West Elm

what a great store West Elm is…and how cute is this catalog cover! check them out online for great summer items: summer is coming!!

summer is here #8

Summer is sadly coming to a close.  I was looking at all the bathing suits and towels and flip flops at my back door and know that I will be putting it all away sooner than soon for another year! …then I noticed I had a smallish collection from over the years from L.L. Bean. [...]


Cape Cod, Massachusetts was our destination.  We love the ocean, the sand, the breeze, walks, finding shells and rocks, being together…and relaxing!  Here are some shots of the home we rented from friends.  I love the old pieces in the house and just some of the quirky things around it.  I also love New England, [...]

summer is here #7

“Maine…the way life should be”.  I agree. When I visit my sister or a friend, I don’t want to leave! They even welcome you when you pay your toll, how amazing is that?  Here is a home from Coastal Living from a few years back. I love this cabin; I love all the nooks and [...]

Summer is here #6

Do you need (or want) an outdoor carpet?  These are amazing… Use them anywhere…your porch, patio, with a  furniture grouping… or how about on the lawn for the kiddies to play on.  And they are not just for outside-try inside at an entry way.   Just hose them off when they need it; how easy [...]

Summer is here #5

What’s better than dinner in the garden with friends on a summer night?  Nothing; especially under a covered patio….love it, so cozy. After this, thin crust pizza…my favorite.  Thanks M & M, we had fun (and it was relatively bug-free)!

The Beauty Around Us

what I saw this week: Happy Birthday America!  It’s the 4th of July weekend…and I love all the American Flags that come out for the holiday!  It makes me thankful and proud to be an American when I see the flag waving at the front door of the homes around me. Here are a few [...]

summer is here #4

So it is officially summer now and here are some great outdoor ideas from Sundance Catalog…I love these “rustic” things; it makes me want a day in the mountains! How cute are the ants? The catalog  has great clothes and jewelery too. Happy Summer!

summer is here #3

There is nothing like spending time in your own backyard with family and friends.  Here are some beautiful pieces to make yours more comfortable and enjoyable.  This beautiful set  is from McGuire Furniture This chaise makes me want to take a nap in the shade. Need a new bench?  They are so versatile; move it [...]

summer is here #1

What’s a better way to welcome the season than by having a BBQ!  This party took place last weekend at my friend Nancy’s home.  It  was to celebrate the graduation of 2 wonderful young ladies.  Beautiful occasion, day, setting and people. This weekend is Memorial Day and the unofficial beginning of summer.  So, invite some [...]

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