Summer is skipping along WAY too fast!  Another month down and it’s time to give our desktops a fresh look for the new month!  Once again, my favorite ladies did not fail with the free desktop themes for August.

Julie of LeeLou Blogs has pulled out all the bells and whistles for this Aloha themed FREE August 2011 Desktop.

Download Free 2011 August Desktop Theme

This month I downloaded the August Desktop Theme from Shabby Shoppe and added a few of my favorite pictures from the summer.

Download FREE August Desktop Theme

You need to click over to their sites to download…….and remember, be sure to leave a comment thanking them for their generosity!

Big thanks to the Top Ten Referring Blogs to TidyMom in July 2011

Top 10 Referring Blogs

I would like to welcome two new TidyMom Sponsors this month.

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