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Links for the Weekend: 7•28•17

Can it be the end of July already?  Summer is going too quickly! Here are some interesting things I found this week: A pretty Jersey shore home tour   Hydrangea season in Japan is spectacular!   A pretty interior design portfolio   Cool salad recipes for hot summer nights   Having just rewatched Emma on Netflix last…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend: 7•28•17

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Recipe for my Favorite Drink this Summer: Mint Lemonade

As part of a school project on Turkey this past spring, my seventh grader decided to serve her classmates Turkish mint lemonade. She found a recipe that I modified, and we absolutely loved it. It is the most refreshing drink on a hot summer day, and, if you like mint and lemons, I guarantee you…… Continue reading Recipe for my Favorite Drink this Summer: Mint Lemonade

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Links for the Weekend 7•14•17

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far! Here are a few interesting things I found this week: I enjoyed this colorful Wisconsin lake house designed by one of my favorite Chicago designers, Summer Thornton.   Charming Bee Cottage located in East Hampton is listed for sale.  I loved Frances Schultz’s book about renovating this lovely cottage and…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend 7•14•17

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Links for the Weekend 7•1•17

Happy 1st of July! 1. What a pretty Hamptons summer home.   2. How to get a garden exactly like Ina Garten’s own gardens.   3.How simple and festive is this recipe for the 4th of July?   4. What fun, bright rooms in the Catherine Truman Photography portfolio.   5. I learned a few things from…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend 7•1•17

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An Easy Gluten-Free and Egg-Free Pizza Crust Recipe

My kids really enjoy making pizza. They especially like the part where they can customize their toppings. Since my daughter and husband can’t eat gluten or eggs, we use the following easy and quick recipe for pizza crust (it reliably yields a tasty crust that everybody can enjoy): Gluten-Free and Egg-Free Pizza Crust Recipe: 3 1/4 cups…… Continue reading An Easy Gluten-Free and Egg-Free Pizza Crust Recipe

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Links for the Weekend: Easter Edition

Happy weekend! Here are some fun Easter and spring inspired finds. 1. DIY jute and twine bird nests make great simple and inexpensive Easter decor. 2. Alison Kandler Interior Design portfolio is filled with bright colors that remind me of spring and Easter. My favorites are the Santa Monica Cottage (above), Mulholland Traditional, and Palisades Colorful Traditional. 3. Homemade peanut butter…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend: Easter Edition

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Naked Cakes for Spring

I have started noticing photos of beautiful layer cakes that are unfrosted on the sides. Apparently they are called naked cakes and have become popular over the last couple of years as wedding cakes. Here are some examples of these simple and natural looking wedding cakes: I love the addition of fresh flowers on a…… Continue reading Naked Cakes for Spring