July 2019 - Dimples and Tangles

SUMMER HOME TOUR PART 3- PATIO


Welcome back to our final day of my Summer Home Tour!  If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, be sure to take a minute to go back and tour those as well.  Today we'll finish up with a look at the Patio.  We are so thankful for this space that extends the living space of our home, and love using it to entertain!   (*This post contains affiliate links, read my full disclosure policy here.)


As a reminder, we remodeled and added on to our patio several years ago, you can see the original reveal with links to all of the projects involved here.


Then last Summer I painted the outdoor fireplace white.  Still so, so happy with that decision!



I found the cutest pom pom garlands at Walmart in their Summer section, and the patio mantel ended up being the perfect place to hang them.

 Pom Pom Garland- Walmart Summer Collection  ||  Black Pagoda Lantern-Homegoods  ||  Similar Banana Leaf Tray  ||  Hearth Faux Topiaries- Ikea  ||  Blue and White Pots- Ross  ||  Small Mirror Ball


I came across these faux boxwood balls with the Spring Collection at Hobby Lobby, and they were the perfect fit to drop in the little bowls on the mantel.  RIP to the little succulents that eventually died off that used to be planted in them.  ;)



I rotated a few pillows from last Summer and brought some of my hot pink pillows outside.  They aren't outdoor fabric and I've had other materials fade in the past, so I tried this spray on them.  Even though they aren't in much direct sunlight they still get some through the day, but so far so good!





You might remember these pink elephants from last Summer's tour.  In hindsight, they looked fantastic after I painted them but the paint I used didn't hold up well to the elements at all and they faded pretty quickly.  This year I tried this spray paint that I've used on several other things inside the house and the color is holding up so much better.


The green garden stools are painted my favorite green, I showed you how to paint ceramics here.  I do have to touch them up in a few spots about once a year but I can live with that!





Moving over to the dining area...  Last year we switched out the rectangular dining table for a round one that my son made in Wood Tech (Shop) at school.  Best class ever!  ;)




 Pink Placemats- Hobby Lobby Spring Collection- similar here  ||  Bamboo Flatware  ||  Blue Geometric Salad Plates  ||  Gingham Napkins  ||  DIY Pom Pom Napkin Rings  ||  Rainbow Yarn


Dining Chairs  ||  Rug- Ikea


We do eat out here as much as possible, if it's not blistering hot and those horrible pesky flies aren't too bothersome.  (We love this stuff to combat mosquitos, but haven't found the trick for flies yet!  Well- my son does have an awfully good time using this...)




Thanks so much for coming over for our Summer Tour! I hope you're enjoying yours, I walked through the grocery store last night and my daughter groaned at all of the school supplies that were out!


Most Patio Sources listed HERE, newer additions are linked when possible in today's post. 


Other Patio Related Posts

Patio Makeover Reveal (also links to other posts through the process)








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SUMMER HOME TOUR PART 2- ENTRY, DINING ROOM, AND MASTER BEDROOM


Today I'm continuing to show you around for my Summer Home Tour.  If you missed the Living Room tour in my last post, stop by and see that here.  When you're ready, let's go ahead and take a look at the Entry, Dining Room, and Master Bedroom today.  (*This post contains affiliate links, read my full disclosure policy here.)

The Entry dresser didn't change too much from my Spring Tour, I've really just been switching out the flowers or a plant as needed.


That bowl of yellow lemons makes me happy!




Small Boy/Girl Busts  ||  Lamps- Tobacco Leaf Pattern, vintage  ||  Lemons  ||  Similar Large Lady Bust  ||  Dresser- Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black  ||  Mirror- Craigslist


If you missed it in an earlier post, see more of my Summer Porch here.



In the Dining Room (recent reveal details here), I simply pulled a few pieces from my blue and white collection and grouped them as a centerpiece.  We've been enjoying using this room with more seating around the table!







In our Master Bedroom, a pillow switch and fresh flowers from the yard were easy changes to make for Summer.


I also recently added a new patterned duvet cover from Crane and Canopy.  My daughter has a C&C duvet cover and sheet set on her bed, and they're such nice quality I was excited to add a piece to my bedding as well.  I selected the Page Navy Duvet Set.  With so much other pattern in my room, I've always had trouble finding another pattern for the duvet so I've just used a white cover.  However, this small scale blue and white print fit in just fine and coordinates with the ikat pattern on my Euro pillows.  I do love that it's reversible to solid white though when I do want to change things up.


These leopard pillows have been in my room for several years now and I still get questions about them.  I made them with this fabric and just added mixed orange and hot pink yarn pom poms to the corners (find my easy pom pom tutorial here).  (Ready made leopard pillow here.)

 White Lamps  ||  Similar Ginger Jars  ||  Round Marble Tray  ||  Feather Juju Hat  ||  Wall Color- Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray



My headboard was a DIY (tutorial here) but here are several ready made that I've found.








This is the same pattern as the floral pillows, but I think it's discontinued and have not been able to find the same colorway to share with you.   The pink pillows are $4 covers from Ikea (similar here) that I monogrammed with this download pattern.  The blue ikat fabric was from a local store and is no longer available, but these or these are very similar and are available in the 26" euro size.


I made my drapes years ago, and it's getting hard to find the fabric but if you hurry I found a great deal on it here and here (not sure why the price is different).   I love these now just as much as the day I hung them (which says a lot in this frequently changing house- ha!).




Ok, I stayed up late getting this post ready to publish so I'm ready to hop into that bed!  :)  I hope you enjoyed part 2 of my Summer Tour today, next up I'll be sharing the patio!

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SUMMER 2019 HOME TOUR PART 1- LIVING ROOM


Hello friends!  I didn't officially join up with any groups for a Summer Home Tour this year, but I still wanted to take an opportunity to share a fresh round of photos with you.  We've been so busy I haven't had time for major changes or projects for the past few months, but there's always something moving and changing around here.

We're actually currently in Hawaii (I share about our trip here)!  We arrived on Tuesday and although we're fighting a bit of jet lag have jumped in head first and hit some major tourist attractions so far- Pearl Harbor, the Aloha Bowl Flea Market, had a Dole Whip at the Dole Plantation, as well as relaxed (that jet lag!) at the beach and explored our surroundings.  I'm sharing a lot of what we're up to on my Instagram Stories if you'd like to follow along there.  Today I've twisted my family's arms for a professional family photo shoot at sunrise (took advantage of doing this early in the trip while we're still adjusting to the time change) and then we're going to hit the beach for the rest of the day.  It's beyond breath-taking gorgeous here!

So- here we go with my Summer Living Room.  I won't say much, just allow you to browse and enjoy!  I'll follow this tour up in the coming days with a few more rooms in the house and a tour of the patio.


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FRESH BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALSA DIP RECIPE


I just started the group text with my family to decide who is bringing what to our Fourth of July festivities later this week.  I made this Fresh Black Bean and Corn Salsa dip a few weeks ago when we had company for dinner, but it's the perfect recipe for Independence Day, too!  It takes minutes to assemble and is best prepared ahead of time, so it's quick and easy to throw together for a busy day. 


easy recipe, appetizer, mexican food salsa, party food

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