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Living Beautifully:
Summer Entertaining for Real People

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I am having another wonderfully busy week getting my girls all settled in Washington (oh happy week for me!) so I've asked my good friend Sandy from Reluctant Entertainer to share some beautiful life inspiration for us today -- which of course for … ** Read more **

Four Delightful Ideas for Summer Bliss

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1. Start a collection sea adventure books, or any kind of summer book you can get lost in this summer! Stack them on your coffee table or shelf to inspire you to slow down and enjoy a lazy summer day! 2. Hang a hammock and promise yourself … ** Read more **

Creating Your Own Tropical Backyard Vacation

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{Sunset Magazine} I don't know about you, but we don't get to go on many tropical vacations! But just because we aren't jetting off to Bali at a moment's notice doesn't mean we can't slip out the back door to our own private island! You can create … ** Read more **

Inspiration:
Summery Window Treatments

via Architectural Digest I love the look of lace or sheer curtains blowing through open windows on a breezy summer day! If you like to lighten up your window treatments for summer, or just want to freshen up your decor in general, here are some … ** Read more **

Outdoor Ambience: Strings of Light

Need a quick and comparatively inexpensive way to add a little nighttime ambience to your yard, porch and patio? I've always been inspired by Disneyland's year-round white lights on their park trees and buildings. You can bring a little of that magic … ** Read more **

Small Space Gardening

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Are you ready for summer gardening? The forecast for the next few days here in Washington state is SUN SUN SUN! I like the sound of that! I'm really excited about having a garden in our backyard. While I do not have a particularly green thumb, I … ** Read more **



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