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July 2011 {free} Desktop Themes & Thank Yous


My favorite ladies have done it again…… free desktop themes for our computers!  Sometimes this is the only decorating that gets done in my house each month! hehe

Julie of LeeLou Blogs has pulled out the 4th of July banners and all the Red White and Blue for this awesome FREE July 2011 Desktop Theme you can download by clicking over to  Leelou Blogs

FREE July 2011 Desktop Theme


Kylie over at The Shabby Shoppe came up with a gorgeous summer cottage theme for July!  A little bit of summery goodness mixed with some stars and stripes you can download for FREE by  clicking over to The Shabby Shoppe.

Free July 2011 Desktop Theme


Top Referrers for June – Thanks so much!

i am mommy

Thrifty Decor Chick

Bake at 350

Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

University of Cookie

Sweet Sugar Belle

Skip to My Lou

Tatertots and Jello

Nothing But Country

Glorious Treats


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Printables by Amy makes party planing easy and fun!  She offers SO MANY amazing printables in a huge variety of themes for both kids and adults.




A HUGE ‘thank-you’ to all of the many wonderful people who make TidyMom possible!


I also want to thank all YOU, from the bottom of my heart, who come to hear what I have to say!  I try to reply to many of your comments via email, but please join me on Facebook too where I chat with 8,000 of you about things like, “who makes the bed”“What’s for dinner” , hints about what I’m makingand each week I feature one of MY favorite Facebook pages.  I love hearing from you, and feel free to share photos of what you’ve been up to! has been nominated as one of Babbles top 50 Craft Blogs, I would love a thumbs up!


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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, 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+

3 Responses to “July 2011 {free} Desktop Themes & Thank Yous”

  1. Amanda- iambaker posted on July 3, 2011 at 10:45 am (#

    That referral group is some pretty fabulous ladies with one things in common. A love for YOU! :)

  2. sweetsugarbelle posted on July 3, 2011 at 11:00 am (#

    Agree w/Amanda :-)

  3. June Scott posted on July 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm (#

    Thanks for the reminder on the free desktop links… I had already downloaded Lee-lou’s but didn’t know about The Shabby Shoppe— definitely checking it out!

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