Four Delightful Ideas for Summer Bliss

summer ideas

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 **

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 **