Outdoor summer movies

31 May 2011

Do y’all have somewhere near you that shows outdoor summer movies? We do, and I love them! The Koka Booth Ampitheatre in Cary, NC is such a beautiful space. The grounds are very well kept up, and it’s right by a lake, so there’s a cool breeze on even the hottest nights (a huge relief in the Carolina heat!). They show recently released movies on most Thursdays in the summer for just $3 a ticket! John and I went to see The Social Network on Thursday.

One of my favorite parts? They let you bring in food and coolers, but they also have a neat row of independent vendors selling treats if you don’t feel like packing it in. We brought cobb salad from home, effectively checking off two items on my summer to do list in one go.

Locals, check out the rest of the summer’s movie schedule here!

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BHG winners!

31 May 2011

Thank you to all who entered last week’s Better Homes & Gardens giveaway! I chose the five winners randomly, and here they are:

Ladies, please send your mailing addresses to peachandpearl at ymail dot com and I will have your subscriptions out to you. Thanks!

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BHG giveaway reminder + recipes

27 May 2011

Just a quick reminder that the giveaway for five Better Homes & Gardens subscriptions ends today! Head over to the original post to enter.

To tide you over in the meantime, I thought I’d share a few of the delicious-looking recipes I found on their site the other day. Can’t wait to try!


Lemon-Basil Pasta


Red Beans and Rice Burgers


Avocado Basil Pasta


Chickpea Salad with Grilled Pita

Yes, I love pasta. And basil.

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