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Book Page Leaves…

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Simple Transition into Autumn Decor The weather has turned hot again and the calendar tells us summer has three more weeks to go. But, I am beginning to make simple transitions in our home toward fall decor. I’ve been fascinated with creating decor from book pages and have been looking forward to creating book page […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday We’re in the last few days of August! It’s so hard to believe! The temperatures have been up and down here – these past couple of days make me think of how lovely autumn will be. Spring and Autumn are my favorite times of the year! Do you have […]

Wallternatives Bedroom-Dorm Decor…

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It’s back to school time! Here at A Delightsome Life too! My youngest is in college and she’s been wanting to give her room a makeover – a more grown-up look for this young lady! I am delighted to be able to help her take her room from lovely to WOW with these stylish Graphic Roses Vinyl […]

Pineapple Coconut Cake…

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The Contender Dearest loves fresh pineapple and loves coconut cake. I wanted to bring these two flavors together in one of his favorite kinds of desserts – cake! The first cake I tried was good, but didn’t work out that well.  This one is pretty good, it has a pound cake consistency, but doesn’t yet […]

A Return to Loveliness…

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Welcome to I hope you have had a marvelous week. One day I’m talking about the unusually mild summer days then we have record heat for several days! One of those days we had a booming thunderstorm that knocked out our Internet. I suppose the router or the modem was damaged. Fortunately, nothing else was. […]

In the Morning…

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First Thoughts When I awake, my mind begins to churn and to list all of the things I need to do. I think of the challenges of life that are happening in my life and the lives of those I love. I’ve begun to train myself to wrangle my thoughts and to purposefully begin by […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday Summer is winding down and has just thirty plus more days – I am seeing the transition in my garden and dreaming up ideas for inside my home. My daughter actually asked me this morning what I will be doing to decorate for autumn…I’m ready to start! Here’s what […]

Adding Artwork…

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More Dining Room Transformations! I’m starting to feel like an infomercial! ‘But Wait! There’s More!’ Don’t get me wrong! I’m still excited about the changes I’ve made in our dining room – I see the end and wish to get there to share with you! There are two more big changes – that are a […]

August Garden Journal…

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There’s a change in the air… The morning air is getting crisper and mellow. This is one of my favorite times of the day. The humidity levels have been lower too – which is quite unusual for a late southern summer. This is going down in the book of records for my August Garden Journal. […]

A Return to Loveliness…

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Welcome to A Return to Loveliness  These August days are certainly passing quickly! It has been a rather mild summer so far. This week we’re slated to have days in the high 90’s with pop up thunderstorm. One just passed by – it is amazing! It got so dark and then a white out – […]

On Depression…

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The Silent Battle In recent news, the topic of depression has come to the forefront of discussion in the tragic story of actor, Robin William’s death. My heart hurt when I heard that he often battled depression and ultimately made the decision to end his life. Deep depression is something you completely understand or can’t fathom […]

International Can It Forward Day…

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I am joining the good folks at Jardin Home Brands maker of the Ball brand this summer in celebrating alternative uses for Ball jars as well as their fourth annual   International Can-It-Forward Day.  source On Saturday, August 16 you can watch a wonderful live webcast featuring Bravo’s Top Chef Judge, Hugh Atcheson as he shares preserving and […]

Silver Painted Chest…

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It was not on my ‘Six Most Important Things To Do List” As I was cleaning this morning before beginning my next project, this little chest began to squeak. It became the squeaking wheel demanding attention. This little ugly duckling is functional and has potential to be beautiful- to become a lovely silver painted chest. […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday I am always so delighted by your posts! It has been quite a week here! First of all, I was thrilled to finally be able to hang the creamware platters I’ve envisioned decorating my dining room! Then on Monday morning my daughter called me asking whether I’d heard about or […]

Peaceful Morning…

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Good News When I was a teen, one of my favorite music artists was Anne Murray. One of her songs resonates with me right now, ‘A Little Good News’. The lyrics from the ’80’s could have been written today. Not much has changed and we know more and more because of instant news. Morning Habit […]