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Better Homes and Gardens June 2013

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summer social

As one raised in the land of Southern hospitality, I love living in a world that’s becoming more and more social by the moment. Though I’m a thousand miles away from my hometown friends, we can connect on Facebook in an instant, anytime. When I discover sweet-corn ice cream at the farmer’s market, I can share a post or Instagram photo so others know about it. A favorite recipe from the magazine? Straight to Pinterest to be shared around the globe through pins and repins. Of all the forms of “social” that make my world a little happier, however, none succeeds better than the original kind: getting together with friends to enjoy each other’s company. It’s never easier to do that than this time of year, when the weather is fair…

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movable feast

VINO TO GO Leave the bottle and corkscrew at home. Just peel back the foil lid on the plastic stemless glass and enjoy. Stack Wine, $12,99 for a four-pack; liquorama.Tiet STICK A SPORK IN IT It’s a spoon, fork, and knife in one. It’s dishwasher-safe, too. Light My Fire spork, $3.99; amazon.com BUGS BE GONE This This battery-operated, racquet-shape zapper makes short work of winged pests. Red Bug Zapper, $9.99; worldmarket.com LITTLE CHILL Could an ice chest be any cuter? We don’t think so. Plus, it comes in 11 fun colors. Retro Picnic Cooler, $60; retrometalchairs.com…

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june

41 million The number of Americans going to at least one wedding this June—holy matrimony! “Be a good guest and keep your focus on the bride, not your camera,” says wedding planner Annie Lee of daughterofdesign.com. “The bride should see your faces, not your phones.” Beach flavored No beach bag is complete without a captivating book. Read your way through summer: Time rewinds in The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls. This dramatic read takes you back to the 1970s as two young sisters embark on a daring cross-country journey to track down long-lost relatives. ($26, Scribner) Love blooms abroad in Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella. When one woman takes a chance on an old flame, her family responds with an artillery of antics. ($26, Dial Press) Time-traveling thrills await in The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes.…

1 minutos
handy wrappers

FRINGE BENEFITS All cotton, lightweight, and big, big, big (41×76 inches), foutas are just as absorbent as terry towels, dry quicker, and are a cinch to tote and store. Perfect as a towel and sarong, they also work as a table runner, picnic blanket, even a shawl. Bonus: The more you throw them in the wash, the softer and more absorbent they get. $40 each; basicfrenchonline.com Gingham Style Check it out! A summertime classic gets a modern update with bright, bold colors that make these accessories pop. 1. LOOKING GLASSES A touch of retro makes these shades. $12; fredflare.com 2. LAUNCH PADS Scribble away on personalized checkered notepads. $35 for a set of four in assorted colors; paper-source.com (Cross pen, $50; cross.com) 3. DREAM SLEEVES Contrasting floral cuffs make this casual button-down even cuter.…

1 minutos
carry on

Jamie Pearson TRAVELSAVVYMOM.COM Jamie rarely travels without her husband and two kids in tow. Given her experience traversing the globe, this on-the-go gal has amassed great tips, like how to save money on airline tickets. “Consider booking them one at a time,” she says. “I recently tested this on hypothetical round-trip tickets from San Francisco to New York’s JFK airport. When I checked the price for four travelers, it was $562 per ticket. When I changed the number of passengers to one, it dropped to $488.” Tech it out MINITIME.COM Think of it as a family-focused Trip Advisor. Plug in kids’ ages and your destination, and benefit from the experience of those who’ve gone before. The robust database of parent-to-parent reviews and tips will make getting from point A to point B a breeze. HIPGEO Chronicle that…

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walk-ins welcome

When Rick and Bonnie Dudley’s two daughters moved out, the family’s sprawling Connecticut home of nearly 17 years felt empty. The couple decided they wanted more than a new house. They wanted a new lifestyle. The first step: Find a smaller house in the same neighborhood. “I wanted a home with character and space to entertain,” Bonnie says, “and Rick wanted a boat.” They came across a small, 1930s waterfront cottage that had two things going for it: It had a dock where Rick could park the boat he dreamed of owning. And, more important, “it had heart,” Bonnie says. “You feel it when you walk in the door.” The couple moved in, remodeled, and waited for empty nest syndrome to hit. It never came. It wasn’t so much a syndrome, Bonnie…