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On summer nights this is what I dream about ...

Right after I turn down my AC to frigid and
pull up my comfy down comforter
 
 
 






Legacy Home






all images via pinterest
 
Just beautiful aren't they?

 

Here's a bedroom design board I put together for one of my favorite clients... her room will be coming together soon!
SO excited for her!!
 
 
My favorite fashion in this type of hot weather...
 
The Slip Dress
On my list...
Nordstrom
 
 
 
Piperlime
 
Tibi

 
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Tibi
 "It's hotter than a $20 Rolex" --N.M.
 
 How are you beating the heat this summer??
 
stay cool.
xoxo

 
 

20+ essentials for your next outdoor party!

 
So your throwing a party!




images above via pinterest

No?
 
Well, you may think twice after I show you all the fun and  fabulous indoor/outdoor stuff available!

Get comfortable, sit back and relax with these
outdoor pillows


Frontgate



Schumacher here


Pottery Barn

Crate and Barrel


Etsy


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Got a chill?
No sweat, I've got an outdoor throw made with 100% acrylic Sunbrella chenille fabric
 
Frontgate
Still Cold?
Well grab yourself a bag of marshmallows and settle in here
 
Restoration Hardware
 
 Buggin' out? 
No fear mosquito repellent is here. So, stop slapping yourself silly.
Frontgate

 
Lanterns and candles so you can light it up!
 
Restoration Hardware


Restoration Hardware


 
Take a seat...
These would be fun and stylish for extra seating



Amazon



Pour yourself a glass
 
Govino wine glasses are shatterproof and reusable. Best of all, they have a place for your thumb if it gets tired.


amazon

Not a wine drinker? How about some Sangria amigo?

Pottery Barn
 
No? How about an ice cold pop of iced tea?
Frontgate
Don't forget to put your dancing shoes on
Indoor/Outdoor wireless speaker

Amazon
Outdoor chalk table cloth, anyone?
 
oil chalk tablecloth available here
Or this one perhaps? This would look gorg with a pop of hot pink flowers!


etsy
 

For an easy breezy atmosphere
Indoor/Outdoor Curtains

Pottery Barn

Outdoor floor lamp? Yep, got that too.

Ballard Designs

One last thought, instead of buying all this stuff just bring all your indoor stuff outside for the night. Just be sure to bring it back in before it rains!!

Now back to biz...
What ever will you wear?
Self-tanner of course


here
And how about these?


Milly for Banana Republic
 
 
joie
Devon Baer
 
 

zara
gap
old navy


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Do you have any party secrets you'd like to share? What say you?

P.S. If you missed my outdoor furniture, planter and rug round up check it out here, here and here!
Have a GREAT time at your party! xoxo



Ten Things I'm Pondering ... in no particular order!


#1  C Wonder Gold Serving Pieces


I introduced them at a little soiree I was hosting and now I'm addicted! And like us they are much better looking in person. 


C Wonder
$44
They looked so pretty with the gold and white chevron runner and white funky bowls my table was sporting.

paper source


Ikea
$29.99

 



#2 Mothers Day



I'm treating my mom to this beautiful Know Me Journal.


Know Me Journal
$24.99

My kids are forever peppering my parents with questions like What sports did you play when you were growing up?, Where did you live?, What were my great-grandparents like?  I could go on and on.

So I'm going to arrange a nice sleepover over at the grandparents house (wink, wink) and my mom can answer all of these lovely questions for my kids.

Perfect, right? An oral and written history of my mom's life ... documented memories perfect for all of us to keep and cherish forever.

By the way, these journals are written by an amazingly talented local Wayne woman named Gretchen MacMurry MacKenzie. You can read more about her here. My own words could never do her inspirational story justice. Trust me on this:)

In addition, a portion of all journal sales goes to charity. You can read about that here.


#3 A Caftan 

Too much? Maybe a little too Mrs. Roper?

Looks comfy but I don't know if I could pull it off... probably not.
India Hicks
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#4 Table Lamps

 This


or


That

Both Circa
I can't go wrong with either of these beauties can I?


#5   Meal Delivery Service

Too extravagant, right? ...  maybe?

After I wrote the post on moving to a plant-based diet here. I've received several emails from readers recommending Real Food Works in Conshohocken, PA.





You can order as little as 5 meals per week and they offer gluten-free and all natural meals.  Their website says...

"The ingredients in our meals are 100% from-the-earth. Read: if it grows naturally, it's in. If it's made in a factory, it's out."

Kinda Heidi Klumish wouldn't you say?... Natural food in, processed food...YOUR OUT! Aufwiedersehn! (in a German accent with a double kiss --of course).
Definitely something to ponder. Learn more about their meals here.


#6  Spring Cleaning 

I have a confession to make.  I'm absolutely petrified to clean my electronic devices like my camera and computer screens. Does anyone else share that same phobia? Why is that? 

Well, I'm going to take the mystery and fear out of it for all of us. Check out Design Mom's tips for cleaning all things techie here.







#7 Books

These books for my nieces. This first one --- just because it's Audrey. And I love all things Hepburn. A classy friend of mine gave it away as swag at her daughter (Audrey's) birthday party and it was just perfect -- like Audrey herself.
  







And this adorable book from the same author here.



#8 This Bar Cart

She'd be great for entertaining this summer. All sassy and brassy and holding lots of alcohol. Makes me smile just thinking about it.




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#9 This Ikat Topper
Two Penny Blue
$275
You can buy it here at Two Penny Blue.  
#10 This Gossip Chair
oomph online
Just because it's cooky and pretty at the same time!

And I mean, really? How would you converse with someone in this chair?

Have a GREAT weekend! If you need to refresh your home for spring and summer shoot me an email at kraussteph@yahoo.com. More information on my services above!