I’m Lovin’ It Wrap Up {6-12-11}


Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 2011

One Saturday in June for the last 13 years, downtown St. Louis turns into a sea of pink. And every year, for the past 11 years our family has been there, along with the other 60,000-70,000 other people for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 2011

We walk in memory of my husband’s sister, who walked with us the first year, and lost her battle the following year.  Words can’t describe the feeling in that crowd!

“There is no way to describe it other than a mass of humanity looking to bring a singular happy ending to thousands of frightening stories.”

~Fox 2 News

See my post from 2010 Race for the Cure.

I’m Lovin’ it Wrap Up!!

Tidy Mom I'm Lovin It Fridays

Thanks so much to everyone who linked up this week!

I will be recapping our family trip to Branson some time this week! We had a blast!!

I always come away so inspired by all of the post you all link up each week…….and highlighting just a few of them are often the best part of my week.  As always, you all amaze me………….here’s what caught my eye this week!


How fun and perfect for summer are these Coconut Cream Popsicles @ Smile Monsters

Coconut Cream Popsicles


I could do laundry ALL DAY in this beautiful Laundry Room Renovation @ My Hydrangea Home

Laundry Room Renovation


What a sweet fun way to serve coffee and/or tea with these Heart and Flower shaped  Sugar Cubes @ Nifty Thrifty Things

heart shaped sugar cubes


What a fun Hoop Handle Handbag to make for the summer! @ A Winding Road

Hoop Handle Handbag


Ignore the one million calories, I’ve GOT to make these Nutter Butter Brownies with Chocolate-Peanut Butter Ganache @Bake at 350

Nutter Butter Brownies with Chocolate-Peanut Butter Ganache


This Father’s Day Coke can Sleeve is spot on perfect for the Cocoa- Cola loving Dad in our house @ Oopsey Daisy

Father's Day Soda can sleeve printable


Make Dad a Grill Sergent Apron @ Nothing But Country

Father's Day Grilling Apron

I’m always searching the house for where I left my sunglasses – I LOVE this spoon rack turned Sunglass Rack @ Madigan Made

Sunglass Rack


I need to add these Canadian Bacon Pineapple Mini Pizzas to my summer recipe list @ This Chick Cooks

Canadian Bacon Pineapple Mini Pizzas


Still need a card for Dad?  This free printable Father’s Day Card is perfect for the “gaming” Dad @ Thirty Handmade Days

free printable Father's Day Card


There are SO many more great great ideas! If you missed the party and still want to link up, it’s open thru Sunday evening or be sure to join next week!


Be sure to download a copy of the Backyard Barbecue Recipes ebook from Life…Your Way! It features my BBQ Ribs, Grilled Pizza and Lemonade Pie, along with many other tasty recipes from 14 other bloggers, planning pages, and printables!

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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+

20 Responses to “I’m Lovin’ It Wrap Up {6-12-11}”

  1. Trisha posted on June 12, 2011 at 8:49 am (#)

    Great features! I love those mini pizza’s and that sunglasses rack..ya I think so!!

  2. Vanessa posted on June 12, 2011 at 8:59 am (#)

    Thank you so much for featuring my sugar cubes!! I am really honored! I love all the other features from the last linkup party!

  3. Aimee Steckowski posted on June 12, 2011 at 9:06 am (#)

    i love what you’ve chosen — we have VERY similar tastes because most of these you posted i found around on-line this past week and fell in love with their sites already…. but not those brownies or hoop handbag —- those are being added to my list!!

  4. Laura Scott posted on June 12, 2011 at 9:07 am (#)

    Having lost my mother in 1986, I find this a special cause, as well. At The Pampered Chef, we raise money each May. We have special pink items with $1 of each product going toward research. It’s my favorite month special. The fact that you continue on in her memory is a testament to her life.

    Great picture story!

  5. Dawn-Hydrangea Home posted on June 12, 2011 at 9:24 am (#)

    Thanks so much for highlighting my laundry room post!!
    Have a great day!

  6. Melissa posted on June 12, 2011 at 9:42 am (#)

    That gave me chills! How amazing! I’m in St. Louis and I can’t wait to walk it someday!

  7. Madigan at madiganmade posted on June 12, 2011 at 9:48 am (#)

    Thanks so much for the feature, Cheryl! Great features… those little sugar cubes are too cute!

  8. Megan posted on June 12, 2011 at 9:49 am (#)

    Great photos from the Race for the Cure!

  9. Paula posted on June 12, 2011 at 10:02 am (#)

    Great Link Up this weekend and a great wrap up. Loving that sunglass wall mounted holder!
    Congratulations to you and all your family members for participating again this year in your memorial Race for the Cure! Can’t think of a better way for a family to spend the day together than by bringing hope to others. Wonderful Cheryl!

  10. Sue posted on June 12, 2011 at 11:17 am (#)

    Great features/party as usual:) That’s so great that you have made the Race for the Cure a family affair!

  11. Jenny posted on June 12, 2011 at 12:22 pm (#)

    Those are great pics! That is a LOT of people! I’m glad the weather was decent this year for you all.

  12. Katie @ This Chick Cooks posted on June 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm (#)

    There are so many great ideas every week! Thanks for including my pineapple pizzas :) Have a great day, Cheryl!

  13. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on June 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm (#)

    Gah! I need to make that sunglasses rack!!!!!!!!!

  14. Alison posted on June 12, 2011 at 9:54 pm (#)

    Cheryl, thanks SO much for featuring my Coke can printable!! You rock!! It’s so fun to see these pictures of St. Louis! I grew up there… sure love that city! :) Enjoy your weekend!

  15. Mique posted on June 12, 2011 at 9:56 pm (#)

    Thanks Cheryl! xo

  16. Ann posted on June 13, 2011 at 11:29 am (#)

    Great pics from the Komen event! We attend the one in Columbus, OH & it looks very similar – people as far down High St. as the eye can see & I saw someone with a number in the 64K range, so it’s about as many people. Hopefully someday we won’t have to all be there.

  17. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on June 13, 2011 at 11:44 am (#)

    I love that you race for the cure – we lost my dear cousin (just 3 mos. younger than me) last year to breast cancer, She was diagnosed at age 30 and fought it for almost 10 years.

    And I always love your Wrap Up. I would love to be carrying that flowered bag!!

  18. madge @ vegetariancasserolequeen posted on June 13, 2011 at 10:05 pm (#)

    Love your photos of downtown St. Louis. I’m from that area, but now living in PA. I miss it every day!

  19. bridget {bake at 350} posted on June 14, 2011 at 7:10 am (#)

    I just love that your family does that every year! What an amazing time to come together.

    {PS….thank you for linking the brownies!!!}

  20. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction posted on June 15, 2011 at 10:35 am (#)

    It’s so great that your family does the Race for the Cure every year. A close friend of our family has recently won her battle with breast cancer, so it’s especially close to us, as well!

    Lots of great links this week, too!

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