Jun 21, 2013

Friday Finds

I'm so glad it's Friday, aren't you? 

Today is the first day of summer, and Google is celebrating with this cute little cartoon on their home search page.  I just love Google!


Today is a gorgeous first day of summer in Boise, with my favorite fluffy summer clouds piling-up high above the Rocky Mountains.

This weekend I'll be helping my daughter with her neighborhood's first annual summer yard sale. Summer and yard sales, now there's a winning combination!

Friday Finds has its eye turned towards some bright pretty summery colors today. 

 I've been wanting something outside on my deck to hold the overflow of serving dishes from the table when we have our family dinners out there in the summer. I think this repurposed changing table made by Tanya at twelveOeight would be perfect. I love the pops of color against the weathered grey wood.

Vintage Revival
 Ever since I saw this fun corkboard mural by Mandi at Vintage Revival, I've wanted to make one of Tucker. Mandi shares a great tutorial with us.

Eight by Five
Heidi at Eight by Five made this darling stenciled pallet sign for lucky baby Alexa. I love the colorful flags on top of the chevron print.

Designer Dad
  Stephen of Designer Dad put together his tabletop creative zone with a simple tray and clear jars full of colorful art supplies. What a great inspiration to spend a summer afternoon enjoying an art project.  

Creative Cain Cabin
 Dawn designed this sweet summer camping graphic art over at Creative Cain Cabin. Hop on over there to download and print it for free.  

Family Circle
 This mouth watering stuffed flank steak stuffed with blue cheese, spinach, and roasted red peppers looks complicated to make, but with step by step photos and an easy to follow Cooking School recipe at Family Circle, it's a cinch. 

DIY Showoff
Over at DIY Showoff, Roeshel's husband, Russ, loves to cook and has shared his fabulous Summer BBQ Menu and recipes with us. His savory Smoked Pulled Pork and this luscious Pineapple Mandarin Orange Trifle will definitely be finding themselves on my table this summer! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy your first day of summer.


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  1. Thank you SO much for including my Beverage Stand this week Laurel!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

    xo, Tanya

  2. Happy summer, Laurel! It's my favorite time of the year! And it's off to an awesome start with being featured! Wait til I tell Russ! Thank you so much! Enjoy the weekend! :)

  3. Thank you so much for sharing my printable. I will have a whole new line the beginning of next month to print :)

  4. These are some great summer finds. I'm particularly drawn to that trifle. I think I'll hop on over, now!

  5. Wishing you a wonderful Summer!! Enjoyed your post! Great ideas for Summer.

  6. I didn't realize you were in Idaho! Hello neighbour!!! (well sort of!)

    Lovely choices - yay it's summer!

    Have a great weekend xox

  7. Thanks for the great post Laurel. I love the camping art


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