Share Your Style #308

Welcome friends, to this week’s Share Your Style #308! Happy Wednesday to you all, dear friends!

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My inlaws drove home safely ~ it was really nice to visit with my mother-in-law Gini, SIL Jodi and nephew Corey over the past two weeks! I know they were happy to get home last Saturday afternoon, as we all are after a long trip away. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am finally feeling better after coming down with an “unspecified virus” which the doctor at the local urgent care thinks might be Post-Covid Syndrome. I am just happy I tested negative for a number of things and the results just came back from the mammogram. Nothing out of the ordinary; just the usual-for-me fibrous tissue. ๐Ÿ’œ 

We took down the old shed and are waiting for the new one’s arrival! It looks like it might come on Friday so I sent off to the City to request a final permit. There should be no issues now since all their issues were with location and the rest had previously been finalized. I’ll be happy when it is fully installed and I no longer have to talk to the City…

And can you believe it is 4th of July this weekend, already??… Where has time flown?? Lots of fun ideas here this week for celebrating!

Here’s what I shared this past week at French Ethereal…

Prepping for a New Shed ~ the saga continues and I am ready to be DONE!

And here are this week’s featured posts…

sliced patriotic cake on white plate decorated with red, white and blue.
Lois of Walking on Sunshine Recipes brings us this yummy patriotic recipe for celebrating with our families and friends on our nation’s
Independence Day ~ 4th of July Cookie Cake. Yum!!!
Totally loving this fun wreath by Cindy of Cloches and Lavender! You’ll love these miniature pots… adorable! ~ How to Make This Grapevine Wreath.
Penny from Penny’s Treasures always has the neatest vintage-style decor posts and this update on her bedroom is just in keeping! Summer Bedroom ~ check out the new sheets and what she did with a second set…
Debbie from Debbie-Dabble Blog shared her pretty gardens in this post ~ A Bit of Yellow in the Gardens, June 2021 Garden Update. Wait until you see who came to visit??! She’s a cutie!!!
Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy shares her sweet paintings in this colorful post ~ From Palette to Paper. Isn’t this guy adorable and soooo realistic??!!
For our daughters and any of us still in shape to wear fun tops like this, Maya over at The Little Treasures shared this fun pattern to crochet! ~ Madison Top Pattern Release. When I was a teen, I had some really cute strappy tops like this but nowadays, it’d be a “backyard-only” on me! My daughter however… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love the retro 70’s vibe!!!
8 Spray Paint Projects To Do
Rachelle from My Hubbard Home shares this fun post for updating our home decor on a budget ~ 8 Spray Paint Projects to do This Weekend. Love ’em all!!!
An important thought as we come into Post-Covid times: 3 Tips for Improving Your Mental Health from Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge.
woman in striped sweater and jeans against white background getting ready to declutter extra pillows
Julie from Filling the Jars shared this wonderful post for also mentally (and physically!) clearing and cleaning the cobwebs ~ Do These 3 Things When You Are Overwhelmed by Clutter.
Renae over at Peacock Ridge Farm shared this lovely post on Our French Country Front Porch Makeover. Love it and those urns!!!…
Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz shared this neat travel-related post ~ Steamboat Springs Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival. Don’t y’all just love seeing a balloon liftoff?!! I had to work the front gate on the night they did the “glow” for the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival (when we lived on Lake Skinner, our year + as RV camp hosts), BUT we could see a little from the main entry kiosk! ๐Ÿ™‚ And of course lots of balloons flying over the next morning!
Free RV checklist printable packing list. Don't forget anything on your next camping trip in your travel trailer. This free printable camping list has everything covered!
For long-term RV living and just for summer camping, here’s a nice list from Sarah from Must Have Mom ~ Free RV Checklist Printable Packing List. She isn’t kidding, friends! It’s bigger (and pared-down) for long-term living. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promotingย Share Your Styleย on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love.ย ๐Ÿ’œ

If you’d like to follow myย Share Your Style boardย on Pinterest I’d appreciate it,ย thank you!ย I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. ๐Ÿ’œย  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

If you’d like to follow myย Share Your Style boardย on Pinterest I’d appreciate it,ย thank you!ย I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. ๐Ÿ’œย  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

Happy linking, everyone!

