July 29, 2011

July in Review

Posted in Christmas, Dogs, Entertaining, Holiday, How To, Month in Review, Recipes, Tablescapes, Wreaths tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:20 pm by BetweenWeekdays

July marks my first full month of blogging, and was it ever a busy month!

The month started out with a simple Fourth of July tablescape.

Fourth of July Tablescape

Thank you so much for all of your comments on this post! Your kind words mean the world to me. I’m looking forward to sharing more tablescapes with you in the coming months. Including one for a ladies-only brunch.

Last Year's Brunch

I started planning the menu for the brunch here, and I can’t wait to share more details with you as I continue to plan this event.

We celebrated the Fourth of July holiday this month with a relaxing weekend at home.


This month, I also told you a story about my complex, little Chihuahua, Isabel. I’m looking forward to sharing even more stories about her and our other dog, Roxy.

"Mom, we have a problem here."

One of this month’s most popular posts was all about canning beans. This is by far the longest post, coming in at around 1,000 words. If you want to learn how to can beans, be sure to check out this post as it gives a step-by-step rundown of the canning process.

Another one of the most popular posts this month was a breakdown of how to can spaghetti sauce. The husband and I eat a lot of spaghetti sauce, so I’m definitely going to have to make more of this soon. I hope to not have to buy a jar of spaghetti sauce until next year.

Turn Jars Upside Down to Seal

I celebrated Christmas in July when I decided not to let Christmas sneak up on me this year. I’ve started working on some of my crafts, and I even made a Christmas binder to help keep me organized. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on my progress.

Christmas Binder

I also shared some photos from our June vacation to Vegas, L.A. and the Grand Canyon. We had such a blast!

Grand Canyon

Another popular post this month was the rag wreath I made in honor of my Alma Mater and our favorite college football team. Go Vols!

There’s a full tutorial included for making this wreath, so be sure to check it out if you missed it.

Lastly, I told you about an exciting, belated birthday gift that came in the mail. I’ve got a lot of craft ideas involving this little machine.

Silhouette SD

I’m so happy I was able to share this month with all of you. Stick with me, because I’ve got even more planned for August. If you want to be notified of new posts, sign up to receive email notifications on the right side of the page.

See you in August!


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