the brady batch

Cheers you guys, we made it to Friday!!!!  how are y'all planning to spend your weekend??  hopefully i will be poolside with a bowl of watermelon.  literally you guys, i have been eating on average a half a watermelon a day, sometimes i even eat the whole thing.  that can't be normal, right??  i'm just craving it like crazy!!  my father-in-law is the best, and he stocks me up every week with a fresh batch from the market, which in my opinion is way better than the grocery store, don't you think??  some people call it organic or crunchy, but in the country, it's just the way of life.  everything is homegrown and fresh picked.  you get your eggs from the chicken coop, your meat from the pig farm, your fruit from the garden and if you must, there is 1 (yes, only 1) grocery store to fulfill any other needs you might have.  this is why i love our quaint little town so much and what makes Charleston so great!!  local is the new black people!!  and brunch is in full demand around these parts!!  i confess, I've never been one who puts a high priority on breakfast (coffee and a doughnut will do), but in the south, breakfast is probably the most important (and most southern) meal of the day!  so this yank tackled the task with the help of BATCH and cooked up some local yumminess for the fam.  (PS. don't judge my kitchen, we're still renovating)  coffee, duh!!  was my favorite item in the brunch box and i actually had family in town who fell in love with the blend and made us hunt down 2 bags to take home (i guess southerners know a thing or two about their coffee beans as well).  The kiddos went nuts for the strawberry preserves and benne wafers (because they taste like candy!) and the hubs was thrilled for me to finally cook up a pot of grits.  shrimp is generally not an item I serve for breakfast, but when in rome when down south.
"don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant"

ALL IMAGES MARIE RODRIGUEZ
 
brunch c/o Batch
top Crown & Ivy c/o Belk // jeans AG // sandals American Eagle