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By Kate Riley May 25, 2012

Well today is the day – school is officially out for summer and it’s filled with teacher goodbyes and a last day of school picnic.  Now begins twelve weeks of kids at home, which is always a transition but I seem to manage by spending less time in front of the computer and more time outdoors.  I’m looking forward to all the fair weather and summer fun!  I’ve got a few DIY projects in the works too, can’t wait to finish them up and show you!

Did you catch the May issue of Better Homes & Gardens?  It highlighted the topic of innovation, so today I’m sharing my favorite apps for smartphone and iPad over at Centsational Style.  Share yours too!

favorite apps centsational style

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Next Tuesday is another Fair Weather Link Party and the ‘out of the box’ themes continue with ‘Favorite Souvenirs’.  Got a special token you’ve picked up in your travels?   I’ll show you mine if you show me yours!  Tell us your story on Tuesday May 29th!

favorite souvenir may 29

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My latest article at My Colortopia is live, it’s all about choosing the right neutral, be sure to check it out.

my colortopia


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Now that it’s summer, it’s time for a summer ad special!  There are only four more 125 px squares and they are available at a discount for a short time only, save 15% with the code CGSUMMER  -just click “Your Ad Here” to hop on board!  

click your ad here


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The two winners of the $100 gift certificates in the Decor Steals giveaway are #54 Lindsay(at)OfffortheSeason and #339 Sydnie Cunningham.  Winners check your inbox, I sent you an email! 

A great giveaway is coming up later today, so stay tuned.

What are your big plans for the weekend?  Headed anywhere fun?




  1. That’s a long 12 weeks!!! To be honest I dread summer despite not having to rush to school there’s something about the ‘unstructured’ days that just make my kids crazy. Sleepaway camp is looking really good!

  2. Your kids get out a little earlier then ours. Enjoy the summer with them, I can’t wait…

  3. I have a love/hate relationship with summer break. I love having the kiddos around more. However, I hate the havoc the schedule shift wreaks on my old lady bod! Oh, well, I’m sure I’ll get adjusted to the change just as school starts again. ;)

  4. We homeschool all year..but the kids take a week off for summer camp. Enjoy your time with the kids.

  5. ooo–can’t wait to read about your app picks. It was the last day of kindergarten here…Natalie’s excited about not having to leave the house early, but worried we won’t have enough to do. :s I get to go to tea tomorrow afternoon with some girlfriends in the “Olde Towne” area of where we live…lots of neat shops and antique stores! Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Love this site, so many good ideas. Bright Floral Lumbar pillow. Just the thing for my chocolate sofa.

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