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Hot, hot summer seersucker and a J. Crew giveaway

Hot, hot summer seersucker and a J. Crew giveaway
There is absolutely no doubt that summer is here and with it, the quest to stay cool, even in unbearable temperatures. I am sure by now you’ve read about millions of ways to keep cool in the heat – keep your air filters clean so that your air conditioner runs efficiently, draw your drapes or close your blinds during the day and open your windows at night. I even posted about dodging the dog days... 

How to select the best cut of meat for the grill

How to select the best cut of meat for the grill
Grilling is a rite of summer, a Father’s Day tradition and the right barbeque meat can make or break your meal. I don’t usually purchasing the grilling meat, but this year I’m doing the shopping on my own. If you’re like me the thought of purchasing red raw meat scares you to death! Never fear. I have done a little research, talked to the best butcher in town and put together some tips for... 

Backyard Movie: Concessions

Backyard Movie: Concessions
No movie is complete without the requisite snacks and treats. Perhaps you enjoy Reese’s Pieces. Maybe your a fan of Raisinets. What about Milk Duds, Junior Mints, Jujyfruits or Snowcaps? Me, I’m a Red Vines gal. Regardless your candy pleasure, nothing tops the salty wonder of popcorn. I love the idea of putting a twist on the popular candy buffet and setting up a gourmet popcorn bar. Check... 

Backyard Movie: Technology How-to

Backyard Movie: Technology How-to
With a couple of techie gadgets, some regular household supplies and a little ingenuity, its easy to put together a backyard theater. (If I can do it anyone can.) So here’s what you’ll need to create your own backyard blockbuster: An all-in-one projector Small table for projector Extension cord/surge protector DVD player or iPod Screen and/or large surface to project on Speakers (portable stereo... 

Backyard Movie: Invitations

Backyard Movie: Invitations
When planning your backyard movie, take the time to do it right. If you start with great invitations, it will be easy to build the appropriate theme. I’m excited to share the invitations for our backyard movie night (at left). I love that they had a “drive-in” sort of feel. Since it wouldn’t be fair not to share, I am letting you download a customizable version for free! Backyard Movie Invite... 

Coming soon…to a backyard near you

The concept of showing movies outdoors under the stars isn’t novel; the first drive-in theater opened in New Jersey over 75 years ago today. The popularity of drive-in theaters exploded in the 1950’s and by 1958, there were nearly 5,000 drive-ins from coast to coast. Sadly, there are only about 375 drive-in theaters left in the United States. A list of the remaining drive-in locations can be found... 
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