July 2013 Rewind

Phew! Is it me or did July just blow right by us? I need to do a July 2013 Rewind just to catch my breath and see if last month even happened. You know what they say, "Time flies when you're having fun." Well, July was a ton of fun and full of some exciting events for Posed Perfection.
First,  I joined up with some amazing ladies to start the All Things Thursday Blog Hop. It opens every Wednesday night at 8pm Central. I hope you'll make plans to join us each week. I am always amazed at the creativity out there.
There was a guest post over at Juggling Act Mama involving a roundup of some of my favorite cookies from Posed Perfection.

Then, I celebrated Posed Perfection's 1st Birthday with a giveaway for a gorgeous Porcelain Enamel House Number from the world famous Ramsign. In between and around these special events, I managed to squeeze in some posts. Here were some of the highlights:

I showed you how to make a DIY Leather Cleaner and Conditioner that will bring some new life to your tired leather sofas.
What's a girl to do when she has some blueberries that need to get eaten quickly? Make this deliciously moist  Blueberry Oatmeal Coffee Cake, of course!
Road Map Wrapped Jars were created using the pages of an old road atlas that was a bit tattered and worn. What a great centerpiece or accent for graduation, going away or just casual get togethers!
Mud Pie Mocha Brownies were born when I had some store brand chocolate sandwich cookies that weren't getting eaten because they didn't taste quite like Oreos. Their flavor simply added another layer of yumminess to these box-mix brownies...add to that a mocha frosting...they were dangerous...in a good way.
Microwave Alfredo Popcorn quickly became the chosen "movie" snack for some members of our household.

On a personal note, we finished up baseball finally. Now the team is going through some changes, so we are looking into other options for the fall. Ch...Ch...Changes... keeps going through my head. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that we sold our beloved travel trailer that we have had for 9 years. That baby has seen some miles and we have lots of fun memories of the trips we've taken. Well, that just about wraps things up for July.

I'm really looking forward to August's back-to-school buzz ( I love a fresh start to the school year!) and the splendor of fall decorations. I better start "gettin' my craft on" so I'll have something to share for the August roundup! I hope you have had a wonderful summer so far. Enjoy these last couple of weeks before we all get into the swing of fall sports, school and preparations for the holiday season. It will be here in the blink of an eye! What's your favorite thing about August? For me...it's school supply shopping. I can't resist the new boxes of crayons and the adorable notebooks.

I'm linking up at some of these great parties and


  1. Thanks for linking up at the blog hop and happy anniversary!. Following you now too on FB

  2. hi Nici, you have so many diverse and wonderful ideas here, I missed the post about the leather cleaner, does the olive oil make it sticky? It sounds fabulous, though, would love to try if dogs wouldn't lick it off! ha! I will definitely be back to check out your blog hop!

  3. Happy Birthday to Posed Perfection!

  4. Congrats on the 1 yr mark! I remember most of these fabulous tutorials/recipes. I might have missed the map one, but I really like that look. :-)

  5. Happy Blog birthday! Found you on the WCFS party. Great info on the leather cleaner too!

  6. Happy Blog Anniversary. You have such a fun and interesting blog and always something fabulous to share. Hugs, Marty

  7. Nici,

    Congratulations on one year of blogging, way to go! :-)


  8. Happy anniversary! You have been one busy lady. I always enjoy seeing what you've been up to. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  9. Congrats on one year under your belt! Really like the map bottles - very lovely and charming. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.


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