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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 ~


  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!


  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

  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

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

  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.


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