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Better Homes and Gardens July 2018

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we are family

(PHOTO: DANA GALLAGHER)We call our annual family reunion the Orr-Deal. I apologize for the corniness, but I didn’t name it. (I’d pin that honor on my Uncle Roland’s particular brand of humor.) My dad’s side, with 50 or so people, has been gathering every July for as long as anyone can remember. I don’t get to attend every year, but family reunions have long been beloved by this branch of the family as a time to catch up on people’s busy lives, to reconnect, to meet new grandkids, and to sit around and “visit,” as my mother used to call it.I was reminded of the tradition of July reunions while looking at our story about Chevalo and Monique Wilsondebriano’s Fourth of July. At first we planned to focus the story…

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Yard-care secretsGorgeous landscaping takes a little know-how. We’ve got what you need at’S TRENDING ON BHG.COM1 BOOST CURB APPEALTransform your home into the most eye-catching one on the block with tips from CHEERS TO SUMMERWe’ve collected some of our favorite refreshing cocktails for patio season. Try one from HAPPY FOURTHGet ready to throw the best Independence Day party with crafts, food, and entertaining ideas at[SWEEPSTAKES]Win $10,000Enter at for a chance to win $10,000 for your dream home. Details on page 120.[GET SOCIAL]BH&G CELEBRATEA go-to recipe makes summer gatherings easier, says Serena Burns of @serenabakessimply fromscratch, who frequently tosses together this favorite Mediterranean pasta salad. “The only downside is I never seem to make enough to have leftovers,” she says. What’s your go-to summertime recipe or…

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obsessed with ticking stripes

BETWEEN THE LINES WALLPAPER in Yellow, $116 (27×27); wallshoppe.comMARYN STRIPE THROW WITH FRINGE (hanging) hand-woven and -dyed in West Africa, $74; themaryn.comWHITE RATTAN ADRIE SLIPPER CHAIR $230; worldmarket.comCOTTON TICKING STRIPE FABRIC (on chair cushion), $11 per yard; bandjfabrics.comMANDY AND DORY HANDWOVEN TOWELS $55; anatoli.coTHE PIONEER WOMAN TICKING STRIPE EURO SHAM SET in Blue, $36; walmart.comALLEGRA CUSHION in Amber/White/Black, $50; eightmood.comTICKING STRIPE INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUG in Green Ivory, $26–$532; shadesoflight.comOriginally made to encase feathers or straw for mattresses (ticking comes from a Greek word for covering), the tightly woven striped fabric emerged from under the covers in the 1940s when decorator Sister Parish used it as upholstery. The humble pattern’s latest evolution features brighter colors and varied stripe widths.BY: ALLISON MAZE; STYLING: JESSICA THOMAS…

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seeing stripes

TAFFETA TICKING WALLPAPERVintage-inspired stripes in Green and White bring subtle pattern to walls. $99 for double roll; ballarddesigns.comPAINTBRUSH TICKING BEDDINGUse the top sheet from this soft flannel set in lieu of a comforter. From $30; garnethill.comMATTRESS TICKING MUGWide horizontal stripes make this the right mug for breakfast in bed. $16; society6.comCOTTON TOWELSFreshen up the bathroom for summer with a set of plush towels in Light Lapis. From $20; llbean.comCOLOURED STRIPES DINNER PLATEA painterly earthenware plate designed for everyday use. $18 each; zarahome.comBERLIN TICKING AQUA CHAIR PADA reversible foam-filled dining chair cushion is comfortable and practical. $25; barnetthomedecor.comWOOD FRAMED PINBOARDDisplay photos, ticket stubs, or invites. Slip larger items into the pocket at the bottom. $129; pbteen.comTICKING STRIPE CHANDELIER SHADEAvailable in nine colors, these 4-inch cotton shades are an instant lighting upgrade.…

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keep calm and   carry-on

[PRO ADVICE]HITHA PALEPUAuthor of How to Pack: Travel Smart for Any TripPLAN AHEADAssess your kit one week before your trip, Hitha says. That gives you time to restock staples and pick up any summer-friendly additions.AVOID MESSESProtect clothes in your suitcase from leaks by separating liquids in a zippered plastic bag. Stow solids in a different pouch. “You can also pack single servings of products in a clean contact lens case,” Hitha says.LEAVE FOUNDATION AT HOME. THIS TRANSLUCENT PRIMER MASKS PORES AND SHINE.A NEW DAY FLOPPY HAT, $13; TARGET.COMPRETO AWAY CLEAR CASE, $34; HUDSONANDBLEECKER.COMWHAT TO PACK1 MATTIFYING PRIMERBenefit The Porefessional Face Primer, $31; benefitcosmetics.com2 MULTIPURPOSE HYDRATORKopari Coconut Melt Mini’s beachy scent is a bonus. $18; sephora.com3 STAY-PUT LINERWater- and smudge-proof. L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Precision Liquid Eyeliner, $11; drugstores4 FRIZZ CONTROL FOR…

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master masks

SHEETWHY PICK ITNo-rinse convenienceHOW IT WORKSMaterials like paper and hydrogel (a biodegradable jelly) prevent the serums in these masks from evaporating, which means more time for your skin to absorb the active ingredients. Drape a mask over your entire face (think of it as the beauty version of a hockey mask) or apply patches on targeted areas, like under eyes.GOOD TO KNOWIdeal for travel. Devotees have been known to wear them to combat dry air.TWO TO TRYSimple Skincare Water Boost Hydrating Sheet Mask, $3; drugstores Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels, $15 for travel pack; ulta.comCLAYWHY PICK ITT-zone TLCHOW IT WORKSClay is a perennial favorite for the way it absorbs oil and draws impurities out of skin. The only drawback is that it can be drying for some skin types. But…