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Green Smoothie Recipes for a Health-Packed Summer

With the beach calling your name and the wide assortment of warm-weather clothes, you want to be able to look and feel your best. However, trimming down during the summer months isn’t always easy. One way to give yourself an extra boost of health is by adding a green smoothie to your daily diet. The color may be unappealing to some, but the bright green hue of these smoothies comes from leafy greens and veggies that are packed with nutrients. So, get ready to quench your thirst with three recipes for tasty, healthy smoothies that will help you feel amazing this summer!

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3 Paleo Diet Recipes for a Healthy Summer Meal

Now that bathing suit season has arrived, many are looking for healthier meal options to stay slim in the summer. While seeking out healthier alternatives, people often turn to the very trendy, very healthy Paleo Diet. First, we’ll provide a little background on what this diet involves. According to nerdfitness.com, “the Paleo Diet is an effort to eat like we used to eat back in the day…way back in the day. If a caveman couldn’t eat it, neither can you.” Essentially, the Paleo Diet only includes foods that could be hunted/gathered in the prehistoric era. Therefore, this diet cuts out processed foods, like cereal and candy.  We’re going to give you a Paleo appetizer, entrée, and dessert so you can have a completely Paleo meal in no time.

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Summer Family Outings: A List of Our Favorites

Our lives can become pretty hectic, but summer is perfect take a break and spend time with the family. As adults, we love the downtime, but the kids may get antsy with all the free time during summer vacation. To keep the kids occupied, this list of summer family outings will come in handy when you need an idea quickly. Whether outdoors or indoors, we’ve come up with fun and inexpensive summer family outings that will please the entire family.

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DIY Graduation Party Decorations

Graduation parties are special gatherings to celebrate one of the most exciting days of your loved ones’ lives. Add a personal touch to the day with DIY graduation party decorations. Use photos of the graduate, memories of family and friends and graduation-inspired DIY crafts to remind the guests how much the graduate has accomplished! We’ve found some special ideas that will put a smile on everyone’s face.

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Memorial Day Desserts

Summer is finally coming out of hibernation and we’re ready to celebrate! What Memorial Day picnic is complete without the perfect dessert? We scoured the web for the most festive treats to help you ring in the summer season. So break out the red, white and blue napkins and get ready to dig into these tasty, easy-to-make Memorial Day desserts.

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Backyard Design: Prep for Parties in Warm Weather

With the warmer seasons finally starting to set in, more of your gathering will move outdoors.  But before you start setting up the tiki torches and slicing the watermelon, make sure your backyard design lends itself to entertaining. The three main design elements you’ll need are: seating, lighting and entertainment. Every party is different, but these are the basic elements that you shouldn’t overlook when considering your backyard design. Ready to get started? Break out the fire pit and campfire songs because with these tips, your summer party is going to be a hit!

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Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipes

Warmer weather is right around the corner. This means it’s time to break out the grill and get ready for barbecue season! What better way to impress your friends and family than by making your own barbecue sauce. Homemade BBQ sauce adds an extra kick of flavor to your favorite summer dishes. Whether you like sweet, spicy or tangy sauce, we have a recipe for you!

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DIY Tablescapes for Every Season

Decorating your table for each season doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor. When you use inspiration from nature and choosing colors you love, tablescapes will come alive and impress your guests for all types of gatherings. Simple changes like adding small accents for holidays or swapping out accent colors will help you stay on-theme for festive parties. Break out your DIY supplies and take a stroll outside to prepare for seasonal DIY tablescapes!

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