Farm Rio restock, watermelon recipes, Etsy finds, summer style and Christmas in July on weekend meanderings.
Good morning friends, happy Saturday! This morning I am joining KIM and JULIET for weekend meanderings. It’s always fun to see what they’ve done, made, seen, read, and bought over the past week because we do not confer ahead of time about our posts.
It’s been another busy week here, last night the last brick was laid on the floor of the kitchen, next up sealing and grouting. I am giddy with excitement I love it so much. Next up a few of the appliances on the 29th. I am looking forward to the arrival of the washer and dryer, this week I felt like a college kid home on break as I lugged two loads of laundry to my brothers house.
One of the other perks of living so close to my brother is that on Thursday’s my niece and I spend the day together, sometimes we shop, other times we go on an adventure, this week we made n0-churn cookie and caramel ice cream. We used is the same recipe I shared last week for National Ice Cream day if you want to make some to enjoy this weekend.
It’s Back…Blue & White Chinoiserie Farm Rio Dress
Last year I bought this beautiful blue and white chinoiserie dress. I get compliments on it where ever I wear it not only because of the color but also because people tell me it reminds them of “blue willow” china. The dress was so popular that it sold out everywhere, could have been because Bunny Williams wore it to Furlow Gatewoods’ birthday party and shared photos on Instagram. If you liked it and missed out on it, now is your chance to get one because it has been restocked.
You can see some of my other Farm Rio Picks in this post.
Blue and white lovers you might enjoy these looks.
Leslie Saeta My 100 Year Old House
Do you readMy 100 Year old Home, the blog written by Leslie Saeta? If so and you missed her announcement this week, you can now have all of Leslie’s design and entertaining ideas in one place, her new book! This beautiful book is available for pre-order and would make a fabulous Christmas gift.
Have you been having trouble reading lately? Check out this article How to Fall Back in Love with Reading.
Christmas In July
It’s never too soon to start thinking about Christmas, at least not at my house. I am not a fan of Halloween so once the weather starts to cool off my mind instantly turns to Christmas. In fact I am one of those people that decorates before Thanksgiving so that I can enjoy the twinkling lights and decorations longer and have more time bake and do fun holiday things in December.
All of that is to say that I ordered this book just in case I need some inspiration or want to change things up this year.
My Pinterest boards for Christmas are filling up with desserts and decorating ideas if you are looking for a few you can find them here.
Yesterday I discovered this pink and white gingham bag and I could not get it out of my mind, so down the rabbit hole I went and I found some more beautiful pieces from the same Etsy seller.
A set of green scalloped placemats can be used now and for the holidays as well. Although I did not count them I think there are at least ten other placemat designs that you might prefer.
How cute are these napkin rings? They are available in watermelon, lemon, cherries, apples, oranges, pears or you can get mixed fruit.
If you prefer to eat your watermelon rather than decorate with it here are some recipes you might want to make while it is still readily available at the market.
Truthfully, I don’t like watermelon or any melon for that matter but I could be persuaded to eat it if you served me a watermelon cupcake.
In case you missed it
I shared the recipe for my new favorite no-bake treat, chocolate peanut butter marshmallow rice crispy treats.
White is classic for feeling and looking cool on scorching days, I shared my summer dress picks.
And last but not least on Friday Favorites this week you will discover new books to add to your stack, pizza, salad and drink recipes, a few finds and lots of interesting articles.
School will be starting before we know it, here are a few sales if you want to shop for back to school or just feel like browsing.
- Extra 40% off all sale items
- I like this tote
- 15% off everything – including sale items
- The dresses are always beautiful, I LOVE this dress and get compliments every time I wear it.
Until Next Time
I hope that you enjoyed weekend meanderings with me this morning. Have a wonderful weekend.
DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT KIM AND JULIET’S WEEKEND MEANDERINGS!
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