It is a Beautiful Friday:
Even Though My Internet Isn’t Working
& it Keeps Crashing My Posts

It is a Beautiful Friday: <br> Even Though My Internet Isn't Working <br> & it Keeps Crashing My Posts

It is a Beautiful Friday: <br> Even Though My Internet Isn't Working <br> & it Keeps Crashing My Posts

My internet is not working very well and it keeps shutting off mid-post (grrr….I almost threw my computer out the window but I regained my composure)  so this post is going to be brief…but I didn’t want to leave you postless on Beautiful Life Friday!

Please link up your posts and share in the comments about all the beautiful things you found this week!

I am leaving my middle daughter at college today. Sigh. I keep having flash backs to her little girl face and wondering how she grew up so fast!! I am so proud of her, she has been nothing but a joy to raise and I am so glad God allowed ME to be her mom! Ok, I better stop now before more tears fall on my keyboard. Two girls off at college now!

PS. I have the three winners of the $50 Lisa Leonard gift certificates!

Congratulations to Tara @ Feels Like Home!

Holly @ Homebody Holly

Kara @ Johnson Semya

Woo Hoo you are lucky girls!

Next week…winners of the HOMEGOODS SHOPPING SPREE will be announced! Woo hoo! Then the SHOPPING will begin!!

And I haven’t forgotten about our Procrastinator’s Party coming up in October, I’ve just been, well, procrastinating on talking about it.

So, start thinking of what project you want to do before the holidays…I’m going to be working on my project the first two weeks of October and I hope you’ll join me!! Mine just might involve a cabinet. That is all I am saying (in case I change my mind before then).

photo inspiration: previously unfinished furniture … hmmm…what could YOU do for the Procrastinator’s Party?


  1. Hi!

    I’m not sure if your linky is working.
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..Show & Tell Friday/Fall Nesting & Beautiful Life Friday =-.

  2. Nevermind. I think it is now.

    Have a great Friday!
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..Show & Tell Friday/Fall Nesting & Beautiful Life Friday =-.

  3. Thank you for telling me about Edward Hopper – now I know about him I did googel on him.

    Yes it is wounderful to be a mother and see the grow up.

    Like the things you did to the door – It should be fun to come home , me to try to make it more welcome.

    Have a nice weekend, MB

  4. I can so relate to the computer problems and the deep…and I mean…DEEP desire to throw the stupid thing off the nearest pier! But, i guess we just have to deal with and accept out “Love/hate” relationship with the darn thing! LOL

    have a great day!
    .-= Diann @ The Thrifty Groove´s last blog ..Drying Herbs =-.

  5. Know how you feel about the dumputer issues. I had to totally reboot mine two weeks ago, I still haven’t got everything back in working order.
    You managed to give us some great pictures though. Gonna think about the procrastinator’s party. That one sure has my name on it.
    .-= Marianne@songbirdisnesting´s last blog ..Celebrate your life =-.

  6. I discovered your website the other day and am really enjoying it.
    .-= Rene Zieg´s last blog ..This Weekend September 25-27 =-.

  7. Oh Melissa…from this empty nester…hugs and prayers today.
    I have a project in my head that’s scaring me silly.
    I (when I say I, I mean The Husband) painted our kitchen 2 years ago. It’s Red Pepper…kind of a red with brownish undertones.
    He looked at me and said: “it better be snowing in the Sahara before you ask me to paint over this color.”
    I hear the weather man is predicting snow in the desert…
    All Things Heart and Home
    .-= Robin All Things Heart and Home´s last blog ..Figure Friendly Recipe ~ Chocolate Chip Cookies =-.

  8. I am sorry for your computer issues!

    I seriously want bamboo roman shades and orange curtain panels in my living room now – how fabulous is that?!?!

    All week when things have gone wrong, I have reminded myself of your strength and faith and just wanted to let you know that it inspires me to find the good when it’s really really hard. Thanks, Melissa.
    .-= Emily@remodelingthislife´s last blog ..20 Things I Love About Fall =-.

  9. Thank you Melissa, for keeping going and still managing to inspire us and warm our hearts while you’re going through so many ebbs and flows at the moment.

    The reason I have no post to put in Mr McLinky is that I couldn’t get my laptop to upload one without crashing and I can no longer work my scanner. If I could wrap you up in an empathy blanket right now, it would look like that one in the photo!

    I have nothing but admiration for you, Julia, Emily, Maya and all the others who share photos with us so effortlessly. I really appreciate it, and look forward to the warmth of the communities I’ve discovered through you.

    Homes are living art, part of our souls. It’s nice to gather and celebrate that we’re lucky enough to own computers, lucky enough to have roofs over our heads, fabrics to snuggle in and eyes to appreciate the what folk have created to shelter and inspire their families.
    .-= janice | Sharing the Journey´s last blog ..101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips for Novelists and Screenwriters =-.

