Hello, my friends on this warm Saturday morning!
I got up early this morning as I wanted to go out in the garden and work before it gets too hot.
I can’t believe it is the Fourth of July weekend already, I hope you have some fun things planned.
We are actually laying low since we were in Florida all last week. Our daughter and the girls will come over and we will go to the parade in our small town and then swim and BBQ at home.
Our Visit to Florida
We had such a great time visiting our son in Florida and we were able to help them put some things together in the backyard.
The big event was celebrating our youngest (the twins) 30th birthday and we had so much fun!
We built market light planters and a fire pit for our son’s backyard and made the most delicious Blueberry Moscow Mules to celebrate.
Moscow Mule Recipe
Here is the recipe in case you want to try them.
Blueberry Moscow Mules
- 4 Moscow Mule Mugs
- 1 measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- 1 Knife
- 1 Potato Masher
- 2 Cups Fresh blueberries
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 tsp Fresh lemon juice
- 1.5 oz. Vodka
- 4 oz. Ginger Beer
- 1 oz. Blueberry syrup
- 1/4 Freshly squeezed lime
- Fresh mint
- 1 Lime for garnish
Blueberry Simple Syrup
- Mix together the blueberries, water, sugar, and lemon juice in a small saucepan.
- Mix well and bring to a boil.
- Using a potato masher, smash the blueberries until totally crushed.
- Cook down until the syrup thickens.
- Strain the liquid and discard the remaining blueberries.
- Allow the Syrup to cool. Place in refrigerator to store.
- Mix all ingredients in a mug.
- Add Ice.
- Add mint and a slice of lime for garnish.
Thankfully he had put the stock tank pool in before we came. We even found some great furniture at a yard sale for $20 ( the black bench, chairs, and coffee table)
I have to admit, I love a good yard sale.
My husband came home early since they were filming the Dr. Pepper commercial at our house. Best I was not here, this stuff makes me a bit crazy.
They emptied the entire family room and brought in lots of football memorabilia.
Apparently they were pumping in fog for lighting and I can attest that there was popcorn everywhere when I returned.
If you watch college football, keep your eye out for the Dr. Pepper commercial.
What’s Happening at WM Design House
In other news, we returned to a very happy garden that was bursting in color.
I could not get my clippers out fast enough!
And boy did I cut a lot of flowers.
You do know, the more you cut, the more you will get. So it is important to trim and deadhead your flowers.
Which is your favorite?
I just love them all!
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What Happened This Past Week
15 Easy Ways to Style Apothecary Jars in the Kitchen
I even shared a lot of my natural secrets for the garden this week. Over 15 ways to make DIY Flower fertilizer.
How to Make Easy DIY Flower Fertilizer: Homemade Plant Food
And if you missed my post on homemade pickles, you have to check it out, this has become my number one post overnight! Who knew you all loved pickles as much as I do.
What’s New Next Week
I can guarantee you will see more from the garden as it is exploding with blooms. I hope you are enjoying them as much as I am.
The Handcrafted Society will be back this week. We will be positing our monthly project on Wednesday due to the holiday, so keep an eye out for our projects all about shells. I can’t wait to see what everyone makes.
Lastly, I have another fun DIY project I will be sharing an upcycle of an old white picket fence. You may be surprised at this one.
As someone who values creativity, I am incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by a multitude of gifted bloggers. Their works of art never cease to amaze and inspire me. Week after week, I eagerly anticipate the unveiling of their latest masterpieces.
Inspiration From Around The Web
Rachel did an amazing project with these windows! You will not believe what she did with them. You can see the full post HERE.
I love this post from my friend Cindy @countyroad407, titled “Maximalism, Minimalism and me – Middlism, I know, that’s not a word”. I am with Cindy being a MIddism, what are you?
It is summertime and time to be outdoors and have friends over. My friend Michele @vintagehomedesigns made the sweetest charcuterie board for a Tropical Fiesta!
Do you love the smell of lavender? I sure do. My friend Kelly @thetattereredpew wrote the greatest post and will teach you everything you need to know about drying lavender.
On that happy note, I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend, and I will see you on Wednesday.
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