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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Ten on Tuesday [No.14]

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Happy Fourth of July, y'all!
So sorry that I missed last week's Ten on Tuesday-my sisters, mom, and I took a cooking class last Monday and I was hoping to include some photos in that post so I didn't schedule it and we didn't get in until after midnight...needless to say, I didn't edit any photos or schedule a post that night when I got home!
I hope this week's "Ten on Tuesday" post finds you all well! I personally cannot believe that this is the first Tuesday of July, this summer is positively flying by!

I have been patiently waiting for one of my two favorite sales of the year to be announced and sure enough, Nordstrom has announced the dates of the #NSale!
It's their biggest sale of the year & always gets me excited for cozy fall clothes, even if it's in the middle of some of the hottest months in Alabama.

While I wait on the #NSale, I've been perusing their current sale section and found a couple of goodies like this (these would be perfect gifts!), this (so cute for summer!), and this (these boots were so popular last Fall & now they're $200 off and in stock in all sizes!)...they might just be too good to wait on!

Since we've had such an abundance of fresh veggies this summer already (thanks to our friends and neighbors!) I've been thinking about all the yummy recipes I can fix including this Mexican corn on the cob that you cook on the grill, my personal favorite method of cooking during the summer months!
Now if I could just get my hands on some fresh peaches for these fried peach pies...

If you've watched the new HGTV show Home Town, then you probably already love it as much as me. Check out their 6 decorating tips-my personal favorites are displaying your collections-I think hanging things that you love to collect (like vintage china, etc) on the walls adds so much personality to your space & the tip about adding color to the outside of your home is awesome too-right now we have a bright red door, but I hope to turn it navy one day, either way it adds personality to our home!

Just in case you're looking for a new house anytime soon...Jackie Kennedy's childhood home, Merrywood, is for sale-and it is stunning!

If you watch Orange is the New Black, then you need to see what the cast looks like in real life-some of them will surprise you!
Also, speaking of new shows-I just finished The Handmaid's Tale & Harlots on Hulu and I'm obsessed. I cannot wait for season two of both!

My absolute favorite restaurant in the entire world (& that's saying a lot, because I've eaten at a lot of great places) is Acre in Auburn, Alabama. The chef, James Beard Award Winner-David Bancroft, had this recipe for his Frito Pie featured in Garden and Gun and it sounds like a winner-just like everything else at Acre...and everything else in Auburn ;)

I'm such a country music fanatic and lately while I've been working on things around the house or prepping blog posts I've been listening to Country Coffeehouse on Spotify.
This song; Forever Girl by Jon Langston came up one day and I absolutely fell in love-it's so sweet!

If you missed Saturday's post, I talked all about why you should take a cooking class...I've become a firm believer in making memories and having experiences rather than just giving things-I think it's worth so much more in the end!
Speaking of food, if you're ever in a rush in the breakfast-you need to try out the new overnight oats that Carly shared on her blog last week. They sound so easy and so tasty!

Here's a mini-roundup of how I spent some of the Fourth of July weekend...
I have loved growing my own flowers this summer, this bouquet was the perfect patriotic touch-blue hydrangeas and red geraniums and zinnias.

We are so blessed to be able to spend a little bit of time out on the lake this weekend, it rained on us a few times but it was so beautiful...and if the picture below doesn't get you in your feelings, then I don't know what will!

Until next time. . .



  1. Such a great roundup!! I would love, love, love to take a cooking class with my husband. But I don't think our city offers anything like it. Bummer.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  2. I've taken cooking classes there and they are so amazing. My husband brought me there in celebration of my birthday last year and it was romantic, as well as educational! We also met such a nice couple that made dinner with us. Great recommendation.

  3. Yay NSale! I'm happy for it this year because there's so much winter stuff and I finally live in a cold climate- lol!

    xoxo A

  4. I haven't seen the new HGTV show Hometown yet, but it sounds really good! I'll definitely be watching it soon :)

  5. I adore the couple from HomeMade! I'm planning on going to Laurel, MS to visit their store next month!
    xo, Syd

  6. I tried those overnight oats because of Carly's post! I didn't love them, but I'm going to try the blueberry that I've already purchased to see if I love it more. (I also used almond milk, which could have affected it... Haha.)

    I would LOVE to take a cooking class! And try out that Frito pie recipe. I've having to eat a pretty bland diet right now, and I'm day dreaming about things that I will be able to eat again when I'm healthy. That just went pretty high up on my list :)

    Hope you had a happy Fourth, sweet friend!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  7. I have been working on watching orange is the new black, it is sure intense this season!

  8. yes! the cast from OITNB looks a little different in real life! But i guess that's how it goes when youre shooting a show like that!

  9. Wow! It looks like you had a fun 4th! Mine was pretty laid back with family!

  10. Awesome list! It's always fun to see what other people are loving! Hope you had a great 4th!

    Cassie's Big Adventure

  11. Love the decorating ideas from Home Town! I have a lot of my grandma's Blue Willow china that I'm trying to decide how to display in my new house. Also, I think I'm going to have to try those overnight oats! They sound delicious!


  12. I love taking cooking classes!!! Have been working way to much to catch up with shows lol

  13. That bouquet is absolutely gorgeous! I was also shocked at some of those OITNB photos!

  14. I'm so excited about the Nordstrom Sale. It's like Christmas for bloggers!

    Greta |


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