Outdoor Living

DIY Candle Holder (Outdoor)

This easy DIY Candle Holder will add some sparkle to any outdoor setting! Perfect for summer parties, weddings or just for relaxing in your garden. Feel free to customize the candle holder, get creative! (This post originally went live in 2015.) As summer begins to wind down, I’m soaking up every last bit of time with Aaron while he is on hiatus and Miss Parker, of course.  We are revamping our editorial calendar with some really exciting things coming up this fall and in the meantime taking a stroll down memory lane with some of our …

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Grilling 101: How to Grill Just About Everything This Summer

This post originally went live two years ago. As I was cleaning up our own grill this weekend I figured it might be a nice time for a refresher! I really love to cook.  I enjoy the rhythm of chopping, dicing, and sautéing; waiting while faint scents become tantalizing aromas that engulf a space, and the pleasure of knowing that friends and family have been nourished by food.  It’s therapy. I can poach and chiffonade like a pro and have single handedly cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner, but for whatever reason, have always been …

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Easy Outdoor DIY: Painted Succulent Pots Tutorial

These DIY Succulent Planters are really simple and leave your outdoor pots with a really cool, unglazed finish look. Turn your unused collection of pots into beautiful homemade pots! We have been spending a lot of time out side lately. Any time the kids start to go haywire or homeschool jumps the shark, we fling open the door and do what we can to get some fresh air. Yesterday it was gardening and I was reminded of this tutorial we did with my friend Lindsay so many years ago! It’s a really nice way to create some cohesion in your …

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Brazilian-Style Marinated Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Looking for a perfect summer meal that won’t heat up the kitchen? This Brazilian-Style Marinated Grilled Shrimp Recipe is super easy.  Spicy marinated shrimp is grilled and served with a delicious roasted corn salad for a simple and flavorful dish. Summer has arrived! I (Lauren) know this because today it was 100 degrees outside. Despite the intense heat I absolutely love summer food. You can find me over a hot grill any day, 100 degrees or not. Okra, cherries, watermelon, corn on the cob also have my summer heart. So this week I’m …

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