We recently hosted our first annual Spring Market Review Designer Luncheon, where we invited some of our favorite outside designers to come in for lunch and a presentation of all the new Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Spring Market intro’s! Michael Cantwell of MGBW did a fabulous job of preparing a slideshow with all the new products. Here is a quick look at what all went on…
We wanted to share one of our favorite summer drink recipes with you, just in case you are looking for something a little different to take along to your Fourth of July cookout! Make enough to share, and you’re guaranteed to be the most popular one at the party!
The BEST Margarita recipe:
1 can limeade concentrate
1 cup tequila
2 light beers
Lemon-lime soda to taste (about 1 or 2 cups)
1 or 2 limes, sliced
Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher, pour over ice, and enjoy!
This is the perfect drink to help you combat the hot Mississippi weather we’ve been battling! The lemon-lime soda is what gives this recipe a little extra zing; it is very crisp and refreshing. There are also lots of ways to vary this recipe to keep it exciting! You could use zero calorie soda to make it a little lighter, or lime flavored beer to make it extra limey. One time, we even used orange flavored beer, and cut up oranges instead of limes for a fun twist! Yum… ENJOY!
We have some big news! We are starting a blog series called Around Jackson, where we will feature our favorite places in the metro Jackson area! We will show you our favorite local shops, galleries, event spaces, restaurants, businesses and whatever else is interesting to us. Our sweet assistant, Katie, has agreed to be made into the SummerHouse version of Flat Stanley, and will be traveling to all of our local favorites with us! We are calling her Flat Katie, but that is ONLY because she has been made into a piece of cardboard attached to a stick. Nothing to do with her physical appearance! We love you Katie 🙂
Our first Around Jackson will be posted next week! Stay tuned!
Its SUMMER! Which means it is time to sit by the pool by day and grill outside with friends by night! Why not brighten up your back porch or pool deck with some functional and beautiful outdoor fabrics? We love using outdoor fabrics not only for outdoor projects, but for indoor projects as well! Since outdoor fabrics are so durable and easy to clean (on top of looking great!), why NOT use them inside? They are especially great for families with small children. Take a look at these great patterns:
Top 5 reasons why outdoor fabrics are so dear to our hearts:
- They are just as great indoor as they are outdoor! (Perfect for barstools, banquettes, pillows and upholstery for kids areas, the list goes on…)
- They are fade resistant. They will keep their color for YEARS.
- Most can be spot cleaned with mild soap and water. If you have a cushion or pillow with a removable casing, the casing can be machine washed!
- If hotels and restaurants use them, then we KNOW they must be super durable.
- They can add a fun punch of color to an unexpected place. (A hammock, for example!)