Summer Front Porch Tour and Garden Hop

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Summer Front Porch Tour and Garden Hop There is something about home tours that energizes and excites me. It's a chance to start with a clean slate, a new season, and a fresh look. Even though this is an outdoor tour I have changed things up quite a bit since last years tour. Having lived here at the lake full time for an entire year now, I realized that the old patio set-up just wasn't working for our lifestyle. We needed more space to ... read more

Creamy Corn Salad – Summer Salad Series

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Do you like to cook? I do, especially in the summertime when fresh vegetables and herbs are more plentiful.  Sometimes I try to make dishes that don't require me to turn on the oven. Here in the South it gets pretty hot, especially as the summer progresses. There's no need to swelter outside of the house as well as inside in my opinion. Typically for supper Honey Bee grills out fish, chicken or shellfish and I make the accompanying side dishes. ... read more

12 Perfect Picnic Ideas – DIY Housewives Series

Caprese Pasta Salad - Perfect Summertime Recipe. Wonderful side dish or main dish.

We are still having a hard time wrapping our brains around that fact that summer has officially arrived. Even though some days it is hotter than blue blazes and we have drank our weight in sweet tea, it still doesn't seem possible. Today our monthly DIY Housewives Series is a bit different than our normal monthly challenges. You are in for a treat because we are sharing 12 perfect picnic ideas. If you're not familiar with the series - ... read more

Sunroom Decor for Summer

Sunroom Decor for Summer. Touches of aqua and turquoise for summer decor in the living room and sunroom

Sunroom Decor for Summer...you never know when inspiration will strike! When you are decorating a room in your house, where do you find your inspiration? It could be from a painted piece of furniture, a favorite flower from the garden or a treasured heirloom from grandma. On Mother's Day Jenn and I were shopping at our fave store HomeGoods and I spotted these gorgeous turquoise and aqua pillows. The pillows were sold as a pair and they were on ... read more

Memorial Day – A Memory and Some Recipes

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It is so hard for me to fathom that this is already Memorial Day weekend. It seems like just last week we were talking about bunnies, spring and easter eggs. Time is marching on at a pace quicker than I would like, probably because I can't seem to keep up :) Plus the fact I about choked on my gum this week. I ran into the craft store for the first time in six months! I know, it's a personal record that I haven't been there in so very long. ... read more