A Beautiful Life Friday

A Beautiful Life Friday

Check out the gardens and outdoor rooms over at View from the Pines (sorry! the blog seems to have moved and the link no longer works!) I’m hooked and inspired! The outdoor room above is from Brenda’s yard! I spent some time drooling over her creative outdoor rooms and gardening spaces on her blog and thought you’d all enjoy visiting Brenda! Such lovely photos for inspiration — I enjoyed looking through her archives!

For more gardening ideas, check out yesterday’s post and all the comments..and if you have some tips or links to share, head over to my Small Space Gardening post to add your own ideas! Thanks to all of you who shared ideas for me! I’ll be studying them!

I won’t take up any more of your time today with more my words, just enjoy everyone’s beautiful life links as well as all the amazing links left here for our Procrasinator’s Party and the links in the comments on every post (via commentluv!). You are all so inspiring to me!

Have a wonderful three day weekend!

PS. There are more amazing ideas and places to visit on my Inspiring Finds tumblr if you have some extra time on your hands!

photo: View from The  Pines

This post was shared on Julia’s Hooked on Fridays post.

A Beautiful Life Friday

Beautiful Life Friday is a once weekly post to reflect on the small moments of beauty we found or created. A beautiful life is right in front of us!

Mr. Linky Rules (stolen from Julia’s blog Hooked on Houses, thank you Julia.)

  1. Add the permalink to the specific blog post, not your general blog address.
  2. Include what your post is about in parentheses after your blog name. Ex: The Red Cottage (antiques)
  3. Link back to the party from your post so that your readers can come and see how everyone else found beauty where they were this week!
  4. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and leave comments! That’s what a blog party is all about!
  5. Double-check to make sure your link works and goes to the right page so it doesn’t get deleted! If you come back and see your link is gone, re-read these rules and try again next week.

(Also check out Fifi’s Fashionable Friday and Hooked on Fridays parties, happening today!)

Mr. Linky is misbehaving {again} so if he isn’t there, add your link in the comments or just pop back in later…


  1. We’ve been sick this week, but I was still able to find many sources of beauty. Thanks for the opportunity to reflect and share!

  2. Hi Melissa,

    I thought I’d share the first of my garden roses with you. Hope you’re house sale is going ok now.

    Liz x

    Liz@VioletPosys inspiring blog post..Hooked on….Painted Furniture

  3. My freaky day is a lot of enjoyment that’s the life am living now. Love to laugh & enjoy the best of it!

    Have a happy Week-End!


  4. Happy Weekend! Off to update yesterday´s post for a link back here :)

    RMLs inspiring blog post..Ingredients for a Perfect Day Swimming

  5. I am sharing my youngest child sitting pretty as we head off to Kindergarten graduation. This was my beautiful moment of the week.

    Kathleens inspiring blog post..Free SVG file for Cricut and SCAL and a glimpse at my newly listed Message Blocks

  6. Hi Melissa

    I forced myself to sit down and make life beautiful after what was not one of the best weeks, and it did make me feel somewhat better to appreciate the little things around me.

    great inspiration, I love Brenda’s blog

    A Beach Cottage

    Sarah @ A Beach Cottages inspiring blog post..A Beach Cottage Burlap Lantern & Giveaway!

  7. aww Melissa – have I done it again?
    I hope your house situation has a serendipitious outcome.


    you a really are inspiring.

  8. Have a great weekend. 3 days…. lucky you. Thanks for all the inspiring words and images.

    Beach Vintages inspiring blog post..Project Day: Fish Bowl and Sand Candles

  9. Hi Melissa,
    I hope you are settling into your new rental; yes I have been following your moving adventure! I have lived all over and understand how important it is to make wherever you call home special and wonderful. I used to live in Beaverton many moons ago myself. Have a nice Memorial weekend! ~Cathy~

    Cathy @ The Stylish Houses inspiring blog post..Whimsical Windows!

  10. I don’t think I’ve seen that blog (View from the Pines) before, so I’ll have to check it out. I could always use outdoor inspiration!

    Have a beautiful three-day weekend! :-)

    (Let’s hope Mr. Linky makes it through the day. Got my fingers crossed that he doesn’t “crash” the party! I hear he’s been having some issues.)

    Julia @ Hooked on Housess inspiring blog post..Hooked on Porch Swings

  11. Melissa,
    I read every week, but think this is my first time to link up! Yay! I love your tumblr account, too-check it all the time!

    have a great weekend,

    Kristen ~ Pajama Mamas inspiring blog post..{Window Box and Container Gardening}

  12. Brenda’s garden is one of my very favorite places to visit!

    Staceys inspiring blog post..Foodie Friday

  13. I just recently found View From The Pines (actually I think she found me and I followed :) ) and love love love her outdoor space.

