Monthly Archives: May 2012

Blogfest Recap Day 1

Wow,  it has been a fun and busy week and a half.  I attended Trade Secrets, a fundraiser for Women’s Support Services (WSS), which started 12 years ago in Bunny Williams’ backyard.   Then I was off to Blogfest in New York City for three … Continue reading

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My A-HA Moment

One of the highlights of Blogfest was meeting Newell Turner,  Editor-in-Chief of House Beautiful.  He is a charming man.  He gave us a little challenge.  He invited bloggers to share an “a-ha moment. ” My “aha moment” inspired by House Beautiful is our … Continue reading

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Red, White and Blue

Join in the American spirit with red, white and blue.  Start at the front door with festive half rounds of bunting. via BHG Display small individual flags at each window and front door. I love white houses.  This double porch … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Architecture In the Garden

Hello everyone!  My name is Becky Harris and I’m a contributor at Houzz, a home design site focused on helping design professionals and homeowners manage the remodeling and decorating process.  Thanks so much to Ivy for having me! Because everything … Continue reading

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Curated: Beach Essentials

I’m ready for a little fun in the sun.  Going to the beach is much more pleasant when you have the right essentials.  Protection from the sun is important.  In addition to sunblock,  I always wear  a hat and sunglasses for … Continue reading

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Thrifting Window Shutters

On my recent thrifting trip to Brimfield, MA,  I came across a stack of shutters.   Besides using shutters on the outside of a house there are many creative ideas for recycling shutters.  The best part, you save money and our landfills. I love the look of the shutters in this … Continue reading

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Fashion and Decor

I’ve been pinning summer fashion on my  Pinterest boards for a few weeks now.  One outfit  took me out of my comfort zone.  Will I wear animal print and floral at the same time?  I’m still on the fence about … Continue reading

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Curated: Brimfield 2012

A few of my favorite things from  Brimfield Fair for the home and garden.    A beautiful pair of chairs (couldn’t fit them in my car, so they had to stay.  I love the fabric and details),  garden fountains and accessories, china,  architectural … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Wishes

This Sunday is Mother’s Day!  I’m wishing all  mothers a great day and sending you a warm hug.  Motherhood isn’t easy, but it sure is rewarding. Sometimes you want to scream… between work… and more work… we’re always on call… to keep the … Continue reading

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Brimfield Antique and Collectible Shows

Brimfield is the premier Antique and Collectible Shows.  This May marks the 52nd year of the Brimfield Fairs.  Thousands of dealers from all over the country will be  selling everything under the moon.   The shows, a week each, happen three … Continue reading

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