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Blueberries, chevre and a drizzle of local honey....amazing! I love summer!
Now that yesterday's house painting excitement is all said and done, the front beds are looking woefully nekkid since we spent our actual 20th anniversary ripping out old diseased shrubs (how's that for romance?) The remaining boxwood have to go and we're starting with almost a blank slate. Whatcha all think of hearty sun loving shrubs and plants for a front bed??
Classic New England white with black shutters. Feels like a new house! You can see the befores at the end!
It's almost done!
IG friends HI!! Hope you had a great Father's Day weekend!! Big doings at our humble abode today.......after an entire week's worth of prep (darn woodpeckers!!), after many (MANY!) paint samples, long slow drives through pretty neighborhoods with our coffee, studying pictures on Pinterest, a very patient husband, and me changing my mind 50 times (I'm my own worst client) this girl will no longer be known as the brown house!!! (which, for the record is BM Cromwell Grey and I like it, but it's time for a change!) After pics coming soon. Enjoy your Monday sweet friends!
Last night Mark orchestrated an impromptu Wednesday night birthday dinner for me with our friends, and we ended up around the fire pit with blankets at the end of the evening. He knows me so well....a good laugh with dear friends is the absolute best way to bring on a new year! I also joined the lovely @pamsimpledetails @jenniferdimplesandtangles @drivenbydecor and @thriftydecorchick yesterday to share our fave household gadgets, and one of mine was put to good use by the fire last night actually!! Stop by the blog for a few items we can't live without (they'd make great Father's Day gifts btw!) Have a beautiful day sweet friends!! #myfivefavorites
Okay design lovers, I need you!!! I started grouting the bathroom floor this morning (it took me 3 straight days to install it! 🐌) and I'm not sure the grey is right for this house! I love grey grout with marble but our house leans more greige than straight up grey. I tried white grout too and LOVE it but kinda think white grout on a floor might kill me over the years as it gets dirty.  Please tell me whatcha think of these two options and if there is another color to consider 😃
How fun is the ORC reveal week?! I can't wait to see them all! Late breaking development on my #oneroomchallenge bathroom....with my vinyl floor already stripped weeks ago, but the tile shipment delayed and delayed and delayed, I was feeling oh so sad that this room wouldn't be finished this week. My son's graduation party is in only two weeks, so I decided to stop waiting for it and figure out a different tile to use. So, while normal people are done and taking pictures of their beautiful newly finished rooms - I have a toilet in my kitchen and just started the biggest and messiest part of my remodel!😅 The reveal might be a few days late but that's okay.....I am *thisclose* to an entirely finished room and am so so so happy to get it done!!! Looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous rooms ORCers!! 🎉🎊🎉
The finished product (drying in the middle of the kitchen floor for 2 days 😆) Can't wait to see it on the wall!! And, our house doesn't smell like low tide on a hot day anymore!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 #oneroomchallenge
My Ballard-inspired oyster shell mirror is almost done. I can't get ever how pretty these little works of art are after bleaching and scrubbing each of them! Who needs a floor on reveal day when you have a pretty mirror to distract the eye??? #notme 😅 #okayafloorwouldnenicetoo #oneroomchallenge
A labor of love. The board and batten is a piece of cake, the crown moulding slays me every time. I'm simultaneously promising myself I'll never do it again, and daydreaming about what I'm going to do with the dining room walls for my next project 😄 Happy Sunday Eve, lovelies! #oneroomchallenge #ryobination
It's a beautiful, sunshiny, petals-blowing-in-the-wind kind of day!! Hope you enjoy it wherever you are!