Monday, February 29, 2016

Welcoming March with a Dogwood Wreath

The seasons are definitely changing here in Texas and I love it!
As the metamorphosis takes place there are signs every day.
In the spring, we see plants and tree greening...we smell flowers blooming and skunks stinking...
we see rambunctious baby cows in all the pastures... and cute new clothes in the stores...

The new PB catalog comes in the mail... yes, I did squeak that in there. 

Well that's a sign, right?

Last week my PB catalog came and I spotted the prettiest wreath made of dogwood blossoms.  $99.00 people. Can you imagine? Who does that?

Dogwood wreath handmade at Poofing the Pillows.

I was inspired to make this one with 1/2 price stems from the local craft store.
The cost about was $10 because I reused a wreath from an oldie but goodie
as instructed by my friend Kim at Exquisitely Unremarkable. 

The results make me smile. :)

Dogwood wreath handmade at Poofing the Pillows.
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Shout Out Saturday #2

Happy Saturday Y'all!

It's so much fun giving a little nod to my friends old and new who've shared great things this week.

Kathy at Sharing Shadymont is bringing spring into her house.
I'm in love with this floral gallery wall. Aren't you?


Carol at Bluesky Kitchen shared a Lemon Icebox Pie made from her own lemons. 
It looks so yummy!


At Botanic Bleu, Judith showed us some ideas for decorating with birds, nests, and eggs.
My favorite decorating items this time of year!


Laurie at Bargain Decorating with Laurie has her house ready for Easter.
Definitely go visit her...she has the best collections on earth!



Last but not least, if you go visit at Pondside you'll get to read about the 
sweetest simplest day that sounds like a little slice of heaven. 


I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

My friend Patty at Lemon Lane Style is also doing some shout outs today too.


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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thoughts of Home on Thursday #3



Welcome back to week #3 of  Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

To celebrate, we are hosting a giveaway each week for a month.
Anyone who links will be eligible to win.
Linking more than one post means you have multiple chances to win.

This week's giveaway is hosted by Laura of White Spray Paint and

It's All About You!
 
Thoughts of Home on Thursday


The giveaway includes a Lilly Pulitzer wristlet, a turquoise statement necklace, creams for your face and skin, scented bath soap, a turquoise mercury glass candle, and a journal for all your dream planning.

In features this week, Monica of Prince Snow Farm shares her Garden Plans for 2016. She is the gardener I long to be. Trust me, you will use this post to assist you in your own planning.



Mary Alice of Chateau Chic, whose posts always calm my hectic thinking with her
beautiful approach to her home and life, inspires us once again in Tour a Cottage Kitchen. 


And if you have never visited Yuni at Love Your Abode, you are in for a treat.
Her Crudite Platter is simple and stunning.



Lisa of Hospitable Pursuits takes us along on her forever home building journey as she plans and makes stunning selections for her master bedroom. The resources she provides alone, make this post a keeper.

And now for Week 3 of TOHOT.

We ask that you please,

1.  Link back to this post and follow your hostesses at any of our four blogs.


2.  Share up to 3 of your favorite posts, remembering not to link advertising or shops.

3.  Visit one another and comment.

By linking up you are providing permission that Thoughts of Home on Thursday can feature your post and accompanying photos on future blog posts or other forms of social media such as Facebook and Instagram. A link back to your blog will always be provided."

Thank you for joining us this week! 
We can't wait to see what you have to share. :)



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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nesting and a Thoughts of Home on Thursday Winner

I love nests and nesting and birds.
They are all so sweet and symbolic of new beginnings, life, nature, and home.
Here are just a few of the nests I've loved before with links to some of the stories that go with them. :)



This was a few days later...




I know you are fellow nesters too. Glad to be in such good company. 

And now for the winner of the TOHOT #2 drawing chosen by 
a random number generator...................



Sure hope you'll link up with TOHOT #3 tomorrow and show us what's going on at your nest.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Hello from the Outside


I know that's very corny but I just couldn't resist.

Pansy


It is absolutely springy here. :)
Today it was cool and overcast so I went out to play with my camera.
There's so much to learn with photography and it's fun!

Carolina Jessamine

When your subject is flowers, you can not control all the factors.
Like wind.
It's fun to stand out there and try though and I'm sure it keeps the neighbors wondering.

Iris

These photos taken with 50 mm lens.
1/200   f3.5   ISO 200

Lorapetalum

My husband and I were talking about life yesterday and we both commented that we never want to stop learning. I'm going to have fun learning more photography and always more gardening.

What do you want to learn?
Please tell me because I might want to add it to my list.

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Saturday Shout Out

Happy Saturday!

Sharing a few bloggy favorites from this week.

Christine from Rustic & Refined is bringing spring into her house and I'm totally inspired.
 I love the way she mixes things together.


Patty at Lemon Lane Style gave her blog a makeover and it's so colorful and inviting.


Jennifer at Dimples & Tangles made these napkin rings with tassels this week.
They are so cute and would be easy even for those of us who are craft challenged.


Carol at An Oasis in the Desert wrote about home keeping which is one of my favorite subjects.
Mundane tasks aren't so mundane if you have the right attitude.



Pat at Gypsy Heart and Soul reminded us to do Random Acts of Kindness.


One more thing, you know I love Barry Manilow. 
Well apparently he was here in Dallas Thursday night and I didn't get the memo. 
I'm so bummed but because of YouTube we can have a Barry moment.

What are you up to this weekend?
We are spending time in the country. :)

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