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    Garden Thyme

    Fresh Summer Herbs!

    Fresh summer herbs…yum! One of my greatest joys is being able to grow, harvest, and enjoy herbs straight from the garden. My herbs are doing very well this year! I have already savored them fresh sprinkled on a big, juicy tomato and in a garden salad. I have also made pesto with dried herbs mixed with olive oil. So tasty! Read more

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    Home Tours, Junkin' Finds, Summer

    Patriotic Porch Decor

    Beautiful Patriotic Porch Decorating Ideas

    Hello summer lovin’ friends! Can you we just celebrated Memorial Day? Since it’s time to start adding some red, white and blue around our homes I thought it would be a fun to revisit this post from last year in preparation for all the patriotic summer festivities ahead. Let’s get this summer party started!

    Happy Fourth Of July! It’s been a busy week around the yellow brick home as we have been tackling some landscaping and exterior projects. I just had time TODAY to finish getting my patriotic porch all fixed up for the holiday. Even though it’s late I would love to share some of my fun holiday touches with you before the family heads out to watch some fireworks. Here’s a quick tour of my patriotic porch decor! Read more

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    Create and Craft

    EASY Mason Jar Makeover Using Chalk Paint

     

     

     

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    Summer is here and that means lots of DIY and craft projects around the yellow brick home! Today I will be sharing an easy mason jar makeover using chalk paint, which wasn’t even on “the list” of things to do, but it was so quick and fun and at least I got something accomplished! Gardens are in full bloom and it’s time to fill those quaint, old mason jars with beautiful blossoms. I recently found this large Atlas jar at a rummage sale for only $1.00, but no matter how much I scrubbed it would not come clean. Since I really wanted to use the jar for displaying some fresh hydrangeas from my yard, I decided to just paint right over the cloudy glass.

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    Junkin' Finds

    Easter Weekend Junkin’ Finds

    Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great Easter weekend! Did you get a chance to do any junkin’ in between all the fun holiday activities? I got lucky on a couple of sales so I have a few junkin’ finds to share with you today.

    shabby chic yard sale treasures

    Here’s my small loot haul. Still not too shabby for only hitting three sales and $8 spent!

    Well, actually it is kind of a shabby loot haul, my kind of shabby!

    shabby chic vintage oil lamp with roses brass bunny vintage

    As in shabby-chic, like this small vintage oil lamp, pretty gold mirror and tiny solid brass bunny with perfect patina!

    shabby chic junk finds

    Or this brass Eiffel tower…

    Vintage silverplate and crystyal salt and pepper shakers

    Or these precious, tarnished silverplate and crystal salt and pepper shakers…

    beautiful burgandy tulips in brocante urn rusty stool

    Or this beautiful footed urn, perfect for displaying my tulips from the Easter bunny. Very shabby indeed!

    Rusty lion foot urn brocante

    Gorgeous Vintage blue glass bottle brown glass bottle

    I also found two more bottles for my collection. So many cool finds, it’s hard to choose a favorite!

    vintage golf basket as easter basket azalea

    This old rusty, yellow golf basket, was only $1.00. It’s a pretty cool find because my youngest son just took up golf and he likes old sports related junk too. I couldn’t resist using it for an Easter basket, at least for the weekend! As you can see from the Nerf guns and swords in the background (keepin’ it real), it was a nice Easter weekend with lots of outdoor fun. Spring has sprung in full force and yard sale season is really here now. Can’t wait til next weekend! Are you ready to get junkin’ too?

    Amber

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