Monday, June 26, 2017

Refreshing summer treats



I had the opportunity  to attend a
 birthday celebration the weekend in my home town.
 It was a special event as family
 and
 friends gathered to celebrate  
this milestone of my cousin's life. . .76 years.

I did enjoy it,

but oh my, it was H O T.

I can't count the times I told my
 friend how hot it was. 
 I know she was tired hearing me

because

I was tired repeating myself.

Summers are meant to be hot and
 humid especially here in the south.

That's why you will find many
 southerners sipping a cold drink.
 One of my favorite is tea.

I'm sharing  a few refreshing treats to enjoy. 


You don't have to be a kid for a Popsicle. 
 Just pick your flavor.


After the first lick, you're forget all about the heat.


Serve watermelon on a sultry summer day 
and enjoy the soothing taste.
 Watermelon is kid friendly and adult pleasing.  Right?

I do monitor our intake.




Sweet tea or iced tea, it doesn't matter
  what you call it, it's the best D R I N K on a hot day.
Just insert a straw into 
a glass of tea with lots of ice and enjoy every sip.





              Summer is the season where we make iced tea the reason.











I'm fond of layering my tablecloths.


If you notice,
 the white and beige tablecloths work well together.





If you're entertaining, why not

show off your summer pillows

.  Your guests are just waiting to pass along a compliment 

while you prepare their drinks.











Enjoy the moment.









Susan



Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer grabs




This is absolutely my favorite
 window in my entire house.




It's the perfect peek to my backyard garden.

flowers blushing,  flowering trees, 
some filled to the maximum with 
green leaves and hosta galore. 


 Have you ever heard of 
someone stalking their own yard?

Please say you are guilty. 

I am all about a little alone time
 to reflect on my surroundings
 and
 focus on the importance of 
working with women of 
all ages in a church setting.  

Also, how grateful others are for volunteers.
It's soooo rewarding.
 It's a win,  win situation.

Summer is also bursting inside.
  I fell in love with this scarf
 knowing
 it would make a beautiful table runner.  


Oh, there is a little drama going on
 don't you think?


There is nothing wrong
 with
 pleasure in a bargain find.


and 


Oh my
the blue.





I added the pop of blue.

Anytime I see a bargain, I am going to scoop it up.





I have a soft spot for scarves.





How gorgeous is the runner draped on the chair.  
Can't stop admiring the wide stripes.






The runner ties everything together. 

 So many grabs, I can't wait to scoop up more.




I wanted my napkins to be a simple display.




F L O W E R S



I'm just a bargain stylist.



Another peek











Enjoy the moment.

Until the next time,


Susan


Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer decor ... Never the same


Oh happy week!

A fresh look for a
 new week 
and
 a new Season!

"It's never the same around here."
 I hear this so often from family. 
 That's one of the best compliments ever.
It tells me others are loving my passion.

Black/white is popping up everywhere.
 Now
 it's in my bathroom
and
I am loving the color mix.

My bathroom needed a summer look.

It's one of the least expensive spaces to add new accesories.

a refreshing look!


When it comes to sharing my bathroom on social media,
 I have a little reservation.

  Don't laugh.


I borrowed this stool,
 but
 it may be a temporary stay.

It's a popular seat around here.  It a perfect seat for a family member to share their day with me.


Here's a close up!

Do you see what I see?  Look at the design.
That's why I couldn't resist.

It's totally different from the one I'm replacing.
  It was also gorgeous with a lot of flowers
I'm loving the simplicity.


Beautiful  color combo. 
 The towels and shower curtain
are from Ollies. 
 Ollies is sort of new to the area and I forget it's here.
So excited I stopped by.  I got lost in choices and
stayed longer than expected.

I had to search hard to find the
perfect mat. Matter of fact, I made three stops and the third store had it.
I had a blush/pink mat at the register, but I knew a black/white mat would be a better
contrast.

Have you ever had others to give you unwanted advice while shopping?


Um, I do like the look.


Enjoy the moment.

Until  the next time,

Susan

Monday, June 12, 2017

Petals, Blooms, Flowers


If I don't stop at the market for a bunch,
 I'm at home rearranging  what I have.

I find some super cheap and others a little expensive,

but

I'll say "y e s" anytime to fresh cut flowers.
yes, on a side table,
  yes, on my mantle
and
yes as a centerpiece.

 So much beauty,  I can barely contain my self.

 I adore each bloom until the last petal falls.

There's definitely a must for fresh cut flowers on the corner of my sink. 
 It makes washing dishes more of a pleasure than a chore.

I challenge you to try it.

I personally welcome the showers
 and
the sunshine

because

without,

there wouldn't be so much inspiration in the world.

Enjoy the simple ways I have displayed my flowers.





What an impact.



Love the simplicity





So much beauty in a single rose



Awesome

'
They are a treat while they last.
Loving this



Simple but inspiring




A single rose says it all



Tablescape  impact


Just a love moment.




Right out of the garden


I'll take a trunk load.



Enjoy the moment.

Until next time,


Susan