We have been struggling all summer to figure out some updates that need to be done to our little summer cottage on the lake.  We love it here.  Our time here is spent building sandcastles on the beach with the children, reading that pile of books that collects on our bedside tables throughout the year,…

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Ummmm….seriously?  My dream house – play house edition!!! Working on a Father’s Day post but in the meantime, my husband swears this is the greatest gift you can give any guy. Have you tried Edward Bess Cosmetics yet?  I love every single color in this eye palette. Cutest summer monogram decals!!!!  I mean – sooooo cute!…

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So, I keep forgetting to cover myself when I am running around in the hot Texas sun so I am going to print out this photo and put it next to my car keys.  The lady in front of me in the camp car-pool line had a big hat and a sun shade for her…

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Lobster for lunch is a summer favorite of mine. Who doesn’t like to indulge in an afternoon seafood feast?  Kimberly Schlegel Whitman’s Tablescapes At our lake house, I like to cover the picnic table with a crisp white linen from Porthault. Large white-and-pine chairs are brought from inside to make sure people have plenty of…

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When the weather is nice, and I am planning a lunch for friends, I would much rather dine al fresco than at a restaurant! After inviting three friends over for a casual lunch, I picked up a big bunch of sunflowers at the market and set a simple table beside the pool, where we could…

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I can’t wait for a little time to relax this summer and I NEED  this towel, don’t you think? Don’t you think you need one too?  Click here to order

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I love hanging out at our summer house in Canada.  This is where I do most of my writing for my book projects and I am now trying to finish up my next book on weddings before the September 1st deadline.  Wish me luck! The high here this week is 75!  It sure beats Dallas’…

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