Chocolate Mint Milano Icebox Cake

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We're entering what my dad calls the "dog days" of summer. I don't really know what that means except that it's usually very hot and probably has nothing at all to do with a dog. Anyway, hot temps call for easy, no bake desserts so I'm sharing this Chocolate Mint Milano Icebox Cake. It is refreshing and downright pretty. I still think my Lemonade Icebox Cake is the prettiest one so far with this mint … [Read more...]

All Things Crafty | 100 DIY Ideas!

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Welcome to this month's edition of All Things Creative...and we're talking crafts. Not just any old crafts though...crafts that are easy and fun with great tutorials. Most are crafts you can do any time...but we also threw some fall crafts in there to get you in the mood. Even though summer is definitely still here, there are little signs that Fall is coming. Shorter days. Nuts falling from the trees. Mums … [Read more...]

DIY Pennant Banner Sewing Tutorial

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The only thing better than giving a handmade gift, in my opinion, is receiving one. A handmade gift takes a little pre-planning and a little time. I don't give handmade as often as I'd like because I'm not the best at thinking ahead. When I do pull it off and the project actually turns out OK, it's like a tiny victory. That's the story with this pennant banner. I helped host a baby shower and wanted to make … [Read more...]

Inspirational Printables

Inspirational Printables from On Sutton Place

Over the past 2 years, I have occasionally made printables that haven't appeared in an actual blog post. They are on what's called a category page but unless you visit the page or see them on Pinterest, you might have missed them. I decided to put them all together even though they are a mixed bag of inspiration. Click the yellow links (red on mobile) to download and print. I hope you find something that … [Read more...]

Handmade Clay Tags | Christmas in July!

Handmade Clay Tags | Sutton Place Designs | Use for Christmas ornaments, gift tie-ons , stocking name tags.

Welcome to Christmas in July! We thought while we had a little extra time, we would offer some Christmas items for pre-order. It seems that Fall and Christmas almost run together and they are both so they will be here before you know it. Along with our collection of clay tags, we are offering the little puffy grain sack ornaments in both blue and red stripes. First the tags.All our tags are … [Read more...]

On Sutton Place | The Back

On Sutton Place | The Back | Simple deck update using stain and new accessories.

In the spirit of keeping it real, I'm here today to share our back deck and how I fixed a mistake I made a few years ago. First off let me say that sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and try something new. If, by chance, it doesn't work out so well, you also must admit you were wrong. Which is what I'm doing today...but let me start at the beginning. Here (below) is our deck in late May. Notice … [Read more...]

Chocolate Pudding Icebox Cake

Easy Chocolate Pudding Icebox Cake | No bake recipe that goes together in minutes. Can be made a day ahead. Great for parties and gatherings!

For those of you who prefer chocolate over fruit...I have just the thing. Today I'm sharing my third icebox cake recipe and I'm calling it Chocolate Pudding Icebox Cake. Not too original but oh so good. It's as easy as the other two (that were fruit inspired) but has a little twist. Instead of regular graham crackers, I used chocolate graham crackers. I wondered if it would be overkill and taste too … [Read more...]

On Sutton Place | The Front

On Sutton Place | The Front Exterior | tour of the front yard, landscaping and porch | Ideas for updating a 1960's traditional home.

One of the things I like most about the street where we live is that it's quiet and peaceful. The houses aren't big but the yards are, for the most part, well-tended. Our neighborhood was built in the 1960's and is in great shape considering its age. Our house does have a few challenges. There are a lot of trees so there is constantly debris to be dealt with in the yard. We've made so many updates, but … [Read more...]

Decorating with Flowers

Decorating with Flowers | Easy ways to add charm and personality to your home by adding fresh flowers to your decor.

One of the things I love most about summer is being able to bring fresh flowers indoors from my garden. It took years of trial and error but I now have many plants that provide abundant blooms. I wouldn't call it a real cutting garden, but it's getting close. Decorating with flowers is easy and over the past few years I've shared some ways to add garden blooms to your decor. I've gathered up what I have so … [Read more...]

All Things Summer | DIY, Crafts, Recipes and more!

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Summer. It means something different to everyone. To me summer means long days, warm nights, green grass, gardening and fresh from the farmer's market produce. It means slowing down just a little. Today I'm here with my All things Creative team to share over 100 ideas so you can make this the best summer ever. It's a mixed bag of DIY projects, crafts, recipes and much more. So sit back, pour that glass of … [Read more...]