Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Tart with Shortbread Crust & Peaches

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 31, 2015

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Tart with Shortbread Crust & Peaches
photo: Kristine's Kitchen

National Cheesecake Day was a few days ago and I'm still celebrating at my home. This deliciously simple Greek yogurt cheesecake is perfect for a light summer dessert that you don't have to feel guilty about!      

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Habitat for Humanity Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 31, 2015

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

Sisters Elsie and Emma, the duo behind A Beautiful Mess, partnered up with Habitat for Humanity and Real Simple to make over a 2-bedroom 1-bathroom bungalow in their town of Springfield, MO. The focus of the makeover todayContinue Reading

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Tips For Throwing An Alfresco Dinner Party

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 29, 2015
Tips For Throwing An Alfresco Dinner Party
photo: Lexy Ward

Growing up, it seemed as if my parents were always entertaining. A couple of times a month, they and their friends would gather around the table outside in our backyard for quality food and quality conversation. My sisters and I would always help with the prep, but then we never got to join in the fun. Those adults and their rules! Now that I'm older, I've tried to follow in my mom's footsteps when it comes to the Alfresco dining situation. Here are a few of my fave simple tips on how to pull off your own Alfresco dinner party!       

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11 Fun DIY Lawn Games For Summer Parties

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 24, 2015
11 Fun DIY Lawn Games For Summer Parties

Whenever my husband and I are entertaining outside (which is a lot!), we like to have games to keep our guests having a good time. There are the classics like frisbee and football, but how fun are these game ideas? The giant Jenga? I'm sure that's a crowd-pleaser!      

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Roundup: Easy DIY Outdoor Entertaining Lighting Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jul 21, 2015
Roundup: Easy DIY Outdoor Entertaining Lighting Ideas
Photo: Ruffled Blog

The dog days of summer are here, and it's the perfect time to relax with family and friends in the backyard. Don't forget to shed some light on your party! Here are ten super easy outdoor lighting ideas for your next outdoor party or barbecue.   

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Make It: Delicious Nutella Berry Crostini

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 17, 2015

nutella berry crostini
photo: Deliciously Yum

If the title of this recipe alone doesn't make you want to run to the store and snag all the ingredients to make it immediately, well then I can't help you. Nutella? Love it. Berries? You bet. Crostini?! Oh my.       

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Clever DIY Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Party

By: Faith-towers Jul 13, 2015
Clever DIY Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Party
Photo: Gardenista

This is the season of outdoor parties, barbecues and get-togethers... but it's also bug season. Don't let them get you down though! Here are ten clever ways to DIY your way to bug-free entertaining.   

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15 Lawn & Garden Accessories That Double As Party Decor

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 10, 2015
15 Lawn & Garden Accessories That Double As Party Decor

It's the season for outdoor soirees. And before you go crazy purchasing new decorations for all the parties you plan to have, take a look in your backyard. Some of those accessories can actually double as decor!      

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Make It: Patriotic Berry Rice Krispie Treats For Independence Day

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 03, 2015

patriotic rice krispie treats
photo: Sprinkled Side Up

Just in time for tomorrow! These rice krispie treats are definitely more sophisticated and adult than the usual kind we see at barbecues and parties!      

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Curbly's Best Projects for the 4th of July!

By: Diy maven Jul 01, 2015

The pinnacle of summer fun is upon us, which means we turn to red, white, and blue. And sparklers. Lots and lots of sparklers. It's also a great time to look back in the Curbly archives to find our most belovedContinue Reading

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12 Fantastic Dinner Party Ideas We Love

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 01, 2015
12 Fantastic Dinner Party Ideas We Love
photo: 1art beauty life

When I think of Summer, I think of warm weather and outdoor dinner parties. Ohh, the parties! It's always the most fun to gather friends and family around for some grub and good conversation. Here are 12 fun ideas to help guarantee a good time!      

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Make It: Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 26, 2015

Make It: Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado
photo: The KetoDiet Blog

If there's a food that I could eat for the rest of my life, it would be the avocado. Those things are the tastiest and why have I never thought to use the shell to serve the prepared food IN?!? This shredded Cajun chicken looks fantastic and even tastier served up in avocado shells!      

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How to: Make the Cutest Drink Koozies Ever!

By: Diy maven Jun 12, 2015

Photo: A Prudent Life

Katie assures us that these adorable drink koozies are super-simple to make. Although they do involve a little sewing, she says the bulk of the work involves cutting and pinning fabric. The effort pays off big time as the koozies wouldContinue Reading

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