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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…

A Thanksgiving Sampler

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to share a couple quick things I made
for Thanksgiving decorations.
I made a Thanksgiving Sampler but I did it the cheaters way.
Years ago, I used to embroider and cross stitch but who has
time for that these days?
So of course I used the computer.
I played around with different fonts, symbols, and colors
until I came up with something I was happy with.

Then I just printed it out, placed it on a piece of blue card stock,
 and put it in a frame.


~ so simple ~

The next project was even easier.

I had found a really large leaf outside and after it dried, 
I kept moving it around trying to find a way to display it.
Then it suddenly came to me ~
(very dramatic like) !

Remember this frame I showed you a while back?

Well now it is proudly displaying my lovely leaf!
Isn't that just brilliant of me?  : )

Here are both of my projects hanging together.

I see this every time I walk into the house from the garage
so it's nice have something fun to look at.
I'm so happy and appreciative that you looked at it too!

~ I definitely count all of you as one of my many blessings ~

~ JoAnne

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  1. Very great ideas, JoAnne. I like the pretty frames. too!


  2. Your wall art is lovely. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas at Potpourri Friday!

  3. These look wonderful, Joann. I just love the frames you chose for them...I just adore your posts.

  4. I love your "sampler" very clever!
    Be Blessed,

  5. These are so CUTE JoAnne! I love them! And the leaf! LOVE IT!

    Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Lou Cinda


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