Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Patriotic Sitting Room

One of my favorite times to really go over the top in my sitting area decor is for the 4th of July. Patriotic decor is a natural when you have white or neutrals as a backdrop. I love layering on the old quilts and pillows in some red/white/blue. I've been trying to give this kitchen room sitting space the feel of my old sunporch, since I don't have one at this house.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

July 4th Patriotic Party Next Week!

Are you up for a little July 4th fun?

I've always loved decorating with a Patriotic Theme, and I know a lot of you do too. So how about a Patriotic Party starting next Thursday Evening at 6:00 PM Central for a July 4th Blowout of fun and inspiration. 

Link up posts past and present of all your Patriotic Decor, Recipes, DIY Projects, Vintage Memorabilia, Tablescapes...anything with a Patriotic or July 4th theme. You don't have to worry about doing a special post just for the party. I just want a place where we can link up all our inspiration from this year and memorable July 4th holidays in the past. If you'd like to share the party info you can grab the above image for your sidebar. Thanks so much for spreading the party invitation!

  See you here July 2nd at 6:00.
Bring your friends and family! 
I'll have the FireWorks!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Share Your Style #19

Hi Everyone, and Welcome to Share Your Style!

Thanks so much for taking the time to come by and share all your summer fun with us. 
I love seeing all your great projects, DIY, recipes, and summer decor.

And speaking of fun decor, Holly from The Coconut Head's Survival Guide transformed a gargage sale score into her own version of a PB Patriotic Oar Decor. What a great idea for your Summer and July 4th Celebrations!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

the comfort zone...

A couple of months ago when my husband first brought up the pick-up and camper idea, I have to admit I was not really "on board". He'd talked about it off and on for years, but it didn't seem like much of a reality. Then 12 years ago our lives changed drastically with my heart problems and basically our focus on life became more day to day and month to month, rather than long term.

Then Hubbs had his own health problems with Meniere's for a few years. After his surgery a few years ago, he's pretty much back to "normal". But we've both realized that whatever traveling we were going to do was not going to be by plane. Him with an inner ear issue and me having had blood clots in my heart, the thought of flying... anywhere... made both of us shudder. We've gotten used to the idea that there are plenty of wonderful places we can visit and enjoy that are here in the states. Although it would be wonderful to jet off to foreign destinations, I prefer to be firmly planted on the ground. Does that make us over the hill fuddy duddies? I hope not. In our perspective, just a little more realistic and practical.

Spring at Roaring River State Park

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Patriotic Summer Kitchen Tote

With the 4th of July just around the corner, it is time to break out the 
 Red White and Blue!

I've been working on changing up the Kitchen Sitting Area, and giving it a patriotic feel. The kitchen needed a good dose of "Summer" so I'm giving it a punch of RED. I started with the kitchen table, and gave it something different to wear. So here's just a peek at my Vintage Summer Kitchen, with a white tote filled with vintage utensils.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Share Your Style #18

Hi Everyone, 
Welcome to Share Your Style!

Thanks for coming over to party with us this week, and sharing all your great ideas, diy's, vignettes, recipes, inspiration, summer home tours, and decor; just about anything that is style related. 

When you link up here,
you're seen on 8 great blogs.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ode to a small white table...

I've always had a "thing" for small white tables. 
I think it's something about having a clean white canvas...
a place to decorate that's not overwhelming.
It can be seasonal, Holiday, themed...
a small white table can be anything you want it to be.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

I've missed your face...

...that's what I said to her when I found her again a few weeks ago.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Share Your Style #17

Hi Everyone, I'm so glad you're here to 
Share Your Style!

Hope you're having a good start to June,
 it's definitely warming up around here,
 and Summer fun is on everyone's schedule.

