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I began this week journeying home from seeing my precious granddaughter Emmaline. It’s quite a ways from where she is in Mississippi to under my Texas sky! The fact that she, my daughter, and her husband are stationed eight hours away never gets easier. Happily my oldest daughter and her fiance were able to make it in from Birmingham as well so the entire family was together which fills my heart with such joy. We even got to see my son-in-law fly in formation with a couple of students- which was very cool! We’re so proud of the job he’s doing as a flight instructor in the Air Force. He’s our true Captain America.

Faux Shiplap Tutorial



I’ve gotten some great feedback this week on my post on creating a faux shiplap wall. Shiplap is all the rage these days and well, I don’t live in a 100 year old farmhouse, so to get the shiplap look, I had to get creative. I created this look as an accent wall in my laundry room! It could not be easier and I hope you are brave enough to give it a try.




Now let’s get going on this weeks features! My pick this week is Chicken and Fruit Salad from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage. This is a GREAT combination of flavors. I can’t wait to try it.

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Oatmeal Add Ins

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home chose

29 Oatmeal Add-Ins from The Gracious Wife

Sheree from Stage Presents chose

Sorbet Rose Cocktail from If You Give A Blonde a Kitchen

Amy at A Day of Small Things AND Jen at Creatively Homemade chose

Funfetti Cake Batter Popsicles from Unusually Lovely

Kelly at Under a Texas Sky chose

Chicken and Fruit Salad from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Shrimp 'n Shells Salad

Penny at Penny’s Passion chose

Shrimp and Pasta Salad from from Nancy on the Home Prudent

DIY Exotic Sunroom Back Porch Makeover from Sew Can Do

Lisa at Condo Blues chose

DIY Exotic Sunroom Back Porch Makeover from Sew Can Do

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