Saturday Sharing from the She Shed Volume 28

It’s the weekend again! seems like we just had one. I guess with the Holiday on Tuesday, I am all thrown off-kilter.

Are you feeling the same way?

Don’t get me wrong, I loved the holiday, and we had so much fun with the grandkids, but trying to get back to work on Monday and then stop for a day took some adjusting for me. I was a wee bit tired on Wednesday.

Fourth of July

I love the 4th of July. We can all be outside, swimming, gathering with friends, and good BBQ. We even had a girls sleepover.

Mom with three girls dressed for the fourth of July
Grandparents with grandkids at the 4th of July Parade

In our quaint little town, nestled snugly against Mt. Wilson, we are blessed with the most endearing 4th of July parade.

The festivities bring together a delightful mix of local farmers, our esteemed Mayor, and even a sprinkle of whimsical participants.

United in our shared love for this great nation, we joined hands and hearts to celebrate America.

City major in 4th of July parade riding in a vintage vw bus

I love the old vintage cars and tractors that come out for the day to celebrate. (maybe that will be me one day) I think I was born to be a farmer at heart.

Lady riding on a vintage tractor in the parade for the 4th of July

After the parade concludes, we make our way back home eagerly anticipating a sumptuous feast.

I count myself fortunate to be married to a true BBQ virtuoso.

Our dinner spread consists of delectable ribs, succulent pork roast, and an assortment of sides.

One of the highlights of the meal is my husband’s divine creation—an Apricot BBQ sauce he crafts himself.

4 racks of ribs on the BBQ
Pork roast sliced on a tray with bbq sauce

What’s Happening at WM Design House

I picked my largest ever Dahlia this week, measuring 12″! I have to admit, I am proud of this baby.

Roe Roe holding a giant Dahlia

I always love having visitors in the garden. My daughter took less than 30 seconds to grab those clippers and start to create her gorgeous bouquet

Of course, I was thrilled to send her home with these beauties.

Lady picking dahlias
Meghan holding a bouquet of Dahlias

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What Happened This Past Week

Learn how to make this wood bead oyster shell garland

Oyster shell garland sitting on a stack of books

I took a piece of trash and turned it into a treasure! Can you guess what this was?

Upcycle an old picket fence into a garden easel

upcyled picket fence into a garden easel

What’s New Next Week

Prime day is coming on Tuesday, are you ready to shop? Is there something special on your list? Let me know and I will be happy to do some research for you.

I am gearing up in this comfy romper that I will be sharing on Tuesday, I think I own one in almost every color. They are so easy to travel with and just the best for kicking around the house.

Wendy in jumpsuit in the garden

I am also back in the kitchen with some yummy beets! are you a beet lover? I think you either love them or you just really dislike them, lol.

I happen to LOVE them, I hope you will too.

roasted beets in a dish

Lastly, I have another fun DIY project I will be sharing a fun outdoor garden clock made with vintage tools.


Now to share some inspiration from around the web. As you know I have many talented blogger friends and enjoy sharing all of their talent with you.

Inspiration From Around The Web

This past week was our Handcrafted Society post and there were so many fabulous coastal decor ideas. One of my favorites was a table decorated by @savedfromsalvage. I love these candles and how easy they are to make.

oyster shells made into candles

Speaking of candles, look how sweet and easy this is! Michelle @thistkeylane wrapped some raffia around her candles for an added coastal touch.

Coastal candle holder

Have you ever heard the term “Tomato Girl”? well this was a new one for me, check out Kim’s post all about the Tomato girl HERE.

tomato girl

Do all you gardeners keep a journal? Tammy from @whitelilacfarmhouse has created the cutest DIY garden journal. I really want to make one of these soon.

DIY garden journal

On that happy note, I hope you have a great weekend and I will see you next week.

pink vintage bike of living large in a small house
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Sunday Sharing From the She Shed

Happy Sunday, friends! I am currently traveling with a dear blogger friend Lynn Vogler @livinglargeinasmallhouse. We are headed to Texas (our final destination) for a bloggers conference with our mastermind group. I flew into Chicago on Thursday, stayed the night at Lynn’s, we woke up early Friday am, and the two of us (Thelma and…

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  1. That dahlia is just beautiful! I don’t believe I have ever had one that big. Thanks so much for sharing my Tomato Girl Summer post, Wendy! Have a blessed week ahead!

    1. Thank you, Kim. I hope you have a great week too.

  2. It looks like you had a wonderful and fun July 4th. And that dahlia is unbelievable!! I wish I had better luck growing those beauties.

    Have a wonderful weekend Wendy!

    1. Thank you, Michele. The fourth was terrific. I hope you had a great weekend too.

  3. So many great projects you had this week. That parade is so sweet. I would have loved to seen it. Your Dahlias are amazing! I love seeing your garden. Thank you for sharing my garden journal.

    1. Thank you, Tammy. I am so glad to see you are up and feeling better.

  4. Your Fourth of July parade reminds me of the small town where I grew up. Love it! And that dahlia! Oh my goodness…that is spectacular!

  5. Your dahlias are amazing! Mine haven’t started to bloom yet. Happy summer!

    1. Thank you, Renae. We are always a bit ahead here in CA. YOu will enjoy them when they bloom.

  6. Omg that flower is amazing!!!!! You should be proud! Beautiful yard BBQ looks awesome too
    Happy Summer!

    1. Thank you, Debbie. I must admit that flower was probably my bet work so far. I hope I get a few more like that. I appreciate you stopping by the blog and for your sweet comment.

  7. Wendy, that Dahlia is totally amazing. I’ve never seen one that size! Your daughter and 3 granddaughters are so precious. Love your decoupaged shells and garland this week!

    1. Thank you Debra. I even amazed myself at the size of that dahlia, lol! it was unbelievable. I hope to have a few more like that. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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