Things That Thrill Me

I would love nothing more than our garden to be filled with butterflies, so maybe this homemade feeder will help.

A large, beachy-type tote in on my wish list for this summer – this one that Julia features in her post is the epitome of style and function.

Few things taste better than a fresh batch of homemade ranch dressing, so I can’t wait to whip this up for all those summer salads I see in our future.

This summer-inspired outfit
is everything to me right now – from the white skinnies to the navy
chiffon cami with a lightweight scarf, it’s basically perfection.

How adorable would these DIY firecrackers look on the front porch for Independence Day?! They are relatively easy to make and add a pop of patriotic flair to any home.

S’mores crepes for breakfast? Yes, please!

I think it’s safe to say that we’re all on a bit of a lemonade kick now that summer has arrived, and this sparkling mango version is calling my name for a weekend spent on the patio in the sunshine.

It’s always fun to learn makeup tips from the pros – I had no idea that an eye shadow contour brush was supposed to be used in this specific way!

Styling the mantel can be both fun and challenging, so I love that this infographic lays out all the elements in an easy visual display.

  • Pamela

    Ok those smores crepes need to be in my life ASAP! And that sparkling mango lemonade sounds amazing and so refreshing for summer!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Biana Perez

    I've been loving ranch dressing recently, but making it at home would be so much better since then I could control what goes in it!!! Always love reading more make-up tips!!! Thanks for sharing! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Great round up! Thanks for all the amazing links.

  • Jenn

    Love the bit about styling the mantle! I need to get some ideas for our basement fireplace since we will be spending more time down there very soon!

  • Christina Sotherden

    I'm really wanting to make those firecrackers for my porch this year – they are so cute! Thanks for the idea! You've got the best lemonade picks – that one sounds perfect plus I love the flamingo cup!

  • Homemade ranch and s'mores crepes… these posts always make me so hungry! It all sounds delicious!

  • I saw the picture of those smores crepes and I didn't even know what they were but I wanted them, they look SO absolutely delicous. . . clearly I'm craving some sweats right about now!

  • That s'mores crepe!! Yum!

    Her Heartland Soul

  • Ohh that mantel infographic will come in handy one day when I actually have a mantle haha. I really need to step up my hunt for the perfect white skinnies, they really are the perfect bottoms for the summer!

  • Another great roundup!! Yes to the lemonade, that outfit, beach tote, and the homemade ranch!! 🙂 Hope that you had a great day today, and that you guys watched that Hawks game last night! 🙂

  • Debra Stachelski

    The best way to attract lots of butterflies is to plant colorful flowers! S'mores anything and I'm in!

  • I absolutely love that tote and that lemonade sounds delicious, though I really just want those flamingo glasses! Happy Weekend!

    xo Southern Style

  • You had me at s'mores crepes! YUMMMMM! 😀

  • I love that tote bag! Perfect for summer.

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    LOVE that tote, so pretty & fun. And s'mores crepes for breakfast, yes please.

  • Sparkling mango lemonade sounds so refreshing!

  • Stephanie Chalk

    Homemade Ranch dressing and S'mores crepes, yes please! Xo, Stephanie

  • Those DIY firecrackers are adorable! I wish we lived in a house instead of an apt so I could display those on my front porch!
    xo Emily