The Best Beachy Paint Colors

One great way to really freshen up a room is with a new coat of paint!

With summer just around the corner, we’ve had the colors of the beach on our minds these days… So we had our designers pick their favorite beach-inspired hues to share with you!

Here are their picks!

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you have a beachy paint color fave that we missed? Do share!

And have a GREAT week!!

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Brighten Up For Spring!

Today, we bring you a season-inspired Web Store Wish List highlighting the happiness that comes along with the season of Spring! Natural colors, a nod to the outdoors, and light + bright accessories all make us hum a cheery tune while sprucing up our spaces!

Here are a few suggestions for how to bring spring indoors!

How to brighten up your home for Spring // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Clockwise from top left:

American Beauty book // $75
Gold Square Pillow // $200
Basket Chair // $520
Fanciful Bird // $140
The Joy of Decorating book // $50
Square Moss // $370
Fellini Lamp // $500
Blue Jewelry Box // $500

View more of our new arrivals here! And be sure you’re following us on Instagram for more up-to-the-minute store happening and arrivals! 🙂

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Rathbuns’ Watch List

We are so thrilled to announce that Lisa will be one of the designers at the upcoming Rathbuns’ Watch List event at ADAC in Atlanta on June 4!

The Rathbuns’ Watch List event is the brainchild of celebrated Atlanta chef, Kevin Rathbun, and his brother Chef Kent Rathbun from Dallas to create a platform for emerging stars in the culinary industry.

Chefs love to say that everyone eats and drinks first with their eyes to explain the importance of design and aesthetic in the culinary world. This event marks the synergy between the culinary and design industries by tying emerging culinary talent with design talent to create unique tasting environments that will both highlight and compliment the works of the talent pairings.

Rathbuns' Watch List 2016

This evening event held during the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival showcases the ever-important next generation of Southern talents, draws a sell-out crowd of approximately 300 people, including national and regional media, and provides great media and consumer exposure for participating talent!

Needless to say, it is a huge honor that Lisa has been selected to participate in this event! And we are pumped about the chef she’s been paired with: John Lasater, executive chef of Nashville’s Hattie B’s restaurant. Hot chicken, anyone?!

We are excited about the beautiful selections she’s making for her space. Be on the lookout for more on that very soon!

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer and Chef John Lasater are paired together at Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you’re interested in attending this exciting event, grab your tickets here before they sell out!

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Scout is Out!

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson is OUT! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson is OUT! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson has hit the stands!

We are so thrilled to be a part for the third year in a row! The Scout Guide is an annual publication showcasing a carefully curated collection of locally owned businesses, helpful not only for visitors but for locals as well! We are honored to be a part!

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson is OUT! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We think the world of TSG Jackson’s editor Kristin and love the opportunity to get to work with her through being a part of The Scout Guide! We had a ball this year at our photo shoot for our ad, thanks to our incredible staff and TSG’s wonderful team! Thanks, Kristin (and photographer Tom Beck) for being so much fun to work with! 🙂

SummerHouse in TSG JacksonWe have tons of copies at the store, so come by and pick up a couple for yourself and for friends! We look forward to seeing you!

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Optimize Your Outdoor Space

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Believe it or not, it is MAY! That means Spring is in full swing and Summer is just around the corner! Is your outdoor space ready for parties, nighttime wine sipping, and al fresco dining? If your answer was no, then we can help!

We just updated an entire section of our showroom floor with outdoor furniture and accessories! Many of these items are so pretty, they look like things you’d want to put inside! Here’s a preview of what you’ll find next time you visit our showroom… So much gorgeousness!

Also, speaking of outdoors, we found this great resource on outdoor lighting if you’re looking to up your game in that realm as well!

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SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

See something you want to know more about? Give us a call! 601-853-4445. Our designers are so happy to help! (With as much or as little as you need!)

Thanks a million for stopping by today. We so appreciate it! Hope your week is off to a great start!

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Inside The Orange Box: Our Favorite Grays

When it comes to paint colors, one of the safest shades you can pick is a beautiful gray. The right gray goes with almost everything! It’s also a great coordinating color to pair with whites, other neutrals, and even some bolder colors! But grays can be tricky, so you’ll want to consult a professional first if you’re even the least bit unsure of your pick!

Our designers and design staff weigh in on their personal favorite gray paint colors! Let’s see what they picked!

