Double Pallet Platform Bed

For the past few months I have been on the hunt for a platform bed for my oldest son.  I have searched the internet, looked at countless furniture stores and researched plenty of DIY sites. 

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Finally I found plans for a platform bed that my son liked and my brother who is awesome with woodworking agreed to build it.  In the plans the original builder noted that this bed would have to be built inside the room it would be placed in and that all bolts would need to be removed to move the bed.  Since we’ll be moving in a few weeks my brother agreed to build it at our new house.  However, the more I thought about it the less committal I felt.

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Campfire-Less Youth Group S’Mores

Smores005My very first memory of S’mores is NOT from a chilly evening filled with mountain air on a family camp trip with aunts, uncles, and cousins circled around a campfire as creamy white marshmallows melted off of skewers and sticks that we all held over the red and orange flames.

That is actually my second memory of making S’mores.

My very FIRST memory of S’mores is from a youth group meeting in the fellowship hall at the church I attended growing up in my small hometown. 

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Upcycled Patriotic Windsock


Happy July!  This month I will be contributing two blog posts on Typically Simple
Today I’m excited to kick off the new month over on Typically Simple showcasing my festive outdoor décor.

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Click here to learn how I created these Upcycled Patriotic Wind Socks to celebrate summer, Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day.

And a big thank you to Kelly for publishing my July craft post on her website!
– T

Linked up:  Whimsy Wednesday   Works For Me Wednesday   Weekend Re-Treat

Win A $20 Gift Card To Amazon.com

week 2 giveawayAnother give away begins today!

This week I am teaming up with the Tiny Trinket Shop to give away a $20 Gift Card to Amazon.com.

To enter:  Click on the WIN image then “follow”, “like” and “favorite” us on Social Media!

If you are already a fan of tagsthoughts.com and/or Tiny Trinket Shop you can STILL enter; just click the “I already Like…” option.

Entries to win the Amazon.com Gift Card must be received by 11:59p on Saturday, July 5.  Winner will be announced on Sunday, July 6.

Good Luck!
– T

P.S.  Check out this lovely hand embroidered pillow that I won via a random Rafflecopter Drawing on Rachel Rossi’s websiteAnd be sure to follow Rachel for fantastic reads & fun decorating tips!

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