Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you are all out there picnic-ing, barbeque-ing, and enjoying the day! I went to a lovely picnic in Volunteer Park last night and was super impressed by the creative and delicious dishes my friends came up with. With my sweet tooth, the standouts for me were Nicole’s cupcake cones (genius!) and Karin’s homemade lavender lemonade. Check out these recipes from Real Simple and Martha Stewart, and consider making them for your next summer time picnic, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. They are sure to impress!