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Happy Sunday! Summer is here and I am so excited for some summer fun. Today I am sharing my goal for the summer … to host and share a lot of outdoor party ideas! I also shared some fun summer lunch ideas.

Happy Sunday and Summer Entertaining
Volume 22

Thanks for joining me for Sunday morning coffee. Today I am sharing my weekly thoughts about entertaining, decor, crafts, and recipes, and my plans to share lots of outdoor party ideas.

A Little Bit About Me

Happy Sunday and Summer Entertaining

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year.

The days are long. The nights are warm.

Everything seems to lighten up in the summer. We shed sweaters and jackets for linen and swimwear. We move through the day with ease, knowing we have more daylight to spend with family and friends. We look forward to vacation and traveling.

Our menus lighten up also. As the temperature climbs, comfort food becomes uncomfortable. Salads, chilled pasta dishes, grilled food all become the staples of summer menus. Tall glasses with ice and thirst-quenching drinks as well as slushy, fruity concoctions fill the blender.

Backyard BBQ

Outdoor Party Ideas

Yesterday was the perfect summer day.

I slept in (which is defined as past 6:00 am) and enjoyed my morning coffee, then arranged some amazing flowers, and set up our backyard for a dinner party.

Our dinner club of twelve, which has been in existence for about thirty years, all met here last night for an amazing dinner. We dined in the middle of our backyard and had so much fun. We are all double vaccinated and couldn’t believe we were all back together again.

I spent all day sharing on my Instagram stories my progress in creating this party. If you missed it, be sure to check it out.

I love to cook and entertain and summer is the perfect backdrop for outdoor entertaining. Last night was so magical and wonderful that I made a promise to share lots more summer outdoor party ideas.

And again.

And again. I am going to entertain all summer long.

Hopefully you don’t mind if I take you all along with me.

I love to host a BBQ after a fun day enjoying the pool. One of my favorite outdoor party ideas is to set up a table on the beach. I also enjoy setting up a table in an unexpected area, like the middle of my lawn or the driveway.

So get ready. We are going to have a very fun summer.

Summer Lunch Ideas

I love to serve salad for a summer lunch. Summer salads are light enough when the temperature is high, yet are filled with so many yummy ingredients they are satisfying.

The Best Summer Salad
Summer Blueberry Salad
The Best Summer Salad
Rosemary Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Salad
Avocado, Tomato and Fresh Corn Salad

Reflections on the Week

I had a wonderful birthday week. My sweet husband gave me a beautiful copper party tub or, as he called it, a “copper thingie.” We also had a wonderful dinner with friends. I can’t believe another birthday has come and gone.

They are still painting our house, so the scraping and sanding are driving me crazy, but it going to look so great when it is all done. I promise to share a photo of the front of our home when it looks its worst!

During the month of June I am sharing thirty days of summer and this week I shared tips to arrange grocery store flowers, how to paint metal school lockers, how to make my wood table tops, Amazon Father’s Day gift guides, the best homemade 4th of July pillow, and an outdoor party idea in the backyard.

Which was your favorite?


My Favorite Things

In the Living Room and in the Backyard

My friend KariAnne KariAnne shared How to Pick a Paint Color That’s Perfect. How many of you struggle with this?

Courtney at French Country Cottage shared How She Built Her Shed. This is so amazing!


Good Things From Martha – Summer Colors

Martha shared a great article titled “Why The Sky Turns Colors at Sunset”

I have always wondered about this.

Here is the reason why.


What’s Ahead for The Week

Did you know that I have my blog planned out weeks in advance? It’s true!

Next week I am sharing more wonderful summer days … more about the dinner club from last night, the recipes from our dinner club party, another Fourth of July decor idea, a strawberry dessert, and some refreshing summer drinks. I also have a few more outdoor party ideas I will be planning and sharing later.

I am excited for next week at My 100 Year Old Home.


Catch up on Sunday Morning Coffee

My Favorite Father’s Day Ideas

Father’s Day is Coming Up and I put together some fun gift guides.

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13 Responses

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY i love your new copper pot. a very thoughtful gift.
    On your Father’s Day table you have some different looking mason jars, the shape and the texture is a bit different from the usual ones. Where can i buy them?
    Thanks for all the beautiful blogs.

  2. I love having Sunday morning coffee with you even though this morning it was actually a Sunday morning mimosa on this end. (Summer temps and humidity have arrived in the Ohio River valley!)/You offer such doable recipes, crafts and decor ideas through your words and photos. Thanks so much!
    Becky

  3. You inspire me! I look forward to seeing your blogs! Wonderful ideas. How amazing that you have so many ideas in your head. So nice that you let them out for us to enjoy! Thank you 😊

  4. Please tell me who makes the copper pot with the flowers and where to buy. I would love to see how you made this arrangement. What types of flowers as well as where you bought them
    Thank you

    Jacqui

  5. COPPER! FLOWERS! BIRTHDAYS! – WOO!! LOTS of husband points for that gift!! And what a gorgeous arrangement you did! Honestly I love all your posts best- but you know I love the outdoor entertaining ones the VERY best! Love your summer salads too. Can’t wait till it warms up consistently up here so we can move on to summer food.

    As always, thanks for the fabulous inspiration! Happy Birthday, and Happy Weekend!

  6. Your summer salads look so good. Husband has birthday and Fathers Day coming up so I am headed to shop your links! Lovely post, have a blessed Sunday !

  7. Thank you for sharing your “Avocado, Tomato and Corn Salad” on your Sunday morning post. I was so inspired, I made it Sunday night for a family gathering and — wow! — it was a hit!

    Thank you for sharing!

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