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: Blue Pools

This Monday will be a hot one! I’ll be drinking plenty of glasses of refreshing ice water. My glass of water may appear colorless but once the volume increases, such as in a pool, the light scatters and reflects and, well, here we are. We get to look at a gorgeous pool of blue water. […]

I Just Need a Chair Here… in Adare

I would like to put a chair right here and just gaze at this gorgeous view. Do you find this inspiring, too? This photo is of the Adare Gardens and Castle in Adare, Ireland. Photo: http://www.depositphotos.com/PatrykKosmider

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 […]

Let’s Just Get Away

Do you ever get the feeling that you want to get away? But also just stay home? I found some perfect retreats within the home. What do you think? I’d love to stop everything and take a break in one of these spots. Maybe I could close my eyes for a few minutes and be […]

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 […]