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 my daughter is FINALLY moving up to Washington with us! We let her stay with friends back in Portland so she could finish high school — that was tough for me! I’ve missed her.
Our friends hosted a graduation party last weekend and their backyard was amazing! I love all the bright pillows and fun furniture! Made me really want to spruce up my patio furniture with new cushions and paint. But, for now I can just droll over ideas.
Even though it was a busy time, I got to do something very fun just for me — take a little time out for shopping at Home Depot! Under the circumstances of our move, shopping for anything other than necessities is not really something I get to experience much! But, with a generous gift card from Home Depot, I was able to have some fun! Sigh. That made me happy.
I’ve been really wanting to find a way to add some privacy to my back deck, but since I cannot do anything permanent I needed to find an alternative that was easy to undo. And at Home Depot’s garden center, I found exactly what I was looking for.
I brought home two gorgeous climbing Star Jasmines! Oh the fragrance coming through the screen on my sliding door! Divine! The plants don’t completely close off my deck to the neighbors behind us, but it is a start. I absolutely love them.
I had a great time looking around the Home Depot garden center, they really had some beautiful plants. What I didn’t know before I went shopping is that Home Depot has a great Garden Club where you can ask questions, find inspiration, get professional advice and even get coupons!
Now, just so you don’t get too jealous of my little shopping spree, Home Depot has offered to give one of YOU a $100 gift card so you too find something fabulous!
But to enter, you need to come visit me over at Blissfully Domestic this weekend!
Thanks again to Home Depot for the fun shopping trip and giveaway!
Now, for Beautiful Life Friday where we pause to celebrate the beauty we found this week.
I keep hearing of continuing Mr. Linky troubles! I offer him to you today to share your Beautiful Life posts and just hope he’ll cooperate for us. I’m still hoping MRS. Linky is going to come to the rescue one of these days. But in the meantime, Mr. Linky is all we have. If you don’t have a blog or a post, feel free to share in the comments!
Posts added to Mr. Linky must go to a specific beautiful life post, not to your general blog address. And, link back here to The Inspired Room. All random posts will be deleted. Thanks for following the rules to make this fun and fair to everyone.
Love to you all, thanks for being such sweet and faithful readers. You really do make blogging fun and I really enjoy reading what is going on in your world. I hope you win the Home Depot card! Don’t forget to enter at Blissfully Domestic!
This post was shared at Hooked on Houses, because I am hooked on backyard parties and my new plants!