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Getting Personal ~ A Perfect Introvert

Hi Everyone,
I have never really talked about anything very personal on my blog but there have been times that I have wanted to but I guess I felt a bit hesitant. It probably has something to do with the topic that I would like to  talk with you about today.  
I have gradually started to feel more and more brave to do so because all of you in blogland are such nice, caring, compassionate people. I would feel comfortable to have any one of you in my home ~ seriously! (Well, except there is this one blogger ~ NO, NO, just kidding!!)

I would like to talk to you about being an introvert and I have included some photos from around my house because I couldn't possibly do a post that is completely decorating free!  ; }
I happened upon a post written by Monica at The White Bench entitled "Introvert? You are Perfect the Way you Are!"

Monica says, "According to theMyers and Briggs Foundation, there are two main psychological types- extroverts that like to spend time in the outer world and g…

Sun Dappled Front Door

I liked the way the sun dappled on the front of our house today as it filtered through the trees so I was inspired to take some pictures.

I didn't plant a lot of flowers this year, but the ones I did plant  have been little troopers through the heat.

I found these white impatiens late in the season for 25 cents per plant. They've really hung in there and are starting to thrive.

I do go out and water every evening if it hasn't rained.

A couple pots of geraniums . . .

. . . as well as a hanging basket by the door and that's about it for this year.

~ hang in there little blooms, cooler days are coming ~

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DOG DAYS OF SUMMER GIVEAWAY

Hi Everyone,
I thought it would be fun to have a little giveaway to  help get us through the dog days of summer!
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So how about a cool treat? I think we all could use that about now, right?

The giveaway is for some cute supplies to share some ice cream with your kids, friends, anyone you need to bribe to help you with those diy projects, etc.

The winner will receive this cute
 "You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream"  tea towel with the cutest little aqua ball fringe . . . love that part!

This set of 4 ice cream bowls with coordinating spoons.

Also, an aqua collander for rinsing those summer berries,
 four placemats,  and a heavy duty KitchenAid ice cream scoop  for dipping all of that wonderful yumminess.
(sorry, ice cream not included)


To enter, just leave a comment sharing your favorite flavor of ice cream, something fun you have done this summer, or any ideas you have for  making the most of this last part of summer.
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A LITTLE HUMOR . . .

Farmhouse Foyer

I decided to try to make our foyer a little more "farmhouse-y".
( i love how we get to make up words in blogland )

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So I cleared off the little bench I already had there and just added four simple items that gave me that  farmhouse feeling.


For the wall, I removed an old picture from a frame, beat up the frame a little bit (great for stress relief), and added a wreath. I attached the wreath with a strip of corrugated cardboard and some twine all fancy, schmancy like!
( love how this turned out )

I also added a plate and platter that I've had forever.


And that's it! Simple, quick, and easy.

Aren't little areas like this fun to redecorate? It doesn't take a whole lot of stuff or a whole lot of time.

I'm so glad you stopped by ~ every visit and comment
 is truly appreciated!!

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Old Box and Chippy Chair

Last week, we went to visit my sister at her lake cabin which is a couple hours from us. She took my Mom and I to a few shops in the little town of Carrollton, Ohio. It's always so fun to check out new shops and most of the prices were really good.

I found this old box for only $4.00!

I also bought this little blue chair for $20.00.

I love that it has layers of paint ~ all chippy and weathered. I did clean it up a bit since I took these pictures ~ it was a little dirty.

So I've been having fun playing around with my "new" finds. Like many of you, I love the look of something pretty and feminine, like these hydrangeas, placed in something old and rustic.

Isn't it fun to explore little towns and cute little shops?
~ one of my favorite things to do ~
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Impressive 4th of July Decorations (or not)

As you can see, I went all out for the 4th this year! . . . this is about the extent of my decorations . . .

Impressed?

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Well, 'The Boss' isn't either so don't feel bad!!
~ here are some patriotic decorations that really are impressive ~
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Don't these images just put you in the mood for some fireworks?
Wishes to all of you for a Happy, Safe, and Fun
4th of July!