Hooray for the end of summer! Who’s with me? I’m so excited about the upcoming fall season, but before we can move forward, we need to take a look back at all that was August 2013 here at BetweenWeekdays.
My front door received a huge makeover when I painted it red! I’m still in love with how well it turned out.
Next, I moved on to a simple update that made a big difference when we had a window replaced in the dining room.
A family friend of ours replaced the above window for us, so I thanked him with a very special cookie tin. Bonus: if you’ve been looking for an easy, freezer-friendly chocolate chip cookie recipe, click here!
I was excited to devote an entire week to gardening with a new post every day for a week. I hope you enjoyed garden week as much as I did!
We covered a lot of ground during garden week, beginning with a tutorial for canning green beans. I promise, it’s not nearly as difficult as you might think.
The next day I shared a fabulous recipe for bruschetta using ingredients straight from your garden. This oh-so-simple recipe is a definite crowd pleaser and a family favorite around here!
We delved back into canning with a tutorial for canning spaghetti sauce (recipe included!). This method of canning is much easier because a pressure canner is not necessary.
Preserving fresh foods from the garden was the theme again when I shared a tutorial for freezing green beans. This is how I preserved the beans from my garden this year, because my crop just didn’t yield enough to can.
Garden Week 2013 closed with an end-of-season update from my garden this year. I learned a lot, and I’m looking forward to putting what I learned this year into place next year.
The tour of our blue house commenced again with a tour of the kitchen. I’m actively working on updating the kitchen, so there wasn’t too much to share in here just yet.
Up next, I shared a simple storage solution for my dogs’ rain gear. I still can’t believe it took me eight months to figure this one out.
I bid farewell to summer with an end-of-summer tablescape featuring navy and orange. Winter was sweet enough to “help” me photograph the table.
What’s in store for September? I’ve got a couple more garden-related posts: bell peppers, anyone? And I’m hoping to pick up the tour of our blue house again. There’s not too much left to share.
How do you celebrate the end of summer?