Guest Post: Meg from Revamp Homegoods

Hey there, Glimpse Insiders!  I’m Meg and I’m so excited to be guest blogging for Allison today, but seriously,
how do you follow those adorable newborn photos from Monday?  {Congrats,
Allison! Parker is absolutely beautiful.}

I’m lucky to be a stay at home Mom to an {almost} 2 year old boy, so those days of early morning feedings are almost forgotten…almost!  After I made the transition from full-time worker to full-time Mama, I started Revamp Homegoods, a budget-minded DIY lifestyle blog, to help fuel my creative spirit and keep my mind from turning to mush.  I hope you’ll check me out!

While all of us Moms are reminiscing about those precious {& extremely tiring} first few months with our little ones, let’s not forget those awesome Dads in our lives that helped keep us sane.  With Father’s Day right around the corner, I made a gift basket that’ll show that master behind the grill how much you care and put that tired tie of yesteryear to shame.

So what’s the lucky guy getting?
  • Apron
  • Homemade BBQ Sauce 
  • Silicone Tongs
  • Homemade BBQ Rub
  • Specialty Beer
  • Newspaper Card
Keep your man’s clothes free from those pesky BBQ sauce stains with a handmade apron.  The saying, a spin on a quote referenced to Wilhem II of Germany, says, “Give me a woman who loves BBQ and I will conquer the world.”

The silicone tongs, while more practical in nature, replaced my husband’s well-used metal tongs. And the homemade BBQ sauce is not so much homemade as mixed at home with our favorite wing sauce – a mixture of Sweet Baby Ray’s & Frank’s Red Hot, plus some additional spices.  Even though I didn’t slave in the kitchen making a sauce from scratch, the sentiment is overflowing. 

This homemade dry rub is simple to make, but creates an intricate degree of flavor.

No BBQ is complete without some brew.  Does your man prefer spirits?  Make him homemade mixers to create a perfect cocktail.

And last, but definitely not least, I finished the BBQ gift basket off with the Sunday paper – complete with comics & a “What We Love About You” crossword.

So, there you have it.  A gift that’s sure to please – for those that like BBQ, anyways!

For project how-tos, stay tuned to Revamp Homegoods {might I suggest subscribing?}. I will be posting the apron & card tutorials, plus the recipes in the coming week.
Great idea Meg! Thanks for sharing! 


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  • Meg
    June 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    So glad I could be a part of this. Congrats again, Allison!