Hi and welcome to Lately on the Lake. A behind the scenes look at What I’ve been up to, What I’m working on, What I’m loving and What’s inspiring me. It’s the first Saturday of the month so it’s time for Handpicked Four You where I join my friends Lora, Cindy and Anna and share what we have picked for you this month.
I’m Regina and this is Saved From Salvage, I love to share DIY and upcycling projects, furniture flips and event planning and inspiration.
I’m back, I was on such a roll until I wasn’t. Sometimes life gets in the way and you just need to tap the brakes.
My foot is back on the gas pedal so let’s go! I’m sharing all the way back to my son’s event before Easter.
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WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO
After my son’s Pickleball event and Easter, I was pretty sure it was going to be a recovery kind of week and it was, who knew it was going to be a recovery 4 weeks. I gave myself permission and grace to take the rest I needed.
About that weekend, having my sister in town was perfect, she helped me get everything set up for the Pickleball event. I had baked the cookies, made a party mix, signs, ordered pizza and wings, bought drinks and made fliers.
We scurried around Dill Dinkers to get everything set up. It was so much fun to see so many pickleball fans, players and newbies. Even some little ones got in on the action. Here are a few pics from the evening.
If you are local to the DMV, and you need lessons from a great instructor, click here:JoshJPickleball.
Easter with my sister and son was lovely and we enjoyed the beautiful weather. At the last minute, my sister whipped up a green jello salad my mom always made.
I so enjoy recreating recipes and traditions from family.
I also made some cookies and iced them the way Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns did. How cute are they?
During my blog break, I ordered and had 12 yards of mulch delivered and got it spread in a few days. Dempsey was a huge help.
I had a lovely happy hour with soccer teammates and had a lovely time at a wedding of a dear friend’s son.
Lot’s of planting even though the weather has felt more like March than May.
Also, I have been super busy at my day job.
I’ve taught 2 artisan bread making classes, candy making and have probably eaten my weight in caramel.
On the blog I shared how I used vintage containers for my flowers on the deck and then tons of inspiration and ideas for Memorial Day get togethers.
Today we are headed to Connecticut for a wedding and are back home tomorrow.
WHAT I’M WORKING ON
I finished up fun tv tray makeover and used some rice paper to upcycle some candle toppers.
Creating those was so easy and I can’t wait to share them.
I am getting ready to make over a thrifted dresser in a beautiful pinky salmon color that I think you will love. It would be perfect for a little girls room.
I’ll also be sharing my thoughts on Mother’s Day and how I love to spend it.
WHAT I’M LOVING
- Marble Cookbook Stand – Perfect for your cookbook or tablet, I am loving the look of this on my new countertops. A touch of elegance that any mom would love.
- Gift Wrap Door & Wall Rack – Oh to be organized. Gone are the days of digging in a bin or under the bed for wrapping paper. This wonderful system that fits your wrapping paper, bags, ribbons and more. Help mom get organized!
- Neutral Poof – Perfect for your feet, your book or just to have a seat, this simple pouf is neutral enough to fit in any decor and affordable enough for any budget.
- Gallery Wall Frame Set – I am exited for these frames, the perfect size for the top of the stairs, display your pictures in style.
- My favorite May outfit consists of classic overalls and floral sneakers; they make me feel like I’m in high school again;) For cute, garden-inspired shoes and overall picks, check my LTK shop HERE.
- Now that it’s finally warm, I love to start the day on the porch with a cup of coffee for some quiet time, listening to the birds. THIS book is beautifully filled with Ruth Chou Simmons gorgeous watercolor art and will guide your heart with faith-filled words. Perfect Mom’s Day gift!
- Vintage seed packets are hard to find and I love their vintage look. Luckily there are tons of reproduction ones you can easily print on your own. I grabbed THESE flower ones and THESE veggie ones this week and am so inspired to craft with them. There are so many vintage labels available too; my creative brain was getting all kinds of ideas! (Tip: brush on some of THIS to give paper a vintage texture)
- I’ve been a little obsessed with woven accessories this Spring and was excited when a friend gave me a round rattan serving tray for my birthday. They’re the perfect summer serving accessory to carry things in and out. Find cute woven serving trays HERE. (another great Mom’s day idea;)
- Have you tried making soap? I’ve made it the old-fashioned way with lye and oils but I also enjoy making it in a simpler way using goat’s milk melt and pour soap base. It’s easy to melt and then pour into silicone molds, add some jute twine and you have an instant gift for someone special! (be sure to check out my freebie library for adorable gift tags!)
- Our bedroom is getting a makeover and I’m hanging curtains. But true to form for me, I am looking for a cost-effective way to have a full curtain. Dropcloths are such a bargain for so many projects including curtains! They are no-sew if you hang them with curtain clips! Stay tuned to see our bedroom reveal soon!
- Speaking of our bedroom refresh – we needed a new rug! The one I chose is from Boutique Rugs and it has a funny name – Agoo! It is gorgeous and I can’t wait to show you how good it looks in our bedroom! Use my code at checkout and get an additional 10% off of their already discounted prices! The code is: REINVENTED
- While I painted the walls in the bedroom, I listened to a book using the Audible app. Have you tried it? It’s great to listen to books while you do other things like painting a bedroom or working in the workshop! My daughter-in-law can listen to well over 100 books each year on her daily commute to work! Amazing!
These finds are items that I have ordered, currently use and enjoy. I am linking the actual product I purchased, not a similar item.
- The arrival of Memorial Day marks the official start of summer and “flag season” (Yes, I made that up). I love vintage and antique flags. This package of 4 US bunting flags that are 3 feet by 6 feet is fabulous.
- These recycled sari’s make the best silk ribbon. I use this ribbon for so many gifts and I used it to make the DIY Napkin Rings shown above.
- These shirts are my summer favorites since they are cool and light. I bought them in 3 different colors and wear a tank top underneath.
- This eye cream has been fabulous. The price is great since it costs less than $20.
Thanks so much for stopping by the Lake! I hope you have a wonderful weekend,
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