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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Dining Alfresco....5 of my Favorite Summer Tablescapes



We frequently eat outdoors during the summer,   so I have created many many tablescapes over the years.   I picked out 5 of my favorites to share with you guys.   Usually I save my favorite for last,  but this time it's going to be at the top of my list!   

My favorite of all time has to be the lemon tablescape I created using Dollar Tree dishes.    Second  is my Longhorn tablescape.....3rd is the watermelon tablescape,   4th is my  breakfast tablescape....and last but still a favorite is the aqua and pink  one.     Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Wildflowers, Phlox, and Roses in a Vintage Ice Cream Freezer


  I took advantage of the abundance of flowers blooming in our back yard and the wildflowers blooming along the country roads to create a  beautiful late summer bouquet for the front porch.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Sunflowers..... the Star of Fall Decorating


Sunflowers.......the star of my Fall Decorating!    In the past,   mum's have always been the go to flower for my fall decorating.    Not anymore though!    I have some idea's for you guys on how to incorporate sunflowers in your decorating this fall......

Friday, July 31, 2020

White Sunflowers in my Front Porch Planter


I haven't had much luck using live plants in my flower box......the soil dries out quickly in the summer heat......and the flowers die in area's,  usually leaving a big hole right in the center of the flower box...lol!    So,  today I have my shutter flower box filled with faux white sunflowers and pink Geraniums.
   I used to only use sunflowers in my fall decor......not anymore though!     Instead of the standard yellow sunflower,   stores now carry them in pink,  white,  green,  orange......just about any color you would need to fit into your decorating color scheme.   I think sunflowers work perfect in farmhouse decor almost year round.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Fall Decorating Inspiration



Are any of you guys starting to think about how you want to decorate your yard for fall 2020?    I've gathered up a few pics sharing how I've decorated our yard for fall in PAST years that might give you some inspiration or a couple of ideas for your yard this year!     Hope you enjoy them!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Christmas in July


I don't want Christmas to sneak up on me this year,   so when Christmas decor starting showing up on the shelves at my favorite places to shop.......I knew it was time to start planning for Christmas 2020.       I went thru my photo's showing how I have decorated our home in the past and picked a few out to give me some inspiration for this year.     My photo's also remind me of what I already have on hand to use again this year......and also to make me realize I don't really need to buy anything new....lol!

Friday, July 24, 2020

Southern Ice Cream Supper on the Porch



Since July is Ice Cream month,   I thought it would be fun to decorate the front porch in an ice cream theme.     Southern Ice Cream suppers are still popular here in Eastern New Mexico and I am going to have one this week end for our family.     I haven't decided yet if I'll make banana, peach, or chocolate ice cream....maybe all of them!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Family Time and a Visit to Canton Texas



H & I took our 13 yo grand daughter to visit family in east Texas recently.    I have lots of family that live in area's north east of Dallas. 
 We went to a big cat fish fry out at my cousins house and their property is just gorgeous so I took a few photo's to share with you guys.     Most of the photo's were taken outside,   but I did take some of her huge closet.    I also took some photo's of a shop that we visited in Canton......if you ever get a chance to shop Canon on "first Monday" it's worth the trip

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Mid Summer Back Yard


I took photo's of the back yard in early April.    It's mid July now and  the yard has progressed very nicely despite the hot weather we've had here recently.     H and I just returned from a trip to see relatives that live just northeast of Dallas and MAN was it hot and humid there!    Made me really appreciate the dry cooler weather here in Eastern New Mexico....lol!

Friday, July 3, 2020

Happy 4th of July.....and taking a break


It's been a while since I've posted and I miss you guys!   

 My 16 year old niece passed away unexpectedly and I'm sure you can understand how devastated everyone in our family is.......   I hope to be back to a somewhat "normal blogging routine" in a couple of weeks.   Until then....have a wonderful and safe 4th.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Bee-ing on the Back Porch


As the guide lines for quarantine are gradually easing up,   H and I have ventured out a few times to "dine in" and shop a little....... but for the most part we have continued to be homebodies....lol!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Busy Bee Summer Kitchen Tour


I just finished decorating the kitchen for summer and couldn't wait to give you guys a tour!     It's a pretty big kitchen so I have lots of photo's to share.......

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Bee Themed Floral Design



I am simply in love with all the bee decor that is available to use in my summer decorating........