Best of Turquoise {May, June & July 2014}

Happy August, my friends!

Can you believe that it’s already back-to-school time? Every summer is challenging for this blogger because as I’ve said here before, I thrive {with a capital T} on routine and schedules. The carefree life of summer makes my normal productivity level almost nil, which it probably should be. I’m spending more time with my family and friends and just being in the moment. But the type A personality in me struggles since I’m not checking off my to-do list.

All of that long-windedness to say, it’s been three months since I did my monthly recap of Best of Turquoise. Since April, y’all!

So I thought I’d bring you the Best of Turquoise: Summer 2014 Edition. :) How ’bout it folks? If you’re new around here, or have been just as busy as I have and not been able to keep up with this favorite blog o’ yours, then today’s the day for you!

Tons of inspiration, tips and fun! Best of Turquoise: May, June and July 2014


I present to you, the Top 10 posts of May, June & July:

1. My BIG project of the year is a new baby. :) And we couldn’t be more excited!!

2. The fun baby news has started a snowball effect in our home. {We donated our queen mattress today to make space for a crib.} We’ve got to clean out the “dumping ground,” aka the extra bedroom. Which means we’ll have to consolidate things in the guest bedroom/office. So, that got me thinking about some Guest Room/Office Inspiration {One Room, Three Ways}. Cast your vote on your favorite design board!

3. I continue to share about my passion for Essential Oils. LOVE them. And Lavender is one of my favorites – called the “swiss army knife” of essential oils. It has soooo many uses! Use my recipe for Lavender Bath Salts for a special, relaxing treat!

4. Do you ever find yourself with super ripe bananas and don’t want to just toss them? Try this Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread and you won’t be sorry!! I’ve got some ripe bananas right now, so I think I know what I’ll be doing this afternoon!

5. I love to paint and have several favorite trips, trick and tools I’ve found over the years. What’s your favorite?

6. Speaking of painting, the #1 question I get from my dear readers is about the colors of my walls. So, I finally sat down and put them all in one post together. Check out the paint colors in my home!

7. I bought this wooden monogram after Christmas and finally found the time to paint and hang it on my favorite, simple burlap wreath. I’m looking forward to Fall-i-fying it. :) Yep, that’s a word…

8. During my guest bathroom makeover, I had to figure out a way to cover up the old wall anchors. Come and see how I did it without putting large holes in the walls!

9. I discovered a new, boutique paint line from Ace Hardware that you will love! And I used one of their new colors to makeover a clearance lamp I bought from Target.

10. And lastly, one of my favorite posts EVER. We found out what Baby #2 will be … and I’m so excited to get started on the new nursery. Follow along for all of the updates!

Thanks so much for being apart of this community. I love sharing my life and home with you! Have a fabulous weekend!


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  1. says

    What a great “Best Of” roundup! I love the paint posts, as I am slowly but surely painting inside and outside at my house. I love painting also! I would love you to drop by and share your post at my new link party, Celebrate It!
    Hope to see you there!