Hi Friends – and happy “day before the weekend!” July is coming to a close and I realize time is running out for making the most of summer. I feel like I need to hurry up and hike more trails, enjoy more picnics, visit new places, and the list goes on!
One thing I haven’t done yet is take pictures of my pond, my new shade garden, and my flower and vegetable garden which is growing like gangubusters. Seriously, some of the plants look like Little Shop of Horrors! We have sunflowers that are at least ten feet tall, although the seed packet said they’d grow to about six feet.
The tomatoes are ripening on the vine and I’m anxious to can some tomatoes next month. I’ve frozen some of the oregano and need to do the same with the flat leaf parsley. There’s something so fulfilling and organic about growing and eating your own food. When I retire I hope to have a huge garden! I’ll be the crazy little old lady who wears her hair in a bun and talks to her plants.
I stumbled across some fun stuff this week and hope you’ll see something you like.
Here’s this week’s Friday’s Finds …
Since international travel is limited, here’s a beautiful post about the French town, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and its famous antiques market that’s held every Easter and August.
My favorite paint colors are found at Farrow and Ball, and they recently featured colorful homeowners’ front doors and why they chose a particular color for them.
If you like unique, quirky homes, you really need to check out this chic renovated barn in Hastings-on-the-Hudson.
Are there any milkshake lovers out there? You know, the old fashioned kinda milk shakes like my grandma used to make with real ice cream! You gotta check out these easy and tasty milk shake recipes from Midwest Living magazine.
As I was thinking about choosing new light fixtures for the kitchen, I stumbled across this post from The Nester that talks about how new lighting adds value to your home.
Finally, enjoy this video from Willow Crossley on how to make a beautiful flower arrangement for a summer table. She makes it look so easy!