Weekly Rewind for mid-June. Sharing new ideas, garden progress pictures, and ideas from around the web you will like.
Hello friends! I feel like I’ve waited for June to get here forever. However, it’s been cool and rainy for what seems like forever here. I’m just happy to have moved my duck boots to the back of the closet and replaced their spot in my closet with my sandals! It’s a true right of passage for New Englanders!! That and when is it really safe to put the snow shovels away without jinxing it??!!
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Although I usually try to keep my weekly rewind upbeat I would like to share some family news. We recently (and unexpectedly) lost my husband’s brother Michael to a heart attack. He was quite a character and since he was almost 10 years older than my husband was a big influence on him in his life.
Yesterday was the baptism of his grandson and it was so nice to gather with the family for a happy occasion but Michael was surely missed.
In the Garden
Ooooh, it is slow growing out there!! New England has wacky Spring weather but we had a freeze in late May and it has been wet and cold for the past couple of weeks. So it’s been hard to plant all my seeds and also the lack of sun is making my plants sad!!
I did put together another DIY garden tower. It’s one of my reader’s favorites…and it’s made with a cheap tomato cage and bamboo garden stakes.
OK, hands up…do you fellow gardeners ever play the game “Is it a weed or flower??” I have no idea what this plant that popped up in this raised bed is!! I’m going to wait it out. Unless someone knows what it is.
My patch of peonies is taking its time! There are so many buds this year that I can’t wait to see the show next week.
Check This Out!!
Look at how great this Patriotic Rag Wreath came out!! My friend Rose made it using my DIY tutorial. You still have time to make one for Summer! Rose got the fabric at Walmart in prepackaged 1-yard bundles.
On the Blog
If you are looking for a few really good ideas for Summer then you have to check out these 15 Summer DIY projects. There are ideas for DIY projects, outdoors, and your front door. Lots of inspiration!
To make it easier for everyone I gathered 25 of my projects that involve flowers and botanicals and put them all in one place. So you can just scroll and click on what one you want to make.
No secret that I love thrifting! Here are my tips for thrifting and decorating your home with your thrifted finds. Shopping in second-hand stores is an affordable way to add character to your home and you never know what you will find.
Having an herb garden or even a big planter of herbs is a great way to add some flavor to your cooking. Check out my herb garden tips and favorite herbs to grow.
Around The Web
Stacy Ling | Bricks n Blooms
Annual flowers add color to your garden all Summer long. Check out Stacy’s guide to the best ones to add.
Rachel | The Ponds Farmhouse
Can you believe the 4th of July is just a few weeks away??!! See all of Rachel’s tips for mixing a little patriotic inspo with a little cottage style!
Jen | Midwest Life&Style
Ummm, Father’s Day is next weekend! Grilling gifts are always perfect and Jen has saved us clicking and scrolling time to put together a solid list of products.
Tieghan | Half-Baked Harvest
I am such a fangirl of the Half-Baked Harvest website and I love her weekly menus! Check this week’s out & I highly recommend you sign up for her emails.
Nicolle | Our Tiny Nest
Nic has inspired me to get reading this Summer! I am totally doing this Summer reading challenge. I’ve promised myself to get back to reading (instead of banging away on this keyboard all Summer!!)
I just added 1 more wooden raised bed (8’x2′) to my cut flower garden. It already came stained gray too!