All Things Vintage #10

It’s August??? Have you noticed the older you get the faster the years move? Yeah, I’ve noticed too!

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The summer has been a good one.

We’ve enjoyed watching the first couple of months of our daughter and son-in-law’s marriage. They married in May in our backyard and it was amazing.

Hubby finished his eighth year as a teacher. It really feels like only one year ago, he retired as a police officer. That career came to a close after 28 years. Unbelievable! Teaching has been a nice change for him 🙂

We have had many trips to visit our son, his wife, and our new grandson. He is such a joy! And we are proud of the parents those two are becoming.

Our other daughter got engaged to an amazing man! We are beyond thrilled. Each day, it is evident they were made for each other.

We have finished so many projects – many I haven’t been able to share here on the blog. Custom work has been steady for our business since April 2020.

We gave our laundry room and pantry area a nice makeover. It really needed it!

view of pantry with narrow shelves and canned goods on shelves
Easy Pantry Makeover

This summer, I was able to attend a blogging conference called Haven. I’ve spoken about the conference in a previous post so I won’t go into here. Now it is time to implement all that I learned. Whew – it’s a lot!

I did a little shopping for the conference and I found some adorable and comfy dresses. They are so comfortable – they feel like my favorite worn T-shirt but look so pretty!

Here are a couple of my faves. You won’t believe the sales on these gorgeous dresses because it is late in the season!

We were able to finish some fun projects this week on the blog. I think you will enjoy them!

Here are some fun projects I found around the web this week:

How to Make a Fall Wreath

Easy DIY Muted Fall Foilage

How to Decorate a Front Porch for Fall

How to Make Peach Crumble

And here are a couple more fall projects you will love!:

Easy Homemade Chicken Stock

Easy Homemade Chicken Soup

Thrifted Sweater Pumpkins

That’s it for today! Hope you have a great weekend!

Until next time….

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  1. Sounds like a perfect summer! Being with family is the best! Celebrating so many exciting things! Congratulations on your daughters engagement! ❤️ Thanks so much for the shout out of my fall porch!


    1. You had a great week And congratulations to both your girls.

      1. Cynthia Gayle says:

        Thanks, my friend! We are thrilled for them both!

    2. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Thanks Karin! It was my pleasure sharing your post! Hugs to you too!

  2. Awe, I love hearing about you and your family. And the DIYs of course! 🙌 Keep em coming. ❤️

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Yes yes and yes! We will keep them coming! Thanks Do!

  3. There are so many wonderful things happening in your family and I love hearing all about it. Thanks for sharing Cindy!!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Yes! So many exciting things! Thanks for stopping by Stacey!

  4. Such a wonderful photo of you and your husband. Time does seem to fly as we get older. I am always asking the Lord for Him to slow it down. I want to enjoy the children and grandchildren more.

    Just love coming over to your blog. It is so inspirational and you have the best tutorials.

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      You are so sweet to say that Tammy – glad you enjoy our tutorials! Happy grandparenting to you my friend!

  5. It sounds like the perfect way to spend the summer, Cindy! And so many fun things to look forward to as well. Love the picture of you guys and your cutie pie pup. My Mom taught 1st grade and even though she’s retired now we still talk about all the apples we had to help her glitter for the first day of school. Congratulations on all the good things happening to your family and in your business too! It’s so exciting! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Thank you CoCo! It’s been a full and wonderful summer! And btw, that dog is a cutie but he sure is loud!!

  6. Aww, you have so many exciting things happening in your family! What a fun time!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Yes!! It is a fun time for us and we are enjoying each day with all the new things! Thanks for stopping by Danielle!