One of Those

April 18th, 2011

It was one of those weekends where we had out-of-town family visiting, which always means in order to entertain the troops, we play tourists in our own backyard.  

It was one of those weekends where instead of driving, we all walk the mile and a half to our downtown shops, and I can’t help but appreciate along the way the charm of so many of our neighborhood’s homes.

neighbor

white colonial 2

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Google BookmarksBookmark/FavoritesStumbleUponShare

BOTB {Best of the Blogosphere} 4.17.11

April 17th, 2011

Happy Sunday y’all.  Together with my buddy Amanda, we bring you another round of BOTB with a few of our favorite picks from across blog land this week. 

Gina of The Shabby Chic Cottage and her hub built an entire set of farmhouse chairs.

farmhouse chairs the shabby chic cottage

 

Erin from Richmond Thrifter worked her magic with a Mad Men inspired china cabinet makeover, loving the fabric backed shelves!

china cabinet makeover richmond thrifter

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Google BookmarksBookmark/FavoritesStumbleUponShare

SUMMER magazine GIVEAWAY

April 15th, 2011

Weekend greetings all, what are your plans?  We’ve got family coming into town so we will be cranking up the BBQ and sampling some wines, also my favorite Antique Faire is this weekend so I’ll be browsing that too. 

Congratulations to the following five individuals who won the five yards of fabric from Waverly Giveaway from last weekend.  #53 Elizabeth White; #155 Chelsea Beauchamp; #794 Madelene Leaphart; #1,114 Kristin Salazar;  #1,706 Bonnie Langenfeld.  I’ve notified the five winners via email, so check your inbox!    swirl snip

Have you heard about the arrival of Matthew Mead’s SUMMER ‘bookazine’ next month?  It’s sure to be filled with all kinds of inspiration for decorating and entertaining with style and simplicity.  I can’t wait to linger over the pages!  

summer matthew mead

 

summer matthew mead 2

 

If you’re familiar with Matthew’s work with the most recent Holiday magazine, and also Flea Market Style, and Better Homes & Gardens, you are going to want to get your hands on a copy!  To purchase an advance copy, hop on over to SUMMER magazine to purchase via PayPal.  It is sold exclusively through the website and ships at the end of April.  

Here’s a two minute sneak peak of what you’ll find inside:

 

In addition to all the inspiration you see, there’s a feature on several bloggers inside the pages, including yours truly.  We were asked to reveal our favorite thing about summer, but you’ll have to grab a copy to hear my answer!

Be sure to watch Matthew on the Food Network on Saturday at 9 pm EST, he’s offering viewers ideas on Easter entertaining, sure to be fantastic!  

Finally, here’s some good news ~

I’m giving away two copies of SUMMER to two lucky winners this weekend, yay!

Eligibility to win 1 of 2 copies of Matthew Mead’s SUMMER mag.  Answer this question:

1) What is your favorite thing about summer?  Simply leave a comment.

2) Extra entries if you link to this giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter, but be sure to leave additional comment(s) naming where you mentioned this giveaway (FB and/or Twitter).

Two winners chosen at random.  Giveaway ends Monday April 18th at 8 p.m PST.

 

Good luck + happy weekend!

.

.

Google BookmarksBookmark/FavoritesStumbleUponShare