Summer

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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10 Dreamy Before and After Outdoor Projects

Ready to get your hands dirty? Us too! Keep reading for some seriously enviable backyard before and afters… Spring in Austin right now might look different than years past, but it’s still the most gorgeous time to be in the state of Texas. The wildflowers are blooming, the weather is warm and I’m looking for every single excuse I can find to get my kids (and myself!) out of the house. We’ve been doing yard work on the weekends and dreaming of some small outdoor projects we can do while we are all home. If you’re …

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10 Ways to Wear Beach Cover Ups in Real Life

Beach cover ups are a must for days on the waterfront, and they can be so much more than a caftan or sarong! From cotton trousers to silk dresses, you’ll find something here to fit your style and look effortless while you’re on vacation. Do you have summer travel plans?  If you’re packing your bags this spring or summer, chances are there’s a beach involved!  Since there’s nothing that bogs down a trip more than over packing, keep it minimal in your suitcase and pack clothes that can do double duty. …

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All the Trunk Club Pieces I Tried On Before Our Vacay

(This post is the second in our series of posts with Trunk Club. I originally tried Trunk Club for this post and was immediately hooked on the concept and the results. Keep reading to see how things went this round!) When I first tried Trunk Club a few months ago, one of my favorite things about the way it works is that it’s not a monthly subscription. You can receive Trunks as frequently or infrequently as you like which is much more like shopping for yourself organically. There’s normally a change in season, a change in life …

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