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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Whimsy Home Wednesday No. 32

Welcome to the Whimsy Home Wednesday Link Party. Today we are sharing the chosen posts from Whimsy Home Wednesday No. 31.

Did you enjoy the Memorial Day weekend?  I went for a ride with my mother and grandmother on Friday to put flowers on my grandfather's grave.  It was a nice day to get out for a ride, minus the fact they were mowing, and grass and I do not go hand in hand these days.

Do you know all of the information you can find out about your family by visiting People Legacy?  The reason I decided to share this today is that I have been down a rabbit hole recently.  I have traced my heritage as far back to Clay Cross, Derbyshire, England.  How exciting it was for me to learn since I am a HUGE fan of English and British design.  I guess there is a reason for this afterall, it's in my genes lol.

When I say I have been down a rabbit hole, I mean it truly.  I have been able to research a bit of my husband's side of the family, but I cannot find much information about his grandfather's side.  I kept hitting roadblocks which was frustrating for me since I like to know all the things.  

Somehow, a good portion of my family's information was waiting there for me to find.  I found great and great-great grandparents, siblings, marriages, births, deaths, and then I began clicking on other family members, and hence you see how the rabbit hole grows.  I also found a good bit of information on WikiTree, this is how I was actually able to trace my family back to Clay Cross.   I find all of this information so intriguing, so in case you do as well, you can check it out for yourself and see where your linage comes from if you do not already know.  

I knew my maternal grandmother's side came from England, but that is all the information I really knew.  An entire country is not very helpful, but now I know I can begin sifting through information in Clay Cross to see what all I can learn.  I will share if I find anything noteworthy to share. 

Whimsical Home Projects From Our Features

Congratulations to the featured posts of Whimsy Home Wednesday! I enjoy being able to visit each post to see what other's are up to around the web. This week wasn't any different than any other week for me. So difficult to make a decision on just one post.

This week I chose to feature Julie, with Julie's Creative Lifestyle, How to Re-Grow Lettuce.  Did you know this was even possible?  You gardeners out there were probably already aware, but I was amazed, in awe, and ready to jump up and down because I love lettuce!  Even these two black thumbs think I just may be able to pull it off.  So hurry on over, and see how you too can regrow lettuce!    


Becky's Pick  | Cook Eat Go |  Easy Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad 

Charity's Pick | Creatively Beth  |  American Flag Door Hanger Created from Vintage Rulers

Kristen's Pick | The House on Silverado  |  DIY Decoupage Canvas Wall Art Project for Beginners

Meredith's Pick |  South Hose Designs   How to Make Sweet Tiny Air Dry Clay Pots for Succulents 

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Whimsical Home Projects From Our Hosts

Meredith, Arts & Classy 

Meredith | Arts & Classy 23 Easy Beginner DIY Pallet Projects

Becky, The Vixen's Den

Kristin, 5th Sparrow No More 

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Kristen | 5th Sparrow no More  Beautiful Summer Decorating for your Mantel

Cara, Vintage Style Gal 

Cara | Vintage Style Gal  |  DIY Floral Wall Arrangement 

Charity, Mornings on Macedonia 

Charity | Morning's on Macedonia How to Hang Sting Lights in your Backyard without trees

Whimsical Home Projects From Our Guests

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  1. Thank you for hosting and for featuring my post on how to regrow lettuce. I hope you try it out as it works! Have a nice week.

    1. You are so welcome Julie, I cannot wait to give it a try! Exciting.

  2. Cara,
    Thanks so much for your visits and for your kind words...
    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! I hope you are having a great week!!

    1. Thank you for visiting Debbie, I always look forward to seeing everyone's posts each week.

  3. Oh yes, that family tree research is definitely a rabbit hole I've also fallen into! It's fun though! Hope to have more time do dig back into mine again soon. :-)

    1. I had no idea I could find information on those two sites until I began digging a bit. I was trying to locate my great-great grandparents graves, and low and behold, I was able to trace us back to Clay Cross. Of course, when I mentioned this to my grandmother, she knew all about Clay Cross, and the names of the streets our family members lived on. She amazes me at nearly 101, and she still remembers so much. I am lucky if I remember when I did 5 minutes ago!