Tuesday Turn About #140 Hello March

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The party is going strong… it’s Tuesday Turn About #140 Hello March!


Last week we looked at preparing for spring!

It’s hard to believe it is the first day of March, and spring is just around the corner!

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With all that is going on in the world and even personally this past week, we hostesses feel like a little bit of normal is good… so the link party is happening. ๐Ÿ™‚

Please keep in prayer the people of Ukraine. My cousin-in-law is an immigrant from Ukraine and, praise God, her mom ‘happens’ to be visiting here in the U.S. right now. It is heartbreaking what is going on.

The Loss of a Dear Friend

Along with war going on in Europe, the blogging community at large lost a wonderful woman in their community. Not to mention, I lost a very dear friend.

This past weekend, Paula Skulina from Sweet Pea lost her 5-year battle with large-cell non-smokers lung cancer.

She fought her battle by ‘living her best life’ with her hubby and pup, Sherman. Paula always had a project she was working on, loved decorating and renovating their lake house, and traveled as much as she and Dave (and Sherman) could!

Paula’s style, which she called ‘old lady vintage’, was far from outdated. She had a style that was classic and always lovely!

This photo is from her Farmhouse Hutch with Vintage Yellow Pottery post. This is the post where I was first “met” Paula.

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Paula even made that valance above the windows.

Friends Forever

Paula and I became good friends shortly after I discovered her blog. As a matter of fact, I visited her and Dave at the end of September 2020. It was a lovely week of visiting historical sites, blogging, and relaxing at the lake house. I had told Paula on several occasions that she gave me the lake-life bug! She was kinda proud of that!

Paula will be missed by so many. She was sweet, kind, and smart! Our daily chats and perusing blog hops together are wonderful memories that I will keep forever.

This week, as a tribute to Paula and her blog, each of the hostesses will be featuring Sweet Pea on their party post.

Be sure to hop on over toย My Family Thymeย and Reinvented Delaware to check out SIX additional features from TTA!
If you havenโ€™t been featured at MWA this week, you just may be featured there!

Now, let’s get to the party that Paula always joined and loved!

Because of all that has been happening, the weekly tips will return next week.

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Though not a requirement at all, we would love it if you would subscribe and/or follow your hostesses on one or more of our social medias:

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My Wee Abode

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DIY Unique Spring Tire Wreath // How to Make a Small Faux Succulent Garden

My Family Thyme

My Family Thyme collage for TTA

How to Make an Easter Bunny Reverse Canvas | How to Update Your Floor With Tile Stickers

Reinvented Delaware

Collage of two image - one with a sofa table on hairpin legs and one showing newly painted kitchen cabinets.

Repurposed Roll Top Desk | Cabinet Painting in 4 Easy Steps

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All the Flowers!

With spring coming in just a few weeks, take a look at this lovely DIY fresh flowers sign from Exquisitely Unremarkable. Kim shares exactly how to make this understated and elegant addition to your seasonal decor!

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Want an Easy Biscuit Recipe?

Don’t these biscuits look delectable? Rosemary from My Home and Travels is sharing her 2-ingredient recipe for some yummy and quick dinner bread (or put some jam on them for a sweet treat AFTER dinner)!

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Wooden Easter Egg DIY

Want to start working on an Easter decor project? Well, these DIY wooden Easter eggs are a great way to start! Check out the tutorial from Jennifer at The Everyday Farmhouse.

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Check out our Tuesday Turn About Link Party Pinterest board! All NINE featured posts are pinned to this board each week!

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Letโ€™s start sharing! Because this is a party, we encourage all who link up to visit several other bloggers who have linked as well โ€“ comments and pins are a great way to spread the love!

