Welcome Home Saturday

Hello friends! Welcome to this week’s edition of Welcome Home Saturday, a weekly series where several of my friends and I gather every Saturday on our blogs to share what is inspiring us around the web. Plus, catch a peek into what’s been happening with me lately.

Welcome Home Saturday Zinnias in Tea Tin

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Happenings at Home

Things have been a bit crazy around our home since school is starting up for both girls next week. This week was all about haircuts, school supplies, clothes shopping and all things school. Grace even had her freshman orientation which is so crazy to be typing. How is she almost in high school? And honestly it feels good to be able to focus on just the girls and not me going back to school.

It’s official, after a year off of teaching I am not returning to the classroom. I’ve know I was not going back for awhile now but I thought I should let you know since several people have been asking me lately. I am loving blogging full time and it feels good to be moving in this direction for year two!

I have also been spending a lot of time out in my garden. My zinnias and cosmos are thriving and I can’t cut them fast enough. I hosted my neighborhood book club here this week and had fun cutting zinnias for each of my friends to take home.

I love sending them home in thrifted, collected and old vessels that I have kept around for an occasion such as this.

zinnias in tea a tin for guests

Then I had some fun plaguing around with my zinnias using my flower frogs to display them. And boy did they turn out so cool! I loved the outcome and couldn’t wait to share these pictures with you!

If you want to know more about vintage flower frogs you can see my post all about them here!

This Week On The Blog

Oh what a fun week we had on the blog! It started off on Monday with my Monday Must Haves for Back to School. Have your kids started? Mine start next week. EEEK!

Monday Must Haves Back to School

Then on Wednesday I snuck in another gardening post about dividing hostas and sedum, two of my favorite plants!

Essential garden Tips: Dividing hostas and sedum

Finally, on Thursday I might have ruffled a few feathers with an early Fall post. But goodness it was a good one and I adore Fall. I adore summer too so I will slowly start to sprinkle in both as the transition of seasons happens. Until then enjoy this post on 10 Fall Easy and Fun DIY Ideas below!

10 Creative Fall DIY ideas

Links and Loves

I have some fun links to share with you all today. Did you know if you click a shopping link in one of my posts and buy something (even if it’s not the same item I have linked) I earn a commission? Pretty awesome right? I am always thankful when you shop through my links. It helps keep this little blog afloat.

  • I just ordered this set and can’t wait to try it on!
  • Art is always on my list and I ordered this piece the other day!
  • Have you seen these? They look so fun!
  • This is on my Fall wishlist!
  • I also have this on my list for fall.

Have you heard of burl wood? My mom turned me on to it and now I am seeing it everywhere and it is classic. It can be a bit costly so I worked on finding a variety of price ranges. My dream is to have a burl wood coffee table someday.

Shop the collage here!

Burl Wood Favorites

Also, here are this past week’s best sellers if you want to check them out. Shop BEST SELLERS HERE.

Weekly Best Sellers

Want even more curated lists? Visit my Amazon Storefront where I have everything organized and linked for you in one spot!

Coming Up On the Blog

Next week I will be working on on air fried peaches recipe and some garden markers. That is if I can get that all done with the kids going back to school on Wednesday and Thursday. So give me some grace!

A bit of a sneak peek below.

plant markers

Welcome Home Saturday

Now let’s pop over and see what a few of my friends have been up to over on their blogs this week!

Welcome Home Saturday: A Weekly Home Decor Digest

She Gave it a Go / 10 Must Have Dorm Room Ideas

Welcome Home Saturday: She Gave It a Go Dorm Room must Haves

White Arrows Home / 19 Beautiful Plaid Chair Options For Your Home

Welcome Home Saturday: White Arrows Home Plaid Chairs

The Tattered Pew / 10 Easy and Fun Fall DIY Ideas

10 Creative Fall DIY ideas

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  1. Kelly,
    I enjoyed your post this week! I am glad to hear that you will be staying with us full time but I am sure that it was a loss for your school district. I enjoyed the the blog post this week as well. Have a great week,

    1. Thank you, Teri! Yes, it was a tough decision but the right one. I miss all of my friends a lot but feel total peace. I hope you have a great week too!

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