How’s your summer going? If you live in an area experiencing a heat wave, I hope that you’re able to find relief. I recently found the joy of kayaking while on a family vacation to Wisconsin. It’s a great way to relax and unwind with nature, or enjoy a good work out. I’ve canoed several times, but never attempted to paddle in a kayak. I loved it so much that I’m taking a lesson next weekend before purchasing a kayak of my own.
In addition to kayaking, I found some great treasures this week to share with you. We’ve got a couple of home tours and even a lamb ornament tutorial for your Christmas tree. Now’s a great time to get started on handmade ornaments. That way you’re not rushed when the holidays roll around. Take a look at this week’s Friday Finds – I’m sure you’ll find something you love.
Let’s start with this beautifully comfortable Alabama farmhouse located on a lake that features an outdoor fireplace.
Next up is a cozy cabin makeover with before and after photos so you can see all the details and love that went into this transformation.
Looking to cozy up your bedroom? Check out these 20 cottage-style bedrooms that are sure to fill your head with decorating ideas.
How about this farmhouse fixer in Ipswitch that has beautiful, classic detailing throughout every room? I love the pendant lights above the kitchen island.
Although it’s a bit early to think about Christmas, I couldn’t resist sharing these DIY lamb ornaments that I discovered on Pinterest.
And finally, I have to confess that summer time is reading time for me. Right now I’m making my way through the Tradd Street series by Karen White. It combines the charm and history of Charleston with a bit of spirits that aren’t quite ready to leave the earth. I’m totally entranced with this series!
Stay cool this summer as we head into August. August is when the tomatoes in the garden start to ripen and I can start thinking about canning them. Enjoy your weekend, and do something fun!