One of my oldest friends from college celebrated his birthday this past week, and we threw him a dinner on Saturday night with a long table on a bluff by the bay. The weather was perfect, the Solstice had just occurred and it was a Super Moon that night. The table was simple, and inspired a bit by these pics from HOST in Copenhagen and the food was delicious take-out from a local Mexican restaurant.
It is really too bad that Google's Japanese translator struggles, because I would love to better understand the words that go along with the images of this lovely garden. Based in Japan, the Little Yard blog is a wonderful visual chronicle of, well, a little yard.
When you're having a wedding at home, making room for a dance floor can be a challenge. At my own home wedding, both my husband and I were such scaredy cats when it came to dancing that we skipped it altogether. And do you know what? That is the one detail I wish I could change: provide a dance floor for my guests to get down even if I wasn't planning on it myself. So, if you're throwing a wedding at home and want to dance (or want everyone else to be able to!), here are some ideas.
Need a little garden inspiration? Look no further than local garden tours. They're a great way to get ideas for what grows in your area, get a chance to meet a neighbor, and nose around some pretty amazing places. This weekend there are lots of events sponsored by the Garden Conservancy, but it is worth keeping an eye out locally for other events as well.
I'm hosting a major garden party this weekend (for my own birthday) and I have been busy for weeks preparing the 'grounds' for the event. My garden is particularly large and it takes a while to get it in shape, but I have, in my preparations, come up with a few time savers and problem solvers that might help you get your garden ready for visitors.
If you're planning an outdoor wedding or other celebration this season, chances are that you're scouting ideas for outdoor lighting. Whether you're adding sparkle to your celebration with strings of twinkle lights, pendants hanging from tree branches, or intimate table lamps on your guests' tables, we've rounded up the best and brightest here (without an electrical outlet in sight).
What do I love most about this teepee? One, it requires only a few materials from your local Home Depot. And two, it's big enough that even the parents can hang out in it with their kids! (If they're allowed, of course.)