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DIY Outdoor Murphy Bar

 This post is sponsored by Westlake Ace Hardware, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting Like Honey!

Summertime is in full swing here in Missouri and I'm making the most of these hot, humid months with a quick little patio project from Westlake Ace Hardware! It's a DIY Outdoor Murphy Bar, takes minutes to put together, and is the perfect accompaniment to all of your summer BBQs!

All you'll need is a few cedar pickets (cedar keeps bugs away!), a couple of 1x6 boards, some decking screws, a few feet of jack chain + d-rings and hinges for the door, a paint brush and a gallon of your favorite paint--I love the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines options available at Westlake Ace Hardware. They carry 150 hand selected timeless colors so you can perfectly recreate your favorite Fixer Upper styles at home. After a little deliberation, I ended up going with the shade "mineral green" and I think it turned out lovely! It was easy to find everything I needed right there in the store thanks to the help of the friendly staff; they even kept my kiddos entertained while I waited for the paint to mix up! We've got quiet a few paint projects in our near future, so I'm glad to know that there's a local shop where I can find all of the brands and accessories I trust for all of my home improvement projects!

This do it yourself outdoor murphy bar is the perfect place to prep a fresh batch of lemonade, mix up a few drinks, or even host a s'mores bar! The ideas are limitless and we have the whole summer to think up even more patio projects at Westlake Ace Hardware! What summer project will you tackle next?

Vintage Inspired Navy Floral Skirt

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Today's post is a little photo-heavy, but can you honestly blame me? This skirt is such a dream! I can't get over this beautiful floral pattern--it's beautiful with a crisp white for spring but will also look darling this fall with a number of sweaters (I'm thinking navy, mustard, forest green...). I'm starting to slowly build my skirt collection in the hopes of having some looks that work more year-round and the quality of this one is promising to last me for years to come--important with a style as timeless as a circle skirt! I love that there are so many vintage styles that are still being recreated today!

When I found this skirt, I was initially only seeking a white blouse that would be a bit dressier than what I owned and would allow me to feel more appropriate donning my various skirts at church. When I came across this white peter pan collar blouse on Unique Vintage, it was actually styled with this exact skirt and I just fell in love! I immediately thought about how perfect it would be for fall, as well--something I always look for in a new piece of clothing. Unfortunately, this has also put me in an unshakable mood for all things autumn. There's just something to be said for that cozy feeling you get when there's a chill in the air and once our vacation has come and gone, I'm just kind of over summer.

Peter Pan Collar Blouse // Floral A-Line Skirt // Nude Heels // Similar Yellow Crossbody // Bow Hat // Vintage Brooch // Vintage Watch

Skirts are a fantastically versatile piece to have in your closet; you can change out your tops with the seasons or with your mood. Having pieces in your style arsenal that can be re-worn in new ways can make your wardrobe feel totally fresh and new for next to nothing--and skirts like these are exactly what you need for a long-lasting, quality closet that can be around for years to come! It can feel like a bit of an investment at first, but trust me, it will pay off in the long run!

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