The main course had the whole neighborhood salivating. The pork cooked for 15 hours in a smoker outside. Chris lovingly fed the smoker wood chips every hour through the night and the labor of love paid off.
It was juicy, flavorful and it melted in your mouth. There were rolls (the only thing store bought on the whole menu) to stack the meat on, but most agreed, the meat was perfect on its own, or topped with some of Chris’s homemade sauces. He whipped up a mustard-based Carolina BBQ sauce and a more traditional BBQ sauce that really complimented the meat.
A light and refreshing salad consisting of grilled corn, tomatoes, green onions and cucumbers drizzled with lime.
I am still kicking myself for not snapping a picture of dessert–grilled peaches and vanilla ice cream. It was all so tasty. Blog worthy for sure.
We loved having everyone in our home and missed the few that couldn’t make it. We’ll have to have a repeat performance soon. Another excuse for smoked meat? Yes, please!
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Over the weekend Brooke (our social media manager) and I went to the Parade of Homes in the Raleigh area and it was so fun to get a feel of how other people in our new area are living and living large! The purpose of the parade is so that home builders and designers can […]
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