Friday, July 29, 2016

porch color

We made it to Friday! I love this color scheme for a porch or deck! Just so lovely! Enjoy your weekend. I know I plan to spend lots of time outdoors! 

View this beautiful home here! Enjoy! 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

party like a pineapple

Georgia turned 5 last week and we celebrated on Saturday with a Pineapple themed party. She loves pineapples and painting and that is just what we did with some of her favorite gal pals! Obviously I took more pictures than you see here, but this at least gives you a quick snapshot. It was a super easy (well, as easy as party throwing gets I guess) and fun party! Happy 5th Birthday Georgia. We sure partied like Pineapples! 

Coloring sheet available for download only at 

Monday, July 18, 2016

beach week 2016

Beach week, each year, goes by way too fast. We had lots of sun and time in the sand and water.  So many fun memories made! Here is a snapshot of our time away at Wild Dunes! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

4th of July festivities

July 4th is, by far, my most favorite holiday. I consider myself to be a very patriotic person and of course I love any chance to eat good food, hang out with family and friends and watch fireworks! This year as we have the past few years, we went to Blowing Rock/Boone NC mountains. We enjoyed time in the Blowing Rock park on Friday evening.  And on Saturday we went to my parents neighborhood picnic complete with Woodlands BBQ. That evening we went to watch the Blowing Rock Country Club fireworks. It is seriously the best place for families to watch fireworks. It is free and the kids can run around the golf course to work out their wiggles while waiting for the big show. 

On Sunday morning, the dads, minus my dad, went to play golf and the rest of us took a little hike around the river. Afterwords, we took the kids to play at the Valle Crucis park which is such a lovely park! 

On Monday, Paul and I took the kids to the Carolinas Aviation Museum. It is such a hidden Charlotte gem. We had never been and I've always wanted to take the kids, especially Graham since he really loves airplanes. I highly recommend visiting if you are ever in the area. Kids are free under age 5. The 'Miracle on Hudson' display was so interesting. The fighter jets were pretty cool too!

That evening, we grilled steaks and had a nice dinner at home. We ended our night with sparklers! What a wonderful weekend it was celebrating the USA and those that have fought and continue to fight for our freedom!

bringing pelmet boxes back

I am bringing pelmet boxes back in this house. I first made them in our previous home in 2009 here and then again in Georgia's nursery here. They are just so practical for places that need some color and pattern, but do not need to hide the light. It is perfect for our master bathroom. I only spent $20 on fabric, batting, and foam board. It adds so much to this space.