Golden Citrus Sangria

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Sangria is a summer tradition leagues above your typical jungle juice. While rich in flavor, sangria is surprisingly easy to make. Grab your favorite white wine and get ready to make a must-have recipe for the summer.

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Seashell Napkin Rings

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You’re back from vacation, and nestled at the bottom of your suitcase are some hidden souvenirs—because who says collecting seashells is just something for kids? Take stock of these seaside treasures and transform them into part of your table setting.

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Mexican Grilled Corn

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The great thing about grilling is that you can literally throw on any protein and vegetable to create a flame-kissed menu. But charring will only get you so far. The grill should be used as a tool for cooking, not a be-all, end-all element. With the right seasoning, you can transform a normal grilled piece of corn into this Mexican street food classic.

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Watermelon Mint Salad

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Nothing keeps you nourished on a hot summer day like H2O. Watermelon being 91% water helps quench that thirst in the form of a refreshing snack. This recipe is made with three easy-to-find ingredients, and prep time is under one hour. Make this as a side for a picnic, or serve at a 4th of July barbecue.

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Table Settings: Piñata Fringe

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Make a simple lunch meeting pop with a festive piñata skirt for your table. With the cheap cost of tissue paper and the wide variety of colors to choose from, this DIY is not only affordable, but can be adjusted for almost any occasion. Choose neutral colors for a business meeting, bright ones for a late night social, and favorites for a birthday celebration.

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Salted Rosemary Shortbread

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Shortbread may look like a plain cookie, but it’s traditional buttery taste is what makes it a classic treat. By adding a fresh sprig of rosemary, the shortbread has a floral aroma. Plus, topping the cookies with ground sea salt helps contrast the sweetness. When all of the ingredients come together, it makes for a full flavored treat that goes well with tea or just as dessert.

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5 Ways To Reuse Your Wine

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Unless you’re a responsible recycler, chances are the extra wine bottles in your home are lining shelves somewhere as a cheap means of decorating. Sure, leftover bottles make great vases and candleholders. That’s been done before. Here are some new ways you can start using wine for your benefit.

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Peach Ginger Sweet Tea

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With today marking the first official day of summer, it’s time to celebrate the hot weather with some big batch drinks. Add a kick to your traditional iced tea by making your own simple syrup out of fresh fruit. Peach and ginger are a great combo and they’re easy to concoct into a drink to have alone, or spike with your favorite booze.

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Revamp Your Wall Art

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Whether you have too much clutter or have been stuck with the curse of a barren white wall, decorating it is much easier than you think. Take a minimalist approach to your personal space with this mantra: Start simple. Treat your walls as a live inspiration board and mix personal photos with items that reflect you. The revamp of your walls will keep you motivated throughout the week, and will create a space worth coming home to.

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Bacon-Wrapped Dates

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Cardnial Rule: You can never go wrong with bacon. It’s true. Apologies to kosher friends in advance, because this recipe is so mouthwatering you may want to consider breaking the rules for it.

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