Thursday, July 30, 2009

Please join us for Pink Friday,
July 31st

"Pretty Pillows and Purses"
A woman's purse can reveal a lot about her personality. Whether you are fun and flirty or a bit more conservative, a handbag is the prefect accessory.
Pillows too can say so much about your personality and style, from very traditional to wonderfully shabby chic.
No matter what your style or what mood you're in, you can surround yourself with pretty purses and pillows designed to express exactly what you're feeling.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Inspired by The Inspired Room blog, I wanted to share a photo of how I have used vintage chippy paint shutters in my home. I hung two shutters on either side of a very unattractive thermostat to help draw attention away from it. I then hung two fun pieces in the center of them ... a rhinestone ornament and a fabric heart. The table in the center helps balance the pieces and again, make the thermostat less obvious.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Christmas in July is winding down. Don't miss out on our great new Holiday items and free gift with every purchase!! Plus, find the shopping bags and win great prizes at Make Mine Pink!!!

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The last of our family flew out today. All together, they were here a total of one month. We are ALL exhausted but had a ball. These few pictures were on my camera but I have a stack from everyone else. A fun month of great memories for all of us. I was sad to see them go but I guess it's time for all of us to get back to our routines. We will miss them and hope we get to visit again before next summer. Well ... back to work!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

"Christmas in July"

Shop Hop

July 20th - 26th!


Make Mine Pink

Great prizes for finding the shopping bags ... Great new products from all of the participating boutiques!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Please join us on
Friday July 17th as we present
The English Cottage
Today, the country charm of an English cottage can be created in any home, not just those with thatched roofs and ivy covered walls.
With cottage touches in just the right places, the simple beauty of a country cottage can live anywhere, not just in the English countryside.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

As many of you know, my two sister in laws and their families come to visit every summer for a month or so. My two boys can't wait every year for their six cousins to come. The first family arrived in late June. The weather was still not so great but our first stop was at the beach to get an ice cream from our local ice cream man, Papa Joe.
Once the weather got better, we were able to do a little boating and kayaking. Above are my two boys and their cousins.
My son in the back and with his cousin taking a little ride.
This is my husband and my neice out for a ride.
My son in orange and his cousin that is the same age (they are a week apart and best friends)
The Fourth of July is a huge day in our town. This is part of our huge crew of friends and family watching the parade.
Both of my boys and my husband rode their bikes to the parade from our house, a good 10 miles plus. Needless to say, my younger son was a little hot and tired.
Fourth of July spirit!!!

Thanks for visiting ....

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Please join us for shopping with a twist on
Friday July 10, 2009

There's nothing more inviting than a summer porch and garden. It can be a source of shade when the temperature gets too warm, a place of shelter during a gentle summer rain, or just a place to sit with someone special on a lazy summer day.
No matter what your summer days hold, a porch and garden can provide the ideal setting for friends, family and even a private retreat. Won't you join me for a cup of tea as we help you design your summer porch and garden.

Beautiful new items added each Friday for our special events!

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Our "Christmas in July" Shop Hop Begins July 20th!

Check back here for more info or visit Make Mine Pink
Great prizes for finding the shopping bags ... Great new products from all of the participating boutiques!