Tuesday Turn About #260 Summer Shenanigans

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Tuesday Turn About #260 Summer Shenanigans: We’ve started the party, and we have summer inspo for everyone!


We welcomed in July at last week’s party.

Summer is in full swing all across the country, with record breaking heatwaves already starting to hit.

Here in So Cal, summer said, “I’m HEEEERRRRE!” and didn’t give us even a tiny break to get used to the idea! Whew!

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Praising God that the trailer has AC!

With Independence Day passing, we are now welcoming summer inspiration in full swing!

This week, we have DIYs, recipes, decor, and more!

But first, let’s take a look at some tips, finds, and adventures!

Abode Adventures

At last week’s party, I hinted that I recently has some changes in thought about storing my spices, specifically that I wanted glass jars and stainless steel lids.

One of the reasons I needed to order these, and have more jars on hand, is because I’ve started a new health program that focuses on glorifying the Lord through my diet and exercise (and all the spices are a big part of the cooking).

I’ll be filling you in on more soon, but I will share two things today. First, I have always known in my head that I need to glorify the Lord in all that I do. But, my idolization of unhealthy foods has crowded out my heart’s desire to do this. This program, with a forward focus on the Lord, I believe will help with that.

Second, with every program I have ever tried in the past, one thing that has always bothered me is how focused the diet is on food. This seems contradictory to me. Well, the way this program is set-up, it takes all the guesswork out of prep, includes easy recipes, and complete menu plans.

I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

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My Wee Finds

This week, I found I needed a hanger in the shower to hold my razor. Long story short, my razor kept dropping on the shower floor and ‘exploding’. You know what I mean, right?

Amazon to the rescue! These cute lil’ doohickies hold your razor, and a whole lot more!

Another practical and affordable item are these motion-sensor puck lights. They are perfect for under the sink or in a dark pantry!

After using my metal strainer in my ‘tank-cleaning-adventure’ (don’t ask!), I needed to purchase a new set of metal strainers that would fit in my kitchen drawer. These are “pretty” (at least for a kitchen tool) and get the job done.

Weekly Household Tip

Be sure to be using a dry microfiber cloth to clean your digital screens. Most chemicals, like Windex, can damage your TV, computer, and other screens.

Weekly Blogging Tip

Things are constantly changing in the blogging world… that’s not news to you, I’m sure.

So with change, we bloggers need to change, as well.

Take time to step back, look at your blog, and refine and niche-down. Be sure you are sticking with consistent content that is helpful to your readers, and helps solve a problem.

Change is good, for the most part! 😉

Now, let’s get to the party!

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How to Style Thrifted Finds for Summer

Want some tips and tricks on how to style thrifted items for your summer decor? Take a look at these ideas from Rachel at The Antiqued Journey.

antique creamers with daisies on mantel

Cherry Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

These look AMAZING! I love cherry and chocolate together! Hoping to make these in the future, but give them a twist to fall in line with my new eating habits. Checkout these Cherry Brownies from Crystal and Co.

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How to Make a DIY Outdoor Bug Repellent Candle

Mosquitos are my enemy… especially as I’ve gotten older. So, anything that will help fight the pesky critters during the humid months is a winner in my book. Check out the DIY for outdoor bug repellent candles from Fivespot Green Living.

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Three Way to Style a Boxwood Wreath for Summer

Michelle from Thistle Key Lane is sharing how to make a simple DIY boxwood wreath AND how to style it for summer! So pretty!

boxwood wreath with ribbon hanging on wooden shelf

Sweet and Simple Watermelon Salsa Recipe

This yummy watermelon salsa will be on my recipe list, too! Along with some spicy kale chips! You can get both recipes from Kelli at Three Boys and a Dog.

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Stockpile vs Minimalist Pantry

I found this post from Julie at Filling the Jars very interesting. She tells her story of going from a stockpiler to a minimalist in her pantry. The reasons are very intriguing.

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Ways to Save Money as a Family in the Summer

Natasha from Serenity You is sharing some great money-saving tips for your family this summer! Be sure to take a look!

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17 Best Hikes in Saguaro National Park

Are you heading to Saguaro National Park this summer? Heather from National Parks Mom has some great ideas for hiking!

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Decorating Ideas and More for July

Take a look at these great summer decor tips from Shelley at Calypso in the Country. She always has great tips and tricks for the home!

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Spiral Hot Dogs

Now these would be a hit with my grandkids! What about the littles in your life? Would they like a spiral hot dog at a picnic this summer? Raquel shows you how easy these are to make at Organized Island.

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Beautiful DIY Seashell Wall Decor

You know I love coastal style, and Donna from An Organized Season is showing us exactly how to make these lovely seashell canvases!

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10 Summer Dessert Ideas You Should Know About

Wanna learn about TEN ice cream desserts to cool off your summer? K’Mich Wedding Soiree is sharing this yummy boatload!

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  1. Hi Julie! Your new health program sounds so interesting, can’t wait to see what you think about it! Thanks for the feature! We appreciate it so much! I hope you have a wonderful week and stay cool in this crazy heat!!

    1. So glad you joined us, Lisa… I usually answer all my comments for the party, but this past week was exceptionally crazy!

  2. Julie,
    Curious to hear about your new eating plan…
    I hope you are staying cool!!
    Thanks so much for hosting!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links!!
    Debbie-Dabble Blog

    1. Yeah… it’s crazy. It rained for about 5 minutes in the middle of the night a couple nights ago. Are you guys getting any rain? The heat here in the outer south edge of LA is so much worse than OC!

  3. Thanks so much for including my summer decor tips with all these wonderful features! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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