Easy Caprese Pasta Salad

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

Hey y'all...with Summer upon us, my mind drifts to thoughts of vegetable garden bounty. Specifically fresh tomatoes and basil. There's just something about the first tomato of the season...warm, ripe and juicy. When paired with fresh, bright green basil there isn't anything better in my opinion. Typically I use both of these harvest favorites in homemade spaghetti sauce with meatballs. But in the Summer I prefer cold salads and side dishes. One ... read more

Coastal Inspired Coffee Table

Coastal Inspired Coffee Table

Hey y'all...it feels so good to be here with you today! I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with our move. We closed on our home May 13th and moved here to the lake on May 14th. In these 25 days we have been out of town for prior commitments and family events for 11 days. So...if my math is correct I have only spent 14 nights in our "new" home. You will not believe all that I have accomplished in this short amount of time - and ... read more

Bloody Mary Tomato Party Appetizer

Summer Bucket List

Hey y'all...we hope you were fortunate to have a wonderful, long weekend. We had a great time at the lake and thanks to beautiful weather we went boating, spent time with friends and worked on the house. It is finally starting to look like a home - and I can't wait to share all of the details with you soon. In just 11 short days of actually being in the house, we have managed to get a lot done! Okay…y'all may not want to blink because you'll ... read more

Easy Summer Home Decor

Easy Summer Home Decor

Hey y'all...Presently I am surrounded by moving boxes, packing paper, wall paint, furniture paint and chaos. I am dreaming of a calm, serene and beautiful home - and I am working very hard to make this dream come true. Honey Bee and I have only been in our lake cottage for one week, but we have already completed a lot of projects. The walls have been painted with pretty new-to-me hues. I have painted five pieces of furniture and two lamps. ... read more

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

Hey y'all...Even though Summer officially starts on June 20th, for our family it begins Memorial Weekend. Without fail, every year at the end of the season we proclaim "Where did the Summer go?" This year we are determined to be prepared and have some set-in-stone plans that we can all do together. Our goals are simple...spend time together throughout the Summer, have lots of fun and create as many memories as possible. We thought that by ... read more