summertime and the livings easy

Summer time entertaining is the best.  Who doesn't love the warm weather, or if you're lucky an ocean breeze, easy cooking (BBQs) & cleanups, and  relaxing outdoors with the ones you love.  Some fun ideas for your summer entertaining:

Color palate: Nothing beats bright, fresh, clean white for the summer.  Try amping up your summer whites with some juicy citrus and calming blues.

Linens, cotton - anything versatile and easy to clean.  Burlap makes the perfect table cloth.

Candle light- votive candles in mason jars or lanterns, oil lamps in hurricanes, substitute candles for fireflies
Galvanized tubs- hold everything from beverages, to shawls & flip flops
Red wagons- are not just for toting around your little ones, load them up with picnic or BBQ supplies/food
Sidewalk chalk- perfect for directing people to the backyard or lake house or to create a menu

Easy Dining:
Fruit ice
Mint or lavender infused lemonade
Get creative with your cutlery holders
Bright water- with lemons, mint or cucumber in adorable Ball Mason jars
Smores, need I say more?


  1. love the idea of ice cubes filled with fresh fruit..I am gonna try that!!

  2. Herbs work just as well, try mint or lavender. Or do a combo: raspberries with mint work perfectly together.