Monday, August 4, 2014

June and July Review



I am feeling very melancholy as I write this.  In case you don’t know, I do actually have a full time job as a school counselor.  I love my job, and one of the best parts is that I am able to be at home with my children all summer.  But today is the day that I return back to work.  So in a sense, summer is over for me.  At least, the part where I get to sleep in and spend days at the pool with Mr. 6 Year Old.  Where did the time go?  Here is a June and July review of what went on at Sweet Parrish Place during my summer break. 



I shared my summer deck.

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I painted some old faded plastic chairs and gave them new life. 

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I share part one of our experience hosting a foreign exchange student.  I need to get on part two of that!  I have been really struggling this summer because she is gone, and I miss her so!




I shared my DIY bathroom shelves I made from old wooden magazine holders. 

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I shared a round up of 5 trashtastic treasures from around blog land. 


I painted another door black.  That makes my third one, and I want to do all of my doors!

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I share this lovely vintage clothing shop on Etsy.  That is my daughter modeling the clothing!!

vintage women's mod jumpsuit, 1970s& jacket, hip, pants   white, carnaby st., rocker, disco,  size XS / SM



I enjoyed being a featured blogger on Crane and Canopy’s blog, Beautifully simple. 

I participated in this awesome blog hop called Touring Through Blog land

I curated a board for Hometalk titled 49 Gorgeous Ways to Decorate with Burlap
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I shared the progress in our master bathroom.  Still so much to do in this room!

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I share a tip for removing water stains from wood.  This little post I wrote is already my third most popular post I have ever written! 


I made a cake using Klondike Ice cream sandwiches.  So yummy!

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We celebrated our 2 year anniversary of living in this house.  And I shared 2 years of changes around here. 



I shred my favorite foundation of all time. 




I showed you how to install and grout vinyl floor tiles.  I am loving the ones I installed!




I showed you how to make a chalkboard tray from an old silver tray.




And last but not least, I shared what I have been wearing with you each week for What I Wore Wednesday.  You can see each of these posts here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.  Wow!  That is a lot of outfits!  The picture below is just one of them.  I wore this dress to LC’s 40th birthday party. 

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That pretty much sums up my Sweet Parrish Place summer break.  It seems like it was over in the blink of an eye.  Did I accomplish everything I wanted to at home?  Not really.  But did I make some wonderful memories with my family?  Absolutely!  We had a great summer, and although I am sad to see it end, I have memories that I will cherish in my heart forever, and that is what matters. 

I hope you will stick around, and visit my blog every day!  I have lots of fun projects still to come! 

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