Sunshine Inside and Out

Sunshine Inside and Out

Sunshine Inside.

Sunshine Inside and Out

Sunshine Outside.

That is what summer is all about.

I’m enjoying a few days at our family’s beach house!

And there is nothing more beautiful than sunshine inside and out on the Oregon Coast. GLORIOUS I tell you!

I’ve been really really enjoying your links each week! I hope you all enjoy visiting each other too!

What inspired YOU this week?

Sunshine Inside and Out


  1. Gorgeous!!

  2. Some friends have offered their cottage to our family for a weekend get-away! I can hardly wait!
    Thanks so much for hosting another great party!
    .-= Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog ..Hanes Giveaway ~ Comfort Prize Pack =-.

  3. What a beautiful view. Thanks for the beautiful pictures.
    .-= Leanne´s last blog ..Something You Might Want To Make =-.

  4. Sunflowers! Love it!!

    I had some growing in my yard and my hubby found them with the weed eater. Oops!

  5. hey i tried installing your new friday button and it wont work for me. It just shows a square with nothing in it, but the square links to you when it gets clicked! Weird! I must be doing something wrong!

    Loved being inspired. I was all inspired to show off a great board and batten I finally did, but then I dropped my camera while taking the after photo’s and it broke, broke bad. I can’t even get the old pictures off it! Ugh! Maybe next friday!
    .-= Mary Jean´s last blog ..Inspired by Friendship =-.

  6. What?! Where? I love the Oregon coast…my dream is to have a house there, for now we enjoy renting the same house my family has been going to for over 20 years now. ENJOY!! Janell
    .-= Janell Beals´s last blog ..The ‘Headboard Meets An Upholstered Wall’ Project Has Been Put To Bed! =-.

  7. Beautiful. The Oregon coast is something special, that is for sure. Whenever I am there, I feel calm and refreshed. I hope you have a great time!!!
    .-= Jocelyn Stott´s last blog ..Obsessions =-.

  8. okay wow, beautiful!!

    umm i am going to turn my car away from the direction of our vacation in Chicago and come straight to you..umkay

  9. What a view, Melissa! I would be pruned up like a raisin at the end of my stay because you could not get me out of that spa!
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..Crazy Daze of Summer =-.

  10. Beautiful pics! I love it! I have been up to the coast there once and it was amazing! Thanks for hosting!
    .-= Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish´s last blog ..Ideas for Lamps …. =-.

  11. Simply beautiful. I love the coast.
    .-= Imperfect´s last blog ..The Oppressive Heat of Summer =-.

  12. Thanks Melissa for another Friday party. Enjoy your holiday!
    .-= Kifus´s last blog ..Scandinavian Style Home =-.

  13. Color me jealous!!
    .-= Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage´s last blog ..Shabby Starfish — Day 2 of my 10 in 10 =-.

  14. Love the view of the Pacific from the beach house! Sigh….
    .-= Mrs.Rabe´s last blog ..Night Out =-.

  15. Melissa,
    Wonderful!!! I have been inspired by the gorgeous flowers everywhere, going to have dinner tonight at the Rozelle Court at the Nelson Atkins Museum!

    I am havin a pillow giveaway from Pillow Mint, so come and join in! ( I missed yours, darn!)

    Art by Karena
    .-= Karena´s last blog ..Pillow Mint Giveaway & Town Art Show 2010 =-.

  16. I don’t suppose anyone would share their suggestions for places to rent on the Oregon Coast? We are northwesterners and tend to rent on mountain lakes but we all love the ocean and our few trips to the Oregon Coast.

    Two of our children were born in Florida, 30 miles from the ocean. So we have a certain affinity, dare I say “need,” for the ocean.

  17. Gorgeous photos! I can see why they inspired you. Thanks for hosting the link party :)

    .-= Lori S.´s last blog ..Flashback Friday ~Budding Artist =-.

  18. Love the photos – they are so beautiful. Thank you for adding the links to your site. They are so much fun, I love visiting everyones blog and see what has been inspiring them this week.

    What has inspired me? Well, clearing the clutter, after living in my house for 10 years I am finally having a garage sale – pray for sunshine and shoppers!
    have a great weekend!
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Have A Fabulous Weekend =-.

  19. So happy and inspired to participate today Melissa because I wanted to share with you all about my very talented friend, Flory! She is an Interior Architect living and working in the Phillippines and I would love to go visit her some day! Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting this link-up. Fondly, Roberta
    .-= Roberta´s last blog ..Inspiration Friday: Living Creatively with Flory =-.

  20. Caroline says

    Sunflowers are my favorite. They are beyond beautiful.

  21. I just love these Inspired Fridays, Melissa! This is so much fun! And how talented and inspiring are all your fabulous readers/fans!!! These ladies have skills. Thanks for hosting these Fridays and getting me to stop for a moment and appreciate the simple things in life.
    .-= Genevieve´s last blog ..Friendly Fridays – A Cottage Treasure =-.

  22. Beautiful! Have fun!
    .-= Traci Hutcherson´s last blog ..Welcome! =-.

  23. I love seeing what inspires people.
    .-= Lynn from For Love or Funny´s last blog ..Your embarrassing moment deserves a gift… =-.

  24. I’m late to the party. Hmmm. This seems to be a recurring theme.

    I have written a post entitled “Opening the Door to Possible Fear and Failure”. I hope you’ll stop by and if you feel so inspired spread the joy.
    .-= Laura Ingalls Gunn´s last blog ..Opening the Door to Possible Fear and Failure =-.

  25. Sunflowers just make ya feel happy, don’t they? I’m enjoying your blog, found through Miss Mustard Seed. This Friday Inspiration Party is wonderful. Thanks so much!


  26. Cheryl Elsbree Interior Design says

    Love all of the inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing. I am new to your blog and really enjoyed it.
    .-= Cheryl Elsbree Interior Design´s last blog ..Balancing Act =-.

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