HAPPY OFFICIAL SUMMER!!! So glad you stopped by on this nice summer day to participate in THE SCOOP! Our wonderful contributors have been in full summer swing giving us big splashes of summer inspiration!!! You can find a fix for a tired patio or a recipe for a scrumptious summer dessert or a patriotic project to display on July fourth or even a Summer Home tour! If you missed the StoneGable Summer Home Tour click HERE. Enjoy my house decked out for summer and 30 other fabulous homes too! 
SUMMER HOME TOUR-family room-patriotic stars-fire
I also want to share my Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread with you. It’s time for those garden zucchini to go wild. And lemon zucchini bread is a light, moist delicate cake-like bread with intense lemon flavor. So pretty with flex of green zucchini running through it! To see the recipe for the scrumptious bread in the feature image, click HERE.
Now let’s party!!!!
Welcome back to The Scoop!
The weekly party featuring the scoop on the best from around the web!

We are 

Yvonne from StoneGable
and Suzy from Worthing Court Our host this week isDebbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for joining us at The Scoop! We are excited to have you as our guests and always look forward to seeing what you have to share with us each week!

I’ve been busy getting my home ready to celebrate the 4th of July. Have you realized that it’s less than two weeks away? Sooo….I have some super-easy and fun ways for you to add a little red, white and blue…like my BURLAP STARS AND STRIPES WREATH! You can’t get any easier than this because you just tie it!

And another fun and different way to add some stars and stripes in unexpected places is my PATRIOTIC RAG BALL FILLER. It’s simple and inexpensive to make, too. Just display them in a dough bowl or stack them in a lantern or large vase…instant centerpiece!

There are always so many wonderful ideas that it’s hard to choose, but here are just a few that caught my eye last week!

KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms shared her unique FAUX PAINTED FLOOR RUNNER. What a great idea!

Deb at Seeking Lavender Lane showed us how to make her pretty DIY WICKER WREATH PLANT HOLDER. Genius!

These WATERMELON GANACHE DOUGHNUTS from Heather at Woods of Bell Trees made me want to try food airbrushing paints…almost too pretty to eat!

Mary at Home Is Where the Boat Is shared her PATRIOTIC PORCH plus lots of other ways to show off your stars and stripes!

And finally, Cristina at Remodelando la Casa took us on a SUMMER HOME TOUR and shared lots of wonderful ideas for adding coastal touches.

Now…I can’t wait to see what you have to share, so let’s get on with the party!

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  1. Yvonne – your summer home tour was ahhhh – mazing! From the front door potted hydrangeas to the shells and starfish in the dining room, to that amazing patriotic family room – fabulous! I loved each and every inspiring image! Thanks for hosting the party!

  2. loved seeing your beautiful home decked for summer. thanks so much for having us over to party, Yvonne!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting such a lovely party. I must check out your lemon zucchini cake.

  4. rattlebridge farm says:

    Beautiful features! Thank you so much for hosting the party–have a great week.

  5. Yvonne, thank you so much for the party!!! Love the features! I look forward to linking up every Monday:).

  6. Thanks so much for the wonderful party. I look forward to it each week. My browser would not show my link, so I continued to link up and as a result have multiple links. Please remove the extras. Thanks and have a great week!

  7. Thanks for hosting the party , there were lots of great ideas.
    Have a great evening.

  8. Thank you so much for the feature friend! Love this party so much! So much inspiration. 😉

    Happy day friend!

  9. Thank you for hosting another fabulous week! I love the features this week… How did I miss those last week? LoL! – Jerusha,

  10. Your home is gorgeous and it is so kind of you to do this each week!

  11. Hello gorgeous! I’m always so excited to come and party with you! Thank you for the party. I hope you get a chance to stop by our party. Lou Lou Girls

  12. HI Yvonne, so excited to see my Wicker Wreath Plant Holder featured here!
    I am obsessed with your patriotic decor! Had to pin…so stunning!