Midwest alfresco

716 Al Fresco summer supper time

   Alfresco in Italian literally translates to “in the fresh.”  In just a few short weeks back to school shopping will begin and with that harsh reality front and center, I have taken to indulging in some of life’s simplest summer pleasures.  One of my favorites is dining Alfresco.  If you are like us, eating… 

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Asian Edamame Slaw…potluck rockstar

Asian slaw potluck players

  We are quickly approaching another long, summer, holiday weekend.  I wanted to share a crowd favorite for those upcoming potlucks and gatherings. I usually double the recipe, share one and keep one for our family to enjoy.  If you are  chopping you might as well get a meal off the agenda for the week…. 

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It’s a sign…rules are a myth

716 backyard/bird girl

  Recently our family loaded up and headed south to one of our favorite spots, Tybee Island, Georgia (more on this glorious place in a later post.) Tybee is just minutes South of another of our favorites – Savannah GA.  A quintessential southern city. Rich food, history, stunning architecture and lush squares lend themselves to… 

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Who’s your Daddy?

step aside coffee this is job for alcohol flask

https://www.etsy.com/listing/192063592/ Here’s to the Fathers.  The everyday men who unapologetically take on parenting with love and passion.  As I spotlight some of my Dad Day favorites, let us not forget that underwear… would be an unforgivable Mothers Day gift. Dove Men+Care call for Dads ad is a touching reminder of how men all over the world… 

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Welcome to 716, the blog


I am thrilled you stopped by my fancy schmancy new blog.  This blog will revolve around the sometimes messy, never perfect days at our home, 716. Did you see this quote featured recently in Country Living Magazine? I love the quote and the concept for a lot of reasons but two things for me stand… 

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