Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Baby Bluebird's Engagement Party & Shower

Hi everyone!

After spending last week on vacation in Canada, for some reason I thought it would be a great idea to throw an engagement party & shower for Baby Bluebird less than 36 hours after our return home. Yikes! Seemed like a great idea in May...

I made all of the food except the cupcakes. Even though it was a whirlwind of prep, we had beautiful weather and the party was a blessing for our family and friends. 




Three cute flower girls!









Baby Bluebird and her love had a great time and were surrounded by family, friends and lots of love! Now I am busy putting things away and restoring the house to normal.

Thanks for stopping by,
Jane

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Front Yard Re-do Progress

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited to have the next phase of our front yard to-do starting. I shared our shutter replacement and plans here.

Last Wednesday, our contractor started our front patio demo and replacement. We have been on vacation in Canada all week, but our neighbor and  our contractor both sent pics.






It is still hard to envision what the end result will be, but I think it will be beautiful! The concrete porch stoop is being clad in red brick - I'm busting my buttons the most for that! I've always wanted brick steps.

We are also replacing our concrete drive and a small patio off the side garage. Vacation is over and I am writing this in the car as we head home.

Sunday is Baby Bluebird's shower and engagement party, so relaxation time is over and party prep is kicking in!

What are you all up to this week?

Thanks for stopping by,
Jane

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July

Hi everyone!

I want to wish all of you  a fun, safe and meaningful 4th of July!








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Jane

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Farmhouse Kitchen Corner

Hi everyone!

I spent the hot and sultry weekend painting my kitchen. In all my years of having a kitchen, never have I had a white kitchen. Ever. I have had more color on my kitchen walls than Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, lol!

Something pushed me toward white this time and I think I am digging it! 

This is a little corner in our eat in area. Mr. Bluebird made me the wainscot plate rack last fall - and there is one on the opposite wall as well. Love it for displaying an ever changing array of plates. 


I'll show you the rest of the kitchen soon. Pinky swear!

Thanks for stopping by,
Jane

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Painting Again

Hi everyone!

Just a quick pop in to say "hey" and fill you in on what I'm doing between planting flowers and shower prep.

There's nothing like planning a party to give me a kick in the pants to freshen up my decor. Mr. Bluebird and I painted our living area and front entry in April, which has left the kitchen looking sad and neglected. I've come to the conclusion I burn way too many candles - there is an awful lot of soot on my walls. I think I may be giving them up. Boo hoo.

Anyway, painting is easy - but yikes! I just hate the preparation! I'm an instant gratification kind of girl.  Nonetheless, I've patched and primed and took down my over abundance of stuff.  I'm ready to put brush to the wall and get it done! 


Such a mess! But I know it will be worth it in the end. A freshly painted room is always a beautiful sight.

Thanks for stopping by,
Jane


Monday, June 11, 2018

Lavender Everywhere!

Hi everyone!

I am finally off for the summer, so hopefully blogging will become a reality for me again. It's been hard to find the time lately.

 These first weeks are going to be busy ones. We are a hosting an outdoor engagement party and shower at our home for Baby Bluebird and her fiance in early July. I've been buying every lavender and purple annual I can get my hands on, since lavender is her wedding color. I've been  planting like crazy!


Can't miss an opportunity to share a picture of Palmer. He's so cute!




So much planting!


Had to add a bit of my favorite yellow. I think it looks good with all the purplr purples.








I'm also in craft mode for this party! These are just the tip of the supply iceberg!


As you can see, I'm over my head in party prep. We also have several big renos planned around here for the summer.  Hope to share a home decor post soon.

Thanks for stopping by,
Jane

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Happy New Week

 Hi everyone!

Just want to wish you all a great start to the new week!




Thanks for stopping by,
Jane