My Summer Flowers- Then and Now

Earlier this summer I did an article on the flowers I picked for this season. . I went a little different than I usually do; selecting annuals that would hold up to weekends of no watering and  a little less maintenance than the flowers I usually select. Admittedly, I was a little hesitant because I tend to look at my potted annuals as little works of art, trying to outdo myself each year. I often use a variety of flowers and colors in one pot, but this summer I went with less variety in color, but used bolder colors.  These are the pictures […]

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Eclectic Finds

A rainy day on our vacation at Isle of Palms, South Carolina led me to check out this interesting shop in nearby Mt. Pleasant. When a shop says Eclectic Finds and you are a home decor junkie, it is pretty hard not to want to check this place out.  Outside of this shop was a variety of interesting yard decor including beautiful blue and green handmade pottery, statues, iron work  and more. You couldn’t help but notice these gems as your drove by.   When you see an assortment of things like this outside of the store, you know you […]

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Hostas

Hostas. Love ’em. Hate ’em. As I was walking around my yard, scoping out what is doing well and not doing well in my yard this summer, I realized that my hostas are absolutely stunning at times and yet at other times I want to dig them up and do away with them. Hostas are a staple in landscaping. There are hostas for shade, hostas for sun. There are too many varieties to count.  I really can’t imagine my landscaping without them, but when they don’t look good, well….&$@#!

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Summer Home Tour Part 2- Kitchen and Dining Room

In today’s summer home tour,  I’ll be sharing my kitchen and living room.  Thanks for stopping by. As you can see, my kitchen is open to my family room so I have to tie everything together when I am decorating.  If you visited my last post, you know that I have a coastal theme in the family room for summer and it was continued into the kitchen. Tan and white striped placemats add a summery coastal feel without going too over the top.  I have two teenage boys. Having wipeable placemats is a must. The coral chandelier is from Ballard Designs. I […]

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