Happy List: #32

Hello!!

July is flying by, isn’t it?

This week I shared a funny farmer tale and my thoughts on why you should try to give your loved ones a gift that is handmade. I’m not advocating that ALL your gifts should be handmade. That would be nuts. But, at least once, try the handmade route.

Here’s what making my Happy List this week.


METAL SIDING THAT LOOKS LIKE WOOD

The wood siding on this house is not wood, it’s METAL. Can you imagine the possibilities? The maintenance savings?

Also, that front door. WOW.

Mandi from Vintage Revivals shared this siding tip. It’s made by a company called Longboard.


BIRTHDAY CAKE MARTINI

I’m just going to throw this out there…I think I’d prefer this birthday cake martini over actual birthday cake.

And the best part is I wouldn’t have to share with my kids!

Drink details are at Inspired by Charm.


DIY AGATE NIGHT LIGHT

Folks. This DIY night light is SUPER EASY to make.

All it really involves is glue, so it’s something you could do with your older kids too.

And can you imagine it with a different colored agate? One with blues or greens? Gorgeous!

Image and directions can be found at Squirrelly Minds.


SEASHELL PLANTER

Sooo. Do you know someone on a beach vacation this summer who is bound to bring home a gazillion seashells?

This idea might be right up their alley.

Here’s one tutorial from Sand and Sisal.

And here’s another tutorial from Billabong.


DILL PICKLE DIP

I’d like to try this recipe from Wonky Wonderful because, hello? Dill pickles!!

I sampled some chipotle dill pickles recently and those would taste really good in a dip.

Also, Wonky Wonderful is a blog name that makes me smile!


TWINE FROM FABRIC SCRAPS

File this under: I HAD NO IDEA THIS WAS A THING.

Turn fabric scraps into twine? What? How long does this take?

But, in all seriousness, I’d love to have some! It’s so pretty and happy-looking on those spools!

Directions and more pictures via Makezine.


OUTDOOR GAMES

I love this idea for how to make your fire pit more useable when you don’t have a fire lit.

Also, these dice would be super easy to make with 4×4 posts.

I think I’d like them for indoor decor too!

(above images via)


That’s it! Get outside and have the happiest of weekends, folks!

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