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Happy List: #72 Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Who’s ready for a 3-day weekend?

Me, Me, ME!

Doesn’t Memorial Day kick off the beginning of summer too? I’m ALL about summer!

This week I whined shared about how I’ve come to terms with embraced back-to-back birthdays for my kiddos.

I also shared a gorgeous DIY live edge wood coffee table that I tried to bring home with me on my last visit to my parents’ house.

Here’s this week’s Happy List!


WALLPAPER ON A CEILING

Normally, I’d say if your ceiling has these gorgeous beams, it doesn’t need anything else.

I think I’m wrong. This ceiling is so eye-catching with the wallpaper.

If you aren’t sure, click over to Rachel’s site, Crate and Cottage, to see the before pictures.

(image: Crate and Cottage)


HOW TO TRANSPLANT A CACTUS

I think we’ve established that I don’t have the greenest of thumbs. Although, I am getting better.

I have never given any thought to how to transplant one of these prickly suckers, so that’s why this article by 4 Men 1 Lady caught my eye. She has a clever trick!

(image: 4 Men 1 Lady)


PAINTED WOW

This tween room is really cool.

It dawned on me if this kiddo’s parents had the patience to tape off all those paint lines, then they should have no problem with patience through the teenage years. Right?!

Get all the details and much more inspiration at The HandMade Home.

(image: The HandMade Home)


DIY PATRIOTIC SHIBORI DYED NAPKINS

Confession. I didn’t know the difference between shibori and tie dye. I had to look it up and based on what I can tell from this article at Adored 1, shibori has been part of Japanese culture since the 8th century. Tie dye is much more recent (early 1900s), but is considered part of the shibori family.

That brings me to these very cool shibori dyed napkins by Jen Woodhouse. Jen has the step-by-step on her site. Also, if you ever watch Jen on InstaStories, she sometimes sings and has the most amazing voice.

(image: Jen Woodhouse at House of Wood)


BEHIND-THE-SCENES

I like behind-the-scenes photos almost as much (sometimes more) than the actual photo.

I just like knowing what goes into capturing a great moment. Sometimes it is happenstance, but a lot of times it is hard work, patience, and curious wildlife.

Photo by @spono of @bertiegregory. Behind the scenes on my new series for @natgeo at St Andrews Bay, South Georgia. This bay has got to be one of the most incredible places on the planet. Argued to be the busiest beach in the world, it’s home to over 400,000 king penguins. It’s hard to believe that in 1925, just 1,100 kings were counted here. This is what happens when environmental conditions are right and you protect a place. Hats off to the South Georgia Government and all the awesome NGOs that have contributed to this success story. After I sat down quietly at the edge of the colony, these curious brown chicks came over for a closer look at the camera. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

A post shared by National Geographic Adventure (@natgeoadventure) on


KITCHEN DETAILS

Two things I love about this picture.

  1. All the tile on the walls.
  2. The lighting. Notice what the designer did instead of 4 can lights.

More pictures of this space can be found at Lisa Berman Design.

(image: Lisa Berman Design)


APPLE DONUTS

Truthfully, I’d probably like these apple “donuts” better than a real donut.

Also truthfully, there is no way I’d be able to eat this dessert gracefully.

Recipe is by Courtney’s Sweets.

(image: Courtney’s Sweets)


MEMORIAL DAY TRADITIONS

One of my favorite Memorial Day traditions is one of service to the members of our family who are no longer with us. I wrote about it here.

We did this a little early this year when we were in Oregon and it was such a blessing.


Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.

 

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