Tuesday Turn About #255 Summer and Old Glory

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Tuesday Turn About #255 Summer and Old Glory: We’re continuing with the patriotic summer theme at this week’s party! Let’s get inspired with DIYs, crafts, recipes, and more!


Want more inspo for a patriotic summer? Take a look at last week’s party.

Let’s welcome in June with a party, shall we?

We’ve got lots of summer and red-white-and-blue for you!

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This past week’s link-ups included lots of summer fun, Father’s Day, and, of course, July 4th! Plenty of time to be prepared for all that’s coming in the days, weeks, and months ahead!

But first…

Abode Adventures

This last week, I was feeling extremely punky. Like the worst I’ve ever felt. I’m planning on getting some blood work done, as well as some lifestyle changes.

I’m reading some really good books (I’ll share below), as well as praying and reading the Word. Asking for the Lord’s guidance in this situation. Thankful HE is faithful, even when I am not.

There was a plan in place for a new post this past week, but I just couldn’t get it done. So, the post is now done, and I’m working on a second. Hopefully, both new posts will be out this week!

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My Wee Finds

The three books I’m reading for my devotions, along with the Bible are:

All three books are solidly biblical and use Scripture throughout.

Recently, the water filter for the trailer had to be taken off, and I’m noticing a difference, specifically with my skin. So, I ordered a filtered shower head, hoping it will help. Has anyone had experience with these?

Another item I needed was an ice bin for my tiny freezer. They aren’t easy to come by, but I finally found the madesmart Fridge Organizer Bin. It’s perfect! I’ve ordered several madesmart products since moving into MWA, including a silverware tray and another organizing tray.

Weekly Household Tip

Do you have mini-blinds that need a thorough cleaning?

Take an old (or not-so-old) sock dipped in 50% hot water and 50% vinegar, wring out the sock and slip it on your hand. Wipe your blinds down and watch that stubborn dust wash away!

Weekly Blogging Tip

Be sure to test your blog in different browsers, or at least check mobile AND desktop view before/after publishing. This will show you if images are being viewed properly by your readers and headings, etc., are displaying correctly.

Now, let’s get to some features!

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tuesday turn about 255 summer and old glory collage of summer decor on coffee tables

How to Add Coastal Touches to Your Summer Home //
Adding RWB to a Summer Vignette

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Easy Pico de Gallo

This recipe is quick and yummy! I don’t like pico de gallo on anything but tortilla chips, but most people love it on tacos and burritos, too! Checkout the recipe from Estelle at Homemade on a Weeknight!

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How to Decorate with Outdoor Lighting

Marie at This Dear Casa is showing how we can all add lights to our summer outdoor spaces. Perfect for summer nights and holidays. Take a look at how she hung these twinkling bulbs on her pergola (her garden is lovely)!

tuesday turn about 255 summer and old glory pergola with roses and lights

How to Grow Moss in Your Yard

Now, why would you want to grow moss in your yard? Well, I think this photo shows how pretty it is, but Morgan from Charleston Crafted is sharing why her dad has done it, and maybe why you should, too!

tuesday turn about 255 summer and old glory mossy path in yard with rocks

Creamy Broccoli Salad

Have you ever had a broccoli salad? Well, Jen from Cincyshopper is sharing this light and summery recipe that just might be a hit at your summer potluck or July 4th get-together!

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July 4th Clay Pot Craft

Darcy and Brian are sharing a darling craft for the patriotic holidays this summer. Your kids will love creating these 4th of July clay pot hats to hold candy and other fun items (my granddaughters would probably put their dress-up jewelry in them).

