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Home and Garden Thursday…

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday Are you in a summer state of mind? A number of bloggers have shared that they adjust their blogging schedule during the summer. I’m curious, do you? Do you visit as much, are there things you look for more, or less in the summer? Do you spend more time […]

A Return to Loveliness…

Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4)
Preset Style = Vibrant
Format = 6" (Medium)
Format Margin = Small
Format Border = Sm. Rounded
Drawing = #2 Pencil
Drawing Weight = Medium
Drawing Detail = Medium
Paint = Natural
Paint Lightness = Normal
Paint Intensity = More
Water = Tap Water
Water Edges = Medium
Water Bleed = Average
Brush = Natural Detail
Brush Focus = Everything
Brush Spacing = Narrow
Paper = Watercolor
Paper Texture = Medium
Paper Shading = Light
Options Faces = Enhance Faces

In so many ways, it’s summertime! Schools are finishing for the year, the weather is turning warmer and folks are thinking of vacation time. No matter what your schedule, I believe there’s always time for tea – that’s what I named this Waterlogue image I made. I love what it does to pictures! I hope […]

Another Bamboo Tattoo Mat!…

Bamboo Mat-2

Last winter, I replaced the area rug from Shaw with this Peacock Park Bamboo Mat. I have other plans for that area rug.  I loved the look of the mat in the kitchen, but wanted something that would be durable, beautiful and could take the day to day traffic. We come in and out of […]

Early Summer Garden…

walk in the garden-1

The Garden is in Transition All of the spring flowers are spent. I took an early morning stroll through the garden. The night before we had a nice thunderstorm – we’ve entered that season. Most of the gorgeous roses are nearly spent. It’s time to clear them away, now, we have the flowers that will […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

H&GT BUTTON FALL

Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday Well, this has been an interesting year! So many outside distractions…I am working on getting back on track – I perhaps should do a post or a series on that one! I’d hoped to have a couple posts completed to share what I’ve done…it seems they’ll be ready later […]

A Return to Loveliness…

Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4)
Preset Style = Luminous
Format = 6" (Medium)
Format Margin = Small
Format Border = Sm. Rounded
Drawing = #2 Pencil
Drawing Weight = Medium
Drawing Detail = Medium
Paint = High Contrast
Paint Lightness = Normal
Paint Intensity = Less
Water = Cherenkov Blue
Water Edges = Medium
Water Bleed = Average
Brush = Fine Detail
Brush Focus = Everything
Brush Spacing = Wide
Paper = Watercolor
Paper Texture = Medium
Paper Shading = Light
Options Faces = Enhance Faces

Summer, how lovely these days are! Early morning cool, gentle breeze and the birds singing. I had the opportunity to spend some time in the garden – what a blessing it is to have a garden! I also had the opportunity to do some necessary home care. Some times it seems that I have laundry […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

H&GT BUTTON FALL

Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday   Summer officially is over a month away, but here in the south – summer heat has arrived! Also, afternoon thunderstorms. We had a couple good ones yesterday – I do prefer rain for my garden, so I was delighted. I happened to be in Savannah last week, so […]

Garden Lasagna…

vegetable lasagna button

The Luncheon Theme Italian! Every year Dearest’s family gather to celebrate his maternal grandmother’s birthday. It is such a fun event and a wonderful time seeing every one. Usually it is a bar-b-que, but this year they wanted to do an Italian theme. I had never made vegetable lasagna so I thought this would be […]

Slipcovered Chair…

slipcovered living room chair before and after

It was inevitable. Dearest looked at me as I was preparing to slipcover this chair and said, ‘Are you going to slipcover or paint everything in this room?’ Well….nearly! I have one more chair to slipcover then the living room transformation will be complete!  The Chair Before We’ve had this chair for many, many years. We […]

A Return to Loveliness…

Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4)
Preset Style = Luminous
Format = 6" (Medium)
Format Margin = Small
Format Border = Sm. Rounded
Drawing = #2 Pencil
Drawing Weight = Medium
Drawing Detail = Medium
Paint = High Contrast
Paint Lightness = Normal
Paint Intensity = Less
Water = Cherenkov Blue
Water Edges = Medium
Water Bleed = Average
Brush = Fine Detail
Brush Focus = Everything
Brush Spacing = Wide
Paper = Watercolor
Paper Texture = Medium
Paper Shading = Light
Options Faces = Enhance Faces

Our brief period of spring has come to an end…the beginnings of summer with it’s heavy heat is upon us. I love the early mornings. I sit in my dining room watch as the day lightens and the birds sing their song. The heavy fragrance of Honeysuckle and Magnolia cloaks the air with its sweet […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

H&GT BUTTON FALL

Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday  What a glorious week we had! Beautiful spring weather, wonderful projects to share, mouthwatering recipes and so much more! You all are amazing! I apologize to those I’ve featured that I’ve not emailed you! I’m in Savannah at a Conference!  Here’s what I shared with you since the last […]

The Roses…

Spring Roses

It seems my garden is singing a song of delight this year! I’m not sure the exact combination of just the right events that caused such abundance. Perhaps it’s the cooler temps this year, the abundance of rain. Or, perhaps it is that old adage – slow, grow, show. Some of these plants have been […]

A Return to Loveliness…

welcome to a return to loveliness

This past week I spent a lot of time in the garden. After the days and days of rain, I’ve been enjoying the roses and now the Peonies…spring is gorgeous in our corner of the world. I hope you’re enjoying your spring! Spring Roses Here are the top viewed posts from last week’s party: Sherry […]

Slipcovered Couch…

before

Transforming a Traditional Couch… Dearest and I have had this couch for years. It has held up through all of the children, lots of naps, lots of company – anything a family can throw at it. Before, it worked quite well with the English Cottage decor theme, but now…Now that I’ve changed the wall color […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

H&GT BUTTON FALL

Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday There are so many amazing posts shared in last week’s party – I am so grateful for you all! I’ve had quite the busy week -a lot of sewing! Dearest actually said – are you going to slipcover everything?! I said if he was still enough, I might slipcover […]