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Showing posts from June, 2011

Getting Inspired - 4th of July Decorating

Hi Everyone, We're home from a very nice vacation and this week has been filled with unpacking, laundry, and getting back into some kind of summer routine. So of course that routine includes catching up on all of your blogs  and thinking about something to post  on mine but I was not feeling very inspired. That changed pretty quickly when I took a look at the  4th of July decorating ideas on the  Better Homes & Garden website.   Every picture was just so cute! Here is the link if you want to take a look ~
4th of July/Memorial Day Decorating

  All of the photos seemed to use a lot of white with pops of blue and red. So here is my version.  I bought one bunch of silk geraniums, one bunch of little blue flowers,  and a few little flags.  Everything else, I already had.

On the Beach

~ we're off to the beach this week ~
~ hope you all have a wonderful week ~
~ and  find some sun and relaxation ~

~ ~ JoAnne


Okay - so if you don't do anything else today, you must take a look at *THINK SHABBY* ~ ~ Lara lives in Italy and she has some of the most amazing spaces on her blog.   She says that her style is "shabby romantic, feminine and carefree."  It is all that and more - so inspiring!  I will show you a few images just to tempt you ......

Just look at this work area - even the tools are pink and blue!!
You can blame me for getting nothing else done today (sorry) ~ I just had to share ~

Makeover & Giveaway @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Have you visited My Uncommon Slice of Suburbialately?  Kristin has a new blog design and it looks sooo pretty!  Her design was created by Kristin (yes, her name is Kristin also) at Simply Klassic Design.
     So Kristin (at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia) is giving away a blog makeover from Simply Klassic Design.  There are 6 ways to enter the giveaway so head on over to My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia to enter.  I know I would love to have a blog design as beautiful as Kristin's!
******************************************************* ************************************************************************** ~ ~ JoAnne

Paint Colors

I recently discovered the blog FAVORITE PAINT COLORS. Kristin has created "a directory of paint colors from around blogland".   She posts rooms that have been submitted by other bloggers  with pictures and the name and brand of paint used.    We all know what a hard decision choosing a paint color can be.   So if you're trying to decide on a color or if you have a room with a great color that you would like to submit, then head on over HERE.           Kristin showcased my family room paint color yesterday.   Thanks Kristin!!


Simple & Sweet Summer Supper

I love to set a pretty table. I just don't take time to do it very often. I thought it would be fun to join in some of the tablescape parties this week so this is what  I came up with  for a simple summer supper. These are my everyday dishes - I just dressed them up with some  cloth napkins, placemats, and flowers. I wanted to do it while the peonies were still in bloom. What could be more perfect for a pretty table? Here is the menu for our supper.... What?  There are only desserts on the menu? Oh...this would be my fantasy dinner menu! I'll have one of each - five courses, right? - - -YUM- - - you know why I called it a Simple & Sweet Summer Supper... I would love for you to join me! Now we just need someone to prepare the five courses!!
Join me here for some other inspiring tablescapes: A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thanks so much for visiting - I do appreciate it and all of your sweet comments!
~ ~ JoAnne

Feeling Beachy

The weather is very warm and breezy here today.  Combine that with the end of the school year quickly approaching  and I'm in a beachy mood. 
I happened upon a blog called Seaside Style and that really got me thinking about the beach.

Seaside Style is all about the coastal lifestyle and decor. Linda has some beautiful images on her blog.

Just check these out...
Okay - Now I'm really feeling beachy!!   How about you? Can't you just feel the ocean breezes and hear the seagulls?
Have a joyful weekend and check out Seaside Style if you would like to see more beautiful and unique sea inspired spaces!
~ ~ JoAnne