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Simple Way to Decorate Candles

You know I can’t resist a coastal DIY! These pretty pillar candles are the work of Donna from An Organized Season. The coastal element is so summery, and the technique she shares can be used to create these in just about any style!

coastal style candles on pillar holders on dining table

Patriotic Poke Cake

My grands like anything having to do with July 4th, especially treats! Checkout this easy and fun patriotic poke cake recipe from Crystal and Co.

piece of red white blue cake on plate

Patriotic Sunroom Decor

Debra from Common Ground is sharing her patriotic decor in her sunroom. So many cute red-white-and-blue elements!

tuesday turn about 255 summer and old glory sunroom decorated with patriotic elements

How to Get the Best Deals at Yard Sales

It’s the season for garage and yard sales! Are you excited? I am! Robin from Fluster Buster is sharing a HUGE list of tips on how to get the best deals at these second-hand events! You’ll have to see WHY there is a picture of breakfast shown for this post! 😉

tuesday turn about 255 summer and old glory breakfast of eggs and toast on white plate

Raspberry Jelly Cream-Filled Snowballs

Do these Snowball treats bring back memories for you? These yummy cake-like treats were a hit in our family, and Esme Salon is sharing her recipe!

tuesday turn about 255 summer and old glory red and white cupcakes

Enjoying Poetry with Young Children

When I was homeschooling my children, I exposed them to different types of poetry, and even had them do some memorization of poems. This was largely due to the fact that we used much of Charlotte Mason type techniques in our schooling, just like Elena from Beautiful Hope. Elena is sharing the how’s and why’s of teaching the beauty of poetry with your (grand) children. It’s a lovely post!

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Mix and Match Salad Jar Recipes

What is it about summer that makes us crave more salads? Well, it does for me, anyways! Claire Justine is sharing 5 different mix and match salad jar recipes, perfect for the hotter days coming upon us!

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Check out our Tuesday Turn About Link Party Pinterest board! All featured posts are pinned to this board each week, IF you have a pinnable image!

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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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I hope you all have a great first week of June! 2024 is almost half-way through! What in the world?! Can’t wait to see what you are sharing for the summer!

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  1. Thanks for the party Julie and I hope you can get some answers soon to make you feel a bit better. Loved all the features today. Happy Summer!

    1. Thank you, dear friend. And thanks for alerting me to the comment situation on the party post!

  2. Thanks for having us over, Julie, and thanks so much for sharing my patriotic sunroom. So sorry you’ve been feeling under the weather. Be sure and check all your air ducts and systems to see if anything is giving off allergens or toxic emissions within your living space. Take care, friend.

  3. Thank you for featuring my “Yard Sale Tips from the Pros” this week. I plan on using a number of those tips this weekend to score some amazing deals. I hope that you find yourself feeling better this week.
    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  4. I love your theme of “Old Glory”! We are excited to get home and get a new telescoping and lighted flag pole for out in front of our “commune home”!

    1. You are so welcome! They work great on fan blades, too, although I prefer a pillow case for that!

  5. I’m sorry you’re not feeling good Julie – I hope it gets better soon and you have tons of energy to take on the world! Thank you so much for hosting and giving us all the great tips, even so. Take care and be good to yourself! 💛

    1. Thank you… I am feeling better. Still need to get some bloodwork done. So glad to have you at TTA each week!

  6. WOW, thank you so much for the feature of the Raspberry Jelly Cream-Filled Snowballs. I am honored.
    Thanks, Julie, for hosting and having me over.
    My entries for this week are numbered #50+51
    Please join and share your posts with us Esme Salon.

  7. Praying that you will soon be feeling better, Julie! Thanks for another great post — so many great ideas!

  8. Julie, Thanks as always for being a wonderful hostess on your Tuesday Turnabout Link Party. I’m so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. So glad you are going in for blood work, etc. In case the doctor doesn’t think of it, you may want them to include a thyroid test, because even a small imbalance can have a great affect on how you feel or at least it did for me. I remember telling my doctor I was about 10% of my usual self. Praying for solutions for your health. Take Care, Patty

    1. Thank you for the advice, Patty! That is super helpful! (I am feeling better, but still not normal.)

  9. Sorry you’re not feeling well! Prayers you will be better soon! Thanks for hosting and featuring my coastal candle DIY! I appreciate it so much!

    1. You are so welcome! I don’t usually feature a blogger two weeks in a row, but I couldn’t resist! 😉

    1. Thanks, Lora… I’m feeling better, but I still need to get some lab work done. So good to have you with us at the party!

  10. Oh goodness, Julie! I hope you feel better soon and get some answers… that unknown can be daunting! Thank you so much for continuing to host this special link up and thanks for sharing the devotion options. I’m always on the look out! Holding you in my prayers!

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