Before you get started, take a look at our guidelines:

  • This party is for home decor and home-related posts only (recipes, organizing, DIY, crafts, etc.). Link up to 3 related posts. Please do not link up informational posts that do not relate to the topic.
  • If you would please not link up shops, advertising, round-ups, other link parties, or any posts promoting sales, we would appreciate it.
  • DO NOT PIN FROM IMAGES ON THIS PAGE (it just wonโ€™t work right on Pinterest). However, please visit the original post/source and pin from there. That works perfectly!
  • Please make sure that your images are in a jpeg or png format. If we can’t save your image, we may not be able to feature you. So sad!
  • By linking to the party, you give us permission to share your projects on our blogs and social media, with the use of ONE photo from your blog for that may be included in a pinnable collage. We will always give proper credit with a no-pin image.

All the spring posts are so fun to look at! Thank you all for joining us each week, and keep ’em coming!

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  1. I am so sorry to hear about Paula. Just about a week ago I realized I wasn’t receiving emails from her so I tried a search and didn’t find any info about her. What a brave woman she fought the good fight.

    1. Yes… I finally contacted her hubby after not hearing from her for a few days. Then she was gone three days later. Thankful she is now with the Lord.

  2. This is very upsetting to hear about Paula. I loved her blog and was thinking of visiting with her come summer. I am about an hour and a half from there and thought it would be fun to meet someone that I follow their blog. She will clearly be missed! Thank you for letting us know, it is greatly appreciated!

  3. So nice that you were able to visit Paula and her hubby and Sherman. I so enjoyed getting to know her through her blog. Thanks so much for hosting, I know we’re all ready for Spring!

    1. Yes. I’m so thankful I was able to spend that week with them. And Paula was actually planning our next visit, too. ๐Ÿ™ Hugs, Debra.

  4. Julie, thank you for sharing about Paula. She was someone who was always ready to help with blogging questions. I came to love her special style, what she shared about family history, the lake house and the trips the three of them went on. I’m sure there are many who will miss her.

  5. What a beautiful tribute to Paula! I just joined Mastermind last August and she was one of the first people to leave comments on my blog! I am in awe of the kindness, courage, and strength that she put forth while being so ill! I wish I would have had the privilege to have met her in person! I will be praying for you and her family during this difficult time! Blessings, Donna

  6. Oh Julie! I’m So so sorry to hear the sad news about Paula! I did some blog hops with her and always liked her wonderful attitude. You’re right – the blogging community has lost a beautiful person. And extra love to you for losing a friend as well. Thank you for shaing that, and for your sensitivity with everything that’s going on right now. It’s important to remind ourselves of the beauty in the midst of it all, and that’s something you do every week. Take care my friend.

  7. Hi Julie. The news about Paula is heartbreaking. It just reminds us of how fragile life is. You are very lucky to have gotten to know her personally and can hold those memories close to you. Stay well & thank you for hosting. XO- MaryJo

    1. It surely does. And, yes, I was blessed to have had her in my life. And thankful to the Lord for her friendship.

  8. I heard the news about Paula and it is absolutely heartbreaking. May her family and friends find comfort and may she rest in peace….Gone too soon.

  9. hi Julie, I am so sorry about the loss of your friend, I did not know Paula but have heard of her blog. The news from Ukraine is unbearable and I agree, we have to cling on to some sense of normal. Thanks so much for hosting during this difficult time.

    1. Thank you, Jenna! I’m thankful the Lord has all this, and is not surprised by any of this sadness. I pray it ultimately brings glory to Him!

  10. I am so sorry to hear of Paula’s passing. I met her many years ago when I first started blogging in 2008 and I think she was blogging way before that. Your kind words certainly described her. Blogland will surely miss her.
    Shelia ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thank you, Sheila. We met in person for the first time at Haven a few years back. Then we spent a week together in VA… it was such a blessed time. I will miss her sorely.