The best paint colors with gray undertones // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER LISA PALMER’S PICKS:

“My favorite gray paint color is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. I have used it on floors and walls when I need a light warm gray. It is sort of a creamy gray and pairs well with a soft white such as Ben Moore White Dove.”

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“My favorite dark gray paint color is Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain. When I need a jolt of rich smokey gray, I turn to this one. It is dark, so be prepared for a moody space.”

Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND’S PICK

Pratt and Lambert Cadet Gray

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER KATY HINES SANDERS’S PICK

Benjamin Moore Horizon

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER ELISH PHARES MOON’S PICK

“I’ve been looking at deeper grays as accents lately. Not as a whole room. Think Cabinets or Powder Room. In that vein, my favorite is Desert Twilight.”

Benjamin Moore Desert Twilight

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER KATIE CARONE’S PICK

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGN ASSISTANT KRYSTLE SHORT’S PICKS

“I have a couple of favorites! They’re gray but with a bit of color!”

Benjamin Moore Bunny Gray

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Benjamin Moore Violet Sparkle

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGN ASSISTANT CAMILLE HOLLAND PARKER’S PICK

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

And those are a few of our favorite grays! Check back in a couple of weeks for some more paint color inspiration! And, as always, if you need help picking juuuust the right shade, that is what our designers do best! So don’t hesitate to give us a call! 601-853-4445.

Have a fantastic weekend! Thanks a ton for stopping by today! XO!

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Working From Home

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

If you work from home, or have a home office simply for keeping bills and home projects organized, why not make it beautiful?! Lisa did an incredible job of making this client’s office just as happy as it is functional! The pink, white, and gold accents make the space inviting and modern. And who wouldn’t want their workspace to be such?!

Take a look and see what you think about the space!

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

 

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

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SummerHouse Goes To Market!

As of this morning, Lisa and Marty are officially High Point bound! They’re headed to market in search of the best of the best to bring back to our showroom for you guys! They also make a point to look for new, unique lines to add to our already impressive list of vendors!

Market is always really fun, really exhausting, and well worth the trip! We cannot wait to see what all Lisa and Marty find. Stay tuned for some post-market blog posts giving y’all a little sneak peek of what you can expect to see hitting the store in the coming weeks and months!

Follow along with their trip by following the Instagram hashtag #SHGoesToMarket – They’ll be live posting from showrooms and parties! 🙂

SummerHouse Goes To Market!

Thanks so much for dropping by today! Hope you’re having a fantastic week!

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New Trad Rising Star Of Design

Have you heard?

Our lead designer, Lisa Palmer, has been nominated as a New Trad Rising Star of Design! For the past seven years, Traditional Home has recognized designers with their list of New Trad designers. Hundreds of talented designers are nominated but only 10 make the cut! The top 10 will be announced in the July/August 2016 edition of Traditional Home and one of their projects will be showcased in the Summer 2016 edition of Traditional Home’s digital magazine. Talk about a win!

Lisa just needs your help.. VOTES!! You can vote once every single day and the last day to vote is April 15th! Just click here to vote >> http://newtrads.traditionalhome.com/entry/1819

Thank you so much for your help! Check out some of Lisa’s breathtaking work….

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Once again, you can click here to vote! Feel free to help us spread the word… only two more weeks to vote!

Hope you’re having a great week so far! Thanks for stopping by!

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Living Light

How about a little bit of eye candy to get this Monday morning started off right?!

We love these light, bright living rooms by our super talented designers! Take a look at our roundup and let us know what most catches your eye!

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We love all of these mood-boosting spaces! If you want your home to look like one of the pictures above, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our designers would love to help you!

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Dining In Style

Today we wanted to share ten dining rooms, all very different, by our talented designers! Having a stylish dining room, whether modern or traditional, makes entertaining more fun for both you and your guests! And spring and summer seem like some of the best times to host dinner parties, so why not take the opportunity to up your dining digs now before those seasons settle in!?

Here’s a little inspo:

DRAMATIC

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

RETRO MODERN

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

TRADITIONAL

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10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SOFT & BEAUTIFUL

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Our talented design staff love working on dining rooms, so get in touch if you’re looking to give your dining space a little love! We’d love to hear from you!

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ARTS Awards In Dallas

Marty and Lisa recently returned from a trip to Dallas where they attended the ARTS Awards ceremony where we were finalists in the outstanding retailers category!

