photos by Jared Smith
It’s safe to say there’s a sure fire flamingo trend happening these days, and I’m so totally all up on that train (don’t you love my way with words?)! Although I wouldn’t exactly call myself a yard ornament kind of girl, and that’s if I even had a yard, so you won’t find any plastic flamingos flocking around my town house. That being said, I’ve been known to get a little creative with my choice of plastic animals (not weird, I promise), and this time I’ve gone and made a DIY flamingo ring toss yard game that’s perfectly friendly for those of us that don’t have grass.
For those of you that do, congratulations! I’m slightly jealous, and you also get to skip the second half of this tutorial, so consider yourself winning today…
I’m pretty much a self proclaimed game night fiend. If someone so much as hints that they’re down for some board games, I’ll be the first one to start digging through closets to bust one out. I think I have my Dad to thank for not being able to sit still, so anything that keeps my mind busy (even while “relaxing”) is a good thing, and these 9 yard games for Summer gatherings will definitely keep your 4th of July guests entertained this year!
Plus, they’re all cute enough to not ruin every family photo that gets snapped with games in the background, is that too shallow to say out loud? Don’t judge me, I’m just here for your styling pleasure…
The great thing about a picnic is that you can pretty much have one anywhere. Of course a secluded grassy hill is ideal, but heck, you can set up in a park nearby or even your own yard if you like! For me, Lee, the best picnics, wherever they may be, include some fresh fruit, fine cheeses, baguettes and a glass (or two) of vino but there are really no rules as to what a picnic should entail, although we highly recommend these 10 pretty picnic products!
I love the idea of making it a proper occasion for a day date with your love or a fun afternoon with some good friends. Of course you could throw everything into a plastic cooler and roll out a tarp, but that’s definitely nowhere near as fun as it would be with some of these pretty picnic products! I mean, have you ever seen a more perfect picnic frock than this gingham one?!…
Summer is basically here. Hooray! Once Memorial Day hits, I, Ashley, am ready to break out my bathing suit and sit pool side with a drink in my hand! Who else is with me on this?! During the Dog Days of Summer, I want no-fuss drinks that are easy to whip together, and definitely I don’t want to have to spend valuable beach time cooking syrups, bottling bitters, or roasting fruit.
After I kept seeing Brazilian limeade (lemonade) pop up here and there, I just had to make it. After blending up a batch, I proceeded to immediately down almost the whole thing (don’t judge until you’ve tried it!) This, to me, is a good sign of a great recipe, and the best thing is it only takes a few ingredients to make your own spiked brazilian limeade recipe!