Southern Crush Collective

Enjoy seeing this week’s collection of ‘all the things’ we accomplished plus my secret crushes from other blogs! Feel free to share the most exciting crushes with your friends…

outdoor garden space
Credit: Thistlewood Farms

My Secret Home Decor Crushes

With so many of us holding on to the last month of summer, I wanted to share this fresh and bright summer front porch. It’s filled with so many sweet touches in a fun lemon theme. Can’t you just imagine sitting in the porch rockers with a glass of fresh lemonade? I sure can! Check out the pretty lemonade wreath I shared HERE and this adorable watermelon summer door hanger.

lemon themed front porch
Credit: Atta Girl Says

Next up, I just had to share this beautiful vignette with gorgeous hydrangeas. Now is the time to dry them to use in fall decorating. And, Yvonne from Stone Gable will show you how! If you don’t have any in your garden, check out the grocery stores. If you are lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s near you, they have beautiful bunches at a great price!  

how to dry hydrangeas
Credit: Stone Gable

My Secret Crafty Crushes

If you grow herbs in your garden, you can gather some, along with pretty flowers to create wonderfully scented DIY sleep pillows. Take a look at this simple tutorial to make your own. Now is a great time to make some before the end of the summer season. I love to use sachets in my home and made these lovely scented sachets using swaddle blankets.

lavender pillows
Credit: Hearth and Vine

I’m so in love with these beautiful trinket trays made from clam shells. They are perfect for the bedside, or to use as sweet salt and pepper servers if you add tiny spoons. These were made using a decoupage technique, a favorite craft project. In case you missed it, you may want to check out my decoupaged thrift store tray makeover or a fun decoupage drawer makeover.

 

Foodie Crush of the Week

Is there anything better than a sweet dessert on a hot day? How about this strawberry dessert with angel food cake and whip cream? So yummy! It’s a simple recipe that can be made ahead of time too. For another tasty summer dessert, try out this recipe for my Copycat Nothing Lemon Bundt Cake.

strawberry dessert with whip cream
Credit: Simply Stacie

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