backyard picnic time

Innovative Mason Jar Lights: From Garden to Kitchen

Love the idea of illuminating a backyard with mason jar candle holders hanging from trees - cute to light the way for the long outdoor reception

barn party

Massachusetts Wedding by Lara Kimmerer

Old barns and string lights together is such an enchanting combination :). If dreams come true, I'll have my own rustic barn to throw lovely parties in one day, because the glamour doesn't have to stop just because my wedding's over!

picnic table for the backyard

I wish there was a way to add a pergola with an outdoor dining space like this on our house without sucking what little light I get from our tree laden back yard. Maybe the next house.

Grilled yellow corn slices, white and yellow tablecloth, picnic tables, backyard

Enjoy sweet summer corn in a new way -- as an hors d'oeuvre for a casual party. Cut ears of corn into rounds about 1 inch thick, brush with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Cook on a medium-hot grill, cut sides down, about 2 minutes per side.

Sweet little backyard picnic <3

a bit of sunshine: dinner at eight :: a pretty picnic {and a challenge}