Trader Joe’s frozen Fire Roasted Peppers and Onions (also {Read More}

Manners with Mema

Sometime in the mid 1950s, my grandmother, Nancy Helm Weaks, self published a book: Dig These Crazy Manners! I don’t believe I ever saw it while she was still alive. Instead I found it as I sifted through the mementos of her life well lived after her funeral eight years ago. This little book is a GEM! Not only was Mema a clever writer and an expert on impeccable manners, she was also an illustrator and had beautiful handwriting. Mema {Read More}

Two-Ingredient Paleo Banana Pancakes

The paleo diet. You may be thinking it’s not for you because of its restrictions of grains, sugar and dairy. But you might be surprised by how a little creativity can lead to very satisfying meals! Though I don’t have a big problem adhering to the plan, I sometimes get in an egg rut in the morning. Enter the two-ingredient paleo banana pancake that is also gluten-free goodness! These pancakes are super easy to make. For two large pancakes, simply {Read More}

The First 30 Days

One month ago today, I officially launched Tabler Party of Two. What a fulfilling and fun journey it’s been so far! When God gives you a dream and a passion, well, that’s what I call an amazing blessing. During this first month of the blog, the Tabler empty nesters have been on quite a few adventures. Here’s are some of the highlights of the first 30 days here at Tabler Party of Two. The launch of the blog was the same {Read More}

White Sangria with Mint and Serrano

Happy Labor Day, friends! Hope you’re doing something fun. We are having some friends over. Grilling burgers and artichokes. What better drink to go with a barbeque than white sangria? I make several different sangria recipes. But this one is my FAVORITE! So easy, light and refreshing. Perfect for a warm Labor Day! And… it’s a crowd pleaser, for sure. Here’s all it takes to make this tasty concoction: Finely slice nectarine, apple, mint and serrano pepper. Add raspberries. Combine {Read More}