Summer

Fruit Kabobs with Coconut Dip for 4th of July

Fruit kabobs are one of my favorite summer party treats and the best 4th of July dessert. These red, white and blue kabobs are perfect for your patriotic celebrations and all summer long! Serve them with this creamy coconut chia dipping sauce for a fruit appetizer everyone will love. As if your day couldn’t get any better, we’re bringing you the easiest and most delicious 4th of July dessert bar Chai Fruit Kabobs with a Coconut Chai Dipping Sauce. If you’ve been a part of this community for some time now, you have likely already heard …

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10 Best Braid Tutorials to Try Before Summer’s End

Anyone else obsessed with braids this summer?! Keep reading for the best braid tutorials to try before summer’s end! From braid crowns to topsy tail pigtails and spring vibes to bridal do’s, it’s all here… (originally published July 2019) Last week when we were in San Diego I had a minute to braid all of the girls’ hair. Parker and her friend Greta got matching pigtail braids and Ellie got a combination of french and dutch braids all braided together into one braid.  I really love braiding and wish I had the …

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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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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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