Sunday Links

I hope you all celebrated the Fourth of July in style!  I know that we did.  Surrounded by friends, we had a wonderful time.  But Independence Day wasn’t the only thing going on this week.  Here are what some other bloggers have been up to…..

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Fourth of July Hairbows

Happy (almost) Fourth of July!  I hope you all are planning on celebrating the independence of our country in style!  So here is a little tutorial to create some really adorable hair bows for your peanut to wear to a July 4th celebration.

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5 Things I Learned From “Tidying Up”

Have you read this book?  If you haven’t read it, I’m guessing you at least have heard of it.  It has been on the bestseller list for ages.  And with a title like The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, you may be scratching your head as to why.  Why would a book about cleaning be on the bestseller list?  At least that is what I thought until I read it.  Then I understood its brilliance.

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Trend Alert – Pineapples

Pineapples….. the universal symbol for welcome, the sweet tropical fruit that we all love.  Not only is it a summer fruit salad staple, it is popping up in home decor everywhere!  And I can’t say I’m sorry about that.  This sweet fruit has a happiness about it.  It’s fun to look at, sweet to eat and it really does exude a welcoming vibe.

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25 Things To Do With Fresh Basil

In summer, basil is plentiful.  Every time I go to the grocery store I can smell its fragrance throughout the produce department.  I love growing my own, too.  It’s not a difficult plant to care for.   And with it being so plentiful, there are lots of fantastic things you can do with basil.  Here are just a few.

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Design Tip: Decorate With What You Love

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Have you ever gone shopping and seen something so unusual, so amazing, that you just had to have it?  And then the friend you are with looks at you like you are crazy and asks “What on Earth will you do with that?”  I have.  Plenty of times.  But I have learned not to pass it by just because someone else doesn’t see what I see.  Because that unique piece that you love could be the perfect item for your space.  It could bring you joy every day.  So decorate with what you love.

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Sunday Links

Hello all!  And Happy Fathers Day!  Have you got your cup of coffee?  Good!  Because there are some amazing things out there and I’d like to share a few in this edition of Sunday Links.  House tours, recipes and decor ideas can be found here!

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Cowboy Caviar

Hello friends!  What are you getting into this weekend?  Back yard BBQ?  Pool time?  Vacation?  Whatever it is, I hope it is fun!  And if you are in the need for a dish to serve, I’ve got one for you.  Cowboy Caviar!  It’s the perfect summer dish to share.

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Lilly Pulitzer Wall Art

Who went to the Target frenzy back in April when it was Lilly Pulitzer for Target day?  My daughter and I did.  And since that experience, my girl (age 7) is now a full on “Lilly girl”.  She loves the color and the flowers in all of the prints.  I love the happiness that the colors and prints bring, just by looking at them.  So it got me thinking, how can I put that happiness on my walls?

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My Son’s Bathroom…. Update

It has been a long road updating my son’s bathroom.  And I haven’t updated you in a while.  (You can read up on this here and here.)  There are only a few things left to be done, however, I’m not bothering to finish until I know when the finishing touch will be available.  Here’s what I mean…

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