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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…


Hi Everyone,
My post last year on blue kitchen cabinets received a lot of
 views (a lot for my blog I should say) so I thought I would do another one this year.
I think I could look at pretty kitchens all day long
so it is fun for me to search for inspiring photos to share.
I hope you like these too.

The kitchen below is not my usual style but still there is
 something about it that I like. 
Maybe it's the fresh, clean look.

Pretty indigo island ~ a popular color this year.

Oh wait, maybe this one is my favorite.  I just can't decide!

Do you have a favorite?

~ so hard to choose ~


  1. I think my favorite is the one with the minty green/blue cabinets.

    Your post is timely because I finished all 3 of my major house goals for January and am making my February list. Painting the kitchen cabinets is high on the list, but our room is so small that I am keeping the all white cabinet look.

    Thanks for sharing beautiful inspiration photos.

  2. I love the second one but they all have a wonderful beauty about them. I painted my cabinets a cream color a couple of years ago. I strongly considered blue, I wish I had gone with it!


  3. I like the same one you like. I SO wish I had room for an island in the kitchen!

  4. My favorites are #'s 1...5...6...7...8...& 9!! So pretty!!

  5. Beautiful kitchens. I love all of the different colors of the cabinets!! : )

  6. I love number 4 and 8 ... the cabinets painted minty green or light aqua. I've thought about painting my lower cabinets a different color but always chicken out! I'm pinning these just in case I decide to go for it!

  7. I love the combination of blue and white. Your kitchen is so fresh and crisp and pretty!!!
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  8. Lots of pretty kitchens. We are doing ours this year.

  9. I can't choose. They are all so pretty, JoAnne! There's something about each one of them that I find attractive! So pretty!

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  11. Hi JoAnne ,Every images are awesome.Thank you for sharing with all us. I like all images.But I specially choose number one(1) for me.I want to make a new kitchen cabinet from some days ago but I don't select the color. I have thought before see your picture grey is the best color for kitchen cabinets.But now it seems to me blue is the best.

  12. Thanks for these outstanding pictures . These are really beautiful. thanks for sharing with us

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  13. Great post and the kitchen and cabinets looks lovely. thanks for sharing it.

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