garden party

With the weather being so nice lately, I’ve been in the mood to work outside.  After all of those months of staying bundled-up indoors (yes, even in Florida), being in nature is quite nice.  I always see such great pictures on Pinterest of outdoor parties and receptions and have thought how fun it would be to have one of my own

{if only I lived on a farm and had a big barn to host something in!}.

We don’t have a very large yard at our house, but it’s enough and our couples group is meeting her on Saturday for dinner, so I think I’m going to put together a cozy dinner-scape for everyone.  Here are some of my inspiration photos:

 

I got these from Target today for $12.99/box and I’m pretty excited about them!

We’ll see how everything turns out!

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things I’d like to try

I always find great ideas on Pinterest.

So I pin them.

And then I forget to try them.

:-/

Doh!

Here are a few of the things I’ve found that I really want to try. {Disclaimer: Most of them are cleaning related}

Rub a freshly-cleaned faucet with wax paper to avoid future water spots.

1/3 cu. baking soda, 1 cu. white vinegar, 1 plastic bag. Mix, secure to shower head, let stand for 2-3 hrs. Water deposits and grime GONE!

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Soak crusty brushes in hot vinegar for 30 min. Wash with soapy water and let dry. Good as new!

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Fill a spray bottle 1/8th full with rubbing alcohol, add 1 drop of Dawn dish soap, and a couple drops of scented oil. Fill the remainder with water & shake. Makes great counter top cleaner!

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Separate and hang your scarves on one hangar with shower curtain rings!

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Mix one part Dawn dish soap with two parts hydrogen peroxide and some baking soda--pour on tough stains like wine, sweat, and dirt, rub in with laundry brush or toothbrush. Let stand for an hour. Stains should come right out.

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Two ingredient pumpkin cake with three ingredient apple glaze!

recipe HERE

What cool ideas have you found that you’d like to try?

If you try any of mine before I do, let me know how everything turns out…I know from experience that sometimes these types of things are genius and sometimes they’re a total bust.

Have a great weekend!