  11. This is a lovely tribute to Paula. Big hugs to you as you go through this loss. She was so dear to you and you to her. She was such a blessing to me, always commenting and sharing my posts. It was good to know her in the little way that I did ๐Ÿฅฐ

  12. I love the tribute to Paula, dear friend. It’s such a huge loss. She was such a devoted friend and a lovely person all around. I’m still not sure it’s sunk in that she’s gone. And you can bet I’ll make sure to always include a spoon at my place setting going forward and think of her every time. Big hugs to you, and yes…praying for Ukraine as well.

    1. Yes, we lost a dear friend who was a big part of our lives. Thankful we had her for far longer than any of us expected. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yes… but her battle was far longer than most with the same cancer. I’m thankful the Lord gave us to her for so long.

  13. What a beautiful tribute to Paula. My mind and heart still can’t wrap around the idea that she is gone. ๐Ÿ’”
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  14. Paula was such a bright and positive light. My condolences to everyone who was close to her. Your tribute to her is lovely. My prayers are also with the people of Ukraine.

  15. Such a beautiful tribute to Paula, Julie! I know you guys were really close and her loss will be felt each day. She was an incredibly talented person and she always inspired me with the way she chose to show up each and every day no matter what the circumstances. I’ll be adding my prayers to yours and lifting you up and for Michelle’s family of The Painted Hinge and all the people of Ukraine as well. Big hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you, CoCo… and thank you for the sweet message you sent me, too! We will miss both ladies, big time!

  16. Julie,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your friend….She truly was an inspiration of someone who was living her best life when faced with such adversity…She will be fondly remembered by all the bloggers whose lives she touched, including me…
    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  17. Dear Julie
    I was so sorry to hear about Paula. I loved her blog and remember when you visited her. My sincere condolences to you. She will be greatly missed. She truly impacted so many lives.

  18. Julie, do you know if there is a way we can send our condolences to Paula’s family? I only started following her about six months ago and I don’t know why, but she just touched me. Maybe because I had had cancer, I don’t know. I just know that I thought she was a beautiful young lady and I loved her decorating style and how she would incorporate precious and treasured things from her family. I know that her mom has been battling cancer, too, and would really like to let them know how much I valued Paula. Thank you.

    1. That is so kind and thoughtful of you, Lisa… Do you get Paula’s newsletter? Her address is on the bottom of each of her newsletters. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know if you can’t find it, and I’ll email you.

      1. I did not realize she had a newsletter. I followed her blog though. Here is my email address. If you would send me her mailing address, I would love to send a sympathy card. You are so kind. Thank you.

        Lisa Buick

      2. Not sure if my response went through. I did not now she had a newsletter. If you would email address info to me, I would be most appreciative. This is such a terrible loss. Honestly, I cried so hard when I read that she had passed. Thank you.

  19. Such a beautiful tribute Julie and what an awful loss! I am so very sorry. I loved Paula’s posts because she always added in some little piece of history or shared a special story with us. She will be missed by so many. Take care of yourself as you grieve. Remember, she just went home and you will most definitely see her there again someday!

    1. Her family history and DIYs were always my favorite! And her home is as beautiful in person as it is on the blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. An absolutely beautiful tribute for a beautiful lady, Julie. Paula was such a bright light and brave soul. I think I first “met” her when I commented on those curtains and ones she also made in her living room…so talented. She will be missed. Thank for the kind email and for featuring me this week. I’m truly humbled, there are so many lovely posts. It’s definitely a bright spot in a tough week.

  21. Oh, this makes me incredibly sad to hear. I started following her around Christmas time, and I remember mentioning that my dad had the same cancer, and I had been his caregiver, and even though she was the one ill, she gave me kind words of encouragement. It touched me so much that I had her in my prayer list. AS I write this, I have an incredible sense of sadness because she was such a kind soul. Thank you for sharing a bit more about her.

    1. She was always concerned about others, and one of the kindest people I knew. Thanks for sharing your story, Angie!

  22. Such a thoughtful and sweet way to honor Paula! She will be missed, she was positive and optimistic, such great and unique traits these days! Thank you for the feature of my carved eggs! Have a nice weekend!

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