Friday, August 1, 2014


Well, you got an extra few days, so I hope you're ready to link up something fabulous for this month's Best of the Nest!

I actually accomplished several things in July, after a wash-out in June...darn Summer and vacations! ;)  The project I was happiest to cross off of my list was finally completing the makeover of my son's room, since it's been dragging on for a few years, literally!

Teen Boy's Room

(I know you're going to love these photos, but please click on the link below if you'd like to Pin.  Thanks!)

Kris shared some very helpful tips on making a bouquet of fresh flowers last as long as possible.  I found it especially useful for keeping hydrangeas in a vase, since I've never had good luck keeping them pretty and fresh for very long after I cut them.

Driven by Decor - Ten Tips for Creating a Beautiful Bouquet that Lasts

Lisa's up to her old tricks of magically transforming furniture and repurposed this normal little cart into a handy grilling cart for her husband to use when he's firing up the grill.  Then, she kicked it up a notch higher with the fabulous custom graphics on top.  I'll be right over for dinner!

Shine Your Light - Mark's Deck Cart

After bringing home 2 new accessories from Goodwill, Pam freshened up her entire living room for Summer!  I'm dying over the lamp she found, and am certain I would have arm wrestled her for it if we had been shopping together.  It's probably best we live in different states.  ;)

Simple Details - Summer Spiff Up

Has your July been productive, or are you soaking up every second of Summer?  I can't wait to see what you've been up to!  Link up your best project from July, and remember just a few things:

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I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.  We're painting the!  (Not!)  Actually, I am really looking forward to it being done, though.  It's phase one of our huge painting project before we do the walls in a few more weeks.  I *think* I've chosen a color...

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  1. So glad I found your blog! Thanks so much hosting! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  2. Happy Weekend Jen! I didn't have too many things from July but I did add my picnic tips :) Love your IG of your husband and you from the 90's...I had that skirt too! Oh, funny fashion times. xoxo K

  3. Jennifer, I'm SO impressed with your boy's room! The color and pattern play are brilliantly executed. Such a fun and handsome room! Great work! :-)

  4. Thanks for hosting, Jennifer! Happy August 1st :)
    Kendra @

  5. Thanks for hosting, Jennifer! Happy August 1st :)
    Kendra @

  6. That plan wall rocks. Love the sconces. You have such a way with bringing the elements of a room togetHer in a thrifty way and ending up with such a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing space.

  7. If you want to make best summer holiday then you should think about water slide game. It will give you so much fun and relief you from bright sun shine.


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