americana tablescape

Today I am sharing an Americana inspired tablescape in honor of of the 4th of July, but it could really apply to Memorial Day, Labor Day or and USA themed celebration. Come check out my Americana tablescape.

patriotic mantel

A quick update to the living room mantel  for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. Remember the early summer mantel I shared here? I swapped out the sea fan & conch for a patriotic enamel tray and a galvanized watering can decorated with american flags respectively. Keeping the same composition and design on the mantelContinue reading “patriotic mantel”

container gardening delight

Summer has officially started and gardens are in full stride. Today I’m sharing my container garden that sits on a french etagere. It sits in a corner of our back patio & it gets the right combination of sun and shade. Of course like everything else it has moved from here to there on theContinue reading “container gardening delight”

honoring flag day

Happy flag day everyone! In honor of flag day today, I thought I would share some images from fourth of July last year. “You’re a grand old flag, You’re a high flying flag And forever in peace may you wave.” ~George M. Cohan Happy flag day ! sharing @: inspire me tuesday @ a strollContinue reading “honoring flag day”

unique father’s day gift

Father’s day is less than a week away. I thought I’d share a handmade gift i made for my husband years and years ago. To give you perspective my kids are now a tween & a teen. Yup, a long time ago, but I love to look at creative mementos like this all the time.Continue reading “unique father’s day gift”

bringing nature inside

I know this time of year we are all spending more and more time outdoors. Whether we are gardening, swimming, hiking, simply enjoying our patios or participating in a slew of other outdoor activities. But during this time of year I also enjoy bringing many plants inside as well, to enjoy nature when we’re indoors.Continue reading “bringing nature inside”

easing into an effortless summer mantel

I’m not ready to go full throttle into summer decor but I wanted to tweak my mantel since I have not touched it since spring | easter. I didn’t want it too elaborate or specific to any theme or time of year. I want something effortless that can adapt with minor details through the upcomingContinue reading “easing into an effortless summer mantel”

ice cream | hot bevvy station

I’ve mentioned a few times now how the weather here has remained crazy hot for the most part. But we have a few days where it cooled off a bit. And we get a bit of a chill early & late in the day sometimes. So during this transitional phase I morphed our summer iceContinue reading “ice cream | hot bevvy station”

good-bye summer…hello fall

School is back in session. Labor day has come & gone, shutting down the door on summer firmly. I’ve tried to get into an autumnal festive spirit, but this northern California weather with temps over 100 degrees has made it challenging… ..but let me back up a bit. Our summer ended in grand fashion &Continue reading “good-bye summer…hello fall”

container gardening & old chairs

I love container gardening. In my professional job before starting a family I was the marketing director for one of the largest pottery importers|distributors in the United States. It was fun selecting the styles & sizes to import and actually designing some styles for the factories to create.  I still see some of the designsContinue reading “container gardening & old chairs”