Lisa โ€ข Shine Your Light

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I'm back with Friday design boards and this one was inspired by the fact that I'm exhausted by some of the framed art we've had for yeeeeears and spend way too much time on Etsy while Mark watches football ๐Ÿ˜„. There's something about this print by artist Meilani of MeiFlowerArt (I don't think she's on IG).....I'm obsessed with it, especially for a space that is feeling a bit too traditional. Meilani has some great street map watercolors too! See more of this room design via the link here โžก๏ธ @lisashineyourlight and have a wonderful weekend my friends!!
A little exterior before and after action on the blog today - this is the backyard by the pea stone patio (link here โžก๏ธ @lisashineyourlight ). ALSO.....see our beloved American flag? ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Literally EVERY time I take a pic of our house, that flag is tangled up from the wind. After years of this, I googled solutions today and found a great one!! Just tie a bit of fishing line from the top free hanging corner and *loosely* tie it onto something on the house. I tied it to a stone in the planter below the flag. It keeps it from blowing over into a tangled mess but still allows it to wave!
I just finished a post for tomorrow that I've been working on since May.....the before and after of our 80s Peach Pit exterior, so far!  We're taking itsy bitsy baby steps over here but at least we're moving forward, right?!If you're fixing up an abode in real time and with a real budget too, you're not alone! We'll get there eventually......and then we can start all over again ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿก
Even though I'm a summer lover, I must admit falling leaves against blue skies, boots and sweaters, simmering soup, cozy blankets and the fact that our kiddos all hang out in the family room whenever we have a fire going make this momma happy! Can't wait for the first fire of the season! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ
Don't be super jealous that I'm painting all the walls and trim in my stairwell and upstairs hall today ๐Ÿคฃ. I know a lot of you are sooo tired of white interiors but honestly I cannot believe how much it brightens and breathes new life into our house that has been desperately holding onto the 80s!! I can hardly believe I lived with blah yellow-beige walls for as long as I did!! #simplywhiteisjustright @benjaminmoore #simplywhite
Natural beauties! ๐Ÿ
Our long snowy winters are worth spring, summer and especially glorious fall in New England! ๐Ÿ Today I'm joining a fun group hosted by @dawncain.creativecaincabin to share fall porches (or in my case, front steps)....is anyone else obsessed with mini-kale plants this year? They are the cutest! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ See more here โžก๏ธ @lisashineyourlight and don't miss all the other pretty autumn porches too!
Hannah's happy wall! I think we all need one of these of all the people and memories that bring us joy, don't you? Especially this week? Today I shared a few fun ideas for kids' rooms along with @pamsimpledetails @drivenbydecor @jenniferdimplesandtangles and our special guest host @julieblanner - come by to see more right here โžก๏ธ @lisashineyourlight and have a wonderful night sweet friends! ๐Ÿ’•
A few years ago I was helping my mom sort through a lifetime of things so she could move to a smaller abode, and I came across an old silverware chest. It was really beat up and musty, but I cleaned it up and re-lined it, and it's a treasure box once again. Mom gave it to her granddaughter for her bridal shower and filled it with some really pretty hand stamped vintage flatware, and it's ready for a lifetime of happy celebrations! (Visit the post for the tutorial โžก๏ธ @lisashineyourlight )
We have this area in our kitchen where normal people put a kitchen table but I opted to make it a little "chat-with-mom-while-she-makes-dinner" spot for my kiddos (and it might also be my fave place for morning coffee or a glass of vino while MARK makes dinner ๐Ÿ˜). I made a crazy huge framed photo from one of my cell phone pics taken in Harwichport, Cape Cod, inspired by @houseofjadeinteriors fun shower curtain art, and shared a bit about this space here โžก๏ธ @lisashineyourlight ) PS it's still officially late summer....I'm not ready for pumpkins yet!!
A beautiful weekend celebrating my beautiful niece and her new groom!  Amazing photography by @shotbysurette  #tunneywright2017
Yesterday was one of the most bittersweet days  dropping our first little love off at college......today I'm power cleaning my house as therapy ๐Ÿ˜‚ Happy Sunday friends!