Happy List #30

Happy Friday!!

I feel like summer is already moving faster than I want it to!

This week I posted about the free souvenir we bring home from trips and how I preserve the memory. I also shared my trash to treasure 4th of July wreath.

Here’s what’s on my Happy List today.


I COULD LIVE HERE

Hello, wood details.

Hello, white brick backsplash.

Hello, shiplap.

Be sure and visit Sita Montgomery Interiors to see more pictures of this kitchen including the detail on the ends of the kitchen island.

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PISTACHIO, CINNAMON AND YOGHURT BARK

Yes, this is a recipe from the UK. Hence the Yog-HURT. 

This frozen recipe looks like it would be delicious to serve on a hot summer night. Or now. I’m not picky.

As a side note, that serving spoon gives me all the heart eyes.

The recipe and this lovely picture can be found at Food and Travel Magazine.


LETTERED CANVAS

I just spent a fun 20 minutes browsing the Lindsay Letters site.

One of my favorite hymns…

Perfect for the 4th of July.

I think this fits Handy Husband and me. If by ‘wild’ you mean renovating dilapidated houses or moving to a foreign country.

If we’re talking about the ACTUAL wild, no thank you. I need a bathroom. And electrical outlets. And my bed.


See more at Lindsay Letters. It looks like all of the canvas colors are customizable, as are the
frame choices. Knock yourself out!


LOLLIPOPS THAT LOOK LIKE PLANETS

We can’t get to Mars yet, but you can lick a lollipop that looks like Mars.

Sounds like a decent trade-off to me.

Find the planet and galaxy lollipops on Amazon.


HOW MUCH WE NEED OUR GIRLFRIENDS

Constance Hall, a blogger and mom, had some pretty insightful words on motherhood that  every overwhelmed mom feels at some point. I read about them here.

Here are some of the highlights…

“It’s not motherhood that’s the problem, it’s the relentlessness. Your children aren’t the problem, your lack of a village is.

“You see I read once that mothers suffer the most in the absence of a village. The worst part is that rather then questioning their community they are constantly questioning themselves.

“Don’t question yourself, this isn’t supposed to be this lonely, you are not the only one suffering, we all suffer due to our society’s set up. Grab your girlfriends, hold them close, make dinner together, wash each other’s dishes and love their babies like they are your own.”

“And my all time favourite memory of the first few weeks of motherhood was opening the door, leaky tit hanging out, flap of skin swooping under my top. And the sides of a maternity pad sticking out of my undies, to a friend, who took one look at my disgraceful state and we both pissed ourselves laughing.”

Girlfriends. Can’t live without them. I know I cherish the few I truly have.

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DIY PINBALL MACHINE

Who knew??

A DIY pinball machine kit is a thing now. Or, almost a thing. They have a Kickstarter campaign going to start production this fall.

The pieces are made of wood, not cardboard, and it comes with a starter obstacle set.

If you have a teenage kid who needs a project, check it out on Design Milk. They have some really cool pictures of how they customized their obstacles, but the options are endless.


TRANSFORM A REGULAR FILE CABINET

This, my friends, was a regular, off-the-shelf file cabinet sold in every office supply store ever.

The Painted Hive shows you how to easily transform it with a little sanding and spray paint to give it a more farmhouse-y look.

By the way, I’m pretty much crushing on everything over at The Painted Hive.


GRILLED CHICKEN KEBAB BOWLS

This recipe for grilled chicken kebabs with cucumber salad and tzatziki is on my ‘to-try soon’ list.

Doesn’t it look perfect for summer?


Find the recipe at I Will Not Eat Oysters. (Awesome blog name! HAHA!)


NOT YOUR AVERAGE TREEHOUSE

I’d like to think we are ambitious enough to build a treehouse/fort/hangout spot like this for our kids, but in truth, I’d probably build it for myself!

Love that floor! And the door!

For this photo and others, please visit The Handmade Home for all the inspiration.


Go forth and have the happiest of weekends, folks!

 

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