Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday favorites

Happy Friday!  I'm so excited to be linking up with Andrea at Momfessionals and Erika at A Little Bit of Everything for a second week!  I'm also excited to be linking up with Meagan over at All the Joys for the very first time!

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Number 1:  These outdoor dinner party decorating ideas!


I saw something on the 4th of July that I just can't get out of my head.  As we drove the country roads to my friend's camp, out of nowhere appeared a beautiful farmhouse.  And on the lawn of that farmhouse, under a huge old maple tree, was a beautiful table with probably 30 people sitting at it.  They were smiling, talking, eating.  There was a red and white checkered tablecloth and white lanterns.  I imagined tall glasses of lemonade,  corn on the cob and fried chicken.  It was something straight out of a magazine (the word "Americana" comes to mind).  The image tugged at my heart and I had the strangest feeling of dejavu.   A faint memory entered my mind of me as a little girl surrounded by my family on a similar summer day.  A day many years ago when my grandparents, great grandmother and my great uncle were still alive. It made my heart sad and happy at the same time.  Oh how I wanted to be at that table!   But I figured this nice group of family and friends would probably frown upon some stranger and her husband and 2 kids crashing their party!

Like I said, I can't get the image out of my head.  I searched the internet high and low to see if I could find something close to what I saw.  But of course I ccouldn't.   The best I could do was compile these 3 pictures which each had something that reminded me of what I had seen.

And now that I've looked at allll these images, I so want to have an outdoor dinner party! There are so many amazing decorating ideas!


Number 2:  This succulent DIY


I found this at kentheartstrings.com
I don't have much experience with succulents, but I'd like to get some!  And isn't this an adorable little dinner party favor, or thank you gift, hostess gift, teacher gift, etc?!


Number 3:  These Lego inspired bedroom ideas


My Nick loooves him some Legos! When we move Alec to a toddler bed, I am going to redecorate both boys' rooms.  Nick has requested  Lego/Lego Star Wars room.  I really like this Lego room and maybe I could incorporate some things from the Lego star warms room.
Another idea is this Lego bathroom which would be much easier and cheaper!




Number 5:  Family walks/bike rides
It has been so hot and humid here the past couple of weeks, we really haven't gotten much outside time.  But Thursday night the weather was beautiful and we finally got out as a family and took a walk/ride around the neighborhood.  I don't want to wish summer away, but I can't wait for the cooler fall weather so we can be outside comfortably and enjoy all the beautiful fall color!


Slightly unhappy because his back tire was flat...thank goodness for the training wheels!


So there you have it- my favorites this week.  I hope you had fun stopping by, and if you like what you see, I hope you'll follow me on Bloglovin!  The hubs and I have a fun weekend planned and I can't wait to post about it on Monday!  Stayed tuned and have a great weekend!

All The Joys Friday Favorites



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21 comments:

  1. Visiting from Momfessionals and A Little Bit of Everything :) the outdoor ideas make me want to throw a party ASAP! Glad to see another blogger from the northeast (esp one who loves the Sox)!

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    1. Love the Sox! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Visiting from Momfessionals. Love those Lego Room ideas. My son is obsessed with everything lego!

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    1. Mine too! I step on Legos every day!

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  3. That last dinner party idea with the lights hanging?!?! OMG! And my boys would FLIP over those Lego rooms! Such great ideas!
    Thanks so much for linking up!
    :) Andrea

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    1. I love that last one too!! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the great link up!!

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  4. Completely awesome ideas!!

    Elizabeth
    www.allkindsofthingsblog.com

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! And thanks for checking out my blog!

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  5. Stopping in from the link up! The succulent favors are SO cute! Definitely bookmarking that idea!

    Kaitlin
    www.littlegoodiesblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I definitely have to make some soon! Thanks for stopping in!

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  6. One and two just made me remember wedding planning. Worrying about what the tables should look like when no one sat except to eat (all too busy dancing). And the favors? Forgot to put them out and now my mother is slowly finishing that homemade jam. Ah. Pinterest.
    Farin
    http://farinvazquez.blogspot.com

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    1. They make me want to have another wedding! :)

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  7. Checking in from the linkup! I love how each of those tables are underneath trees. My favorite one is with the mix matched chairs. I have never tried growing succulents but those jars are a great idea! I might have to try them out.

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    1. I love that they are under trees too...that's my favorite part! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. stopping by from Megan's link up :) I love the lego room! my son would love that!!

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    1. I hope I can create something that somewhat resembles the picture! Thanks for checking out my blog!

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  9. I love the outdoor dining pictures....now if only I could replicate that in my yard....hmmmm. Stopping by from Meagan's link up. :)

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    1. Yes, the replication is the hard part! LOL Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Stopping by from the link up - have you ever watched Parenthood? I have always loved their outdoor dining set up!

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  11. Thanks for linking up! I love that Lego bedroom... makes me wish my girls were in to them, how fun! Have a great week :)

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  12. Wow those outdoor dining pictures = swoon!

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