Just in Time For Summer: Slatted Cabana Barstools

Just in Time For Summer: Slatted Cabana Barstools

Happy Wednesday, Friends! JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER… Slatted Cabana Barstools! We recently finished this fun new design of barstools for our clients, the Kilbride family! They have a beautiful outdoor area surrounding their pool, but their previous barstools had seen better days and needed to be REPLACED. So they contacted us about building them a band new set!Continue reading

It’s July 1st!

It’s July 1st!

Happy 1st Day Of July, Friends! Here in Louisiana, this means eating LOTS OF SNOWBALLS, wearing your SWIMSUITS from DAWN till DUSK, Tan lines from your FLIP FLOPS in the tops of your feet, BARBECUING for almost EVERY MEAL, heading to the BEACH, and TONS of FIREWORKS!

We love JULY and SUMMERTIME around here! In fact, some of our fondest memories as children were made during the Summer, and we have made it a point to make some new ones with our children throughout the remainder of this month.

What are some fun Summertime MEMORIES from your childhood?  And what new memories do y’all plan on making this Summer? We would love to hear all about it!

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Happy First Day Of Summer!

Happy First Day Of Summer!

Happy First Day of Summer, Friends! Today begins the season of front porch sitting, sweet tea and lemonade sippin’, flip flop and tank top wearin’, memory makin’, barbecuing, and lazy river driftin’! And NO school! Did we mention, NO SCHOOL!?!? Summer is the time for RELAXATION and we LOVE every minute of it! It may be HOT, but we are used to it here in LOUISIANA! So, bring on the FUN, GOOD TIMES, and make some great MEMORIES with your family!

What are some fun things that y’all have planned this Summer?

“Tip Of The Week” Cleaning Your Grill Naturally

“Tip Of The Week” Cleaning Your Grill Naturally

Happy Tuesday, Friends! This week’s “Tip Of The Week” is just in time for SUMMER! That is because it is all about GRILLIN’!  And it is  perfect for all of you heading to the beach, parks, and campsites for your upcoming vacations. This is a little trick that my husband, Patrick, has been using for years. He learned it on a training mission several years back while he was still in the Army. And we haven’t stopped using it since! 

So, here it is… Simply cut an onion in half and rub it all over the racks inside of your grill. This will loosen up baked on GRIT and GRIME and will clean your grates. It’s best to heat the grill super hot first. It also reduces your food from sticking while cooking and will season the grates. Once you are finished, leave the onion inside of your grill while your food is cooking. The onion will draw in the extra heat and will help your other food from getting burned during the cooking process. 

Onions have a powerful and natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Which is why they are a wonderful option to using HARSH CHEMICALS and WIRE BRUSHES. There have been several news reports in the media recently regarding accidental ingestion of wire bristles that have been left on the grill grates after cleaning and have found their way into the food placed on the grill. These bristles are small and can sometimes go unnoticed, and can cause major medical issues if ingested. This is why the onion method of cleaning your grill is one of the SAFEST OPTIONS you can use. 

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Five Things You Should Know About This Photo Collage. “HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!”

Five Things You Should Know About This Photo Collage. “HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!”

1.) We have had a wonderful Memorial Day, and we hope y’all have too! We have worked a little today, but more importantly…. We have enjoyed some much needed FAMILY TIME! The weather here in Louisiana has been TERRIBLE! As the saying goes here, “It was raining sideways!”

This was at 1:30 p.m. And it literally looks like it is night time.

This was at 1:30 in the afternoon, and it literally looks like it is night time.

2.) But NO WORRIES! We weren’t going to let the weather ruin our day! We are troopers….or at least my husband is! HAHA! Patrick was still able to whip up this amazing spread in between thunderstorms….Continue reading