decorating with the red, white & blue

Happy July everyone! I am excited to celebrate the 4th of July this year since we have moved to a more normal lifestyle where we can gather and mingle. All this festivity brings with it patriotic decorating and patriotic entertaining, which can be done easily with some simple touches. Flowers are always pretty and immediatelyContinue reading “decorating with the red, white & blue”

through the seasons – an antique secretary desk

Today I am sharing how I style my parent’s antique secretary desk throughout the year during the different seasons.  I have not done an installment in the {through the seasons} series in awhile and I was inspired while transitioning my decor to some patriotic and summertime feels.  You can find the previous {through the seasons}Continue reading “through the seasons – an antique secretary desk”

étagère plant stand update

I love clustering pretty pots and beautiful blooms on the green, metal étagère that sits in a corner in our back patio.  Styling this plant stand is always a fun and satisfying project every year.   If you have been around here awhile, you’ve seen it many times before, but if you’re new here then I hopeContinue reading “étagère plant stand update”

outdoor gathering tablescape & tips

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summertime feels even though it’s not the “official” start to summer.  Outdoor gatherings and entertaining will hopefully be back to some type of normalcy this year so today we are sharing some tips and techniques to help with all the outside mingling. Entertaining outside, merely by just being outside,Continue reading “outdoor gathering tablescape & tips”

floral cone bouquets DIY

Happy May Day! We are enjoying May Spring goodness around here and I created some floral cone bouquets to spread the Spring May cheer.  I am SO happy to share my DIY floral cone bouquets including an assortment ranging in size and materials with you today. These floral cone bouquets are pretty simple to putContinue reading “floral cone bouquets DIY”

container gardening ideas & inspiration

I am a big fan of container gardening.  I love the versatility, variety, and volume, that container gardening can offer without the huge, permanent commitment with landscape design.  Today I am sharing useful tips and thoughts for creating your own container gardens.  We have not planted our containers for the season this year yet, butContinue reading “container gardening ideas & inspiration”

why you should always thrift shop while on the road

Last week was my daughter’s Spring Break and we took a quick break and trip up to Incline Village on Lake Tahoe.  We were there for four days and one of the things I looked up to do in the area was to visit a local thrift store.  Why would I do that?  Let meContinue reading “why you should always thrift shop while on the road”

7 happenings in an early Spring garden

Easter has come and gone AND April is in full stride AND our Spring garden is exploding around us.  Today I will share the 7 main things that are happening in our Spring garden this year so far.   Keep in mind that as I am writing this there are more things happening and ourContinue reading “7 happenings in an early Spring garden”

Easter tablescape

Hi friends.  I know Easter has come and gone but I wanted to quickly pop in and share our Easter tablescape for this year for future reference.   Easter was fun and we were blessed with a little bit of family.  I shared our menu in my last post which you can read all theContinue reading “Easter tablescape”

French 75 – the best cocktail ever!

Since St. Patrick’s day has the reputation of a big drinking holiday I thought I would share my favorite cocktail of all time- the French 75.  It’s not very Irish but it’s my jam! If you like bubbles and tart drinks this will be your jam too.  It’s a mixture of Gin and sparkling wineContinue reading “French 75 – the best cocktail ever!”