Friday, July 29, 2016

Shopping the clearance aisle

Happy summer morning!

Are you waking up to another hot summer morning?   You're not  alone.


I'm so glad you're here because I wanted to show you my treasures. 

 I believe 

that clearance merchandise
can be another person treasure

I practice 

what I preach.

Here's a rose for you Houz friends.

This is it, a short version of my urge to
 make a change with a treasure or two.

I must pause for a moment and smell the rose.

This is how it all began.  
I started second guessing myself.  
Where do I begin?

Why am I stressed?
 There is nothing in my storage bins
that don't compliment my style.  
That's how I shop. 
Driftwood garland
Candle holder
Serving  tray
All clearance  merchandise. ...



I remembered 
 I spotted this sign 
back in the spring and
 purchased it for the future.  The future is here...
and the styling began....

Heat and humidity bring out the lazy side of me.
  Stay cool and enjoy the view.

Don't  forget your rose. 


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Those summer flowers

Happiness is enjoying a slice of summer.

Hello sunshine! 

This is what landed in my shopping cart on this hot summer day, another bunch of fresh flowers.  Did I purchase them? Yes, yes, yes I did.

When I think of summer decor, fresh flowers immediately pop in my mind. To me, it's another way of adding fragrance and a simple touch of summer in my home.

I place them in a vase and allow the petals to fall where they may.

See how beautiful they are, a unique shade of white against my ivory bowl and housed by a thrifty find, my pitcher?  I love the look!

This is why I feel sooo guilty if I don't at least take a peek in the floral section.

A Michael finds. Love my rope spool.

Storage boxes are visible in every room.
  I can't imagine my home without  them.

I love showing my @ sign any season.
  I just pair it with the seasonal décor and it speaks beauty.

Stay cool. 
 Wishing you a great summer. 
I so thankful for you stopping  by.


Friday, July 22, 2016

Love home decor

Today I'm sharing a little simplicity I'm enjoying at the Houz.

By the way, loving that beautiful smile you're wearing today.

 Good morning !

Nothing beats adding instant inspiration to a space than greenery with a touch of wood.

So simple, but so beautiul, I was able to perk up my side table with a spig or two. 

 I'm in love with my many cutting boards. I love mixing color, pairing a light tone with a darker tone


topping with a little decor of my choice.  I love blending shades of wood.

Did I use the "love" word again?

Somethings I don't ever want to go out of style because I love it!

Cutting boards are pretty.

Styling a side table is one of my fav space to decorate.
  I loove the look.

My chalkboard should be labeled inspirational.  One of my many trips to Hobby Lobby,  I spotted it.  Can you believe I didn't notice it until the last minute? It pays to revisit an aisle.

Recent Hobby Lobby finds.
  80% and 90% sale


Be sure to treat yourself to fresh flowers.
If you're  looking for me, I'm out looking for 
another cutting board for "display" 
  There is no such thing as having too many!
Thanks for stopping by again today.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Inspiring finds

Hello friends!  Come and hang out with me for a while.

I love sharing inspiring décor that kept popping in my mind, day or night.

It's pure happiness when my vision becomes a reality
I love living this kind of life.

Do you want to know my secret?
You must promise it's between the two of us.


I always know I'm in charge of my shopping trips.

Each trip begins with baby steps, one aisle at a time.

I relax and I dream..


I dream and I shop.

Did I mention.....
never, never stop dreaming?

This gorgeousness is a reality.  It's visible for all who enters my home.

Thanks again.  
Sweet dreams.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summer Greetings!

Hello everybody,

Look what's popping at the Houz.

'Tis the season for color: reds, greens, purples, oranges,  and a lot of yellow.

Just love visiting the floral department at a local grocery store.  Not only are there a bunch of  choices but a lot of sales.

 Fresh flowers, bunches everywhere! 

Sometimes it's such a big decision!  I knew I couldn't go wrong because flowers always add color and a pick-up to any space.   Many times the florist attendant can see I'm in great thought and ask if they may assist.  But I always say "I'm okay, thanks for asking".  But HELP is written all over my face. 

decision, decision, decision.....

I finally decide


I'll be back later for another bunch.

Can't you relate? 

My favorite blooms, lots of sunshine and  a cup of coffee reflect a beautiful start for my day.  It's life's way of whispering "good morning".

My 3 year old granddaughter's  personal placement.

Happy summer.  Enjoy the little things.
Thanks for another visit.   See you soon!


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Seasonal decor!

Hello and a warm welcome on today.

I know you have heard this  saying before "it was love at first sight".  Forgive me for the repeat, but the first time I laid eyes on this word art, I was in love.

I knew I would love it the same today and the same tomorrow,

It would fit with the rest of my decor,


Yes, it was on sale.

The same thing happened when I glanced the pillow.  

OMG, I was in love again!

I wanted to share with you a few things I truly love.  

Seasonal love!

Since this wire basket holds my magazines in my home office, the pillow will find a new home  near the fireplace.

I hope you had a beautiful Monday and thanks for visiting the Houz today.