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with Kate Baxendale

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Hello! I'm the senior digital content writer at City Lifestyle. I have been a journalist in Kansas City for more than five years and have covered many topics. Thanks for reading!

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3 Stunning Summer Table Settings

Hosting a summer gathering? Then look no further than these beautiful tablescapes to inspire you. Whether it's a backyard wedding, a birthday party or an elegant dinner, these three tablescapes will wow your guests. Citrus FruitsBright pops of pinks, oranges and yellows come together on this cheery wedding tablescape featured in Heart of NC Weddings. Sliced fresh grapefruits, lemons and oranges are scattered throughout; pastel candlesticks in coordinating shades sit atop vintage mix-and-match...

Shrimp Ceviche

Ceviche is the perfect recipe to make in the summer when it's too hot to cook. It's loaded with fresh flavors and can be served as an appetizer, a side dish or as the main course. Blogger Serene Herrera of House of Yumm shares this colorful shrimp ceviche recipe that's great with tortilla chips on a hot day. Ingredients1 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed, chopped½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed1 cucumber, peeled, diced2 roma...

Outdoor Rugs for Any Decor Style

Rugs are the piece that really ties a room together. This goes for both indoor and outdoor spaces. A beautiful outdoor rug on your porch, patio, deck or sunroom can really make a statement with bold patterns and colors, or it can be a subtle piece with more neutral colors that completes the overall look. Here are some great options for outdoor rugs to add to your space.Outdoor Rug MaterialsBefore we jump into the fun part—shopping!—it's important to discuss the different materials outdoor rugs...

Baked Tilapia Fish Tacos

When it's taco night at your house, but you're tired of plain ground beef with the usual toppings, try this recipe for fish tacos instead! Blogger Natasha Kravchuk of Natasha's Kitchen shares this delicious recipe for fish tacos that uses tender baked tilapia with a homemade garlic lime crema. IngredientsFish Taco Ingredients:24 small white corn tortillas1 1/2 lb tilapia1/2 tsp ground cumin1/2 tsp cayenne pepper1 tsp salt1/4 tsp black...

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