Thursday, July 02, 2015

Happy July 4th


Hello Everyone,

Are you as busy as I am....so much to do in the summer.

I just wanted to take a minute to wish you all a Happy July 4th. I bet the fireworks displays will go on for hours since the holiday falls on a Saturday. Oh my!

The Minute Men, above, are in my husband's study....I think I love them more than he does. Blessings to our great country.

Hope your day is wonderful.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Lemonade on a Hot Day


 Mercy.....

It is hotter than hot here.

How about a glass of French Lemonade? I'm up for one...are you?



I found all these wonderful lemonade flavors at HomeGoods and I am in love. There is nothing better than lemonade on a warm day. Now....off to the porch.

Hope your day is great!


Friday, June 19, 2015

Tweaking the Guest Room


 Aren't these roses gorgeous? 



Oh, no.....the creative streak is after me again...............!


 I found this sweet pillow in Tuesday Morning and it inspired me to change the linens in the guest room. Does that ever happen to you?

Isn't it funny how one thing can put so many other things into motion? I love that.

I am often amazed at how much my style has changed in the last ten years or so. I used to have everything in pink with roses everywhere. There is very little pink in our home now, and I like a much cleaner, less cluttered style.

Isn't it fun to change? I think so. 



Now, I am changing the pillows around in the entire house. Mercy.....it is a sickness. But, a good sickness. Right?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. It is hot, hot here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Decorating Mantels and Blogging Thoughts


 Hello Everyone,

Are your summer days hot as blazes? They are here and it is too early for this. Wow. What will it be like in a couple of months?

I love decorating mantels...they are my favorite spaces to work with. There is something so old-fashioned and dear about a fireplace mantel, don't you think? 



 I try and keep my designs soothing and easy and I desire less color than I used to.

How do you decorate yours?

Now to switch gears......

As I travel around Blogland, I am noticing more and more posts on the changing scene of blogging. In fact, I am somewhat astounded at how outspoken some bloggers are and how deeply their feelings run. 

I do think blogging has changed considerably since I started in January 2009. I find it amusing that all white decor (white blogs as they were called then) and the shabby look were the IN thing and now, everyone seems to be into the farmhouse and French look...such is the world of decorating. :-)

 After three and a half years, I took a long break and returned just several months ago. For the longest time, I truly felt I didn't 'fit' into the modern day blogging world. I'm not sure I want or desire to fit but I have enjoyed returning and feel comfortable once again. 

I am much more relaxed this time around and not striving for anything except just to be 'me.' I want to thank you for coming by to read my blog and for your kind comments.