Welcome Home Saturday Welcome June

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 Welcome June

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Happenings at Home

Well friends, it is now June! For me it finally feels like it is truly summer! Besides all the rain we have had here in Northern Colorado.

We had a busy, but really fun week this past week. My oldest stepson turned 23! We all went out to dinner, and he chose Indian food. We had never been (it’s his favorite) and oh my gosh it was SO good!

We have also been in the midst of soccer tryouts, dance rehearsals and recitals and easing in to summer! I’ve been loving so many of Colleen Hoover’s books and spending time in our garden. There is nothing better than early morning walks around the garden with coffee while I check out the progress!

DIY Patriotic Door Basket on our wood front door!
I found these 3 ball topiaries at the grocery store!

But what we are most looking forward to as as a family is an upcoming trip to Hawaii! We will be celebrating my dad’s 70th birthday so not only will our family of 6 be going, but my parents along with my sister and her family! EEEK!

So that means I will be taking some time away from blogging to enjoy being with my family. But in case you miss me I will still be sending some emails with older posts to tide you over. The when we get back I will be sharing all the gorgeous Hawaii details and pictures with you!

Do you have any fun trips planned this summer?

Oh and guess what?! I had a friend from BSF Bible study reach out to me who has an old pew that she wants to give me?! And yes I am serious! She wants to give it to me. Eeek. I will keep you posted it on it! Here is a sneak peek of it after I picked it up. It is a beauty and I feel so blessed that she thought of me!

The back of my newest pew

Welcome to the family sweet little pew!

Huge News for the Blog!

On Friday afternoon I hit a huge milestone in my blogging career, I was able to move to a new ad company that I have been working towards for years! To say that I cheered loudly would be an understatement. And I owe you for reading my blog, for making this happen.

You see, I already had ads here on the blog but you have to hit a certain amount of pageviews and sessions to be accepted to the one that pays you just a bit more. So I have been working hard all year to push out more content for you to read…and it worked! So thank you!!! And now I will get paid for those ads that show up on my blog.

I know ads may be a bit annoying. Trust me, I get it. But they really do help keep blogs going for creators like myself. So if my ads and pages look a bit different or overwhelming over the next few months as I ease into this new ad agency, bear with me as I figure it all out and know that you reading my blog and interreacting with it, really does help me!

If you have any questions let me know and I would be happy to do my best at answering them in the comments at the end of this post!

This Week On The Blog

So somehow I was able to push out three new posts this week, so if you missed any of them you can catch them right here!

My Monday Must Haves this week featured a ton of great items on sale for Memorial Day last Monday! Did you get anything fun during all the amazing sales?

On Tuesday I shared what I said was a DIY but in all reality t was just a super cool product I found on Amazon that knew you all would love as much as me. This post was all about my easy DIY Solar Fountain and how I used it 3 ways in our yard! Such a cool garden accessory!

Easy DIY solar fountain 3 ways

Finally, on Thursday I shared my last post of the week and it was a simple tutorial on how to make a patriotic door basket. I have always been tam wreath but I have slowly been converted to loving a beautiful door basket. Come read why!

DIY Patriotic Door Basket

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Now that it is June that means the next major holiday in June is Father’s Day! Do you have any gift ideas for that special dad in your life? If you need some inspiration I have some ideas to get you started. You can see my Father’s Day Gift Guide HERE!

Or you can check out my post on the Ultimate Blackstone Gift Guide for Dads. I’m sure most of you know that my hubby Mike has one and LOVES it! And even if your dad already has a Blackstone there are so many accessories that you can pick up as well!

This is the ulitmate Blackstone gift guide for dads!

Of course you might also want to take a peek at my post featuring 11+ Gift Ideas for Whiskey Lovers That Aren’t Whiskey!

collage of gifts for whiskey lovers

Coming Up On the Blog

Next week on Monday I will be sharing an outdoor tour of our front and backyard! I can hardly wait to show you how it is looking currently!

Below is a peek of the view in our backyard of our home!

June 23 back yard view

Then on Tuesday my post will be a round up of 15 summer ideas and inspiration that you won’t want to miss! My terracotta and blue tablescape from last year will be featured. It was one of my favorites!

An outdoor table setting featuring blues and terracotta accents.

Welcome Home Saturday Welcome June

And for our first Welcome Home Saturday round up of June we have 4 great posts for you to check out! Thanks for taking the time to visit each of the posts my friends are sharing this weekend.

Welcome Home Saturday: A Weekly Home Decor Digest

She Gave it a Go / Teen Girl Bedroom Refresh for Summer

Welcome Home Saturday: Teen Girl Bedroom Refresh from She Gave It a Go

White Arrows Home / 9 Ways to Add American to Your Decor

Welcome Home Saturday: 9 Ways to Add Americana to your Decor from White Arrows Home

The Tattered Pew / Easy DIY Solar Fountain 3 Ways

tatertots & jello / How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

Welcome Home Saturday: How to make a t-shirt quilt tatertots & jello

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  1. Congrats on your big blogging milestone, friends. SO well deserved! Hawaii sounds amazing. It is on my bucket list to visit someday. I can’t wait to hear all about your trip.

    And that pew is gorg! You are a lucky lady!

  2. Congrats Kelly! I just hit the same milestone and start with Mediavine next week. I was so pumped but no one in my nonblogging life gets it, so no one to share my excitement with. 😂 Thanks for including me in the Bloggers Best hops, which certainly helped! I’m kind of expecting some hiccups in changing over – I may message you with questions since you’ve just gone through it all. Enjoy your break this summer. You deserve it my friend!!

    1. Thank you, Kate! And a huge congrats to you as well!!! I am so pumped for you!!! Message me any time, I had a few hiccups but Mediavine was great! Happy summer!

  3. Kelly, please repeat the large, big bird print you showed last summer. As you can tell I need information in detwil! Where to purchade, where to have it framer? Was it framed?
    Thank you!!!

    1. Hi Nan, ok I will do my best to find you a source. I got mine at Home Goods so if you have one near you keep on the look out! It was not framed it was a stretcehd fabric canvas. I have seen the print on Amazon but not as large as mine. Hope that helps a bit!

  4. Congratulations, Kelly! Your hard work certainly paid off! I have a basket on my front door and love the patriotic one you did!

    Have a great week!

  5. Congrats Kelly!!!! I am so happy for you my friend! You work so damn hard and are an inspiration! Cheering you on!

  6. Yay!!!!! Congratulations on starting with Mediavine! That’s a HUGE accomplishment and so worth it. I noticed that your post actually loaded much faster than before and I have a feeling it’s thanks to them! 🥳🥳 I’m so happy for you!!

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