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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #283

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Welcome to our party! Do you believe it that this is the last party for June? Where does the time go? We know you have a lot going on and we are so thrilled that you stopped by, anyway! Be sure to check out our features from last week’s party and do visit a few that really strike your fancy, too. Next week’s spotlight will be on the ones you visited the most today♥

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How to hang a plate gallery by Lecultivateur

Hanging A Plate Gallery Without Plate Hangers Or Nails – LeCultivateur

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FASTer Way To Fat Loss Program – Curly Crafty Mom

Patriotic Tree – Debbie Dabble Blog

2 Ingredient Banana Bread Bites – Healthy Helper Blog

Editor’s Picks

Easy Ice Cream Cake – Simple Joys

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DIY Hand Painted Patriotic Shorts

Every year, as summer approaches and school comes to an end, I like to go through my boys closets and get rid clothes that are too small or worn out. All the jeans that have holes in the knees, I cut off to make shorts. There’s something about my little boys in cut off shorts, that screams summer to me! This year I decided to experiment painting some of their cutoff shorts with flags for the Fourth of July. I started with this pair of cutoffs. To paint the shorts, I fabric creations by Plaid in crimson, navy, and white. I started with the navy blue first…After the blue dried, I moved on to the white stripes…Then while the white was still a little wet, I painted the red stripes. I wanted the stripes to overlap a little and look a little messy. I then added some stars. And finished off with a few small paint splats, and ran a thin brush, with the smallest amount of navy blue paint through the flag to make the a few, super subtle vertical lines. The paint that I used worked well! I have washed to shorts twice now, and the flags still look the same as the day that I painted them.Loving how they turned out! So summery and patriotic! I think a hand painted flag would be a darling addition on any shorts…young, old, teens, tweens, boys, girls, men, women….There are just so many possibilities!

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

~Emily

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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #282

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Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Summer is officially here this week! Are your kids out of school yet? We hope you are finding time to get outside and enjoy the change in seasons. Our party is just brimming full of ideas for summer fun. We can hardly wait to see what you share with us this week but, first, let’s see what were last week’s favorites …

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Learning To Pace Myself – Grandma’s House DIY

Peach pie ice cream recipe

Homemade Peach Pie Ice Cream Recipe – God’s Growing Garden

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Antique bar cart

Antique Bar Cart – Domestic Deadline

Pretzels

I’m Not Everyone’s Pretzel Thin – Living On Cloud Nine

Editor’s Pick

Almond Energy Bites – My Recipes Treasures

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Hanging a plate gallery wall without plate hangers and nails

Y’all know that I LOVE to decorate with vintage plates! Making a good plate gallery wall makes my heart happy!!!

Yesterday, my sister asked me to help her put up a plate wall in her entry. Here is her entry before…

Really cute, but she wanted to add a little interest…plates!!! She didn’t want to use nails, so we used command strips instead.

The command strips work really well, we used them in her previous house on a plate wall we did. She had the plates up for about a year, and not one plate ever fell. If you do decide to use command strips instead on plate hangers and nails, make sure that both the back of the plate and the wall are clean. They will only properly adhere to clean surfaces. I always use rubbing alcohol to clean my surfaces before applying the command strips.

We gathered all of our plates, measured our area, and them made a rough draft version on the floor. We decided to have one side cascading down the wall just a little. Love the way it turned out!!!The fun thing about a plate wall is you can add a plate here and there, just whenever you find new plates that you love.

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

~Emily

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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #281

Welcome to our party!

Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

So how is life treating you these days, busy? This time of year is so full of events — the last day of school, Father’s Day, graduations, weddings and so on and so forth.

We are so glad that you found time to come to our party ♥ We look forward to seeing all that you have to share with us this week. Please be sure to visit some posts and pin, comment and share before you go!

Let’s take a look at the posts you visited most LAST week …

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My decor staples by le cultivateur blog

My Decor Staples – Le Cultivateur

Running a

Grandma Summer Camp Ideas – Intelligent Domestications

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Blogging tips

A Year Of Blog Post Ideas – Homemade Lovely

Money saving tips

7 Ways To Save On Medical Bills – Engineer Mommy

Heavy duty DIY tomato cage by My Life Abundant

My New Heavy Duty Tomato Cage – My Life Abundant

Editor’s Pick

Beach scavenger hunt by Intelligent Domestications

Beach Scavenger Hunt With FREE PRINTABLES– Intelligent Domestications

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How To Grow A Cottage Garden

I have always dreamed of having my very own yard, full of flower beds where I could plant all the beautiful cottage flowers that I love! It wasn’t until last year that my dream finally came true! My yard in my previous home was completely maintained and manicured by an HOA, which had its perks for sure, but also had it’s down sides. I always longed to plant beautiful flowers, but had to be satisfied with the landscaping that the HOA deemed appropriate.