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS is a finalist at the 2016 ARTS Awards in Dallas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Although we didn’t win first prize (sniff, sniff), they had a blast representing us! The black tie affair was a great opportunity to meet others in the design/retail industry (and we hear the food was really good, too!)

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS is a finalist at the 2016 ARTS Awards in Dallas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS is a finalist at the 2016 ARTS Awards in Dallas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS is a finalist at the 2016 ARTS Awards in Dallas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

It was such an honor to be nominated for this award. The ceremony was beautiful and everyone seemed to have such a great time!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We hope you have a great weekend!

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Inspiration Mississippi

The 2016 issue of Inspiration Mississippi Magazine is out and we are delighted to be a part of it this year!

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Not only are we advertisers (recognize that model? 😉 )…

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

…. but we had one of Lisa’s client’s homes featured in a pretty little spread!

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Camille also put together a fantastic fall-inspired mood board!

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lastly, some of the locally made gems that we sell in the shop were featured in the local love section (#9), like a gorgeous handmade throw and some lovely little hide cuffs!

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We have a big stack of copies at the store so come by and grab one for yourself so you can see the entire issue with your own eyes! It’s a great read!

(Props to Adam+Alli Photography for all the lovely photographs!)

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Why We Love White Bedding

There is just something so inviting about a bed with white bedding… There’s no denying it! So we decided to celebrate cozy with a roundup of beds our designers have put together featuring some fabulous white and creamy blankets, sheets, pillows, etc…

Feast your eyes and enjoy!

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Our talented designers can help you achieve this level of cozy if you need help! Don’t hesitate to give us a call! 601-853-4445

Thanks so much for dropping in today. Have a great rest of the day!

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Showroom Refresh

As many of you know, we update our showroom every week since we sell directly off of our floor and are always having to move sold pieces out and bring new pieces in!

Well, this week, we did this in a BIG way! We brought over lots (like… LOTS) of new pieces and the showroom could not look prettier!

Check it out… We are dying over multiple new pieces and vignettes and we think you will too! Prepare for LOTS of eye candy! <3

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you see something you just have to have, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our designers are here for you!

601-853-4445

Have a fantastic day! 🙂

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Stewpot Coat Delivery

Many of you know that we’ve begun a yearly tradition of hosting a coat drive for Stewpot Community Services in downtown Jackson each year at Christmas! This year’s drive was an overwhelming success thanks to all of YOU!

We had a great time delivering the coats and just getting a minute to talk to some of the folks at Stewpot! Thanks to all of you for giving us this opportunity!!

SummerHouse delivers coats to Stewpot Community Services // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Mary at Stewpot with Laurel, Lisa, and Patty!

SummerHouse delivers coats to Stewpot Community Services // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope all of you are still feeling the happiness that the Christmas season provides to us! Thanks again for allowing us to serve on your behalf by delivering your generous donations! This is why we LOVE our SummerHouse family SO MUCH!

Find out more about the next way we can serve Stewpot together by clicking here!

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For The Love Of Art

SAVE THE DATE! For The Love Of Art is back for another round and is going to be better than ever!

We look forward to #LeeLovesLocal season every year because it’s a time when locally owned design businesses all throughout the nation celebrate with events, specials, extra community support, and parties! We are all about ALL of that!

For The Love Of Art, presented by SummerHouse, Lee Industries, and RestyleSource, will be held at our shop on February 11th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and will be a celebration of local love, regional artists, food, music, and one of our favorite local charities, Stewpot Community Services.

For The Love Of Art // SummerHouse's 2016 #LeeLovesLocal event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Baton Rouge native Lauren Barksdale Hill will be here with some beautiful new pieces on display, one of which will be up for raffle! New Orleans based lamp & bowl designer Michael J. Clement will also be here with beautiful “Lindsey” bowls, made exclusively for SummerHouse! (We currently have several things from each artist on our showroom floor and it is all TO.DIE.FOR! Seriously.)

A portion of sales, all raffle money, and all suggested donations at the door will go to support Stewpot Community Services, which you can read more about here!

We are having a lot of fun planning for this event and can’t wait to see you out on February 11th! Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

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Top 15 of 2015

We love us some Instagram (and we know you guys do too!), so we decided to go back, run a few analytics, and see which of our instas of 2015 were YOUR favorite ones! It’s fun for us to look back on our year and to see what our followers find most interesting!

Without any further delay, let’s take a peek at our top 15!

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And there you have it! Our most liked posts of the year!

Do you follow us on Instagram? If not, hop on over here and give us a follow so you can get in on the fun, too!

