This wasn't exactly my first time.....tiling, but it was my first time to tile a back splash... although I did paint one here in my kitchen. A few months back, I found this glass subway tile on clearance at Home Depot and decided to use it to make some updates to the laundry room.
Although we have some amazing things going on in July, it's not one of my fav's when it comes to the temperatures. Way too hot. When you walk from the house to the garage ( approximately 8 steps) and sweat is already dripping from the forehead..... too hot.
Here's a few highlights from June, in case you missed any of it.
We are in the patriotic spirit around the house with my mantel here
and a fun tablescape here that I created out of .99 duct tape.
Enjoying my hot tea and cheerios here in our Summer breakfast room.
I am ready for you on the front porch here where I shared 5 tips every porch lover should have.
I turned an old plant stand and planter into a fun ice bucket. Perfect for those hot days outside.
and after a few long months, we finally finished the kitchen and revealed it here.
How was your month? Got any fun things planned....besides sweating?
Happy June. Hope you had a fabulous month. I am hoping that if it's anything like May, it won't fly by. Why do summer months have to do that anyways? Did you notice my new header? Ha. After 2 1/2 years of blogging, I finally came up with a tag line. Live, Laugh & Decorate. I think it totally represents me and my blog.
Earlier in the month I was out in the garden sharing my Wisteria Wreath. PS- My wisteria is still going gang busters out in the garden. I know many mentioned that they wish they had it, but it is so evasive.
Summer is in full swing ...well on the mantel it is at least. How about you...are you ready for summer? Some of you have asked about the buoys that I used. They are old wooden ones that had the original orange color on them, that belong to my husband's grandfather.
My lego anxiety has been cured with our new lego table that we put in the game room. I am thrilled that all the legos now can be found in one spot, but have you ever stepped on a lego with bare feet... boy it hurts!
I did a little baking and came up with this 'No Name' summer dessert. You guys rocked the suggestions and here's a few that you came up with......
Banana Cream Tarts
Vanilla Cloud Cups
Banana Dream Cloud
and my pal at Bliss Ranch submitted these original names.... although I seem a theme here
Since summer started with the kiddos at home, the only time I can really sneek up to the Craft room without kids in tow, is at night. Regardless, day or night....I love my new space.
Did you see how my garden has evolved over the yearshere.Hint...It didn't always look like this! I also hope that you entered the $100 Visa gift card giveaway. If not, head on over, smell the roses before June 22nd and enter to win!
Have a fabulous June!
PS- don't forget to join the Elements of Summer Tour going on this week. I will have you over on Friday but don't miss out on the other tours going on all week.
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Happy Weekend. We have our first big dance recital this weekend so between dress rehearsal and the real deal on Sunday, I hope to enjoy some time with my family visiting for the weekend. What are you up to? Here's some fun that I found this weekend. Framed vintage bikinis, beach hats and the color blue...love
I love this idea of dressing up a plain bamboo shade from here
Cutest idea for moms day...or any occasion. Tutorial here
And finally, if you recognize this backyard pool, can you ask the owners if me and the kids can come over ....everyday over the summer to swim...eat....grill. I promise, we won't make a mess.
So tell me, are you a 'shower singer' and what's your favorite tune? Make it a super fantastic weekend doing things that you love. I will be back on Monday with my Southern Gal pals for another Installment of 'Oh My Word'. This month we are sharing some flower projects.
When I went to school back in the day, the extent of teacher appreciation was putting a shiny red apple on the teachers desk and ..... staying out of trouble.
Today appreciation is shown for our dear teachers, the one's that tirelessly give their heart and soul into educating our children, in a variety of creative ways.
I am on the PTO at my son's school and was the first to raise my hand to help coordinate Teacher Appreciation week this year. In addition to a kickoff breakfast and a lunch during the week, we are passing out a few goodies along the way to show how much we appreciate our teachers and staff.
Keep in mind, small school, small budget.
"Thanks for Making This Year So Sweet".
We attached a Target giftcard to a candy bar with the
thanks tag on top.
"Thanks for being the highlight of our year!"
For this one we took paint chip cards, affixed a label and a
couple of Sharpie highlighters.
"Thanks for planting the seeds of knowledge"
Because every teacher loves to garden on their weekends..... right???
We stuffed these cute little painted clay pots with garden gloves, both purchased at the Dollar Store. We also included a variety of seed packets.
The pots were wrapped in a plastic bag, tied with some jute and attached with this cute tag that we printed on cardstock.
I think they will love all of these ideas just as much as
we love them!
And to all you teachers out there, I applaud you for all of the hard work and dedication that you give each day to our kids.
PS- If you looking for more ideas I have collected a whole bunch morehere .
PPS- Some of these ideas would be perfect for Mothers Day too!
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