Black Bean Salad {Summer Salad Series}

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Black Bean Salad {Summer Salad Series}

Today's salad in the Summer Salad Series is from Jen of Migonis Home. I LOVE this Black Bean Salad, because it wears a lot of hats (or should I say, sombreros?).  It can be a salad, a side dish or a dip for chips! Please welcome Jen, and when you are finished making this tasty salad, go check out her beautiful home in Massachusetts. You won't recognize the "befores" once you see the "afters"!   Hello fabulous Making Lemonade readers! I'm Jen from Migonis Home. Usually you'll find me … [Read more...]

Kitchen Renovation Source List {Budget Friendly Kitchen Remodel}

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Budget Kitchen Renovation Source List (how to get high style on a dime!) #kitchen #renovation makinglemonadeblog.com

Since the post about our budget-friendly kitchen renovation was getting long (let's face it, I'm a wordy girl who loves to share photos), I created a separate source list to help answer questions about the materials we used. From the hardwood floors to wall color to exact paint we used for the cabinets, here's what we used to keep our remodel under budget and perfectly lined up with our family-friendly style. I skipped the kitchen cart and open shelving for now because I need to snap some better … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Makeover Design Ideas: The Plan

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Master Bedroom Design Ideas (gray, beige, blue, coral) makinglemonadeblog.com

You know that feeling when you walk into a room and it feels so "you?" My home is slowly, slooooowly getting there and it feels wonderful to walk from space to space and have it finally reflect our style and needs as a family. From the previous homeowner's love of hunter green and 80's mauve to my style of a vintage/modern neutral mix, it's getting there and it feels SO GOOD. But there's one space that always seems to get neglected, can you guess what it is? Yup, the master bedroom. Why is … [Read more...]

CousCous Salad Recipe with Cranberries & Lemons {Summer Salad Series}

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Delicious CousCous Salad with Cranberries and Lemon #summer #salad www.makinglemonadeblog.com

Today's CousCous salad recipe looks amazing, and it's not just because I love lemons; I adore grain-based salads because they make a terrific side dish or even main meal for lunch. Plus this version has the crunch of pine nuts-- perfection! Huge thanks to Michele from Our Rosey Life for contributing her recipe to our Summer Salad Series. Oh my gosh! The salad recipes being shared for Making Lemonade's Summer Salad Series have been awesome! Have you had a chance to make any of them yet for … [Read more...]

Essential Oils for Summer: Tips, Tricks, & Favorites!

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Favorite Essential Oils for Summer #essentialoils #youngliving makinglemonadeblog.com

Summer is finally, FINALLY (hey, did I mention finally?) here, and as much as I love all it has to offer there's a few things I don't love-- bugs, bug bites, scrapes, sunburns, stinky kids' shoes, sticky summer weather and trying to fit in a bathing suit to name a few. Since this is my first summer using essential oils I've been totally blown away by how much they've been helping combat those annoyances in order to truly enjoy these fleeting warmer months! Being in the Outer Banks last week … [Read more...]