  10. My heart goes out to you w/your computer woe’s – been there…not fun!

    Thanks for picking photo’s to show off my favorite colors (how did you know?).

    Have a beautiful FRIDAY! :)
    .-= Susan @ Your home, only better.´s last blog ..Art on the Pier at P-Town =-.

  11. Those colours together are so inspiring! Gorgeous! Hope the day is more sweet then bitter for you. (())
    .-= Kirsty´s last blog ..Fields of gold and… apples of….red =-.

  12. Hi Melissa. Sorry your computer is fussing with you…have you tried putting it in time out? My computer is like a little child with a mind of its own…some days it cooperates…other days it is sullen and won’t do anything….other days it is happy and all goes well. I have to ask myself…why? Why the change? Oh well. We all feel for you and totally understand! Big smile @impatiently patient! hahahaha
    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..Decoupage Your Pumpkin Baby! =-.

  13. The happy colors in the photos in the post are inspiring! Just added a linky, recently found your wonderful blog! This week I am inspired by family…
    .-= Janell Beals´s last blog ..It Is Indeed A Small World =-.

  14. What a bummer about your internet! Praying for your day today-for both you and your daughter! That’s such a big deal for both of you!
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..Homegrown Pumpkins =-.

  15. Gayle at Mountain Moma says

    I appreciated hearing your story the other day when you linked up with the other blog. (way too many comments to leave you a note!) It was real and honest and I know others saw their story going along similar paths.
    .-= Gayle at Mountain Moma´s last blog ..Visiting a Dahlia Farm =-.

  16. Computer issues here today, too.

    Happy safe travels taking your daughter to college. It’s so neat to see our kids growing up! We are blessed.

    Have a good weekend, Melissa! Sandy
    .-= sandy´s last blog ..End of Summer Garden and Oilcloth Tablecloth! =-.

  17. Oh I hate that when that happens. It is like severing a limb. Lovely pics though. Love the Tangerine.
    .-= Kristin@Bouelvard Interior Design´s last blog ..Free Advice Updating Chests and Chairs =-.

  18. I can relate to your woes over your daughter. My youngest (daughter) went off to college the end of August. A total transition. We’re empty nesters now.! But it does get better. They are experiencing life just the way we want. Right? Good luck. Have a great weekend an enjoy many good times to come with your new phase of life.
    I love your site and follow it as much as I can. Thank you.
    .-= Karla´s last blog ..Fall Is Here =-.

  19. Love the color scheme in this post! Love, Love.
    .-= Cassie´s last blog ..My Big News… =-.

  20. Ooh… orange and blue… Hmm. Let’s see what I can do about that.
    .-= Passementerie´s last blog ..Ugh. =-.

  21. So sorry to have messed up on the McLinky … I put my blog URL, rather than the ONE POST URL. As soon as I hit enter, I realized it, but can’t figure out how to undo it!! Ugh…talk about computer woes; mine seem to be user-error woes!
    .-= Tammy´s last blog ..Beautiful! =-.

  22. Oh. My. Gosh! I can’t believe I won! Thank you, thank you!
    .-= Holly´s last blog ..Blog-iversary Giveaway! =-.

  23. Ouch! That must have been hard to leave your daughter at college…I feel for you!
    Love the color combo in the photos!
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..Bubbles =-.

  24. Wow love the colours in your photos… those oranges, blues greens are just beautiful together!
    .-= Sophie´s last blog ..Boy or Girl? =-.

  25. These are such lovely rooms, such beautiful colours – I love the pics! thanks
    .-= Annie@A View On Design´s last blog ..Living by the Bay, Darling Point, NSW =-.

  26. Melissa,
    This is such an exciting time for your daughter, but I am sure you will miss her. I like the bright and fresh color combination you picked for this post, so vibrant. Enjoy your weekend and thank you for hosting A Beautiful Life.
    .-= The Stylish House´s last blog ..Tieback Tricks! =-.

  27. Are they photos from your house? They are beautiful indeed.

    I’m having a giveaway at my blog. Pop over if your interested.

  28. Beautiful finds!
    .-= Lynn from For Love or Funny´s last blog ..Weekend Wish =-.

  29. I must know the source of your photos (if you haven’t already told). I adore that throw and the armoire is inspiring me to paint mine finally once and for all. Hey, that could be a project for the procrastinator party!
    .-= Meg´s last blog ..Making a Grand Entrance =-.

  30. Where do i get that bench???? LOVE IT!

  31. love that window bench seat! Wow… daughter going off to college…. we started so late, I feel like I’ll be a granny when my kids are collegebound…..
    .-= Patty´s last blog ..“Will Caromal Colours Cover My Oak Woodgrain?” =-.

  32. Annie Mallais says

    Where did you get that beautiful quilt? I want one!! :D

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