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Lulu's Love List


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My Lulu's Love List this week is a little different.  Our annual Summer Soiree was in our 7th year. It's always a love for me.  Even though it's a lot of work, I so enjoy having and hosting parties.  This year was a little toned down since starting back to work, launching the blog, and keeping up with the twins.  We had a great time.  There were a lot of folks that had never been to our summer party and a few that we hadn't seen in years.  I love preparing the food, making sure it's delicious, and everyone gets their fill.  I hope you enjoy a few snaps from the day!

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Ella, ready to have her friends over.  She's always been "the party girl" since she was a baby.  Every picture she has a big grin on her face that says "let's partee!"

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A welcoming walkway for our guests.  Since the invitation had pinwheels on it, I kept with the theme, but keeping it simple.

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While the adults mingled and chatted, the kids played with activities ($1 each from Joann Fabrics), and bounced in the "bouncy house".

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My husband made this gorgeous deck table.  Our ratty table and chairs are bye-bye!  This is beautiful and I'm so proud of him!

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Yummy food our guests inhaled!  Recipes will follow in the coming weeks - you don't want to miss out!

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My wonderful hubby and awesome cook.  He made some darn, finger-lickin' good ribs!

Do you have any annual summer celebrations?  Check out my other Lulu's Love Lists for some great inspiration!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  1. LOVE your hair in this pic!!!! Do you ever do hair tutorials, or just a quick list of the products you use, and how you get it to look so effortlessly beautiful??

    Allie

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  2. Oh that all looks fabulous!! You are gorgeous, your hair, your dress, love your daughter's big smile, food and finally your patio and view (can you please send your hubby over? A lot of work in my back garden and terrace and I promise to spoil him with Bavarian food and beer!!)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  3. I think it looks glorious. What a way to kick off summer. I usually treat the girls to a fun outing. Maybe next year a roof party for the little people.

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  4. That first picture of you is GORGEOUS! Love your hair like that and your necklace is so pretty. We have a summer bbq at our house every year too (ours is in august). Love these photos!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  5. You look amazing Lulu. So pretty. Love your hair and your outfit. Please vote for me in the wallis contest. I need all the votes I can get.


    Don’t forget to link up tomorrow and stop by and enter my Children’s Place giveaway.

    Agi:)

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  6. Beautiful pictures! It looks like a lot of fun.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  7. Looks like a super fun par-tay! Loved your look!!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

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  8. I don't have an annual summer soiree, but I feel I should now. It sounds like a great idea.

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  9. 1. I love your deck! 2. I love your dress!

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  10. Looks like such a fun party!! So glad to have found your blog. Come stop by my blog to join the trend spin linkup...this weeks trend is FLORAL and your necklace would be perfect to feature!

    xoxo
    Erin
    The Fashion Canvas

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  11. Love love love your relaxed and gorgeous look! That necklace really goes with your outfit and the occasion
    You have a gorgeous home

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  12. You look gorgeous! Lovely party! If you get a chance, please link up your outfit to my What We Wore Party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/06/what-we-wore-2.html

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  13. You look like a summer goddess in this picture! Your necklace a such a beautiful statement necklace.

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  14. You look stunning! The outfit was perfect for the occasion. Is the wreath made of flip flops? So sweet!

    If you're interested, I'm hosting a giveaway for a Gerard Yosca necklace from his upcoming collection. (It's worth $245!) Enter here.

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  15. What a gorgeous table!!! Wow so beautiful! I would spend everyday out there. ; ) Thank you so much for linking up!
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  16. That table setup is gorgeous! And you look gorgeous too...love that necklace!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  17. That table is beautiful! So nicely made. Great photos :)
    Olive & Ivy

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  18. I love hosting parties too....it's exhausting but fun and such great memories for the kids. What a pretty outfit yo both have. Love that mint color with the statement necklace.

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