Happy Birthday!


...to my baby boy!

The big 21 today....where does the time go.

That little boy who loved to snuggle with me....
even though you never knew it, it always made my day perfect.

At 6 feet you look down at me and smile....but your hugs are still
many and meaningful...

..and that smile...just lights my heart.

Happy Birthday my love...
you are and will always be my hero.


Beautiful Bedrooms......AAhhhhh


neutral farmhouse bedroom, bedroom, design d cor

OK...Can we talk??!!

Oh Joan....I really loved that woman and will truly miss her.

Anyhoo....I have to admit it...finally. 
I have a bedroom obsession.

master bedroom makeover, bedroom, design d cor

I don't know why.....

rustic master bedroom reveal, bedroom ideas, home decor

doesn't matter the style....

a vintage chic master bedroom makeover, bedroom ideas, home decor, painting

nor the color....

from a burn pile mess to a white bedroom sanctuary for less, bedroom ideas, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

I just adore peeking in....

my white bedroom, bedroom ideas, design d cor, Cozy classic rustic and romantic all wrapped into one



country style

Cozy Bedroom...

I like some of the ideas here...

 I would love to have a space like this!

wrought iron <3


Tree bed- actually pretty cool

maybe it's because it shows the true essence of the people who live in it.

I love that.
So what room do you love peeking into??

Is it bad to admit I like taking walks or drives at night because I love looking in people's windows??

Much love,

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A FUN Ski Barn House Tour


Hello my dears! 
Well...it seems Summer is over for some of us, while
Summer is just beginning for others.
We are having chilly temps here this week which
has brought on that 'want' to make my space cozy and warm....so I
thought it would be fun to share this BEAUTIFUL ski home with you.
I hope you enjoy it. :)


Ok...if I had this house to go to, I would LOVE the snow. :)

Have a great day dears!!

Much love.
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May Is For Gardening


Happy May Day my friends.
49* here today....far from the warm temps that we should be having.
So instead of gardening outdoors, I find myself daydreaming
of beautiful gardens. ( GOOD THING about this...no bugs, dead flowers or weeds).
Doing so has lite a light bulb over my head. Yes, it has taken this long....
I love gardens with flowers...BUT I found that I am more of a texture person then a color person.
I don't know why this should surprise me....I'm a texture lover in my home, so why wouldn't I love 
just that in the great outdoors. 

It's not just the texture that I lust for....I find myself drawn to the many shapes of green. Yes, I said shapes...
So yet another AH HA moment for me. I do love me some color....but am more drawn to
the simplicity of taking 1 color...and having many shades of  it. 
The photo above is exactly what I'm talking about.

I love all the texture!! It really is more prominent when the colors of the the plants
are kept simple.

I also love it a bit more contained.....the row of hedges.....the line of hostas in the background. 
They make the mix mash of plants look a little more controlled.

Yes I can still have my color....but see how relaxing it is to look at when you combine the green with 
just 1 or 2 colors.....but still use the many shades of that color.

This I realized last year with my container plants. It happened quite by accident really...I
was a little late in planting....so the assortment at the store
was very limited. I chose flowers in pinks with a touch of ZING in the green of the potato plant and the soft blue of Lobelia.
There were petunia's, Sun Impatient's, and Verbena..all pink..and as the planters filled out...the color was extraordinary!

Some of you are probably screaming at the screen that 'DUH'...you knew this...but I am old school, and have always planted in color'S'.
Each container always had yellow, blue and pink with a shot of white. Pretty...but sometimes I felt they were
a little overpowering. I mean BAM...loads of color in your face.  
So, to watch these planters come into their own last year was very enjoyable and yes, a learning
experience for me.

I began this post talking about texture...and yes, it is super important in the garden.
It's like putting the couch, chair, and a rug in your living room..with nothing else.
And the same happens when all you have in your garden is flowers.
You need the finishing touches...

It's the fun stuff...and it doesn't have to be just the objects you add...

You can get texture with your plantings...spiky, round....and don't forget levels....tall plants or trees
mixed with the shorter ground covers.

Break the rules....I never keep my shortest plants in the front. I have some tall right in front...and even some ground covers towards the back. 
Just like the picture above.....it keeps the garden interesting.

Who says that a pretty garden has to be loads of work in upkeep.....look at the picture above.
Beautiful plantings....mixed textures and heights...all green but many shades of it used.
And just a few objects added for contrast...but each item is a show stopper on it's own.
Even the gate is a shade of green. Nothing jarring....just simple and very pretty.

So get out there and switch things up....add some new plants...some pretty objects....but most importantly,
Have Fun!

As for me...I will be moving a bunch of plants around this year.....

and I will definitely be adding a few of these...

and maybe one of these. :)

Happy gardening dear ones.
Much love,
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