Can you believe it – this weekend already marks the unofficial start of summer. How has time gone by so quickly? My husby and I will be grilling out with some friends, possibly tossing around a frisbee, and hopefully getting a little sun. Any suggestions for favorite picnic side dishes that I might contribute to the get together? I was thinking maybe some blue cheese cole slaw or a minted fruit salad, but I’d love to hear if you have any favorites you’d recommend.

What are your Memorial Day plans?

via My Parents Were Awesome


Trade in your bridesmaid dress for a little black dress.

Vintage magazines online – why didn’t someone think of this sooner?

I wish the pics were bigger, but these rings look so lovely.


Vintage bling is my favorite kind, via The Bride’s Guide.

Fruity art prints from Sycamore Street Press.

A charming illustrated guide to the perfect pantry, a la Alice Waters.

Classy Jell-O shots, who knew!

Sunny, happy bridal shower invites.

Everyone needs more surprises in their lives.

Some sassy little dresses – which one is your favorite?

Funny puppy.

Such pretty watercolor stationery (especially love the strawberries), via Wedding Chicks.


Have a happy Memorial Day weekend, lovelies!



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  1. megan

    my favorite summer dish to bring to parties is a grilled sausage panzanella- grilled italian sausage, grilled chunks of good bread, tomatoes, onion, basil, olive oil, red wine vinegar. it holds u well in the heat because it has no dairy-but of course, i always top it with lots of parmesan cheese!

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  2. infamousqbert

    i just ran across this recipe for watermelon salsa and i’m thinking of trying it. it sounds so yummy!

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  3. Shay

    You have just brightened my life with the “My Parents Were Awesome” site. How did I not know about this?!

    A million thanks!

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  4. infamousqbert

    oh, and speaking of vintage jewelry, i ran across this site when we were planning our wedding and fell in love with some of their designers. lots of vintage-esque designs.

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  5. Kate

    Do you have raspberries at your Farmer’s Market yet? If so, make this. Too die for.

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  6. Kate

    Um, that should be to die for. I got carried away with the too at the thought of the gratin.

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  7. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

    Love the s’mores set up!!!


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  8. Alyson

    Hi Kathryn,

    One of my very favorite things to make to go along with BBQ is this white peach and fresh mozzarella salad. It is one of my all-time favorite things to eat. You might not be able to get good fresh peaches yet, but at least save the recipe for this summer. It’s that good.

    Have fun at your BBQ!

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  9. Alyson

    Oh, another thing that I’ve been meaning to try and that would be more readily available: Watermelon Feta Salad.

    3 cups seedless watermelon chunks
    1 cup crumbled feta cheese
    Coarsely ground black pepper to taste

    Some people also like to add some fresh mint, and a light squeeze of lime juice.

    I think I’m going to try it this weekend, too. Good luck!

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  10. Annika

    A cold pasta salad made with gemelli. Brown butter tossed on the pasta, chopped fresh thyme, dill, and parsley finished with grated myzithra (a dry grated Greek cheese), sundries tomatoes. The perfect summer side! Enjoy!

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  11. Charis

    I’m trying a new recipe for baked potato salad!
    rachel Ray has a pretty good looking recipe! :)

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  12. Marta

    Love feta!

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  13. Amy-Jo Tatum/Bride Chic

    Apricot salsa! Love the image of your parents!

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  14. Eva / Sycamore Street Press

    Thank you so much for the mention, Kathryn! Lovely photo, btw. :)

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