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Shade Garden Oasis Makeover with The Home Depot x Traeger Grills

It’s been a long 3 months of work, but we couldn’t be more excited to share the final reveal of our outdoor entertaining oasis with the Home Depot and Traeger Grills. Our condo’s courtyard had mainly been left to neglect over the past few years. However, with the help of Home Depot and a little elbow grease, we transformed this space into an entertaining oasis with secret garden vibes. Check out our before and after below!

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The Frozen Frenchie

This delightful gin and tonic cocktail is a take on a Frenchie, a cocktail developed by LA-based bartender Somer Perez. We loved the name and decided for summertime it needed a little remix to help you cool off with friends for a long summer of outdoor entertaining. This frozen gin cocktail is a delightful play

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Gin Grapefruit Gimlet

I always love a refreshing gin cocktail for the summer. To me, there is no more perfect cocktail than a gin and tonic. It’s tart and refreshing. This gin grapefruit gimlet is taking the classic gin and tonic and adding a splash of seasonal flavor with the hint of grapefruit. It’s an incredibly easy cocktail

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Highlands NC Travel Guide

Highlands NC is a beautiful mountain town set at what the founders at the time thought would be the ideal intersection of Midwestern and NorthEastern train travel. Little did they realize that their hamlet of mountain heaven was set between mountains that were difficult to blast through and thus the railroad intersection never came to

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Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Cake

I’m not here to convince you that gluten-free is better than gluten-full. I don’t think food technology is there yet where a croissant can be replicated with gluten-free flour but if I had to choose whether to eat this cake with gluten or gluten-free flour, I would go gluten-free flour all the way. This gluten

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Cafe du Monde Inspired Beignet Recipe

Beignets- probably the reason why we have the funnel cake. Beignets are a totally acceptable “breakfast treat” to indulge in on the weekend unlike their fair-fodder friend. When our trip to New Orleans was canceled last April thanks to Covid, we decided to make the best of it and recreate our favorite New Orleans recipes

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Best Rugs for Wood Floors

In today’s episode of “thing’s I’ve been doing wrong until I consulted an expert” I am here to help you not make the same mistake that I have when it comes to wood floor care and rugs. As you may have seen from this post, I love sourcing my rugs from a mix of places

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Hot Buttered Bourbon Recipe

During my estate sale pursuits, I found the most delightful book called “Southern Cooking” from the 1940s. It was a well-loved recipe book with little recipe clippings and notes scribbled in the corners by the previous owner. I flipped through to cocktails and stumbled upon what was called a “hot buttered bourbon”. Reading the recipe

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

I’m keeping this 2020 Holiday gift guide simple and as small shop supportive as possible. There are only a handful of things on here from Amazon because I couldn’t find a more affordable and fun option anywhere else. There are three categories for this year’s gift guides: quarantine hobbyist, one for ladies, and one for gents!

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Southern Bourbon Punch for the Holidays

When it comes to punch, I typically stick to sangrias and gin punches, but when my friends at Old Dominick asked me to try their Bourbon I decided it was finally time to lean into this southern staple. For the Holidays, it’s all about easy entertaining and drinks that fit a variety of tastebuds, so

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Classic Apple Pie with Grizzly Cookware

I loathe making pie crust but I love making pie. I’m too busy perfecting the filling to want to worry about a rubbery crust or not enough flake in each bite. Also, I’m somewhat stressing out that I didn’t get the proper pan and wondering if the pie is going to stick to the bottom

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