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Why I like Decor Steals…

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Finding The Perfect Decor Item…At the Best Price! That statement could be enough! I have been a fan of Decor Steals for some time. I find so many wonderful decor items – ones I’ve seen in magazines, on blogs, on Pinterest etc… Cottage and Farmhouse Style Decor Steals offers at least one bargain sale each […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday Spring has finally arrived and it is so beautiful in my corner of the world. I shared a few pictures of what’s blooming in my yard and in my neighbor’s yard. I love how this cherry tree frames my neighbor’s home. I shared the beauty of spring in and […]

Beautiful Spring…

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March Garden Journal ‘Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems Ranier Maria Rilke Hooray for Hellebores! While wintry temps linger, the Hellebores brings demure beauty to the garden.  These hardy perennials will bloom early and continue to be beautiful even when producing seeds. Spring began with the Daffodils I wandered […]

A Return to Loveliness…

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It’s finally, officially spring. And spring has never been more beautiful in my corner of the world. Outside our back windows, I see my neighbor’s Cherry trees in full bloom – they beautifully frame my neighbor’s home. The daffodils are nearly already spent, but everything else is in or beginning to bloom. Yesterday it rained […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday   It’s that lovely time here in the South – spring has never been more beautiful. With no late frost many trees and bushes are in their glory. Dearest mowed the grass for the first time yesterday afternoon and I weeded. The fun begins! I’ve been spinning my wheels, […]

A Return to Loveliness…

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Spring is beautiful this year in our little town. We have occasion when spring flowering trees and bushes bud, but then are affected by a frost thereby destroying beautiful blooms. Not so this year! I drove through town the other day and thrilled to see the beautiful spring-blooming trees and bushes in bloom. I need […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday Welcome to longer daylight hours and the promise of spring – many bushes and trees are already beginning to bud here – the temperature is in the mid ’70’s. I so love this time of the year! Here’s what I shared since our last party: I’m going to totally […]

Painted Living Room Side Table…

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Soft Gray I’m still living with and considering the final choice of the color selection for our living room wall. I really like the color of the walls on the back of the built-in bookcases. As I look at them and envision the room a different color – I see changes I want to make. […]

A Return to Loveliness…

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Welcome to more daylight! My daughter left for school and work before the sunrise, but the birds, especially the Mockingbird were already singing heralding the coming day. I do look forward to more sunlight hours in the day so that we can spend more time outdoors. I look forward to the sweet, soft warm days […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday   There’s one word for today, Balmy – I have the front and the back door open and am sitting between enjoying the cross breeze. I believe Spring is finally on its way – to stay. I’m finally getting back on track here – adding a new responsibility to […]

DIY Electric Dog Fence Tips and Giveaway…

My sister and I playing with the Beagle puppies.

Tips for Including an Electric Dog Fence in Your Garden Design I’ve had a number of dog breeds as pets over the course of my life. I, also as you know, love gardening; sometimes the two loves don’t work well together. I remember as a young girl our Beagles running round our back yard digging […]

A Return to Loveliness…

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  If I could, I’d put all of the beautiful, warm sun-rays in a bottle and share them with you. I’ve been out all day – didn’t plan to! A fabric warehouse has their bi-annual sale and I have many sewing projects ahead. I kept changing my mind in the direction I wanted to take […]

Giving Aged Patina to a Side Table…

painted side table with Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint and Dust of Ages

I love the look of age worn patina on painted furniture. My dining room has an air of collected pieces from different places and different times. I found this lovely oval side table at an Estate sale. It fits perfectly by the dining room’s window seat. I was given the opportunity to review Amy Howard […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday   I think I’ve written something about the weather each week – I am sure many are getting winter weary. Spring is such a blessing, isn’t it! I just love the fresh, new look to everything – inside and out. I’ll be doing some spring cleaning and organizing as […]

A Delightsome Blogger…

Shirley Housepitaility Designs

Shirley – Housepitality Designs It began with a light conversation on color, wall colors. Shirley wanted to know the color I used in my dining room. Then I took a look at the colors in her home – through her blog. Instant admiration.  Intrigued, I began to stroll through Shirley’s blog – from the beginning. […]