When Milano cookies reached out to gauge my interest in their national ad campaign to celebrate ‘gratitude’, it was so ironic I just had to laugh (and pick up the phone and call FMK). His favorite cookies, since I met him in college, have always been Milano double chocolate. In fact, we were friends before we started dating, but he considers our first date a grocery store run (how romantic, ha!).
In all seriousness, FMK’s first memories of Milano cookies go back to when his grandmother would have them at her house for an after school treat and they have been his favorite ever since. To this day, they are always on my grocery list to show a little gratitude for him by picking up his favorite treat.
As you can imagine, it was a no brainer to say ‘yes!’ to Milano and participate in our first national ad campaign that first ran in In Style Magazine’s November issue. (And hint, hint: Keep an eye out for us in PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive issue!)
We shot so many fun pictures with Kate, but since they only selected a few for the print campaign, I wanted to share a few of my other favorites with you! I took my family and our favorite cookies on a picnic this summer to show them my gratitude. (Yes, we are sweating it out in Houston in August in about 102 degrees! Even Knox broke a sweat in the pictures.)
^^^I have no idea how this picture didn’t make the cut. Have you ever seen a cuter model?! He looks so scared someone is going to take his cookie from him! lol!^^^
We also shared a typical Friday night at our house. It’s our favorite tradition to grill in the backyard on Friday nights. FMK and I love hanging out under the twinkling lights after we put Knox down for bed. It is the perfect way to unwind after a long week, and you don’t even need a babysitter!
The last way I enjoy my Milano cookies, of course, is a late night pregnancy craving with a glass of milk and some good ol’ reading material.
I hope you enjoyed a little peek behind the scenes on shooting the images for the campaign! Be sure to pick up a November issue of In Style Magazine!
Photographed by Kate Robinson