Summer. Just hearing the word is relaxing. There is no better time to enjoy the beauty of being out of doors. Nature beckons us to sit lazily and bask in the sun.
The blossoms of summer make a beautiful backdrop for a living space in the yard. Creating an outdoor living room is easy and economical. Vintage settees and chairs can be given new life with spray paint and new cushions. Antique wrought iron gates and ornamental fencing make wonderful arbors and lawn decor. These are available at salvage prices at many antique stores. Containers with citronella candles keep pesky insects away. Mason jars and citronella votive candles are a thrifty way to make your own.
Don't let the beauty of summer slip away! Enjoy living al fresco!
Chilled Berry Peach Wine Cooler
1 bottle (750 ml) Pinot Grigio
2 cups chilled ginger ale
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup frozen peaches
mix all ingredients in a pitcher and serve in large wine glasses.
* the frozen peaches act as ice cubes without diluting the beverage!