Skip to main content

Cottages at the Beach

I'm unpacking and catching up on laundry since returning from  our annual vacation with my husband's family. We always have a great time and I love that we have this tradition. It's such a cute little beach town and I always enjoy taking long walks and looking at the charming houses. Want to come along?

The house above has its red, white and blue going on  all ready to celebrate. Adirondack chairs always look great and I think they look very inviting on the front porch.

I like how neat and tidy this pretty blue house looks. The landscaping isn't anything extravagant but it looks great. In the picture below you can see the pretty, soft light green on the screened door and the same color is on the door to the house as well.

Here's another screened door that is just so charming. The little spindles in the center are painted the two  colors of the house - such a great idea.

The red door on this house really stands out. A lot of the houses have screened in porches on t…

YIKES!!! Summertime & Computers



Hi Everyone,
Between summer activities with the kids and a corrupted
hard drive, I haven't been able to do much posting lately.
  But the kids are occupied today and the
computer is back from the correctional facility 
for corrupted computers so I'm finally having a
chance to get back to this blog.


Here are just a few little things I've changed up 
around my house recently...


I found this basket on clearance at Joann Fabrics
and this pot of flowers just happened to fit in
it perfectly ~  it looks so fresh and cheerful
to me.  Sometimes it's just the little things that
can brighten up a day don't you think?


I purchased this small pitcher at Homegoods 
primarily for warming syrup for breakfast but I thought
it looked pretty on display!

A couple of the shelves on our computer desk ~
I put together the picture frame with just some scrapbook paper,
an alphabet printout from The Graphics Fairy  and just a little sprig of
babies breath tucked behind.  I think it looks kind of simple and sweet.

This is my favorite basket ~ almost anything looks good in it!

I hope you are all enjoying some summery goodness
this weekend!


I have some other little projects to show you
so I hope to do that sometime soon!


***Thanks so much for taking the time to visit ~
it really does mean a lot to me!****


~ ~ JoAnne ~ ~


~ joining ~









Comments

  1. Your baskets are pretty...I really like the last one and have been looking for something similar. I also like what you did with the picture frame.

    Sorry about your computer problems, hopefully this is the end of them!

    Have a great weekend, Joanne!

    XO,
    Janie

    ReplyDelete
  2. Computers are great when they work. Glad yours is back from the computer correctional facility!!

    I love the basket w/ the plant - very cute idea! I also love the metal basket- I can see why it's your favorite.

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

    ReplyDelete
  3. Our internet is often slow at times. Too many users in this country and not enough providers, I'm guessing.

    Every time I buy a little something for display or a pretty basket, it gets overrun with stuff and then you can't see the beauty of the piece anymore. :/ Nice to change things up just a bit even if only moving around things you already own.

    Hope you are having a great weekend. Tammy

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love all your little changes Joanne, everything looks so pretty! Martina

    ReplyDelete
  5. I think the little changes are the best. I love the wire basket with the pretty dishes and linens. I hope this is the end of computer problems for you. Have a great week.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Farmhouse Style In My Kitchen

Wow! Farmhouse style has really taken off, hasn't it? I love it just as much as many of you out there. One of the great things about it is that it's fairly easy to add  to your decor and it can be relatively inexpensive too.
Here are a few recent finds for my kitchen that I think give it a little more of that farmhouse feeling. 

Now this one is pretty obvious considering it has the word "FARM" right on it  : ) This came from a little shop I went to while we were on vacation  and it really inspired me to add a few more farmhouse style accessories.


I have admired these vintage scales forever and I finally found one on Ebay  that I thought would look great in my kitchen and was also a reasonable price. Boy, some of them are really pricey!



Any good farmhouse has to have a rooster, right? A quick little project I did was add blue grain sack stripes to this white wooden rooster. I think he is pretty proud of them!


Of course mason jars and pretty little flowers bring on th…

Strawberries Are Not Just For Eating

I don't know about you, be we sure do eat a lot of strawberries this time of year. I've also been noticing a lot of very cute strawberry inspired items for the home and I thought I would share some of them with you.
Here are some faux strawberries that could be used in some fun summer decorating. Don't they look real? You might have to warn people not to eat them!

source 
Here's a sweet little vintage shaker - perfect for shaking some powdered sugar
on those fresh strawberries.

source source
Isn't this jam pot adorable?
source


So cute and unique for your spices.
source
source
I am sure tea must taste better when using a tea kettle decorated with strawberries.

source
I love this strainer with it's black and strawberry theme - so original! source
source
Strawberry shortcake is a favorite of mine - so good! You can keep the recipe hanging right on your wall.

Transform Your Christmas Tins for Spring

Hi Everyone, I wanted to show you a quick and easy project that I just completed to repurpose some old Christmas tins that are no longer my style.

My inspiration was some very pretty scrapbooking papers that I had found at Hobby Lobby.  There are so many beautiful, interesting and fun papers to choose from that the possibilities are endless.

All I did was cut the papers to size to fit around the two larger cans and attached them with a small amount of white glue. I painted the lids with chalk paint as well as the smaller can. Here you can see how they turned out.

As I was editing these photos, child no.2 so lovingly pointed out that the smaller can looked out of place. I actually kind of agree with her but that's part of the beauty of this project. I could repaper or paint over what I have done at any time. I think they look good enough for now to use for spring and Easter decorating.

There are just so many possibilities of how you could transform these tins. I think some kind of…