Happy Saturday – how was your week? Ours was fun – it started with a family birthday party for our son and nephew. Most of the time if we plan a party in June, we hope for no rain so we can have it outdoors – last Saturday it was so hot we actually were driven inside for cake and gifts after the BBQ! That didn’t last, though – the rest of this week has been cooler and cloudy, more typical of Oregon in June.
We also moved our daughter home from college and I LOVE having her around again! It’s only for a month, though, before she travels overseas for a six-week missions trip but I’ll take whatever I can get.
On to this week’s things I’m loving – and the links I think you’ll love! (Some of the links I provide are affiliate links.)
Our repainted main bathroom. When we first remodeled our main bath I painted the walls above the beadboard with a color outside of my normal comfort zone (white, tan, green and yellow) – a light and pretty periwinkle. And I loved it – it made me happy for many years. But I had grown a bit tired of it and lately thought that the color against the 70s faux-marble tub surround highlighted the surround more than I wanted. Especially with the goal of showing the house to sell.
All it took was a few hours and it’s now a lightened, lovely white – all neutral for the next owners. There’s something about an all-white space that is clean and fresh, isn’t there? (Which, now that I think about it, is the message I’d like to give in a bathroom!) What do you think – do you like it better before or after?
The vacation watering tip that has saved my pots. I updated the photos on this old post and created a pin for you to pin (just click that link to pin!) to any gardening/home board you have because you will want to remember this tip, I promise!
While I did mention this tip in last week’s article on saving water & time in your garden, I didn’t republish the original article, though, and I didn’t want you to miss this so I thought I’d highlight it here for you. It is the season for weekend trips (and longer) and your plants will love you for giving them a long drink while you are gone – rather than die of thirst, ha!
It’s our first attempt at the quick, hands-only type of recipe videos, and I’d love you guys to check it out and let us know what you think! Hopefully we’ll be able to do more on a regular basis.
Links To Check Out:
Loved this simple guide to doing good work that supports healthy and life.
Naturally treat cuts and scrapes with this homemade calendula salve.
20 no-heat summer potluck dishes.
Glazed lemon-blueberry muffins – some of the blueberries we’re picking now are going into these!
5 quick ways to get farmhouse style.
These editing tips are amazing for any writers out there.
I’m hoping this will bring my white towels back to life.
Like these links? I’m always pinning these and lots more – follow me on Pinterest for more inspiration and ideas!
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