Summer Decorating Ideas

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Today I have joined four other bloggers to share our summer decorating ideas. For me, decorating for summer this year was simple and fun. I started in our living room when I took down all of our drapes! The change is absolutely fantastic and I cannot believe how much better I like this room.

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Homemade Marshmallow S’mores with Toasted Coconut

toasted coconut marshmallow s'mores

I can’t believe I have never made homemade marshmallows until today. I made these toasted coconut homemade marshmallow s’mores and they are so delicious. In fact, the marshmallows are so easy to make and taste so much better than the store-bought kind, that you have to try this recipe! This recipe is for vanilla marshmallows but please know that you can make peppermint, lemon, strawberry, Nutella, and chocolate marshmallows … to name a few. The flavors are endless!

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Summer Peach Recipes

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I love cooking in the summertime and any peach recipe is my favorite! My brother and his family, who live in Georgia, were guests for dinner at our home a while back. Georgia is very well known for its peaches, so I decided to cook a dinner party featuring some peach recipes! Peaches have always been my favorite and what is better than a dinner featuring the name of every street in Atlanta? Haha.

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How to Create a Summer Dinner Centerpiece

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I love setting summer tables! When I was asked to be part of a Summer Dinner Centerpiece blog hop, it took me about a second to say yes! Summer tables give me an excuse to bring out my fun dinnerware and use lots of colors! Does it get any better than that?

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Five Facts About Carrots I Bet You Never Knew

Facts about carrots

This post is sponsored by Bolthouse Farms® and SHE Media.

Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Bolthouse Farms® in San Joaquin Valley, CA.  They have been growing carrots since 1915, which coincidentally is the same year my 100 year old home was built. I have to be honest, I knew nothing about carrots prior to this visit. Although I do remember learning in third grade that carrots were good for your eyes (and given my eyesight, I probably should have remembered that important carrot fact). 

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MAKE IT YOURSELF // Aging Terra Cotta Pots

aging terra cotta pots

I love these hanging shelves I put up on our back porch. I decided the hanging shelves would look great with some small pots and plants. I found these terra cotta pots at Home Depot for $1.29 but knew they needed some TLC. I am not a fan of the bright orange color (as seen above on the left). I have also never “aged” terracotta pots before but knew I wanted them to actually  “look old”, not look like they were “painted to look old”. So today I am going to share how to age terra cotta pots.

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