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Decorating for the Holidays

I so enjoy decorating during the holidays!  Any and all holidays for that matter.  My favorite is definitely Christmas.  I can honestly say that the inside of my home is warmly lit with the twinkling of white strands of lights.  Draped over garland on mantles and staircases, over mirrors, bookcases, and my grandfather that I think about it anywhere & everywhere.

Ten Things I Can't Live Without

My son, CJ.   Each day I am blessed to have such a wonderful son who is smart, funny, and great at anything he tries.   Who has no issues with kissing his mom whenever I ask….and I ask a lot (especially  when he bestows me with kisses in front of his entire soccer team).

My garden.  I’m a weekend gardener and spent the past 12 years playing in the dirt.  No matter the weather I can always be found in the garden moving and dividing plants.  I move plants around so often that I actually have been known to forget where I have planted some.   My garden is shared by all.  It is a great pleasure to see the little ones walking thru the yard smelling the different flowers and looking for the lavender plants each year to smell and touch.

Elegant Farmer apple pie baked in a brown paper bag.  If you have never had one, you don’t know what you’re missing.  Check it out,

Scented candles.  Who does not enjoy filling their home with a lovely fragrance?  My favorite is Mea…

Fabulous Finds

My fabulous finds for the day. 

Fleamarket Junkie

Love fleamarket Saturdays.  You never know what treasures you are going to find.  I enjoyed spending the rainy morning indoors seeking out my next found treasure.  Not only did I find one.....I found plenty of treasures that I could not resist.

Here are some wonderful displays from today's market.

Holiday Decorating

Decorating should be fun and exciting!  Each year I try to out do myself and use different decorations for my entryway.  Whether it be outlandish and colorful or monochromatic and peaceful.  Don't be afraid of changing things up!  Last year I was obviously in a colorful and playful mood.  Wonder what I will come up with for this holiday?  I can't wait to rummage through my treasures.....

Weekend Gardener

The cold weather is here and I so long for the colorful and fragrant days of summer.  I wanted to share some of my garden with you.

My Favorite Quote

“We do not remember days, we remember moments."- Cesare Pavese 


I love browsing craigslist for previously loved treasures.  However, I hate that everyone labels their items as "gorgeous" or "must see" even if it is the ugliest couch you have ever seen and from 1965.  I stumbled upon a fantastic secret the other day that will save you oodles of time.  You can now browse craigslist by pictures.  It is the best thing since sliced bread.  Seriously it is awesome!  All you do is go to  and down load the application to get the easy button.  So simple to do and such a great idea.  Happy hunting!

Fabulous Finds

What a beautiful Sunday!  Cold, crisp clean air for treasure hunting; and treasure hunt, we did.  Who doesn't like to find fabulous things?  Especially at bargain prices. 

Here's just a fabulous display of some of our great finds for you to enjoy delightfully displayed in my front garden. 

What's great is that Cyn and I both love the same things but have different decorating styles.  Cyn loves the pale pastel colors and is inspired by the shabby chic look and my home is ensconced in dark brown, grey, antique beige and congo red walls (in my opinion, Ralph Lauren's best red by far).

What a beautiful french print of a lovely young boy and girl embracing with a dog playing at the girl's feet.  The photo doesn't do this one justice.  The pale muted colors just ooze shabby chic and will look delightful hanging on the pale blue wall of the girls' playroom.  Cyn nabbed this charming piece quite quickly; this one was a definite keeper and great find!

Cyn found the ph…