A Taste of Summer

Rezel Apacionado Photography


Blueberry Chia Pudding Recipe

u.s. blueberry council


Good morning, friends! We spent the end of last week and the weekend at family camp, having the best, best time–and nothing makes it feel more like summer than camp, right? It left us craving delicious, in-season treats and ways to cool down from the summer heat. In between hurricane prep, (Yup… Summer isn’t all strawberries and swimming.) we’re hoping to whip up a few of these delicious summer treats. And if you’re in the path of Isaisis, we’re sending you sunny thoughts and hoping you stay out of harm’s way!


Brooke Lark Photography


Blueberry Scones Recipe

king arthur flour 


Alexandra Golovac Photography


Vegan Avocado Smoothie Bowl Recipe




Strawberry & Balsamic Toast Recipe

rose & ivy



Spring Crunch Ricotta Toast Recipe

rose & ivy



Looking for Something fun to do this Week? Join me at one of these fun events!

Tuesday, August 4

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Kristy Woodson Harvey in Conversation with Julie Pennell. Garden District Bookshop. Virtual/Zoom Event. 7 pm EST.

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Booktowne Virtual Event, 5:30 pm.

Wednesday, August 5

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Browseabout Books Virtual Event, 5 pm EST


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Friends & Fiction LIVE 7 pm with Elin Hilderbrand. I’m hosting!




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A Taste of Summer

a Taste of Summer salad
Taylor Kiser Photography


In the wake of a decade of Design Chic (Can you believe it? TEN years?) we have decided to start providing some new and different features that we hope you are going to love! One of our favorites? Our new weekly recipe feature. We don’t know about y’all, but after being home for months and months we are running low on delicious, fresh, exciting recipes. We hope these will provide you plenty of inspiration to revive your enthusiasm for the heart of the home–and everything that comes out of it! 


Watermelon Feta Salad with Cajun Shrimp

food faith fitness


a Taste of Summer peanut butter banana smoothie
Leah Rolando Photography


Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie Recipe

all recipe


a Taste of Summer party platter
Brooke Lark – Unsplash


The Most Amazing (And Beautiful) Party Platter Recipes

brooke lark


a Taste of Summer grilled corn on the cob
Dragne Maruis


Grilled Corn on the Cob is the Perfect Summer Vegetable



a Taste of Summer chicken and waffes
Brooke Lark


Coconut Fried Chicken & Waffles Recipe

– brooke lark



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Looking for the perfect weekend read?  I would love it if you would pick up Feels Like Falling!




Decorating Secrets from Thom Filicia and More!



Decorating Secrets from Thom Filicia

dering hall




Creating a Beautiful Master Bedroom

one kings lane



playroom from Serena & Lily


Creating a Fun-Filled Playroom

serena and lily





Red Currant Vanilla Spritzer Recipe

rose & ivy journal




Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

– jacquelyn clark/ lark & linen


books - slightly south of simple


If you’re looking for a perfect Vacation Read, we’d love for you to check out Slightly South of Simple!  

kristy woodson harvey