Tea at The Potted Geranium

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A Sweet Tea Story There was a conspiracy brewing that I was not aware of. A couple weeks back, my eldest daughter said she wanted to get together; she, myself and my youngest daughter - to go shopping. I'm thrilled at the opportunity to go - it is not easy with all of our busy schedules. What I didn't know was that these girls had been planning … [Read more...]

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Haven Conference Recap

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Finding Value I am constantly amazed at the world of blogging! I remember when I first began to read blogs - these talented DIY ladies, cooks, gardeners just intrigued and inspired me. Boy, I thought to myself, I'd love to be like one of them. Then one day I decided to create my own blog. Who would be interested in a woman living in a small … [Read more...]

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Sizzlin’ Summer $800 Cash Giveaway!

Summer is in full swing and I've joined in with several awesome Bloggers to offer an awesome giveaway  you can win $800 in the Sizzlin' Summer Cash Giveaway! This giveaway is blog/business sponsored and would not be possible without the following: Ella & Annie Magazine, Catch My Party, A Delightsome Life, Freebie Finding Mom, … [Read more...]

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National Ice Cream Month

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Celebrate with Nielsen-Massey Vanilla I am joining Nielsen-Massey Vannilla co. in celebrating National Ice Cream Month and Day on July 20. Cool Off on Warm Summer Days Who doesn't like ice cream? What about homemade ice cream! Nielsen-Massey Vanilla is well known and adds just the perfect vanila flavoring to most everything - especially … [Read more...]

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Valspar Reserve Paint Review

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Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!   This morning the house is quiet after the Independence Day holiday. All of our children were here with a couple friends for a cookout. I'd just completed the finishing touches to the dining room transformation. The plans had been formulating for quite a while and I was quite delighted to be contacted to do a … [Read more...]

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Count Down To Summer Giveaway

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A Delightsome Life has teamed up with Mom Spark, Sassy Steals and a group of awesome bloggers to bring you the Countdown to Summer Giveaway! Don't you just love summer? What I love about summer is all the fun you can have. I am delighted to celebrate summer and making it special for A Delightsome Life readers by teaming up … [Read more...]

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Better Homes and Gardens

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Highlights from the June Issue INSIDE THE JUNE 2014 ISSUE OF BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS MAGAZINE -The Entertainment Issue- Host a Farm Fresh Summer Gathering, Refresh Your Outdoor Space, Test Your Sun Smarts, Make Entertaining Easy, Upgrade Your Mobile Accessories and more! Featured Preview: Happy Place (Page 68): Bring the indoors … [Read more...]

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When…

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Sentimental thoughts... This morning as I looked at my calendar I noted, it's the first day of June. When did that happen -how quickly the first 151 days of this year pass by?! Musings and a few of my favorite time quotes. When did time begin to pass by so quickly! I remember when days seem to last for ever.  When the joy of playing … [Read more...]

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Life is Beautiful

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Where are you from? This is one of the questions I get when I first meet someone. Living in the south I do not have the beautiful southern accent, so it's obvious that I'm not originally from here. This question always makes me pause... Well,...I mainly grew up in Southern California - I'm a Navy brat...I was born in North Carolina and … [Read more...]

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My first Louis XV Fauteuil Chair

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"There are certain Classic styles that immediately evoke the style of a French salon" (Josephine Ryan 'French Home')   The French have been known for their penchant for detail in furniture and decorating. There is something so distinct in the development of taste in furniture, marked out by the three styles to which the three … [Read more...]

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