Backyard Parties
& New Plants for Privacy!

It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks! My daughter is graduating tonight from high school and that has meant parties, a baccalaureate, tonight's graduation and lots of fun with college planning--  not to mention looking forward to this weekend when … ** Read more **

Creating Your Own Tropical Backyard Vacation


{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 **

Interior Windows:
Make a Small Space Brighter & Larger

(inspiration: kitchen and bath ideas) If you have a small house or a small closed in room, a great way to make the space feel larger is to open it up visually with an interior window. You can find old windows at garage sales, second hand stores … ** Read more **

Decorating with Photos


Please welcome my special guest today, Emily from Chatting at the Sky! I met Emily when we, along with her sister Nester and Sandy from Reluctant Entertainer, all roomed together at Blissdom this year. What a treat to have been able to spend some … ** Read more **

Sweet Escape {in your own backyard}

Love this adorable little garden shed turned sweet escape! Sigh. Where are you escaping to this weekend? Where am I escaping to? Besides having a party at my house tonight and then going to Portland for my middle daughter's graduation party, I … ** Read more **

Charming Details: Child-Sized Chairs

I love these sweet little chairs lined up at the coffee table! I remember reading once that every living room should have at least one child-sized chair, even if the homeowners have no children. I have always loved that unpretentious advice. A … ** Read more **