Summer Printables, To Plant a Garden and Summer Bucket List

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I am an avid gardener. I could spend my days in the garden from dawn until dusk.

Once the snow melts and it’s warm enough to get outside and do a little spring cleaning in the yard, that’s usually where you’ll find me.

Then Spring turns to Summer and the planting begins.

I purchase my annuals after the first full moon of June and I tidy up my perennials and mulch the flower beds giving them a new “bedspread” for the summer.

This quote from Audrey Hepburn fits perfectly with me and my decor as well. I hope you can use it in your home too.

 

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And as a bonus here is a pretty & colourful Summer Bucket List printable I created for my daughter.

The list is very generic and entails things that most kids do during the summer months…

Happy beginning of Summer…enjoy!

 

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DIY Bulletin Board & Flower Push Pins

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With a little help from my husband we made this stylish bulletin board for our 12 year old daughters room. She was in need of a way to put her keepsakes on display and a bulletin board fit the part.

The average bulletin board was a little too plain for my liking so we dressed it up with a little trim and pretty push pins.

Here’s the materials you’ll need.

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1. Wood Frame Bulletin Board

2. MDF Casing

3. Wooden Square Medallions

4. Construction Adhesive

5. Painters Caulking

5. Paint

We used the square medallions to eliminate having to mitre cut

and it also added a decorative touch.

The length of your casing will depend on the size of your bulletin board, we cut 2 lengths at 20” and 2 at 32” and our square medallions were 3” square.

We used the construction adhesive to adhere the casing and square medallions to the bulletin board and for added strength my husband secured with a few brad nails using a nail gun.

We then covered any seams with painters caulking and then I gave it a fresh coat of white paint.

To make the pretty paper flowers I downloaded this file form the Silhouette online store.

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This is how it looks on my computer screen.

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They are very easy to put together, just layer leaves, and then the biggest to smallest petal pieces and use a fancy brad to keep it all together.

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And then use a dab of hot glue to attach your push pins to the back of your flowers.

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And there you have it, one stylish bulletin board made in one afternoon!

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Guest Post: Strawberry Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins from Love Bakes Good Cakes

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Hi y’all! First, I want to thank Sarah, for having me over! I’m Jamie and I blog over at Love Bakes Good Cakes. I enjoy sharing family-friendly recipes that won’t break the bank.

Being a homeschooling mom with five kids, means I need quick and tasty recipes! My family enjoys muffins on occasion for breakfast (or a snack). I have tons of recipes to fit almost any muffin craving! One of our favourites, is this Strawberry Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffin.

These muffins can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes! With strawberries and chocolate, they’re soon to be a favourite of your family as well!

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins

Printable recipe

Yield: 12 muffins

For the muffins:

2 cups all-purpose flour

½ cup sugar

1 tbsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

1 large egg

¾ cup milk

⅓ cup vegetable oil

¾ cup mini chocolate chips

½ cup strawberries, hulled and diced

 

For the streusel:

⅓ cup all-purpose flour

2 tbsp. sugar

2 tbsp. butter, softened

Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, beat the egg with the milk and oil. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the chocolate chips and strawberries. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups ¾-full. In a separate small bowl, combine the streusel ingredients – cutting the butter into the flour and sugar until it forms coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the streusel mixture evenly over the tops of the muffins. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the muffins test clean when a toothpick is inserted near the middle. Cool 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. 

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I hope you enjoy! If you like this recipe, be sure to check out the rest of my blog – you’ll find close to 200 family-approved recipes!

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Looks delicious Jamie, thanks for being here!