Saturday Shopping with Me and My Friends #13

Welcome to Saturday Shopping at this Small House

I don’t know about you but shopping is just more fun with friends. I love to see what they are liking and it’s funny how some of the same things end up in my cart as well.

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Summer Outfits

I recently went on a girl’s trip and I splurged and bought myself some new clothes. I love every outfit.

  • From J. Jill I got some cute cotton-gauze pull-on shorts, a linen top, and a white linen button-down shirt that I’ve been wearing over everything instead of a sweater for summer.
  • If you haven’t heard of Quince you need to take a look. They have luxury items at a fraction of the price. I have a pair of their soft-as-butter Fleece Wide-Leg Cropped Pants and a linen navy pinstripe shirt. All of their products are ethically sourced and that’s important to me.
  • These Keds Sneakers are my go-to summer shoes. They are as cute with shorts or jeans as well as summer dresses.
  • Speaking of summer dresses, these are my favorites this year. HERE and HERE
  • Don’t forget that Amazon Prime Days are coming July 16th and 17th. But you need a Prime Membership to participate. Get yours HERE today as deals are already starting.

What My Friends Are Loving

Anna – Sky Lark House

  • I am in love with the Treasure Pendant Necklace from Madewell. It can dress up even the most simple of tops.
  • Most of you know I love to change out my pillow covers with the seasons. These pillows from the Studio McGee line at Target are lovely. The best part is the pillow comes with a zipper so you can remove the insert and wash the pillow cover.
  • Now that summer is here, we are spending more time outside. I especially like to work in the garden during the evening. However, evening is when the mosquitos are most active. This natural mosquito and tick repellant works well. It’s made by Murphy’s and smells like lemon and eucalyptus.
  • With the warmer days and humidity, we are doing less cooking. Charcuterie boards have been our top choice in recent weeks. This Fig Jam is amazing and compliments cheese and crackers well. It would also make a great hostess gift.
  • Finally, someone gave me a copy of Bunny William’s latest book Life in the Garden. It is filled with stunning photographs and good advice. If you love to garden, you will love this book.

Diane – South House Designs

Here are some of my favorites that add to the Summer fun all through July:

  • Celebrating the 4th made me long for a smoker over our standard gas grill. Guess what — you can have both! With this simple $10 addition, any grill can become a smoker easy peasy. And these pellets are an award-winning BBQ classic.
  • Beat the summer heat with these Self-Sealing, Resealable Water Balloons! These innovative water balloons are a blast:
    • Endless Splashing: No more tying balloons or hoses and nozzles! Just dunk the balloons in water to fill (pool, bucket, lake, etc.), then toss for a refreshing splash.
    • Easy for Little Hands: These self-sealing balloons are a breeze for kids to use on their own. 
    • Eco-Friendly Fun: no more tiny latex pieces to clean up after the fun.
  • I’m heading out of town for a few days, and these watering devices will save my potted plants — inside and out — while I’m gone.
  • And what’s summer without sunscreen? This is my very favorite — and this is coming from a very pale gal who lives on a lake and loves to spend way too much time on her kayak! And this one feels and performs like the super expensive cosmetic department ones — but with a drug store price tag!

Lora – Lora Bloomquist

  • My group of friends and I have so many weddings this summer with our kids, we’re calling it the “summer of love”. As I’ve been wrapping bridal shower gifts, I’ve loved adding THIS leafy ribbon to the packages. Several guests have commented on how pretty it is. Perfect for layering over another wider ribbon and simply knot or make a bow. Definitely add it to your gift-wrapping station! You can find other versions of it HERE, also.
  • Hot July is the perfect time to spray paint. Several of my metal furniture pieces need to be refreshed. I always use THIS spray paint can grip. It saves your finger from getting cramped up and will give you a more even paint job as a result. THIS one would be great for larger jobs, too.
  • Once all the parties of June are over, I’m ready to tackle furniture projects. I’ve got a long list for myself and the kids! I’m planning on painting several with my favorite paint, Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. I love this dry powder paint that you simply mix yourself with water. So easy to use! It allows the character of the furniture to shine through the color and keeps the beautiful vintage style I love. You can find all the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint products HERE. Use my code 10OFFLB for a discount.
  • After tasting homemade frothed creamer on my coffee at my friend’s cabin, I decided I needed to get this handy kitchen gadget myself. It quickly heats or chills your milk/cream and froths it, so you can add it to the top of your coffee and make it as yummy as the coffee shop. It will make enough for you and a couple of other guests if you like. Find the instant frother HERE.

I hope that you enjoyed shopping with us today!

If you made a purchase, please know that we all appreciate it as it helps in a small way to support our small house businesses.

Peace and Love,

Meet Me

My name is Lynn. I live in the suburbs of Chicago in a 1,300 sq. ft. home with my Handy husband, Keith.

I’m an open book about my life on my blog. You can find out more about me by visiting my About page.


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