Well, we made it to August…Welcome to the Saturday Spotlight… If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you may have noticed that I took a break from the Saturday Spotlight in July. Normally, each week, I share a different theme or topic to inspire you. This week, I’m just going to share some random things. Next week, I’ll be back with more of a theme.
Recent Sad News:
Unfortunately, I have to begin with some sad news. A couple weeks ago we had to say goodbye to our precious golden retriever, Rosie. Our sweet girl had been fighting cancer for about 4 1/2 months and was doing pretty well right up until her last days. Over the years, I know many of you have enjoyed seeing her on my blog and my Instagram feed, so I needed to share our heartbreaking news with you.
As you can imagine, my family and I are devastated. I loved that dog more than words can describe and I will write a full tribute to her on the blog when I’m able.
In the meantime, feel free to read some of my Rosie posts from happier times:
So, so true…
Now that all my hydrangea bushes are blooming, I keep thinking about how Rosie used to chase butterflies through them. As the bushes filled in, she also loved sleeping in their shade. I swear, everything I look at reminds me of her…
Please hug your fur babies for me. Every day with them is truly a gift.
Recently on the Blog:
If you’re a fan of hydrangeas and coastal style, you’ll want to check out my latest coastal table setting ideas…
Our blogger friend, Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home hosted a blog hop where I joined 12 bloggers to share our coastal decor. My tablescape was just one of the many coastal ideas on the hop!
August Flowers – Hydrangeas and Sunflowers:
For even more hydrangea inspiration, read my 7 Easy Ways to Decorate with Hydrangeas.
In August, not only are the hydrangeas blooming, but so are the sunflowers. For some sunflower decorating ideas, read my blog post – Blue and White with Sunflowers in the Foyer.
**Make sure you come back on August 20th to see how I’m decorating with sunflowers this August. Update: Read that blog post HERE: Decorating with Sunflowers in the Fall. Once again, I’ll be joining a group of bloggers – so they’ll be tons of inspiration! If I can get my act together, I may also share some sneak peaks on my Instragram stories this week!
Now, to embrace the month of August, here are some finds from around the internet:
- For those of us with kids leaving for college – read this.
- If you’re feeling sentimental, enjoy these beautiful end of summer quotes.
- Here are some simple tips to dry hydrangeas for fall!
- Be inspired by this late summer table setting with zinnias!
- Decorate for August with a pretty mid- summer door basket!
- Head into fall with a delicious apple crisp recipe!
Hopefully, your weather has cooled off so you can enjoy some time outdoors. It’s still ridiculously hot and humid in New Jersey so I’ll be indoors enjoying the air conditioning! Well, I guess that’s pretty normal for August!
- If you missed the last Saturday Spotlight, you can find it here – Table Setting Ideas for the 4th of July
- If you’re ready to switch your decor from summer to fall, read – Early Fall Decorating Ideas (Simple Vignettes with Flowers) and How to Transition Your Decor from Summer to Fall.
What are your plans for August?
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