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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Nooks, Shoes & Hydrangeas

This summer has certainly had some challenges. My son recently broke his arm and before that happened, I feel like I haven't had a break at all from work. Makes me think of Jack from the Shinning, "All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy." Yup, that's me this summer, a "dull!"
I seem to get to my computer less and less these days. Instagram and Facebook are so much easier that I wonder, does anyone read blogs anymore? 
Here are some of my most recent Instagram pics, which gives a glimpse into my passions, not so much my daily, busy life, but the little things that make me happy. 
Hope you enjoy..

These rainbow Colby slides, from Alice and Olivia, were a pair of shoes that I hunted and hunted for weeks after they sold out. I thought I scored a pair, with the end of summer sale on Alice and Olivia website, only to have my order cancel a week later. Annoying!!
So, if you are lucky enough to find a pair, hats off to you, but if you are still searching, here are some alternatives to get you by.

Pearl slides seem to be the trend this summer. I have this old pearl clutch that I've also used this summer and I love it still after all these years. 

I always try to add some unique, vintage finds to my nooks which adds color and character. Also, a lot of my pieces, were either my mother's or grandmother's. Miss having them two around. :(

And finally, my Hydrangeas. I love the shade of green they turn at the end of the summer. Next year,  I will add some pink Hydrangeas to my flower garden. They just make me smile. 

Thank you for reading~

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My Hydrangeas, Some Vintage & My Attempt to Declutter

This summer has just flown by! I can't believe its almost August already! We have been super busy with finishing up last little projects on our house, our garden we planted this year and cleaning out our storage unit. It feels good to declutter our lives and finally feel organized. 

I was so happy when my Hydrangeas started to bloom. We has such a harsh winter that I was worried they wouldn't come back. They are my favorite and I want to plant more this year too. 
Lately, I have been collecting blue and white ceramic pieces. I just think that when you bunch them up with several other blue and white pieces, they look so clean and classic. I just love it. 

My Hydrangea tree, another favorite of mine. I was bummed that none of my lilac trees bloomed this year!

I also got started on organizing my jewelry, what a mess that was! I had to find a new necklace tree because the one I had, kept tipping over. So I found this wire rack cupcake holder and it worked perfect. I was even able to add my bracelets and rings! Don't laugh, it worked great!

And then there is the trunk full of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia. Old books, vintage magazines, plates, even a creepy but cool doll. Most of it will go back into the trunk but it was fun looking though it all. I love vintage finds!!

Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lazy Day with Vintage Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & J.Crew

Lately, I have been trying to just take a moment and relax or sit in the wet grass, to chit chat with my kids. Iv'e had the "who cares" attitude lately. Who cares if my laundry gets done a day later, who cares if the only productive thing I did all day was lay by the pool? Who cares if I order pizza for dinner..again? 
Sometimes,  it's good to just let things go, take a break and then next week, get everything done. So cheers, (clink) to doing nothing today! I am going to enjoy every minute of it!!

Thank you for reading!