Random thoughts on an almost summer Saturday morning:
1. I wanted to take a moment to celebrate Memorial Day this morning. I think sometimes the true meaning of Memorial Day gets lost in the middle of barbeques and grilling and sales and corn on the cob. As a former navy wife, this day has a special place in my life. It’s a day to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I wish I could put into words the gratefulness that I feel in my heart for all of these incredible warriors for life and liberty, but the words of the third verse of America the Beautiful say it so much better than I ever could:
Oh beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life
2. I’ve been thinking about self-watering options for the planters on the front porch.
I found these self-watering spikes that you attach a water bottle to and insert into the planter.
Do you have any good options you’ve used for self-watering?
3. Are you following me over on Instagram? Be sure and check out my stories for all the behind the scenes of every project. I’m in the middle of stenciling a dresser right now.
(total aside: if you don’t have Instagram no worries. I will always keep posting on this blog. 🙂
4. It was a fun week on the blog. We talked about amazing outdoor decor finds under $25 and talked about 17 simple ways to refresh your home for summer and that I finally figured out how to keep my outdoor rugs in place and I shared the best advice I never gave.
That was a busy week.
And now? Let’s distract ourselves with all the fun ideas and inspiration I found from around the web.
This is such a fun DIY.
It’s leaf silhouette art. A make-it-yourself version of high-end artwork.
You can see the DIY here.
This clever idea for a DIY mirror.
I wish I would have thought of this one.
What a fun idea for a walkway.
She made her own vintage boards.
See the DIY here.
This before and after bathroom.
I cannot believe where this started.
And in random news this week:
This outdoor DIY
These tiny bee homes
14 simple decluttering tasks
This idea for slatted bookshelves
This wreath is so pretty
Indoor gardening ideas
These free fonts are so pretty
And in keeping myself busy news, I’m all about a paper flower DIY.
This is one of my favorites.
And one more for the road.
Did you know I was married to a sailor?
Here’s a picture of us from the first year we were married.
These are our stories.