Simple Pleasures:
10 Little Ideas for Summer Bliss

Traditional Home I always enjoy making lists. I am not always the best at following through with things but if I have a list, at least I can clearly see where to start and how to finish. I don't know about you, but at our house summer flies … ** Read more **

Beach House: {Aw! A Beach House Dog}

Traditional Home I sn't that a sweet little pup? I kept seeing his picture on Traditional Home's website and couldn't resist showing him here. As you might remember (he makes appearances here now and then!), we too have a little Westie named … ** Read more **

A Northwest Beach Cottage::Tips on Reflecting Your Surroundings & Finding Your Own Style at Home

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Tour an Oregon Coast Beach House Today let's talk about how to do "beach cottage style" with a northwest flair! There are so many wonderful ways to decorate in "beach cottage style" While many elements might remain the same, the way it all comes … ** Read more **

Creating the Look::
A Summer Beach Cottage

Please welcome Sarah from A Beach Cottage! Hi everyone! Thanks for having me over Melissa, I am so glad to be here at your place...I love visiting and always come away brimming with inspiration! So, when Melissa asked me about a nice summer … ** Read more **

A sweet centerpiece
for a summer dinner party!

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Welcome my friend, Sandy Coughlin! Gardening seems to be more fun in the early summer, I think because it’s fresher and more exciting and the weather is cooler. Later in the summer we have to deal with the weeds, the heat, and it just seems like m … ** Read more **

Oh how I love these rooms.
Let me count the ways.

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Mercy. Now and then I stumble upon some rooms that make me drool. Right on my keyboard. I gaze at them. Study them. Covet them. Hate Love the people who live in them. Then I ponder whether or not there is a take away idea or two from the photo … ** Read more **

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