Colorful Mondays {lime green}

Yesterday, my husband called our three children outside to the patio to watch a bright green caterpillar cross the stone patio. I ran out to check out the colorful bug as well and could not get over the bright, wonderful color! It’s amazing to see colors from nature be incredibly vibrant. It reminded me 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 […]

The Great Glass Room

Oh how I love the outdoors. I’d love to sit outside all day, relax and daydream! However, there are a few problems to this scenario. I really don’t like being out in humidity, extreme heat or around bugs!! The next best thing is being in a glass room. Perhaps this isn’t the “next” best thing […]

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 […]

Gazing at the Flowers

This is such an exciting time of year. Colorful blooms emerge and I feel hope and happiness for the new season. I love being outdoors in the nice weather… not too hot and not too cold. Does springtime inspire you? photos by: Rick Smith

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 […]

Colorful Mondays {garden food}

Fresh vegetables are so delicious especially when they are home-grown with your own hands. It’s also known that it’s important to eat a variety of colors. Colorful foods signify there is a high nutritional value. According to http://www.livestrong.com, “these nutrients protect you from a host of health issues, including cancer, age-related macular degeneration and heart […]

Relaxing like a Southerner on a Front Porch

It is so relaxing to sit on the front porch with a glass of iced lemon water and watch the time go by. A storm just swept through to bring in cooler temperatures after an exhausting heat wave. Do you find sitting, or rocking, on the front porch inspiring, as do I? eclectic porch design […]

Outdoors in Indoor Private Space

A private space that is outdoors and indoors is a great place for me to daydream. It’s very relaxing to have the comforts of home but hear the birds chirping so clearly and smelling fresh-cut grass. Watching the breeze sail through the rustling leaves and then feel it flow across my face is so refreshing. […]