Must-Reads: Ski Towns That Thrive in the Summer & A West Texas Wonderland

Must-Reads: Ski Towns That Thrive in the Summer & A West Texas Wonderland

Every Monday, we corral five links from around the web worthy of sharing. On tap for today: a beautiful reason to head West in Texas, the history of the gender reveal sensation, ideas to make your home smell its freshest sans candles, 20 ski towns that are equally as stunning in the summer and a savory pie recipe you need to save. {hero image via camille styles}

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WILD, WILD WEST TEXAS.

Many that have yet to visit Texas still have visions of the wild, wild west and are disappointed to find an overly crowded Austin, a highway-centric Houston or a sprawling Dallas. If you want the state to live up to its archaic cliché, head to Terlingua. Until recently, this was a hard trip to manage, but with the new Willow House opening, this trip is well worth the trip out West. {image via Architectural Digest

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BOY OR GIRL?

Read how gender reveals became an Instagram sensation with all their many iterations. {image via notonthehighstreet

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FRESH IDEAS.

In lieu of lighting a candle, this piece suggests several other ideas to get your home smelling its freshest. We particularly took to this idea of summertime potpourri with fresh citrus and herbs from the garden. Your best bet? Baking fresh chocolate chip cookies. {image via Gathering Dreams}

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SUMMER LOVIN'.

There's good reason so many Texans head to the Rocky Mountains to escape the summer heat. Sure, the ski lifts are closed and snow has melted, but these towns offer refuge, fresh mountain air and lots of activities from hiking to biking, fishing and shopping. These 20 ski towns rank highest as equally coveted destinations in the summertime, too. {image via Town & Country Mag}

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A SLICE OF SUMMER.

More inclined to go for a savory pie as opposed to sweet? Seize tomato season and make this heirloom pie recipe. {image via Garden & Gun}  

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