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Tuesday Turn About #252 Middle of May

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Tuesday Turn About #252 Middle of May: It’s already the middle of the month, and we have some great DIYs in-store for you!

TUESDAY TURN ABOUT #252 MIDDLE OF MAY

We had DOUBLE the fun at last week’s party!

Welcome to the party, AND the middle of May! Can you believe it?

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This week, there were lots of DIY posts, whether they were recipes, furniture upcycles, or even teacher appreciation gifts! I’m so excited to be sharing THIRTEEN features with you this week!

What are you doing that is fun in May? Maybe one, or more, of the features will inspire you!

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Abode Adventures

It seems that the clutter is just about over! (I think I said that last week, right?)

There is a sofa that can be sat on now! Woot! And the dinette table and seats are almost completely cleared, as well.

I’ve been organizing and reorganizing. I’m told that’s normal when you are living the travel trailer life!

Do you remember last week, I asked if you could spot something ‘odd’ in this photo?

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Besides ALL the clutter, you may have noticed that my ‘slider’ is not pulled out all the way. This is because the pad where MWA sits does not have the space to have the slider extended the full three feet. There is about 1.3 feet of slider that remains ‘unslid’. But, it is working thus far. I just don’t have that cabinet side on the left available for hanging things, or maybe even adding a drop leaf counter.

Oh, and just so you know… the seal on the slider has been waterproofed, and we’ve had a rain already. No issues! Thanks, Dan (my trusty travel trailer consultant). 😉

I have a HUGE list of little things that need to be done. Not really fixes… there are only a couple of those. But more like organizing, etc. LOTS of posts to come!

My Wee Finds

This week, I’ve done more shopping!

Did you know there are mini bungee cords? These are going to come in handy to strap things into place so they don’t drop out of the cabinet. It’s hard to explain, but I’ll show you in an upcoming post. What would you use these for?

Moisture and humidity are a travel trailer/RV’s enemy! For the first time in my life, I’m wiping down the shower after I’ve bathed. These coral velvet cloths are super absorbent and quick drying, as well. Plus, they are pretty! Great for any type of home!

This collapsible magazine file folder organizer is great for holding household paper products, as well as printing paper and manuals. I’m using two of these so far! (I used one in MWA 2.0.)

Weekly Blogging Tip

Just a reminder this week.

Don’t get bogged down with what is going on with Google. Write posts for your audience that you know they will enjoy!

Feeling a bit of burn-out? What drew you to blogging in the first place? Go back to your ‘first-love’ and write similar posts now! Do a DIY that you enjoy… and just take pics with your phone! Make it easy and fun! Your readers will love it… they will ‘hear’ the fun in your writing voice!

Now, let’s party!

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tuesday turn about 252 middle of may collage of patriotic decor

FREE Patriotic Summer Wall Art // How to Make Flag “Wavers” from Scraps of Fabric

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Featured Stamper Challenge #900

Amy’s Creative Pursuits is sharing her new ‘mystery’ adventure! It’s pretty exciting! Be sure to pop on over and read the whole story!

tuesday turn about 252 middle of may red and white bird stamped card

Blackstone Sausage and Pepper Recipe

Don’t you love a good grilling recipe for the summer evenings? That Guy Who Grills is showing us how to make this yummy Blackstone Sausage and Pepper recipe!

close-up of peppers and sausage

DIY Recycled Book Page Apple

How ’bout a fun DIY gift for your favorite teacher(s)? This recycled book page apple might just be the ticket for that end-of-year gift! Check out the tutorial from Creatively Beth!

tuesday turn about 252 middle of may book page apple with school supplies

Upcycled Filing Cabinet Raised Planter

I’ve been going through ALL the things, trying to figure out how to recycle some items before I donate them. Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia figured out a way to use an old filing cabinet! Can you believe this raised planter???

upcycled filing cabinet as planter with flowers and greenery

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies the Easy Way

Do you want to know some secrets to getting the chewiest choco-chip cookies? Well, Robin from Fluster Buster has some answers for you!

tuesday turn about 252 middle of may stack of chocolate chip cookies

Painting a Kitchen Table with Chalk Paint

A Ray of Sunlight always has such great furniture makeovers, and today is no different! Take a look at the new finish for this kitchen table using chalk paint!

black table with frame and flowers

Teacher Spa Gift

Here’s another fun teacher appreciation gift! Hunny I’m Home is sharing how to put together this teacher spa mason jar gift, complete with pretty tags!

tuesday turn about 252 middle of may teacher spa mason jar gift with tag

Creating a Decluttered Mindset

You all know that I’ve been on a decluttering kick lately… more because I have to, not because I necessarily WANT to! Julie from Filling the Jars is sharing some tips on how to reset your mind for less clutter in your life!

stacked teacups with green utensil holder

Month of May Decorating Inspo

Here are some great ideas for spring decor from Shelley at Calypso in the Country!

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DIY Faux Cement Vases

These vases look like real cement, don’t they? I love ’em! Check-out the tutorial from Lee Ann at Creative Moments!

cement look vases with white vases in background

Decorate Your Home with What Makes YOU Happy

It’s so important to decorate our homes the way WE love to decorate, not like someone else (unless “someone else” is the way YOU like to decorate!) Cindy from County Road 407 is sharing some much needed advice and encouragement for all of us! I LOVE her pink home!

tuesday turn about 252 middle of may living area with pink decor

Spring Front Yard

Debbie-Dabble is sharing her lovely spring front yard! Isn’t that purple gorgeous?

spring front yard in purples pinks and greens

Spring Lilac Simmer Pot

Give me all the lilacs in spring! I wish they grew in our part of So Cal, but alas, I just dream. Nicolle from Our Tiny Nest is sharing her recipe for this fragrant simmer pot for your stove top!

tuesday turn about 252 middle of may lilacs and lemons on counter in clear bowl

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

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  • This party is for home decor, home-related posts, and family-related posts only (recipes, organizing, DIY, crafts, travel, education, 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 won’t work right on Pinterest). However, please visit the original post/source and pin from there. That works perfectly!
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I’m looking forward to summer posts along with patriotic posts, as well! Also, I’m looking forward to getting back on the link-party circuit myself! It’s been a long break!

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22 Comments

  1. Julie! Thank you so much for featuring my spring lilac simmer pot! I so appreciate you! I’m sending some lilac blooms your way from NY! I hope you have a great week!

    1. Wait… you’re not REALLY sending me lilacs, are you? LOL! My son and DIL get to enjoy them… they live near a farm that grows and sells them in the high desert. I’m jealous!

  2. Thanks so much for including my spring decor ideas with all the other lovely features! Enjoy your week!
    Shelley

    1. Yeah… I don’t think most people will. I will notice when I try to paint the side of the kitchen cabinet, and the ceiling! LOL!

  3. THANK YOU Julie, for featuring my Dollar Tree Upcycled Book Apple with the rest of the fabulous inspiration! Have a lovely week! Creatively, Beth

  4. Julie,
    Thank you for the feature!! I will be giving you a Shout Out both on my Face Book page and in my next Blog post!! Also Thank You for hosting each week!! I truly appreciate all the work that you put into hosting a link party!!
    Hugs,
    Deb
    Debbie-Dabble Blog

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