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6-22-24

Happy Summer Solstice!

What I Can’t Let Go Of:

I’m trying so hard to live in the moment!

I truly am. And I’m relishing all that I have and experience today, each day!!!

But the solstice throws me for a loop.

I LOVE, make that extremely love, (feel free to pile on the superlatives here)

The longer days of Summer!

I love the sun not setting until after 8:00.

But the Solstice reminds me that now each day will start getting progressively shorter,

It makes me so sad.

I guess all I can do is go out and embrace all the daylight I can right now.

Do I hear some mini golf calling? A long paddle on the lake? Neighborhood corn hole?

Give me your best ideas – what do you like to do after dinner on these long evenings?

(leave your suggestions in the comments below)

On the Blog This Week

view inside the liquor cabinet after the lights have been installed

Such a simple and inexpensive way to elevate your dark base cabinets!!!

Why, oh why did it take me so long?

Learn from me — stop waiting! Just do it. You will love it.

Is it possible for humble base cabinets to feel luxurious? I didn’t think so either.


Craft Patriot Flags From Paper Napkins

This is such a fun way to pay tribute to the Stars & Stripes, but in YOUR style

Celebrate the 4th of July with adorable DIY flags!

Decoupage paper napkins to create festive decorations.

Easy, fun & perfect for the holiday!

closeup of a decoupaged American flag on a pole in a plant

I am sooo guilty of the performance-drainer.

But I have the steps to fix this using settings in your iPhone.

It’s all in the email you received as a South House Subscriber.

What? You’re not a subscriber? You can remedy that right now.

Ice Cream Weather is here!!!

Nicolle of Our Tiny Nest has my mouth watering for this Adult Ice cream treat.

Whiskey and cream — of course it will be delicious. Add in peanut butter and you’re calling my name.

Now if it had caramel in it, I’d already be on my way to the store.

A modification may be soon in the works 😉..


Patriotic Bunting shown on a porch railing
Credit: Thistlewood Farms

Genius Hack for Bunting to Beat Blustery Days

I love bunting!

And KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms loves it too.

Except on windy days. But those blustery days did not know KariAnne is tenacious and a pro problem-solver!

You must hop over and see how she solved this problem when bunting is hanging on a railing or fence.


It’s no secret that my friend Wendy, WM Design House, is crazy creative!

This post just reinforces what I already know about her — she loves thrifting, loves being in her garden and sees the potential in everything.

She brings out the best in all her thrifting finds (and in her friends)!

You’ll enjoy scrolling through this post — whether you’re a thrifter or not.

old wooden wheelbarrow is filled with potted flowers

I hope you’ve been enjoying the weekend!!! Thanks for hanging out with me a bit,

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