A Review of the Magnolia Table Cookbook

It is pretty much impossible to watch HGTV, use Pinterest, or stroll through Target without hearing the names Chip and Joanna Gaines. Their show Fixer Upper has taken the home design world by storm and they aren’t stopping there. With their own store, restaurant, bakery, magazine and several book deals, they don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. One of their latest ventures was the release of their very ...

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Chalk Art

Avoid Summer Brain Drain: How to Keep Your Kids’ Education from Going Down the Tube

While the end of the school year is often celebrated by students and teachers alike, it brings a bigger issue to table that can delay and regress some students in the upcoming grade level. It goes by many names: the summer slide, summer learning loss, and even, brain drain. Regardless of what you call it, brain drain is described as the loss of academic material that had been previously processed throughout ...

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Quick and Easy Summer Dinner Recipes

I don’t know what it is about summer, whether it’s the sun, the nice weather, or the fact that school is out, but it seems like the calendar fills up quicker than any other time of year. With a packed schedule, figuring out something for dinner can seem like a real burden. You can do fast food, but you don’t want that every night. When your evenings are full, and ...

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What is Deep Seating?

What is Deep Seating?

Imagine a beautiful summer evening, a slight breeze is rolling in, and you’re entertaining some out of town friends on your back deck. Murmurs of conversation are broken by fits of laughter rolling across your lawn. Each person has taken up residency on your patio furniture: one on the chaise lounge, three on the sectional, and two on the settee. In this moment, you know your deep seating purchase was ...

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Top 7 Grilling Mistakes

The joys of grilling outdoors during the summer is one of those few things that most people can agree on. Food just tastes better when its spent some time on the grill. Envisioning those telltale black grate marks are enough to make your mouth water and your stomach rumble. But there’s a chance you might not be getting the most out of your grill. A few common mistakes can be ...

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Arts Festival Experience

How to Get the Most Out of Your Arts Festival Experience

  There’s not a cloud in the sky and you’re strolling down a walkway lined with tents. Each tent is filled with different items: watercolors standing out against the tent’s canvas, blown glass glinting in the sunlight, and even colorful sculptures made of everyday objects. Meanwhile, you’re relishing a delicious jalapeno and cheese pretzel, just taking it all in. Sounds great right? Arts festivals are a wonderful chance to get out and ...

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How To: Choose the Perfect Watermelon

Is it even summer if you haven’t had watermelon yet? One of the most difficult parts of eating watermelon, after trying to figure out how to cut the dang thing, is trying to select a good one. With a few tricks of the trade you can soon become a watermelon-selecting expert. 1. Look for the Ground Spot Have you ever looked at a watermelon and saw a large yellow spot and tossed ...

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How to Be A Tourist in Your Own City

Usually, tourists are very easy to spot out. You see them with a camera, taking all kinds of pictures while visiting all the “touristy” locations in your city. When spotted, a native will usually just roll their eyes and chuckle to themselves a little bit and keep going with their day. It can be a lot of fun, and even life-affirming, to travel to new places. But what about traversing your ...

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Montauk Table

Creating a Rustic Patio Escape with the Montauk Collection

Rustic farmhouse style has long been extremely popular with interior design, and now it’s making its way outdoors to your patio space. In interior design, the farmhouse style uses a lot of earth tones and and sparingly pairs them with pops of colors to add visual interest. Think rugged, naturalistic, and unrefined. And our latest collection, the Montauk, fits right in! The Montauk Collection looks great in any of our three wood ...

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