To achieve a cottage feel, I think there are definitely flowers that you shouldn’t go without. I think roses are a must! I love roses!!! I have several varieties and colors. Snapdragons are an annual that I will plant every year. These snapdragons are “rockets”, they are a taller variety. That is something that I have definitely had to learn, there are soooooo many different varieties of almost all flowers! Short varieties, tall varieties, bushier varieties, etc., etc. When you go to purchase flowers, make sure you’re getting that variety that you are really dreaming of.Clematis is another favorite of mine. Here I have two different varieties growing in this bird cage, the one blooming now is called “Nelly Moser”. The other is a white variety that will bloom late summer. Clematis plants love to have their “feet” in the shade and their “faces” in the sun. Sweet little pink, white, and magenta English Daisies make for a perfect border. Delphinium and foxgloves are both perennials that scream cottage garden!Scabiosa aka pincushion flowers can really take over, but I still love their whimsy and free flowing style. Lavender, just so sweet and simple.Dahlias are a must! They come in so many colors and varieties ranging from small blooms, to blooms the size of a dinner plate. This is the only dahlia that is blooming currently. I have quite a few planted and can hardly wait for them to bloom later this summer!Lupine is another favorite perennial. This one has been blooming for a couple weeks now, and really needs to be deadheaded. But for now it is still a good backdrop for these sweet lavender pansies. Pansies are a spring annual. Plant them in the fall, and in the spring they will flourish until the temps heat up in the summer. A few more favorites that I have planted but are either done blooming for the season or are not yet blooming…

Garden phlox (blue boy)

Lisianthus (white)

Echinacea (pink doubles)

Peonies

Hydrangea

Veronica

When I think of a cottage garden, I think whimsy and carefree, lots of pretty blooms, well taken care of, but not overly manicured, with touches of decor like the concrete girl in the flower bed or the old chair that I set in the middle of the flower bed and that I used to hold a big pot of flowers. What do you think of when you think of a cottage garden?

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

~Emily

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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop 280

Welcome to our party!

Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Wait till you see the posts you visited most last week. I think you will agree that there is a lot of variety and amazing creativity here. Personally, I think we had some of the best posts shared with us ever and I am very excited to see the new things you share THIS week!

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Raised shiplap garden bed by LeCultivateur

DIY Raised Shiplap Garden Bed – LeCultivateur

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Make more money by Girl Boss Boutique

9 Ways to Make More Money As A Side Hustle – Girl Boss Boutique

Princess Diana's wedding gown and other royal #weddings - collection from Debbie This And That

Beautiful Royal Wedding Gowns – Debbie This And That

Being Thrifty – 7 Experiences Every Thrifter Can Relate To – Homemade Lovely

How to make a butterfly garden

Tips For Creating a Hummingbird & Butterfly Habitat Garden – The Handyman’s Daughter

Editor’s Pick

No bake desserts for summer

13 No-Bake Dessert Ideas Perfect For The Summer – Faeries and Fauna

Cute off the shoulder look

Off The Shoulder Works – A Stylish Fit

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My decor staples

When it comes to styling a side table, entry table, nightstand, sideboard, etc., I definitely have decor staples that I use time and time again! My decor staples never fail me. My top four decor staples are, fresh flowers or greenery of some sort, vintage books, lamps, and mirrors or art. I don’t always use all four of my decor staples when styling a tabletop, desk, nightstand, etc, but it is certain that I am using at least two or three of my decor staples every time.

What are your tried and true staples? What do you love to decorate with? I would love to hear!!

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~Emily

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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #279

Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Is summer fun on your mind? Me too! Of course, many of us have some weeks left before school officially ends and summer officially begins, but who cares? Summer thoughts abound and I will bet that your posts are starting to show it. We can hardly wait to see what you have for us! Before we get started with a new party, though, let’s appreciate the ones you all visited most last week …

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Mirror Gallery Wall – LeCultivateur

Very Popular

25 Movies To Watch With Your High School Student – Our Unschooling Journey

35+ Self Care Ideas – Serenity You

Lots Of Chocolate Lovers Facebook Covers – Everyday Parties

Editor’s Pick

DIY Rolling Planter Box – Kleinworth & Co

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DIY raised shiplap garden bed

Happy Memorial Day weekend!!! Hope y’all are having a safe and enjoyable weekend! As we get ready to enter into the summer months, isn’t it so much fun to be outside, enjoying the warmer weather? I love being outside and working in my yard. I built two raised beds to grow herbs and vegetables in. These are so easy to make and cost less than $100!

I scored the cedar shiplap, to build my boxes, in the clearance wood pile at Home Depot….you should always check there first, it’s 50% off for wood that might be slightly warped, broken or split ends, etc. For this project, I didn’t mind having slightly warped boards, I wanted my garden boxes to have a worn, imperfect, older appearance.

First, I measured and cut all my boards, and supports. For the supports, I used a weather treated 2×4.

I then nailed (using a nail gun and 2 inch finish brads) the shiplap to the supports. Make sure there is a support on the very edge of each side, and two supports in the middle of both the front and back sides.

Then, nail your end pieces to the front and back sides.

To finish the boxes, I stained the boxes with Minwax white wash. Once dry, line the bottom with either cardboard, newspapers, or a weed barrier of some sort. Fill with garden soil and then plant whatever makes your heart happy!!

I can’t wait for everything to grow bigger and fill the boxes!

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

~Emily

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