Tuesday Turn About #254 Patriotic Summer Fun

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Tuesday Turn About #254 Patriotic Summer Fun: Looking for some ideas and projects for the summer? How ’bout some patriotic ideas for the holidays? Today, we have LOTS of inspo for you!

TUESDAY TURN ABOUT #254 Patriotic Summer Fun

Last week’s party featured spring and summer tips.

Welcome to the party!

I hope everyone had a lovely long Memorial Day weekend!

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Are you starting to think about summer… and the summer holidays? July 4th will be here before you know it!

This week, let’s take a look at some patriotic summer ideas to get us all ready for those holidays in plenty of time!

We have tablescapes, recipes, crafts and more summer fun inspo for this week’s party!

Abode Adventures

This past weekend, I went to visit my son and his family up north (it’s about a 1.5 hour drive). I stayed Thursday and Friday night. We enjoyed having a two day garage sale that made a nice little chunk of change, and we all went to linner on Saturday. After linner, my son and DIL went on a coffee date while the grands and I watched a movie together.

Yesterday, I went on a hike with my daughter and her fam, including her in-laws who are close friends of mine, as well. Then, back to my daughter’s home for some yummy sandwiches. The grandparents left at 1:30, so we could all get some rest in our own homes! 😉

What did YOU do this weekend?

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My Wee Finds

Currently, I’m looking at replacing the sofa in the trailer’s slider. There is only about 66″ of width available, and I would really like to keep it a sofa bed so the grands can use it when they spend the night. Here are some of the current ones I’m looking at:

  • 3-in-1 Convertible Couch: This one give me extra space if I wanted to add a small side table, but I do lose the storage space underneath that my current jack-knife sofa has.
  • Best Choice Products Linen Futon: This one even has a cupholder! Plus, I can add baskets underneath for storage. Lots of colors, too!
  • Flamaker Faux Leather Futon: This one has a cupholder, too (kinda works like a sidetable). Not sure I like the faux leather… and it might ‘squeak’ when you sleep on it! 😉
  • Flamaker Corduroy Futon: Not sure I like the fabric… what do you think? Still able to store things underneath!

Do you have any suggestions for a futon or sofa sleeper?

Weekly Household Tip

Though I don’t have a pet, lots of my friends and family do! And pet hair on the sofas and chairs can be a problem.

Next time you want to do a quick pet-hair clean up, slip on a pair of rubber gloves and skim your hands across the upholstery. It should easily create a ‘hair ball’ that is simple to pick up and toss!

Weekly Blogging Tip

If you struggle with staying focused on writing a blog post, here’s a tip that REALLY helps me!

Take your laptop, notebook, pen, and phone and head to your nearest library, coffee house, or restaurant that offers free Wifi and work there! You won’t be distracted by the kitchen dishes calling your name, or your favorite Kdrama whispering “iri oseyo” (come here).

Oh, and be sure to purchase dinner or a treat while you are at the food establishment. It’s only right, and sometimes you can even write it off for tax purposes!

Now… let’s get to some features!

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tuesday turn about 254 patriotic summer fun collage of trailer and RWB sign that says God bless America

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Summer Red, White, and Blue

Linda from Bushel and a Pickle is sharing the al fresco tablescape she whipped together for the patriotic holidays. Such fun for eating outside!

tuesday turn about 254 patriotic summer fun red white blue tablescape

How to Decorate Glass with Paint

This colorful DIY painted vase can be done in all kinds of palettes, including red-white-and-blue for the summer holidays! Take a look at the tutorial from Carol at Bluesky at Home!

colorful dotted vase on side table with flowers and books

Oreo Cookie Patriotic Treats

Lois from Walking on Sunshine is sharing how to make these easy cookie pops in RWB! The kids are gonna love these patriotic treats!

red white blue cookie pops

Easy Patriotic Home Decor Ideas

How ’bout some easy ideas for patriotic decor? MaryJo from Master Pieces of My Life just might have the style you are looking for!

patriotic vignette with flags and shell and white flowers

How to Dye Blue Hydrangeas

Wendy from WM Design House is sharing how to dye hydrangeas a lovely blue! And then she even shows us how to use them in decor! This is a great how-to post!

tuesday turn about 254 patriotic summer fun blue hydrangeas with white ironstone and vintage clocks

Patriotic Jello Jigglers

I LOVED making Jello Jigglers from my kids when they were little! The texture and concentrated flavor were a hit with them… and me! Kristy from Mommy Hates Cooking is showing us how to make these for the summer holidays!

