WATERMELON-BASIL SALAD

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I almost forgot I had this recipe to share with you guys, and you NEED to try this before summer ends. It’s a watermelon-basil salad that is so fresh and delicious, you’ll want to eat it with every meal! Growing up, we used to put a little salt on our watermelon so this kind of […]

WHAT TO WEAR :: TROPICAL THEMED PARTY

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PIN this post This past weekend three of our neighbors collaborated and threw a family friendly luau party. It was the perfect inspiration for my next “what to wear” post! Don’t we all love a good luau or tropical themed party in the summer! Back in college we may have worn grass skirts and coconut […]

SHRIMP BOIL RECIPE FOR 4

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I realize you can’t write a post about entertaining with a shrimp boil without sharing the recipe for said shrimp boil, but I also didn’t want the original party post to get too cluttered with ideas and recipes. I’m sharing my small-scale recipe here today, which can be served in mini colanders to hold everything. […]

IDEAS & RECIPES TO HOST A SHRIMP BOIL #cwcolor

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I’m really excited to share this project with you guys today, because it goes back to my “roots” of hosting dinner parties with a theme. I also partnered with an iconic brand that I’ve grown up with - CorningWare®, and am showcasing their new colorful line appropriately called CW by CorningWare™. I was inspired by the red […]

LOBSTER BOIL INSPIRATION w/FREE DOWNLOADS {Guest Feature}

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I’m excited to share this guest feature today because it’s a dinner party theme we don’t see a lot of – a Lobster Boil! Morgan, of Commerce Street Events in Nashville, sent this to us and is even sharing FREE downloads to help you get the look. She started with a color palette of red […]

TOP PICKS FOR SUMMER GRILLING + RECIPE

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PIN this Are you a big griller during the summer months? We are, but we gave it up for about a year because our old grill wore out and we were preparing to move and it didn’t make since to buy a new grill that we would have to transport. So we waited and bought […]

15 RECIPES USING FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES

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Check out Summer's Bounty :: Recipes with Fresh Fruit & Veggies by Chris Nease at Foodie.com I may have mentioned this before, but growing up in the South on farm land made for the best kind of childhood. We ran through fields, hiked through the woods, climbed trees, and jumped through lawn sprinklers. And in […]