When I look for features, it's always wonderful to find something new and different. I'm such a vintage garden accessory fan, and Mary from Home Is Where the Boat Is, always wows me with her charming Potting Shed and Garden Decor Posts. You have to see this Blooming Monogram Mary made with wildflowers and boxwood. Now I'm on the hunt for a vintage initial!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Chippy Vintage Window Box Centerpiece

A few weeks ago, when we were in "unpack more boxes" mode, versus our current "let's get the camper ready" mode, I was able to find my old windowbox that I used for so long in my previous Dining Room.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Happy Camper

I've been thinking about writing this post for the last couple of weeks...I guess it's time. It definitely falls into the category of "Old Dogs", as in "teaching them new tricks". Or as in today's new vernacular aka Jimmy Fallon #hashtags, I could label this:

But, I don't want be a stick in the mud, and this is something my husband is going to love, and has always wanted to do.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Share Your Style #16

Hi Everyone, welcome to Share Your Style!!
So glad you're here.
Hard to believe this is JUNE!! Summer is here and I'm hoping that the Midwest Monsoon Season is over. All we've had is rain and clouds and chilly. I'm always excited to see what's new out here in blogland, and when I saw this post I was so excited to find a product that I didn't know existed. Check out the Brick Wall Pot Rack from Liz at Home to Cottage. You'll love her great storage idea, and find the latest in wall makeover products.

Last week I shared some pics from a few fun shopping places here in the Ozarks. I also changed up my little wicker seating area in the kitchen and then shared an article about the real cause of heart disease. If you have a family history or know someone who does, you'll want to read it.

Amanda is our host this week. 
So let's get on with the party!

Good evening and welcome back to our Share Your Style party!!!  Each week one of your hosts will take a turn choosing the features, and then ALL EIGHT of us will share them on our blogs for tons of exposure. 

Amanda from Dixie Delights

"I'm 'delighted' to be your host again for Share Your Style!  This week at Dixie Delights I shared how things were greening up around my property, cute and colorful door decor for a cheery entrance, a dino-mite 6th birthday celebration, and a yummy and easy summer quinoa salad. "


Dining Delight shared a lovely summer "display in a tray" for our outdoor soiree.  She had me at the gorgeous aqua lanterns!

The North End Loft has put together a wonderful tour of her rustic garden.  I envy her super green thumb and look forward to trying to implement some of her planting ideas in my own garden and beds!

It's no secret that I adore an ice cold Coca-Cola!  Well, Curly Crafty Mom has made my favorite drink into an over the top treat with her chocolate Coke recipe!


Stone Gable has six great tips for creating a welcoming outdoor space.  I think she hit the nail on the head with this one!!

6 ESSENTIALS FOR CREATING AN OUTDOOR SPACE- Here's how to create a great outdoor space without spending a lot of money!-stonegableblog.com

Lou Lou Girls has put together a great list of must do summer activities.  I can't wait to slip a few of these into my own summer bucket list!

If one of your links was featured, be sure to grab our button before you go!!

Now, on to this week!  We hope you'll join in with your decor, vintage, DIY, tablescapes, creations and yummies… in other words, pretty much anything STYLE related.  Grab our party button and add it to the bottom of the posts you link up:

Dixie Delights

With that, it’s time to Share Your Style!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Change-up in the Kitchen Sitting Area

Yikes, it's June and it's that time once again...

The week before Memorial Day I was ready for a change in the sitting area of the kitchen. I thought about bringing out my Patriotic things and be ready for July 4th, but I just wasn't ready. It's been a long rainy Spring, and I was craving something that just looked like "Summer".

Monday, June 1, 2015

Knowing the Truth...

...about the real cause of Heart Disease.

I'm going to be honest from the get-go. This is not a post about crafting a beautiful floral heart, but it's something that I'm very familiar with, and something that I personally, have to take very seriously. And so should each of you. I wanted to post a pretty picture, so you would know where my intentions are coming from. I'm posting this because I care about you all, and it's important information that you should all be aware of. Not for yourself only, but for your husbands, parents, children and grandchildren.

souce unknown
found on Pinterest

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