Tuesday Treasure Trove: this week's round-up of read-worthy links.

Things of Note:

Well, the back patio is currently a mess. Yesterday was an adventure in paint stripping, which… let’s just say it didn’t go well. And it ate up most of my day, which is why you didn’t get a lovely post about the front flower beds. But I will return to the fray armed with some steel wool, and then move on to priming and painting, and ideally by the end of the week it will be looking good enough to do a joint patio-and-front-flower-beds reveal post on Friday. Wee!

Speaking of Friday, anyone have any fun plans for the 4th?