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.
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!
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.
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?
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).
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.