Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summer Living

Summer is always such a kaleidoscope of color. The clothes, the activities, even what we eat.

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Summer color is so inspiring to me, it makes me want to get up and do something. I always find myself setting resolutions in summer. I don't actually make New Years Resolutions at the start of the year like seemingly everyone else does, but for some reason summer just spurs me into action. One of them was to finally start a City of Dionne Facebook page, so I finally set one up and would love for you to stop by! I will be posting extra content on there too - like recipes, and tidbits that I like from around the web.

Another thing you all know I love to do in summer is eat outside. In gardens, in parks, in fields - any open space where I can just eat and relax with the people I love. Brian and I like to go to random gardens and nurseries and check out all the gorgeous summer plants that we know we could never take proper care of in our apartment.

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A great summer treat that I made last week were some yummy Lemon Lime Bars. They'll go great with any summer menu. I will be posting the recipe up soon on my Facebook page. Come see!

30 comments:

All Things Photography said...

Dionne I'm so excited for you with all of the amazing things going on! I love that God has gifted you in these areas and that you have chosen to share them! It's such a huge blessing and inspiration :)

I have just added your lemon lime bars and sorbet to my recipes :D

&& as always I love hearing about your fun adventures, they are lovely!

<3 Jenna

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

mmm, those look delicious. it is hard to keep up with everything. in my browswer i now have open: personal email, work email, blogger, pinterest, personal facebook, blog facebook, twitter, daily mile...what's next?!

Almalu's Place said...

I so love your food pics!

Dancing Branflake said...

Yay! When I saw that on Facebook I thought "She doesn't have one already? What?!" So happy to join!

Shea said...

I love your sites new header--great idea to incorporate your typewriter love! Unfortunately it's been to hot here to enjoy the outdoors, but I'm hoping for some early fall picnics once it cools down a bit! (Oh, and I'm now a FB fan by the way!)

Ashley said...

i love these photos!

Tender Branson said...

Congrats on the facebook page and thanks for the lemon lime bar recipe. My favorite combo!

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

i love your new header dionne! and those lemon lime bars look heavenly! ah!
j.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I forgot to say last visit, that your new header is lovely.

I joined you fb page, too. I get a lot of readers that come from my fb fan page. You will, too.

Fondly,
Glenda

Daisy said...

Great pictures and great colors! I'm going to check out your facebook page :)

Impossible Alice said...

You're making me jealous! I can not wait for summer - it's freezing here in Brisbane today! Those lemon lime bars sound delicious!

Natalie Nicole said...

Looking forward to seeing you on my FB feed!

This summer has involved lots of lemons for me, so I really loved your illustration and the lemon lime bars. Food these days is so much brighter~ Whenever spring touch campus for even a day, students leave behind black North Face fleeces for bright colors. It's so refreshing to see people embracing the lightness of summer.

Pink Ronnie said...

First time visiting, and I'm just loving your illustrations and your snapshots. Congrats on being a stylist for BHLDN. That must be so exciting - I just love all their work! It's been freezing here in Sydney so this is making me look forward to summer all the more.
Ronnie xo
p.s. Are you from Australia?

Looking Glass said...

I'm now a liker on fb!!

~ Clare x

Barbara said...

Love your new design, Dionne! Going to join you on Facebook too....

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

hmmm they look delish, Dionne! have a a fab weekend, darling! xo

Caterina said...

Pretty blog...i love it..

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Ooo those lemon lime bars sound delicious!! Im bummed summer is almost over! You have such a cute blOg. love your header!

L'Atelier said...

the lemon lime bars look and sound delicious!
i also don't really do new years resolutions...but just made my own- not because of summer (we in winter here) but i was on a one month trip...(in summer)
i did close down my fb account prior to the trip - think i got to reopen it, really dont wanna miss those yummy recipes

Sey said...

The lemon and lime bars looks delicious. Summer is really good except from the direct hit of the sun:). I'll check out the Facebook page.

AJ said...

I loved the idea of making resolutions in the summer. And yes the summer colors.. the green, the yellow, the lime...they are just superb! look so great together. On clothes, in food and everywhere. Good post. Will be checking out the FB page.


Apurva
http://ajstates.blogspot.com

Colleen Elizabeth said...

I adore the new blog design Dionne! And I am happy for you in all your new creative endeavors! I put on a little garden party for some friends just recently, dinner in a meadow, paper lanterns, mason jars and the like, so your post made me smile--food is always twice as good in the summer landscape!

xoxo, dania said...

wow these photos are lovely!!

http://xoxo-carolinalove.blogspot.com

Jess said...

Love it! Have you guys been to Wabash Feed yet? You will love it! We actually thought about buying some chickens if we could figure out a way to hide them in our backyard! :)

Laura said...

Hi Dionne! I cannot but adore this recipe..you surely don't know..but I'm a lemon bar addicted girl!! Sooo..my congs (sorry for being late..)for wonderful news about BHLDN and you! You're so talented, Dionne! I hardly imagine someone more talented than you about graphics and "stylysme",as french say..
Hope to hear from you soon!
Hugs.
Laura@RicevereconStile

Natalie said...

I'm DYING over those lemon lime bars, they sound too good! Checking out your Facebook page now -- hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Kris said...

Off to join you on facebook!!

amy b.s. said...

i can't wait for this recipe!

Anna of IHOD said...

Well hello lemon lime bars!!

Dionne your new headers is rockin!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Those lemon lime bars sound amazing! :)