June 2018 - Dimples and Tangles

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE FESTIVE FOURTH OF JULY TABLESCAPE


The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for my family, probably falling right after Christmas and Thanksgiving for us.  We sit in the same spot in front of the Fire Station for our hometown parade every year, then caravan over to my parents' house nearby for lunch and games for the rest of the day.  It's the perfect opportunity to celebrate our freedoms and we enjoy being together and making it festive!  I put together a red, white, and blue tablescape a few days ago to share with you as you gather ideas for your own festivities for the Fourth coming up this week as well.


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FIVE FRIDAY FAVORITES




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1)  I recently picked up this cute floral piece at Marshall's.  It technically says it's a nightshirt, but I don't think it looks like a nightgown at all!  It seems more like the perfect cover up to me.   It's a thinner lightweight cotton and has been perfect to wear over my swimsuit this week.  I found it online for you, and it's currently on sale so it's not much more than what I paid for mine.  I would say it's true to size, but I bought a size up since I'm using it for a cover up and wanted it extra loose and breezy. 


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THE FOURTH OF JULY- DECOR, RECIPES, AND FASHION INSPIRATION FOR A FESTIVE HOLIDAY


Happy Monday Everyone!  Well that weekend went by in a blur, but we were prepping and packing for vacation so the time flew by extra quickly.  After getting up super early we rode most of the day yesterday and arrived in New Orleans last night.  It's been 6 years since we've been here so we'll spend a full day enjoying the sights (& food!) before heading on to Florida tomorrow for some R&R at the beach.  It's hard to believe that the Fourth of July will be right around the corner by the time we get home, so I thought I'd better get my brain in gear to be ready for the holiday.

A few decorations from years past...


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FIVE FRIDAY FAVORITES

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I bought this black t-shirt maxi dress late last year and it's been such a great buy!  Through the winter I paired it with a long cardigan, scarf, and booties to wear to church.  This summer it's been so comfortable and easy to throw on.  With a few accessories and cute sandals it's a totally polished look, and dare I say more comfy than shorts and a t-shirt! It's a medium weight t-shirt fabric and I LOVE that there are short sleeves (most maxis are sleeveless) and POCKETS!  I ordered my normal size medium and it fits well.  I'm about 5'7" and it just skims the top of my feet, the side seams drape down just a bit and touch the floor when I'm wearing flats.  I wrote a post a while back with some tips about ordering from this site, I've always been 100% happy with them!

Dress  ||  Scarf  ||  Similar Sandals  ||  Rug


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PRAYING THROUGH YOUR HOME- HOME TOUR WITH SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER PROMPTS


In late Spring I attended our state-wide Women's Retreat.  The theme for the event was "Home," and with stellar speakers Kay Arthur, Katherine Wolf, and Ruth Chou Simons, it was a refreshing, challenging, and inspirational weekend.  Alongside the general sessions there were other activities going on for ladies to take part in.  One of those was a "Prayer Experience" where they were encouraged to pray through their home.  I had a teeny tiny role of helping with it and wanted to share that with you today.


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2018 SUMMER HOME TOUR PART 2- PATIO REFRESH


 I'm continuing my Summer Home Tour today with a look at our patio.  We completely overhauled this space 3 years ago (see original reveal with all related posts listed here) and have loved having this additional outdoor living space.  You'll find us here often throughout most of the year except in the most extreme weather.  We recently made a few changes so I wanted to share those with you today.


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2018 SUMMER HOME TOUR- PART 1


Hello everyone, and welcome to my Summer Home Tour!  I'm so excited to virtually show you around today.  I'd like to begin though with a big thank you to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for putting this tour together, she always organizes the best seasonal tours! If you've arrive here because Carmel from Our Fifth House sent you, I couldn't be happier that you're here.  I'm a long time fan of Carmel's work and design, even way back when she was sharing her actual fifth house, not her sixth that she's in now.  She has made such lovely improvements and put her unique style on her already dreamy Charleston home, and I'm looking forward to seeing her tour today as well.

But for now, relax and take a look around.  We've lived in this home in Oklahoma for 11 years now, and have enjoyed making it our own through the years (see lots of before and after photos here). 


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SUMMER PROGRESSIVE DINNER PARTY TABLESCAPE WITH CHICKEN SALAD CROISSANTS


Hello, and welcome in for today's virtual Summer Progressive Dinner Party!  Several friends and I are sharing Summer dinner party themed ideas today, so be sure to check them out through the links at the end of this post.   Many thanks to Heather at Southern State of Mind for organizing this party!


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MY FIVE FAVORITE SUMMER ESSENTIALS


Welcome to My Five Favorites today! Pam from Simple Details, Lisa from Shine Your Light, Kris from Driven by Decor and I are all ready for Summer and excited to share our essentials for the season with you today.

This month we're so happy to welcome Sheila from Maison De Cinq as our guest host.  Sheila's casual yet elegant french country style is so inviting and she has quite the eye for putting a room together.  After soaking up her gorgeous Summer Home Tour, I can't wait to see what her Summer favorites are!


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A FEW THINGS...


Hi friends!  I feel like since my daughter's room makeover wrapped up I haven't had much on the project front to share with you.  But no fear, things are always happening around here.  Today I have a few things to share with you in a totally random brain dump... some projects, some family stuff, a sneak peek... I'm catching you up on everything!

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I always get questions about these black rattan chairs when I post them.  I stumbled across them at Ross several years ago, and after a season in the sun they weren't looking too good so I painted them black.  I usually touch up the paint once a year in the Spring after a rough year of being in the elements, but it's not a big deal.  I think my favorite spray paint holds up to the weather pretty well.


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SWEET SATURDAY #24


Shauna from House of Silver Lining just completed her brand new "Forest Modern" home that she's been designing and building for over two years.  I've followed her journey and progress on Instagram and am so happy that she's seeing her dream house realized!



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