Summer Tablescape Ideas

summer-tablescape-2-copyWelcome to the summer edition of 10 Minute Decorating!  Today we’ll all be sharing some simple outdoor decorating ideas that reflect that more relaxed summer vibe that I love.  You can find all of the beautiful projects from my blogging friends at the end of this post.  They’re all quick, easy, and add that pretty summer touch!  But first, some simple summer tablescape ideas from me!

Summer is my absolute FAVORITE season of the year!  I look forward to it all year.  The weather, the more laid back schedules, the fresh fruits and veggies, evenings on the backyard patio – I love it all! {well… except the mosquitos!}.  We also love BBQing and having our meals outdoors.  Our patio is east facing so I can get some morning sun while having my breakfast and enjoy the cooler shade once the later afternoon hits. Continue reading at >>>


Dirty Dancing at The State Theatre in Easton


June 21st & 22nd – TICKETS

DIRTY DANCING – the classic love story on stage – is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!

Father’s Day Beef & Beer


Sunday, June 17th at Dorney Park

Parkside Pavilion on June 17th from 4pm-7pm for our Father’s Day Beef & Beer buffet to celebrate Dad! Enjoy an All You Care to Eat menu including Roasted Steamship Round, BBQ Chicken Quarters, Steamed Mussels, Roasted Red Skin Potatoes, Pasta Marinara, Corn Cobbettes, and an assortment of salads and mini desserts.

PLUS! Our brand new Dorney Park-themed beers, Lazy Lager and Epic Ale, brewed specially for Dorney Park by Hijinx Brewing Company, will be available for purchase for those ages 21 years and older.

Treat Dad to a day of excitement at Dorney Park with a buffet and world class thrills and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Hops for Pops


Sunday, June 17th at the Red Stag

Annual Hops for Pops Father’s Day event on June 17th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.


Event includes a beer tasting by local breweries, BBQ buffet and live entertainment!

Doors open at 5:00PM for a beer tasting featuring the following breweries:
Tröegs Brewing of Hershey, Pennsylvania
Sunshine Pils, German Pilsner
Perpetual IPA, American IPA
Crimson Pistil, Hibiscus IPA

Fat Head Brewing of Pittsburgh
Headhunter IPA, American IPA
Sunshine Daydream, American IPA
Bumbleberry, Honey Blueberry Ale

Rusty Rail Brewing Company of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
Q Mongous, Imperial Cucumber Ale
Fool’s Gold, Peanut Butter Hefe
Sidetrack #24, Mint Chocolate Chip Stout

Seamus Kelleher will perform from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Tickets are $35 per person and includes a Red Stag Pub Growler, Red Stag Pub plastic mug and $5 towards your first fill!

Guests must be 21 years of age of old to attend.

How To Arrange Spring Florals Like A Dutch Painting

a-colorful-spring-floral-arrangement-inspired-by-dutch-paintings-floral-tutorial-on-coco-kelleyDo you remember the potluck dinner parties our parents’ and grandparents’ used to throw? Mom or Grandma would get a bundle of grocery store flowers (mums or carnations, anyone?!?) and plop them in a big pitcher or some random family heirloom vase. A giant stack of plates would get posted on the end of the banquet and that was that.

Well, we thought it’d be fun to take a little inspiration from classic Dutch paintings and make a non-traditional, traditional floral arrangement to go with our modern take on the family buffet. Everything old is new!

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Bethlehem Mud Run


Your First Mud Run is the ONLY mud run in the country designed so both parents and kids can run together. Our courses are 1.5 – 2 miles and include 10 – 16 obstacles that are designed for adults and kids. If you ever thought about doing a mud run, ours is the perfect “first timer” event! Anyone 5 years old and up can participate in the fun! We are the largest “family friendly” and “first timer” Mud Run in the country!

This year a portion of the proceeds will go to ArtsQuest.