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Happy 4th of July Week

What I Can’t Let Go Of:

That you’d think I would have learned by now!

When using a new-to-me medium or complicated technique,

I should start with a smaller, training wheels type project.

But no! Not me! What would be the fun in that, right?

The Hubs, you ask?

He’s a three pair of training wheels kinda guy!

So I never want to let go of the amazement that despite our innate differences,

thirty-nine years later, we are still best friends.

And we laugh at our differences even more.

On the Blog This Week

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Actually FOURTEEN patriot porches and table settings, all to inspire your last minute decorating!

And they are such fun.

Certainly, at least one of these will be your style!

The Cutest Trellis for Containers or Beds

Support in style: create a chic bamboo trellis for your flower pots or flower beds.

I have a beginner’s guide to building a bamboo trellis for your happy growing climbers.

finished trellis with flowering vine with an umbrella table behind

Today’s Tech Tip is actually a life tip:

How to fix decorative folded fans that have given out in the extreme heat

Bonus: Simple modification so you can use folded fans and

honeycomb crepe paper balls again and again!

Remember, these tips are exclusive content for my creative community.

They will be in the Saturday newsletter emails only

(and sometimes in the FB and IG stories for my followers there).

It’s just one way I can say thank you to all those who support me time after time!

Don’t worry, you too, can become a House Mate!

Have You Smoked Coke (a Cola)?

Wendy of WM Design House has put together the cutest Smokin’ Hot BBQ table.

She shares it with all the tips and tricks you could want for hosting a fabulous BBQ Picnic!

You don’t want to miss it!!

glass bottles of Coke-a-cola are piled in a small black grill with smoke from dry ice spilling out the top

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Credit: Eleanor Rose Home

Refreshing, Healthy, 4-Ingredient Smoothie

Heidi of Eleanor Rose Home shared her easy recipe for a similar smoothie.

She uses my favorite trick of keeping a bag of peeled sliced bananas (but I just break mine in thirds) in the freezer.

The frozen fruit thickens the smoothie rather than ice that dilutes it.

Yum! Yum! Thanks to Heidi!

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

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