Thanks for stopping by today! We hope you’re having a great day!

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The SummerHouse Family’s Holiday Traditions, Part 1

With Christmas and the holidays right here amongst us, we asked our staff to share some of their  favorite memories and traditions tied to this time of year! We got some fabulous ideas of things to do with our families and friends and some ideas of new traditions to start!

Let’s see what some of them had to say!

The SummerHouse family's holiday traditions and favorite memories // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER ELISH PHARES MOON

“My parents started a tradition with us where every year we go do some holiday activity like caroling, see a Christmas play, or looking at lights in different neighborhoods, and then each member of the family gets to pick one new ornament as their memory from that year. It was such a fun outing and way to build character and nostalgia when decorating our tree. I’m hoping to continue the custom with my husband!”

INTERIOR DESIGNER MARY COURTNEY JOHNS

“Growing up, my parents always made a birthday cake for Jesus during Christmas. We would light candles on top of the cake, sing Happy Birthday to Him, and all blow them out together. This simple notion really put into perspective for me the reason that we celebrate Christmas. I am going to continue this tradition with my girls and, hopefully, they will find enjoyment in celebrating and honoring his birthday just as much as I have!”

ASSISTANT TO OPERATIONS DIRECTOR STACY BUNCH

“My girls and I spend an entire day baking Christmas cookies and candies.  We also love to go to Canton to see the lights!  And, of course, SHOP!! Oh, and, we ALWAYS have a REAL tree!!”

The SummerHouse family's holiday traditions and favorite memories // www.alwayssummerblog.com
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WEB STORE MANAGER JEN KADAR-BROWN

“Every Christmas morning, we start off by reading the story of Christ’s birth to put it all into perspective! Then my dad always puts together a scavenger hunt for our “big gift” and sends us looking all over the house with (sometimes very difficult) poem clues! Every year he asks if we are too old for this tradition, and we always say NO! He even does my Scottish husband’s now in Gaelic!!”

LEAD INTERIOR DESIGNER LISA PALMER

“We usually pick one night of Chanukah to fry latkes (traditional holiday potato pancakes) and, in the Palmer kitchen, my husband is king of the fry pan! We then light our Chanukah candles and have a dinner of yummy roast brisket and other traditional jewish foods. When my boys were young for each night of Chanukah, they would bury their heads in the sofa pillows while we rounded up their gifts for the big surprise! Later in the evening, I would then tuck them in bed with the story of the miracle of Chanukah.”

The SummerHouse family's holiday traditions and favorite memories // www.alwayssummerblog.com
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SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR LAUREL DONAHOO

“When I was growing up, my family would always go to our church’s Christmas Eve service, then go straight to my grandparents’ house for a big dinner! My super creative mama would write a little skit or play for my brothers, cousins, and me to perform for everyone, which was always kinda fun! Now that I’m older and married with a little family of my own, my husband and I have started the traditions of working a Christmas puzzle every year and decorating Christmas sugar cookies together on Christmas Eve. I LOVE this time of year and say, the more traditions the better! :)”

INTERIOR DESIGNER KATY HINES SANDERS

“Most of our family lives out of town, so we usually all get together for a couple of days during Christmas.  We hang out around the house, listen to Christmas music and eat things we only cook during the holidays, like sausage balls and homemade soups!  We designate one night for “Dirty Santa” and another night to play fun games!  We always have such a great time, and it’s something we look forward to every year!  And we always have a quiet family get together on Christmas Eve when we eat dinner and exchange gifts with my parents, brother, sister-in-law and nephew!”

All such great ideas! Stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

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Third Annual Give & Get Coat Drive

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It’s the time of year for our third annual GIVE & GET Coat Drive!

We love this time of year and love having the opportunity to help others! The best part is getting to share that opportunity with you– our amazing clients and followers!

Third Annual GIVE & GET Coat Drive at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Now through December 5th, bring new or gently used coats (for men, women, and children!) to SummerHouse and get one entry per coat into our drawing for a pretty amazing SummerHouse holiday gift basket plus a $250 gift certificate to the store!

The more coats you bring, the more entries you get!

The week following our collection end date, we will deliver all of the coats to Stewpot Community Services. Read more about this organization and all they do HERE!

We look forward to being able to give the gift of warmth to some Jackson area people who might otherwise be a little bit chilly this holiday season! THANK Y’ALL for making it possible for us to do so!

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

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