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Home Tip Tuesday: Trendy Summer Entertaining Tips

Trends in entertaining come and go. Incorporating some of the latest ideas you found on social media into your next summer party keeps things fresh for everyone, especially if your home is party central for the season. But not everyone has the staff of 12 and Martha Stewart-level crafting skills needed to execute some of those awesome ideas. We’ve discovered a cooler full of summer entertaining tips that anyone can pull off. No “fails” in sight!

Enhance Your Yard with Garden Art

You've worked hard to create a beautiful garden and outdoor living space.  Why not take it up a notch?  Adding art to your garden will give it that special touch - a sparkle here and an interesting piece there will add personality and style to your yard.  You can create your own or find them at your local greenhouse and garden centers or online.  We've found some great pieces to inspire you.  Enjoy!

Foodie Friday: Cold Desserts

What's one of the best parts of summertime?  The cold desserts, of course!  Refreshing and delicious, they are the best way to end a hot summer day with friends.  We've found some delicious cold dessert recipes for you to add to your collection.  Enjoy!

2-Minute Tours: New Custom Home in Hinsdale IL by David Weekley

This beautiful home by David Weekley Builders is located in Hinsdale, Illinois.  It features 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, a third floor bonus room, a full finished basement, a 3-car garage and custom finishes throughout.  Enjoy the video tour below:

Click here for floor plans.

Home Tip Tuesday: Tips on Green Living this Summer

If you've been thinking of taking steps to lower your environmental impact, summer is the perfect time to go green. Follow these tips to green your family's routine this summer. 

Green Your BBQ
Summer is cookout season. Make your BBQ eco-friendly by using a propane grill rather than charcoal, which is a dirtier fuel. 

Green your barbecues by switching from plastic or Styrofoam plates to compostable or disposable plates. Recycle your beverage containers, or serve iced tea, infused water, or lemonade in reusable cups to lower waste. 

Wonderful Water Features

Have you ever considered incorporating a pond or water fountain to your outdoor space?  There is something very soothing about water.  Adding a water feature can provide a tranquil and relaxing ambiance in your garden.  We've found some lovely water features for you to peruse.