Shouldn’t summer decorating be quick and easy? It’s said that summer is time for relaxing but for many the reality of the season means a lot of hustle and bustle to plan activities, events, and host summer parties. For some, hosting a summer gathering revolves around entertaining indoors due to extreme heat. This weeks’ featured bloggers are showing how they stylishly decorate and entertain for the summer season. Simple Wildflower Centerpiece Michelle from The Painted Hinge shared a simple tutorial for making a tray for her simple mason jar centerpiece. Wildflowers are full of country charm. Seeing this leaves me… View Post

This past week has been a whirlwind with a houseful of friends and children visiting Alaska. I’m going to jump right into the features today. French Farmhouse Decor Each of these ladies puts their own spin on incorporating elegant, yet functional, French and European styles into their homes. Tammy from One More Time Events shared a pallet plank serving board DIY. Wouldn’t a set of these be perfect for lunch on summer porch? Marie from Interior Frugalista shared a functional transformation of a side table. This little table has Frenchy farmhouse touches like the large crock beneath the end table.… View Post

July 4th BBQ’s and celebrations are just around the corner and so is the search for fun July 4th patriotic decor inspiration and ideas. Whether you are looking for decorative touches to add to  picnic style lunch, ideas for hosting a grand backyard BBQ, or patriotic nautical twist for a celebration at a beach or lake house, our featured bloggers shared amazing ideas. Earlier this morning, July 4th decor ideas was a trending topic on Pinterest. Around my home, with July 4th weekend just eleven days away, we are hosting a unique celebration that combines July 4th and Summer Solstice… View Post

  Weeds, the battle ensues….. The worst part of warming weather is fighting weed infestations when the only thing anyone wants to do after a long icy winter is plant flowers. I’ve decided that fighting dandelions and chickweed is kind of like the Cold War of gardening. Eh.. maybe it’s more like the War on Terror…. weeds are kind of like yard terrorists.   Wait! I’ve got it… The War on Weeds. That’s a fitting name. The War on Weeds is in its third year. I’m ecstatic to report back that I’m getting closer to winning this war. Last year… View Post

Happy Wednesday to you! Summer is off to a great start and so are the painting projects and furniture renovations. The features for this week are bloggers who shared their painted furniture makeovers. Repurposed Antique Carriage Bench Idea Robin from Redo It Yourself Inspirations shared a remarkable makeover on this antique carriage bench that she won at an auction in Amish country of Upstate New York. I’m just a little green with envy but in a good way. My moms side of the family lives in that neck of the woods and I’m told stories about all the beautiful antiques… View Post