Barb ๐Ÿ™‚

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18 thoughts on “Share Your Style #308”

  1. That’s great news on the mammogram! Sorry you had come down with another covid like virus ๐Ÿ™ I hope it doesn’t mar your summer.
    And thanks for the feature!

  2. Thank you for hosting again, Barb! BTW, good news regarding your mamogram! Glad you are feeling better from the virus. Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

    Tee xo

    1. Thank you, Tiffany! Feeling much better and hopefully no more bugs… ๐Ÿ™‚ The 4th was good but busy digging. Hope yours was good, too!! Enjoy this upcoming weekend, Barb ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I know you had a wonderful time with your visiting family! I can’t wait until I can visit mine in Ohio — or they can come down here, lol. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful Fourth of July!

    1. Hello Sandra! I hope you get to visit with your family soon… It’s been really hard on so many people NOT being able to see family. I just flew out to Tennessee for a family wedding and it was really nice to see one of my brothers and his family. His son just got married and it was wonderful celebrating with them all! You know, just make plans and make the drive. ๐Ÿ™‚ Now that we are here in Texas, it’s basically two days to anywhere we would like to go here in the US (okay, except Hawaii and maybe Alaska because that’s really far, lol!). Really though, make plans and hop on the road. <3 Life is too short not to get together. Sending big hugs and love that you can see your family soon!!! Barb :)

  4. Barb, I am so sorry to hear that you were not feeling well. Sending you lots of positive healing energy! And thank you so much for featuring my mental health post this week. It is an important topic especially as we begin transitioning back to regular living. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.


  5. Barb,
    Glad to hear that you tested positive for all those viruses….Hope you feel more like yourself soon! Thanks so much for the feature!! And thanks for mentioning Little Faye! I gave you a Shout Out on Face Book and will do so in my next post too!! Thanks for hosting such a lovely party each week!!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!! Happy July 4th!!!!

    1. Thank you so much, Debbie! I did see your shout-out in your post. I appreciate it!! Here’s to another weekend and yes, our 4th was good if not super busy digging!! Hugs, Barb ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Thanks so much for hosting the party. I’m glad you’re feeling better. I can’t believe it’s July!

    1. Hi Pam, thank you so much! Yes, I can hardly believe it is July, either. Almost time for me to go back to school… Too fast! Glad you enjoyed Share Your Style and I’ll look for your posts. <3 Hugs to you, Barb :)

  7. Barb, so glad you are feeling better and had such a nice family visit. I had my mammo last week and although not worried, it’s always a bit of a relief to get the all clear, Really appreciate the balloon festival feature! We are so looking forward to traveling again. Hubby and I have a trip to CA in Sept to drive the coast, visit a wine country, and three big national parks. In the meantime we are hosting and visiting with family and friends.Have a great 4th!

    1. Debbee, sounds like a nice trip coming up! Do enjoy the coast!! If you get up to Big Sur, Julia Pfeiffer State Park is a wonderful place to camp and they used to have night hikes without flashlights (your eyes adjust just fine to walking in moonlight) and that was wonderful (1980’s and 1990’s, last time we were there). Hearst Castle is always fun to explore, too. My MIL says there’s a fire already… That’s probably the only awful thing to have to be concerned with, but otherwise your trip should be great. The wine country is wonderful, too! Enjoy Yosemite if you get there. We never did go… Charles could never plan for time off and camping requires a 6 month to 1 year in advance reservation, so maybe one day as a vacation. Happy new weekend to you and Mr. Whisky! Hope he does well on the long leash!!! My mother went into dog training after retiring from Special Ed teaching and loved it immensely. Miss her… <3 Big hugs to you and your pup, Barb :) p.s. Sorry he is sad that Bentley and the grown kids went home. :('

    1. Thank you, MaryJo! We did have a nice 4th of July (slept in everyday!) although we had to spend most of it digging a 50′ drain. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We did manage a little BBQ and visited with friends and family over phone/FaceTime. Still good!! Hope yours was a nice weekend, too. <3 Enjoy this upcoming weekend, Hugs,Barb :)

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