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I’m Lovin’ It Wrap Up- Great Ideas {6}

 What a crazy busy and hot week it was around here!

Last week my youngest got her drivers permit AND managed to lose it {along with her Coach purse} all in the manner of about 2 hours. – Thank goodness for the honest people who took it to the police, we had it back within a stressful 1/2 hour.  *Note– one more reason it’s not a good idea to set your purse in a shopping cart……….you may forget it when you put the cart in the corral in the parking lot!

Anyway……….looking thru all of the lovely posts this week was a GREAT stress reliever!

A B I G thanks to everyone who linked up this week!  Take a look at what caught my eye ……………………….


Turn ugly into a cute Stripped Dresser! You wont believe how ugly this dresser was before Tomiannie got her hands on it!  @ Just What I {squeeze} In

Grab the recipe for this amazing Peach Basil Mozzarella & Balsamic Pizza @ Two Peas and Their Pod


Throw a Christmas in July Birthday Party! @ Nest of Posies


Learn how to make delectable Rocky Road Tarts @ The Urban Baker

Fall in love with Vintage Pin Cushions @Blooming on Bainbridge

Grab a fork and dig into Banana Split Cake @ Add A Pinch

You know I’m a sucker for turquoise and red, just take a look at how they look when you freshen up an old planter with that color combo @ Clean & Scentsible

Who wouldn’t want to eat this fun summer food – a “Watermelon” Sandwich @ Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

Build a super cute vintage Lemonade Stand @ Lil’ Luna

There are SO many more great great ideas! If you missed the party and still want to link up, it’s open thru this evening .

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. Christmas in July – now we are talking! I love this post(actually all your posts). You make me want to think outside of the “recipe” box and introduce more wonderfullness! Thanks for including me, Cheryl, I feel blessed! x

  2. That lemonade stand is so cute! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon!

  3. So many awesome things! Thanks so much for featuring my dresser!

  4. I love that dresser, it is too cute!
    A while back I found a purse in a cart corral and turned it in and hoped that someone would do the same for me. A week later I left my purse in a restaurant, luckily someone turned it in to the counter for me. Glad your daughter was able to get hers back!

  5. You are right! These are some amazing ideas. I love the Christmas in July. So festive.

    Thanks so much for featuring my Banana Split Cake. It’s perfect in this hot weather right now!

  6. Thank you for featuring our watermelon lunch! We are so happy to be included with the rest of these awesome ideas!

  7. Oh~my~goodness!
    Alison lost her COACH purse!!!!!!!
    I know that was traumatic!
    HAPPY she got it back!
    You need to warn me before I pop over here and see cuteness like that striped dresser…and that lemonade stand!
    I almost hurt myself…passing out and all! ;o)
    Thanks for featuring the VINTAGE pin cushion!
    It is so CUTE on your fun blog!
    I wish you a HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY week Cheryl!
    Hugs from The Doog and I from Bainbridge Island!
    Do you think you will got to Blissdom next year?

  8. This is really probably my fave wrap up ever! I love them all!!!

  9. i KNOW your daughter was freaking out over it all. especially since she just got her permit license!!!
    thank goodness for honest people. tell her not to feel too bad, the 2nd night after i got my license – i got a ticket for of all things – bright lights. >>>AND<<< i was dating my driving instructor at the time AND he was in the car with me & didn't even notice i had my bright lights on. ( i still giggle looking back at all that dumb drama. LOL)

    anyways…thanks for including my party! you are so sweet.

    have a super week.


  10. Thanks so much for featuring my planter! That Christmas in July party is too cute and I really need one {or two!} of those rocky road tarts. Hope you have a less drama filled week!
    Jenn 🙂

  11. Wow! Idea overload! I love it! Now if I can just find the time to do ALL of them! With so many ideas located at so many different sites, does anyone have any ideas on how to save them efficiently on your computer?

    • One word – Pinterest! It’s like a virtual bulletin board, where you can “pin” up pictures of all the things you want to remember. You create your own categories however you like, then later, when you click on the picture, it takes you right back to the site you pinned it from! It’s http://www.pinterest.com.

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