    Thanks for sharing her today and for giving us all a reason to end our week reflecting on the beautiful around us. Happy weekend, Melissa.

    Emily@remodelingthislifes inspiring blog post..Rainy Days

  14. Hi Melissa,

    Yea, its Friday. My post today is titled “Here’s Some Good Advice” and it’s just was one of those silly ” round robin” emails that landed in my email box that a girlfriend sent to me that I enjoyed reading. Thank goodness for three day weekends because I’m really looking forward to having some summer fun with family this Memorial day!

    Charlotte @ simply divine…

    Charlotte at Simply Divine Christmass inspiring blog post..Here’s Some Good Advice

  15. Hi Melissa!
    I’m sharing the release of our butterflies. Although I’m a bit behind on the posting of it…It’s a “beautiful moment” I did intend to post! Cross your fingers that by next Friday I’ll be able to share the arrival of our new little one…now that would be beautiful!! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Lynne @ Our Happy Homes inspiring blog post..Taking Flight

  16. Love the photo above- it gives such a since of mystery- wondering what is around the corner.
    Have a wonderful weekend. Hope fun things happen.

    teresas inspiring blog post..Gathering in the Garden…. preview-

  17. Thanks for reminding me that this is a beautiful life.

  18. It’s wonderful and so inspiring to see all these outdoor spaces that are truly living rooms without walls, and so connected to nature. Just love them all (even if they’re not coastal)!

    Maya@Completely-Coastals inspiring blog post..What’s your Architectural Home Style?

  19. I really enjoy your blog. This week I decided to share my morning away from “everyday life”. We have to do that every now and then to make a “beautiful life” for ourselves! Thanks for letting me join the party.

    Marshas inspiring blog post..Everyday Life

  20. I loved your gardening post this week (and thanks for stopping by mine!) It always seems like such a guess-and-by-golly thing when I go to plant in the Spring…so nice to see I’m not alone!

    For some reason, I don’t see Mr. Linky, but here’s my post for today:

    We’re at Nana’s house, and it’s a beautiful thing!

    Myrnies inspiring blog post..Beatiful Life: A little spot of earth

  21. I absolutely agree that no matter what’s happening in our lives … beautiful/beauty still exist …

    Everyone have a fantabulous weekend.

    Nickys inspiring blog post..Fabulous Five Friday

  22. I love Fridays at your place. ;-)


    Mrs. Joness inspiring blog post..When I Run Out of Milk

  23. Mr. Linky IS annoying today!!

    Mrs. Joness inspiring blog post..When I Run Out of Milk

  24. Today it is some new kitchen accessories which are making me happy!

    JanMary, N Irelands inspiring blog post..Show & Tell – Kitchen Accessories

  25. So lovely! I am hoping to create a little outdoor room space out my backdoor once school is out. I’ll be sure to take pics!

    Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolatess inspiring blog post..Cake Week Day 5 ~ Would You Like Cake With That Chocolate?

  26. Having space to move outside is one of my dreams!

    Thanks for new inspirations on that. (putting them in my file as we speak!) :) we are speaking… only with our fingers!

    TTFN! Claudia

    Claudia@DipityRoads inspiring blog post..Cottage Inspirations

  27. I’d love a nice garden like Brenda’s!
    Have a great weekend!

    Daly Essentialss inspiring blog post..Color Trend: Turquoise and Lime

  28. I’ve been loving all the great garden pictures this week! It makes me so glad to welcome the warm weather back!

    Ginas inspiring blog post..The Back Porch

  29. I just love Brenda’s blog! Gorgeous photos.

    Tamaras inspiring blog post..Another Big Idea

  30. Well, who knew? I just met a blogger online today, and she mentioned that you recommended my View From The Pines blog here. She said she recognized Robert the carpenter from the window, and just knew she’d seen him before. He was on both my blogs. She thought she had deja vu, and then figured it out! Here it is almost 7 p.m. and I’m just figuring it out! I thank you mightily. As soon as Robert gets that deck finished, I’ll be decorating up a storm! I love your blog, by the way. And today I see you have a button, of which I figured just this week how to add to my sidebar. So I’m taking it with me as I go, if you don’t mind. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Brenda Kulas inspiring blog post..Tablescape Thursday Dessert

  31. Hi Melissa. Beautiful gardens! I hope you have a lovely and restful weekend. ~Arleen

    Arleen @ Seasons for All at Homes inspiring blog post..Inspiration ~ Decorating Summer Porches & Sun Rooms

  32. Sorry , I forgot to add my title : house work and play.

  33. This is the first year I’ve ever planted flowers, and I am starting with annuals (mostly pansies). It just took a small amount of space and wasn’t real expensive. This week has been an emotionally hard week, so I wanted to surround myself with some beauty to lift my mood…thanks so much for your blog, I love reading all the creative ideas!

    Beths inspiring blog post..Beautifying your home with a small flower garden

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