Category: Summer

Create a Blooming Watermelon Centerpiece and 10 Watermelon Recipes for Summer!

Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to summer! I have a watermelon vase centerpiece, just in time for your Memorial Day barbecue or ideal for summer entertaining, along with a round-up of 10 watermelon recipes for summer! My inspiration for a watermelon vase came from Michael Lee at Rattlebridge Farm. You can feast your…

Skillet Bourbon, Peach and Blueberry Crumble!

Bourbon, Peach and Blueberry Crumble is a celebration of summer fruit in a skillet! Easy to make and delicious using juicy peaches at their peak of freshness, you can make individual desserts using mini skillets or one large skillet to serve a crowd.     We’re enjoying the fruit of the season and Bourbon, Peach and…

Farmers’ Market Pasta Salad

Fresh-from-the-Farmers’ Market Pasta Salad is the answer to ‘what’s-for-dinner?’ with summer’s bounty from local farm stands or your own garden. Fresh, light, and on our summer rotation of easy meals for the summer! You can adjust your ingredients for what’s in season or what you like. My June issue of Southern Living Magazine yielded a bumper crop…

Seaside Dining

I’m lakeside enjoying a little seaside dining with Pfaltzgraff Seaside Dinnerware. Pfaltzgraff’s Seaside brings the color palette of the sun, sand, and sea to the table.  Shells, starfish, and a rope detail, dot the coastal borders of the plates in shades of blue and green with a touch of sunny yellow. I combed the aisles of…

Sunflowers & Busy Bees

My Mother-in-Law directed me to this Sunflower Field that she spied on her route. Full of Busy Bees~ If you don’t have a sunflower field nearby, you can always find some at Trader Joe’s :) Thank you for your visit!

Purples, Plums & Petunias Alfresco Tablescape

While the calendar says September, we’re still having summer weather, fortunately with some lower humidity.  A teaser of fall-like temperatures are on the horizon for the weekend.  I set a transitional table reflecting the summer weather we’re still in the midst of and to enjoy the last of the summer annuals.  Petunias~ still blooming after a long, hot summer and some fruits…

Fantasy Island Getaway

 We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary August 18th~ No grand celebration or jetting away to an exotic locale or favorite destination for the last week of summer~ just enjoying a quiet weekend after a few busy weeks.      Although I  did find myself fantasizing about a tropical island getaway. . . Turks and Caicos, Grand Cayman, St. Maarten. . .…