May 17, 2012

Setting the Mood for Summer

Summer plans are underway as we anticipate lazy, relaxing days spent on our favorite beach. Everyone is busy making their lists and exchanging emails, as we become inspired with vintage and blissful images of Santa Rosa. Whatever your favorite oceanside destination is, these ideas will hopefully be useful to you, as your family plans their own seashore getaway! Beach style can be fun, fashionable and simply delicious!

Perfect for a crockpot meal! The aroma of a barbecued pork roast will make hungry beach babies anticipate an easy and scrumptious oceanview supper!

Barbecue Pork Roast
1 4 lb. pork loin roast
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. celery seed
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup barbecue sauce

In a small bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, salt, celery seed, pepper, and garlic. Place pork loin roast in a large plastic re-sealable bag and pour marinade over pork loin. Seal and marinate in refrigerator for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight). Remove roast from the bag, place in a roasting pan, and discard marinade. Roast pork loin at 325°F for 2 – 2 1/2 hours, or to an internal temperature of 160 – 170°F. Serve with your favorite barbecue sauce.

Summer afternoons at the beach are that much more pleasant
dozing in a hammock surrounded by the sea breeze.
Plush pillows and a gauzy linen blanket are perfect for a comfortable nap.

Comfortable sundresses are a favorite attire for
sunny days and balmy summer evenings.
These pretty cotton and linen dresses are flowing and stylish for
 fun days at the beach or relaxed afternoons on the patio.

These roomy tote bags from Saffron Trading Company are ideal for transporting poolside must-haves: sunscreen, a towel, sunglasses,
a water bottle, and the latest best-selling novel.
The totes are fashionable enough to do double duty as a
stylish summer handbag.

This decanter from Match is formal enough to be left out on the
 dining room sideboard at all times.
The pewter collar adds a rustic touch, which makes it
equally suitable for an outdoor picnic.

These Jonathan Wright vintage-inspired note cards and tags
bring a bit of the beach to wherever they are enjoyed.
Use a pretty seashell-motif tag as a bookmark to remind you of
lazy days spent at the shore,
 or treat someone far away to a bright,
summery hello awaiting in their mailbox.

1 comment:

  1. Loved my trip to the beach and a little shopping too... yummy recipe to boot!


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