tuesday turn about 254 patriotic summer fun red white blue jello in cup with whipped cream

Patriotic Goodies and Decor

Here’s even more inspo for the patriotic summer holidays! Donna from Two Chicks and a Mom is sharing three different DIYs featuring RWB… Super fun!

red white blue candle holders with stars

Budget-friendly RWB Tablescape

Here’s another tablescape featuring the colors of Old Glory. Michelle from Vintage Home Designs is sharing a lovely table setting that is perfect for the summer… and it won’t break the bank!

tuesday turn about 254 patriotic summer fun RWB tablescape

Simple Summer Food Strategies

Want some easy summer recipes that will save time and money? Julie from Filling the Jars is sharing 30 recipes/ideas and some tips and tricks, too!

tuesday turn about 254 patriotic summer fun grilled steads with parsley on blue plate

Junk in the Garden

New to the party, Sherry from The Charm of Home is sharing some lovely photos of her outdoor decor. Vintage items and great camera skills make this post a must-see!

tuesday turn about 254 patriotic summer fun plants an flowers with vintage items

Patriotic Mantel Decor with a Bang!

Here’s some ideas for a patriotic mantel that will wow your family and friends, and make YOU happy, too! Take a look at what Donna from An Organized Season has put together for the summer!

red white blue mantel decor with flags

This is the Day That the Lord Has Made!

Something a bit different from the theme, but after reading the post, I just had to feature it. Laura from Our Grand Lives is sharing a personal story that has a wonderful, God-glorifying ending! You’ll want to read the whole thing!

mother and baby snuggling in outside chair

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  1. Sounds like you had a great Memorial Day weekend. We stayed home as we just had a vacation the week of Mother’s Day. We did one day of shopping for garden plants and things, then the rest was spent getting our vegetable garden ready. And wow! Thanks for the tip about pet hair. I’m gonna try that.

    1. Sounds like you have a lovely day, as well. Gardening is so fun! Let me know how the pet-hair tip works for you!

  2. Julie,
    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend!! Glad to hear it!! We wll be celebrating Memorial Day today as my sons and DIL are all off from work…I, personally, love the sofa bed in the first link that you posted….But you do you!! Thanks so much for hosting each week!!I truly appreciate you taking the time to do so…
    Debbie-Dabble Blog

    1. Yes, I like that first one, too… But the larger ones with the cupholders/table in the middle would give a larger sleep space, plus storage underneath! I found more after I post, as well. We’ll see!

  3. You had a great weekend! Wonderful! I apologize, I linked up a book review and I’m not sure it fits the guidelines. Let me know. Thank you!

  4. You were busy! But it sounds like a nice mix of work and play. Thanks for hosting and sharing this space with all of us! Melynda @scratchmadefood!

  5. Oh my goodness, Julie! I was enjoying all the patriotic goodness you featured this week and then saw our “This is the Day” post also highlighted! Thank you so much! I am ever grateful for the ways in which God blessed me that day and ever since and I love any opportunity I get to share my story/His story with others! THANK YOU! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! 💕 Laura

    1. You are so welcome… and so thankful the Lord ordained you to enjoy your family and friends here on Earth for a longer time.

  6. Hey Julie,
    Thank you so much for hosting! Congratulations on getting your new abode, it’s super nice. I know you are glad to be in your new home now and all set up for this new chapter, and I can imagine how excited you are to be getting started on making it your own by slowly putting your own touches in it. I can’t wait to see what all you do. Have a great week!
    Christie from Christie’s Mobile Home Diary

  7. Oh how I wish I’d known that dog hair clean up tip when I had a whole zoo at our house back in the day! But great to know if we ever do manage to get another dog. Love the blogging tip too – coffee shops can be so cozy! Thanks so much for the ideas and the party Julie! I hope you find the perfect couch!

    1. Thanks, Barbara… Wow, to go from a ‘zoo’ to no pets? That’s unusual. Always happy to have you with us at the party! The sofa will come later. I have blinds on the way, then it will be taking down the border and then painting… one little area at a time!

  8. Glad you had a wonderful holiday weekend! Can’t believe it’s time for summer! Thanks for hosting and sharing my patriotic decor ideas!! I appreciate it so much! Have a great week!

  9. Thanks, Julie, for hosting and having me over.
    Trust you had a wonderful Memorial Day.
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  10. Hi Julie! What a fun party and it sounds like you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend. Our son was home from college since his girlfriend was graduating in San Francisco. It was so nice to celebrate together and have him home. Thanks so much for the feature and can’t wait to see what pull-out you choose. XO- MaryJo

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