Tuesday Turn About #101 Outdoor Dining

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Things are starting to heat up! So, it’s time for Tuesday Turn About #101 Outdoor Dining!


Last week, we celebrated our 100th party, with TWELVE features!

As I sit here typing, it’s a sweltering 81 degrees here in So Cal!

All I can think about right now are the lovely outdoor dining (and handmade accessories) ideas I came across this past week at the party. So much al fresco goodness!

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And remember, my hostesses are featuring more…

But how ’bout some tips, first?

Weekly Household Tip

Last week’s tip was about keeping your lettuce crispy. This week’s tip comes from a reader who also happens to be a dear friend of over 15 years:

 Wrap celery in foil and it will keep much longer and still be crisp.  ~Glenda

This was a new one to me! I’m excited to try it out! Thanks, Glenda!

Weekly Blogging Tip

Have you noticed we’ve stayed away from the “S” word? Or maybe the “S” letters? We’re talking “SEO”.

There are so many aspects of SEO, and let’s be honest… It’s probably the most challenging part of blogging. Well, that and time-management (especially for those of us that blog part-time)! And, disclaimer here, I’m NO expert!

To get things started on this subject, what tools are you using for keyword search? One of the easiest ones that I use (and it’s free) is Pinterest! Yep… Pinterest! Simply start typing your topic/project in the Pinterest Search Bar, and you’ll see all kinds of keywords. For example, “thrifted basket”… checkout all the phrases and words that come up, and use them in your post and/or Pin!

Now, let’s party!

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This Week’s Features:

A “Juicy” Al Freso Story

Okay, y’all… This is just a PREVIEW of the amazing citrus and floral al fresco dining tablescape that was created by Barbara from Mantel and Table (and her blogging cohort Renae from Peacock Ridge). The whole table is even more breathtaking than this close-up photo, and the story is SO fun to read! Be sure to hop on over to see it all!

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A Family Garden Party

Bright and fresh are the words that came to me when I saw this family garden party from Karin’s Kottage. Karin gives tips on the menu, tablesetting, and backyard ‘venue’ so you can create your own outdoor family gathering. I especially love the simple centerpiece! Can you guess what’s in the bottle? (It seems closeup photos are my fave this week!)

fresh herbs in a clear bottle on a light and fresh table

Keep Those Bugs Away!

Talk about a fun project that’s pretty and practical! My dear friend and blogging bestie, Paula from Sweet Pea, is sharing her tutorial on how to make these handmade citronella candles. These are perfect for keeping the bugs away on your al fresco tables this summer! Tip from Paula: Keep your eye out at thrift stores for vintage looking vessels to hold the candle mixture!

tuesday turn about 101 outdoor dining handmade citronella candles in teal pots

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

Now It’s Your Turn! Link Away!

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!

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 won’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. We will always give proper credit with a no-pin image.

Summer is coming, and so are the summer posts! But, we still LOVE spring posts… and DIYs, and organizing, and… Well, you get the picture!

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  1. Thank you Julie for featuring my outdoor family party 🥰 I always love to see all the fun things everyone links up each week at this party! Love your blog and your ideas!


  2. I love your thrifted basket, Julie. The paint finish is perfection! I don’t know how you all do it without AC. Ours kicks on when it’s 75 degrees. Too humid here to sit and sweat. Thanks for the tip on SEO, I’ll give the Pinterest tip a try. thanks for having us over, have a great rest of the week.

    1. “They” keep saying we don’t need AC because we are so close to the beach… I bet THEY don’t live here! 😉 That you for the kind encouragement, my friend!

  3. Julie – thanks so much for featuring our citrus tablescape! It was so fun to do, and I’m honored to be in such great company! Love the tips too! I so appreciate you hosting this party every week! Here’s to 101!

  4. You have some beautiful features this week, Julie! I especially love your household and blogging tips and this week, your suggestion to use Pinterest for SEO word search ideas is genius! Thank you for hosting once again. Hope your mom is doing well! Wishing you a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

    Tee xo

    1. Thanks, Tee! Mom is doing fine, though another surgery is scheduled for next month. Hopefully this will be the last. Thanks for the concern!

  5. Each week I look forward to your household and blogging tips. I had forgotten all about wrapping celery in foil to keep it fresh. That’s a tip that I’ll start doing right now. No more limp celery! Thank you so much for featuring my citronella candles this week. That was a fun project for me and we enjoy using them every weekend to keep those pesky biting insects away as we enjoy sitting on our patio. Have a great week!

  6. I took the plunge and paid for a keyword tool membership and sadly I find myself searching Pinterest for keywords more than I do the $$ app. Live and learn. Can you send some of that heat to Alberta, Canada please? We had snow for a couple of days last week. brrrrr

    1. Yes… I’m thinking about subscribing to an SEO tool, but I know that my time crunch is an issue for using it. Then again, do I need to spend the time on it in order to be more successful??? Argh! 😉

  7. Julie,
    I love your features. So many great ideas. I am sharing my Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies #119.
    Have a great week.

  8. Thanks for hosting each week Julie. Lovely features! We have not hit the 80’s here yet but I think I’m ready. 3 rainy days in the 60’s again next week! Oh well, in another month I’ll be complaining about the heat! Thanks again and have a great weekend.

    1. Yes, we are never happy with what we have (though this spring has been amazing… just wasn’t here long enough for me!). Always fun to see you here!

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