Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Coastal Fall Decorating


I am enjoying seeing all of your Fall decor and home tours.  The temperature here in Florida is still in the mid nineties and there is not a hint of Fall pumpkins, fallen leaves or cooler weather. 

Things are so crazy around here that decorating for the season will be pretty minimal this year.  Hopefully,  I'll be able to pull a few things from the attic to give our house a small touch of Fall.  In the mean time I will share the last few years of Fall decorating.

2015 Coastal Fall Home Tour.  You can see the complete post 

2014 Fall  Your can see the entire post HERE

2013 Fall~ You can see the entire post HERE

Easy Velvet Pumpkin DIY

A Florida Fall 2012~ See Full Post HERE

 Fall 2011 (previous Home)~See Full Post HERE

Thanks for dropping by!

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Monday, August 8, 2016

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Actually,  it was just a week ....but a wonderful, relaxing, lay on the beach and eat lots of seafood kind of week.

Of course I couldn't resist a little antiquing and junking too. 

Madeira Beach, Fl

Tampa Aquarium was a lot of fun.

 Our week wasn't over yet.

  On the way home we stopped at the Petite Fancy Flea for the semi-annual vintage market. It was a great market but way to crowded to get pictures.  My only purchase was this small silver trophy which I added a piece of coral.


The next day I scored this Pottery Barn confit pot (the orange one in front) for $2.00 and a brand new Brighton straw handbag for $5.00 at our local flea/farmers market.


If only every week could be this great!

I hope you are enjoying your Summer Vacation.


Partying at:
Coastal Charm
The Dedicated House
An Extraordinary Day

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day

Every child should be lucky enough to have a dad as wonderful as mine. 

Love ya, dad !
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Blueberry Season

It's blueberry season here in central Florida and over the weekend Steve and I visited one of the many U Pick farms in our area.  We brought home five pounds of berries!  I froze half of them and cooked some down with sugar for syrup.  

So far we have used the fresh berries in homemade pancakes, shortcake (yum!) and added them to a fruit salad of watermelon, cantaloupe and bananas.  I see many smoothies in our near future.

I am looking for ideas.  What is your favorite way to eat blueberries?

florida farmers markets, florida flea markets, berry recipes, freezing blueberries

One of the great things about living in Florida is the availability of fresh, local produce.   You will normally find me at the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.

Have a great week!


Partying at:
Savvy Southern Style
Coastal Charm
The Dedicated House
An Extraordinary Day
Redhead Can Decorate
DIY ShowOff
The Vintage Nest

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mothers Day

In loving memory of my mother Jean and mother-in-law Sara.

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