July 15, 2014

A HOUSE ON A LAKE

Many of us dream of having a beach house but when you don't live
anywhere near the ocean, a house on a lake might be a more realistic possibility.
Lake houses or cabins tend to be a little more rustic and cozy, I think, and there's
something to be said for being surrounded by tall trees, the sounds of nature,
and possibly a few critters.
Here are a few lake houses I found on Houzz.
  Some small, some bigger, some more rustic than others.
Take a look and let me know what you think.

PLEASANT LAKE, NEW HAMPSHIRE



http://www.houzz.com/projects/53512/Pleasant-Lake--NH-Cottage-Renovation

WOMAN LAKE, MINNEAPOLIS
                                                
                                                
                                              
                   http://www.houzz.com/projects/43614/Woman-Lake

PINE MOUNTAIN, GEORGIA



http://www.houzz.com/projects/334049/Camp-Callaway
                            
ORCAS ISLAND, OREGON
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http://www.houzz.com/projects/2559/Orcas-Island-Cabin

PRIVATE LAKE IN MAINE



http://www.houzz.com/projects/155289/Private-Lake-Getaway

Would you like to have a house on a lake (if you don't already of course)?
Do you like any of these houses or have a favorite?

There's just something about them that is very appealing to me.
I love our home but when our kids are grown, it would be kind of nice
to have a place where they could bring their families that would be
like a little vacation and there would be fun things for all of us to enjoy.
Doesn't that sound nice?


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July 11, 2014

THINGS I'M LOVING THIS WEEK

Hi Everyone,

Here are a few of the little things that have given me joy this week.

 ~ a wire basket in the softest shade of blue ~

 ~ fresh baked muffins ~

~ watching my daughter play softball ~

~ pots of impatiens in the morning sunlight ~

~ a pretty blue plate found on Etsy . . .

. . . that looks great with my other two plates ~

What are you loving this week?

♡   ♡   ♡ 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!


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MY ROMANTIC HOME ~ SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY






July 6, 2014

TOWN AND COUNTRY LIVING FEATURE

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are enjoying the holiday weekend.
We are having the most gorgeous weather ~ it's wonderful!
A parade, fireworks, and a little frozen yogurt ~ what could be better?


Today, I am so fortunate to be featured at
Town and Country Living as part of Jennifer's 
Charming Home Series.


Jennifer has a very charming home herself and it really means a lot to me
 to be featured on her blog.  So take a look HERE if you have a chance 
as well as all of the other homes she has featured.

Thanks again, Jennifer!

~ HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY ~


July 3, 2014

GETTING CRAFTY FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

When I saw these flags on Jennifer's blog Town & Country Living,
I thought they were just so adorable!


I also thought they looked fairly easy to make and I knew 
I had some fabric scraps and goodness knows we have
plenty of sticks.

So I got busy and this is what I came up with.


It was fun coming up with the combination of fabrics 
 and I even added buttons to one of them.


When my daughter was little she hated to wear anything with buttons on it.
She would throw a little fit and really didn't even like it if I wore clothing with buttons.
I have never really figured that one out.
So when she saw these flags, she said the only one she didn't like
 was of course the one with the buttons!!
She was just kidding . . . I think.



I ended up kind of scattering them around our dining area.







Quick, easy and cute - gotta love it!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th of July!


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