Bringing you inspiration for Carlton Landing living is the goal of this monthly blog space. We feature great recipes and things to do while sharing stories and happenings from our lakeside community, also known as "Our Happy Place!"


I can still remember our first Friendsgiving.  My husband and I were a newly married couple in a state with no family, but we were surrounded by a community of…

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

It’s the season for being with those we love, life around the table, and all things food. And with Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are getting our kitchens and…

Caramel Apple Bar

Apples.  They’re pretty much the unofficial mascot of fall that everyone seems to love. (I’m sorry, pumpkin, but not everyone loves you.  I sure love you but just being honest.)…

October, Tablescapes, and Southern Chili

October. It’s the beautifully inviting front porch entrance into a season of cooler temperatures, holidays, and time with those we love. To me, October is all about the anticipation of…

Peach Cobbler & the Heart of Carlton Landing

Hi, y’all! My name is Lauren Jones.  Most of you may not know me, and I sure wish I could pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and…

Carlton Landing Hosted the Muskogee County Master Gardeners

Our resident Master Gardner, Joe Carrick, hosted the Muskogee County Master Gardeners on October 4th, 2018. They spent the day touring our community garden, residents’ properties and cooled off with…

Teriyaki Shrimp and Pineapple Parcels

<![CDATA[This recipe from Ree Drummond is a delicious favorite for community gatherings and dinner parties.]]>

Welcome Home – David and Lindsay Burnett

<![CDATA[Carlton Landing Realty is excited to welcome Tyler and Beth Burns to their new home in the Crossings at Carlton Landing.]]>

Welcome Home – Tyler & Beth Burns

<![CDATA[Carlton Landing Realty is excited to welcome Tyler and Beth Burns to their new home in the Crossings at Carlton Landing.]]>

Thoughts from the Porch – Post #2

<![CDATA[It’s been a busy 4 weeks since my last post. Today’s post has 2 major sections. First, I’ll start with a debriefing following the annual meeting of the Carlton Landing Association. Also, I’ll give a recap of the 26th Congress of New Urbanism which just wrapped up in Savannah, Georgia.]]>

Thoughts from the Porch – Post #1

<![CDATA[Hey Neighbors! And how is everyone? I wanted to draft this inaugural post of “Thoughts from the Porch” because I feel there’s a real need for more communication and better communication amongst all of the owners in Carlton Landing.]]>

Southern Living Dream Home Now Available

<![CDATA[We love thumbing through the pages of Southern Living Magazine. We find inspiration in their homes, interior design and simplistic living. Traditional Craft Homes has a wonderful opportunity to make a Southern Living dream home a reality at Carlton Landing. Introducing the Four Gables home - a Southern Living plan with beautiful lake views, situated near Greenway Park and community's future second pool.]]>

Antipasto Salad

<![CDATA[Mama Tigs Wood Fired Pizza Owner, Janette Davis shared their famous Antipasto Salad with us.]]>

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce


Winter whites


Skillet Baked Apple Crisp


Cozy up around these fireplaces


Time to decorate for Christmas!


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