Jun 13, 2013

Friday Finds

Hurray! It's time for Friday Finds!

I found so much fantastic inspiration out there this week, and I feel like I didn't even scratch the surface. It seems like everyone is getting really busy with summer gearing up, but there's still plenty of great sharing going on. Lucky for us! 

This week I have some indoor and outdoor eye candy, a few craft projects, and some yummy recipes, so let's get started!

Cottage in the Oaks
 I can't think of a better place to spend the summer than on this sweet front porch. Visit Daune at Cottage in the Oaks to see all the cute details. 

Jennifer Rizzo
 Kristen from Ella Claire shared a really great tutorial for her garden sign at Jennifer Rizzo's blog this week. 

The Pin Junkie
 The Pin Junkie made these simple garden markers that will last. Super easy! 

Hickory Trail
 At Hickory Trail Angela showed us her summer hutch. I love her lemonade sign!

Junk Chic Cottage
 Kris at Junk Chic Cottage updated her amazing kitchen. It's a must see!

DIY Showoff
 Roeschel's family room at DIY Showoff is eclectic perfection. Head on over and tour the rest of her summer house.

Sanna and Sania
Sania and Susanna of Sanna and Sania photographed this darling Stockholm Bombay home. 

Aiken House & Gardens
 This cozy little nest is in Carolyn's summer boathouse at Aiken House and Gardens. I would like a summer boathouse, too, please.

The Happy Housie
 At The Happy Housie Krista made these bright summery envelope pillow covers. I wish I could mix and match patterns with such panache!

Polka Dot Closet
 Carol shows us how to alter pretty vintage doilies at The Polka Dot Closet

 Jenn from My Fabuless Life recovered these fun party chairs with polka dot burlap. Check out her tutorial at Whipperberry this week.

Cutie Pie Cottage
 These cute rag balls were made by Holly at Cutie Pie Cottage.

Eat Drink Chic
 Download Amy's free fun ice cream printables at Eat Drink Chic.

The Best Blog Recipes
 Shauna shared a recipe for Barbecue Chopped Chicken Salad over at The Best Blog Recipes.

Add a Pinch
 At Add a Pinch Robyn gives us the recipe for Comeback Sauce, a Southern classic. This yankee has never heard of Comeback Sauce before, but I'll definitely be trying it!

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
 Joanna at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs made thse pretty Coconut Cream Tarts. They're almost too pretty to eat!

But I'm sure I could eat at least two. Have you ever noticed I always end my Friday Finds with a great recipe? And it always makes me want to head to the kitchen for a snack!

Thanks for joining me for Friday Finds this week. I hope something special has caught your fancy today. 

Have a wonderful weekend and a 


Featured today on Friday Finds? Don't forget your button. You'll find it over on my sidebar, if you'd like to grab one!


  1. I followed you back to your lovely little blog from your comment and was so shocked yet thrilled to see my living room pillows in the mix of your picks this week. Wow!! Thank you:) I have to go see that Stockholm Bombay dining room... looks amazing! And that kitchen and the Roeshel's family room... so much to visit and see!

  2. Oh my, so much goodness in the blog world! I need to go check out a few new ones! I love your Friday Finds!

  3. They are all great links! The new kitchen there is fantastic!

  4. Thanks for including my Barbecue Chopped Chicken Salad in your post! I was excited to see traffic coming from your site :) I'll have to click around spend some time here!


  5. Great features as usual! I LOVE the kitchen at Junk Chic Cottage. I've been looking for garden wire for over a year now after I first saw her kitchen! I would love to use that as a border in my kitchen. Have a wonderful weekend, Laurel!! ~ Jamie

  6. What super great finds! I am off to visit all of them. Enjoy your weekend, Laurel!

  7. Wow, you were right Laurel, there were a lot of great finds this week. Very colorful and inspiring!

  8. What a fun collection of finds, Laurel! Thank you so much for including me! :) Have a great weekend! xoxo

  9. Oh how fun to be featured here! Thank you!
    I had seen large rag balls before but they were
    always covered in rustic or muddy looking colors
    so I decided to make tiny ones with cute, cottage fabrics!
    I string them up into garlands along with buttons and they are so cute!
    I'm off to visit some of your other featured bloggers!

  10. Thank you so much for featuring my plant markers! What an honor to be included with such beautiful features! Your button is proudly displayed on my feature page!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing my coconut cream tarts! And I love all your features - such gorgeous spaces!
    Have a great weekend!

  12. Great Friday finds!! Love these and will be checking out these blogs!


  13. I love all your Friday finds! There is so much talent out there. I've been visiting your blog for awhile now and started following recently. Thanks for the comment on my mossy banner and for following. I really enjoy your blog!

  14. Wow - I'm going to be busy for a while! Another week of great finds, Laurel!

  15. Thank you soooo much I am so flattered, goodness what a great mix of fabulous finds! Polka dot burlap..I had no idea it came in polka dot!


  16. i've been catching up reading through your posts and sighing with the delight the whole way...what a wonderful collection of yummy images! so fresh and fun for summer!

    ♥ Northern Cottage

  17. That turquoise table is amazing. I am late catching up on my favorite blogs. Thanks for the heads up on so many fun ideas.


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