Tuesday, August 29, 2017

New Additions To The Pool

Hi everyone!

I know many of you are starting to decorate for Fall but here in Florida the temps are in the high 90s and we are still enjoying the pool.   Actually, the pool is solar heated so we use it pretty much year round. 

We have made a few changes to the pool area including new lounge chairs, umbrella, and cushions.  The most expensive change was replacing the screen on the pool cage.  Don't you hate spending money on things like that?

Thank you for your sweet comments on the Before and After pictures of the courtyard.  If you missed the post you can see HERE

I am looking for a wood table to replace this green one.

Three of our grandkids enjoying the pool. 

View from back of the house.

I appreciate you dropping by!


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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Courtyard Before And After

It has been really hot here in Florida with LOTS of rain.  All this rain makes it hard to plan outdoor activities but it has kept our plants alive and thriving.

The enclosed courtyard is in the front of our house and visitors walk through it to get to the front door.  It is the favorite part of our house and the first impression for anyone dropping by.

Enjoy the tour.....

The pots are the newest addition to the courtyard.

window trellis, window arched trellis

I am trying to train the bougainvillea to cover the trellis.  

Are you ready to see what the courtyard looked like on the MLS when we bought the home three years ago?

The pink exterior has been toned down the doors painted. See the difference below.

This was the day we moved in and the only plant in the space was a small palm. 

I hope you enjoyed the tour.

Thanks for dropping by and have a great week!


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Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Home Tour Part One

Thanks for dropping by and welcome to my Summer Home Tour.

Today I am sharing our home decorated for Summer and a few new additions to the family room.

 Enjoy the tour. 

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This architectural salvage piece was purchased recently in Melbourne, Fl.  We enjoyed the beach in the mornings but when the clouds rolled in we went antiquing!  We also bought a fabulous new piece for the courtyard that I will show you in Part Two.

This blue and white stripe throw is a new purchase from Groupdealz.

Lowes had these wonderful ferns on sale for $3.99.  I bought three a couple of months ago and they are all doing well.  I especially love this one in the antique olive jar.  

Dining Room

Those are new wood chairs and umbrella out by the pool.  New cushions are on the way.

Thanks for visiting and please check back for Part Two of the Summer Home Tour.  I'll be showing the kitchen, bedrooms and some changes to the outdoor spaces.


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Friday, May 26, 2017

Polka Dot Flea Comes To Orlando

The Polka Dot Flea will be coming to Orlando June 9th and 10th.  My good friend Carol writes the blog The Polka Dot Closet.  Carol and her son are the ones responsible for this fabulous yearly vintage market. 

You will find many unique items and some of the best vintage vendors at the market.  

These photos from previous years at the Polka Dot Flea.

You can get more info on the market HERE.  

Hope to see you there. 


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fixer Upper Spinoff

Fans of the popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper” will soon be able to get an extra dose of design tips. A new spin-off series called “Fixer Upper: Behind the Design” will debut March 28, and more episodes are expected to air later in the year.

“Fixer Upper” co-hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines went on Instagram to share a sneak peek of the upcoming series.  In the original “Fixer Upper,” Chip and Joanna lead future homeowners in buying a house in need of some TLC.  Once the house is chosen, Joanna takes on the role of designer, while Chip works as the lead contractor. “Fixer Upper: Behind the Scenes” intends to give viewers an in-depth look at Joanna’s interior design process.
The new series will showcase Joanna’s designs of the homes featured on show. Producers know how much viewers enjoy seeing the final renovations, so they took the next step in the concept for the spinoff.
“We’re already shooting all this content with Chip and Jo, so let’s keep the cameras rolling when she’s deciding if the pillows should be blue or gray,” Kathleen Finch, chief of programming for Scripps Networks Interactive told Adweek. “So you get the full-on home renovation in ‘Fixer Upper,’ but in this new show, you get the behind the scenes—the pillow choices, the paint color, the softer side of design—to give die hard fans more detail on something that they love.”
Feeding The “Fixer Upper” Frenzy
“Fixer Upper” ranks as one of television’s most popular shows, and is the most watched series on HGTV. For example, based on Neilsen ratings posted for March 22, a special episode of the show had nearly 3.8 million viewers in the important demographic of people age 18 to 49. This performance ranked No. 1 for original shows on cable networks for the night, beating out popular programs like Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” and “WWE Smackdown” on USA Network. 
Source: Simple Most
I am a big fan of Fixer Upper and can't wait for the spinoff.  Will you be watching?

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