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Some watermelon creations are just too much work, but this one is a simple sailboat centerpiece even I can make! Watermelon Ship Tutorial shared by Purnima @ A CReative PRoject is complete with ores…very imaginative for your backyard barbecue.
Lovin’ the burlap craze? Christy @ from glitter to gumdrops has combined scrappy poppies and burlap and created this snazzy Poppy Wreath. Cute now and fabulous for Fall!
One of my favorite blogs, In my own Style I could feature each week! Diane is a pro, and I’ve yet to see anything I’m not swooning about. I was tickled pink when I saw this so chic, Barbie Bracelet and Clutch she designed for her sister’s birthday gift. They Call Me Carol, But I’m Diane, is a show and tell on how to create both. Right now Diane is celebrating her 100th post with a great give away!
Can you believe we are into the first week of August? Reality bites, but making the most of every day till school starts is a great way to go! Colette @ My Computer is my Canvas shares her enjoyable list with us and provides a free download so you can make a Back to School Bucket List too.
Grandma Cathleen made this luscious, oh so girly, quilt for her grand daughter, Libby . At her blog, My Sewing Serenity you’ll enjoy the beautiful pictures of Lemonade and Lollipops.
Have an inspired weekend all!

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. k80 @ onegirlsjourney

    Hi! I’m visiting from The Girl Creative and New Friend Friday. What great ideas! I am so crafty-challenged…I am always in awe of what people come up w/ – and the patience they have to do it! Amazing! The recipes look great, too…I’m a little challenged in that area too…I’ll be back for sure! 🙂

  2. Design It Chic

    I am now following you thanks to New Friend Fridays!It would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog!
    Also we have the coolest blog-hop there is… no rules just fun and would love you to join in:) Oh and if you need any help tweaking your blog or easy HTML tips, you know where to come!Happy Friday!

  3. Happier Than a Pig in Mud

    I saw the watermelon ship too and loved it! The Bucket List is too cute and a great idea! Happy Friday:@)

  4. Debbie

    That Barbie bracelet is adorable!
    I also can’t wait to see how the wreath is made. Something like that would be perfect for my front door this fall.

    I’ll be hopping over to all five of them when I get back from a hot day shopping in Savannah.

    Hope your dinner was a smash success!

  5. Colette

    Thanks for featuring my “Bucket List”! You made my day!!

  6. Mama Hen

    Come and join my new network of amazing bloggers. Visit Mama’s Little Nestwork! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

  7. Roberta

    Lovely five as usual Gnee…but just love that “Barbie” bracelet and the quilt! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend, fondly, Roberta

  8. Makeupthoughts


    I’m a new follower…you have a lovely blog…come and follow me at


  9. cathleen

    Thank you for featuring me as one of your favorites. This quilt was truly a labor of love.


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