Summer Grilling

When I think of relaxing summer dinners, I think of grilling cheeseburgers, french fries and corn on the cob. Potato and egg salad sides are also a favorite. ¬†However, color always inspires Ma so the other day we went against the usual and went for the unusual! Shish kebobs were in order with lots of […]

The Private Oasis

Recently, I spent a day in the Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. They are so pretty and gave me so many ideas. I have been wanting to transform a corner of my backyard to a quiet, private oasis were I can read my design magazines, daydream and watch my children play in the rest of the […]

Happy in the Hammock

Today is such a steamy day with breaks of rainy downpours. It’s very comfortable to sit in my air-conditioned home but I’d rather be daydreaming in a hammock in one of the beautiful locations below! Does the thought of gazing into the sky while in a hammock inspire you, too? ¬†

Colorful Mondays {green grass}

This weekend was a great time to work on the yard. I feel like I got a lot done. I planted flowers in the front yard and in planters on the front porch and by the patio while my husband worked on the lawn. There are so many beautiful ornamental grasses and I love the […]

Friday Finds

The other day, I found a really cute outdoor bench surrounded by flowers for my daydream spot post. At the time, I also found a very cute bench for my backyard that looks like a true mason created specifically for my space. The bench below is made of stones and wood and I’d love to […]

Colorful Mondays {daisies}

When I think of daisies, I first think of the common ones, Bellis perennis, with white petals and yellow centers. Second, I think of the Gerbera Daisies which are much larger and more colorful. They bloom in almost any color. I love them. Well, I found an abundance of plants that belong to the daisy […]

A Sip of Coffee by the Shed

Sheds are usually hidden in a back corner of a yard to store away the lawnmower, children’s toys and other random yard tools. I’d like a shed for the storage but I certainly don’t want to keep it hidden as a square structure amongst overgrown bushes and trees. I look forward to landscaping around it […]