Lisa โ€ข Shine Your Light

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This morning I had so much fun getting a sneak peek of the first US Homesense (only 25 minutes from my house!!). Its like Homegoods but with more large scale pieces of furniture, rugs for days, chandeliers and wall lights, beautiful pillows and throws, all sorts of great stuff!! And! So many pairs of lamps which is always something I'm hunting for! Check out all these finds and then pop over to my stories for a super quick tour!
I didn't get one bloom on my "endless summer" hydrangeas (oh the irony!!) but my Rose of Sharon has quadrupled in size in the last couple of years and is bursting with huge flowers!!! Almost makes having to do a mid-summer garden cleanup worth it ๐Ÿ˜† I think my cute helper earned some ice cream don't you?
You know what's the absolute best? When your kids not just love, but actually LIKE each other and want to hang out together. It warms this mama's heart. (Wish my #1 was here too but his mean parents make him work, such a drag ๐Ÿ˜œ) It was seriously the most gorgeous summer night!
Today was such a great day!! It was install day for #bloggershearthabitat and Hannah and I worked with one of my blogging besties, Kris @drivenbydecor and her awesome daughter to furnish a living room for the sweetest family! @raymourflanigan was our amazing sponsor and so generously provided the bulk of the furniture, not just for this  room but also for a children's bedroom designed and installed by Charlotte @atcharlotteshouse , Carli @fwmadebycarli  and Diane @therathproject , along with gorgeous pieces of art from @minted ! See a few peeks of our finished room here (plus a few bonus things for the kitchen because we couldn't resist ๐Ÿ˜) and then pop over to Diane's story for the family seeing the spaces for the first time, it's so heartwarming! (Just click @therathproject and then on Diane's profile pic to view).
Happy mail day!! On Saturday my daughter Hannah and I are joining Kris @drivenbydecor , Charlotte @atcharlotteshouse , Carli @fwmadebycarli and Diane @therathproject for another Bloggers Heart Habitat project - the amazing brainchild of Charlotte, who has organized bloggers and companies to come together and furnish a couple rooms for the new owners of a Habitat For Humanity house! This print from one of our generous sponsors, @minted , is for the living room that Kris and I are tackling with our girls! It's going to be so much fun and we'll be sure to keep you posted on our progress!
It is seriously CRAZY how ridding your house of orange varnished wood can completely change it, and your feelings toward your abode too. That's what I love about DIY....the transformation of a house into a soft place for you and your people to call HOME! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿก๐Ÿ’™ Today on #myfivefavorites I'm sharing a few small and large before and afters that we're done so far - these stairs still top the list! (Did you catch that before? ๐Ÿ™ˆ) Find the link here โžก๏ธ @lisashineyourlight and don't miss the fun B&As of our amazing friends @pamsimpledetails @jenniferdimplesandtangles @drivenbydecor and our super awesome guest host @crazywonderfulblog !!
Remember when I signed on for the 6 week #oneroomchallenge and then failed epically? Well it was worth the 14 weeks it took me to get this room done because this floor is my fave DIY to date (I always say that don't I?) and was made possible thanks to a clever idea I got from the smart ladies behind @abeautifulmess !  Thanks to Elsie for inspiring this floor by sharing a genius way to get the most bang for your buck! (The scoop is over on the blog โžก๏ธ @lisashineyourlight, come on over friends! We'll have a virtual glass of ๐Ÿทin the bathroom ๐Ÿ˜)
Weekend shenanigans on #lakewinnipesaukee โ˜€๏ธ. I could only do the tripod, but my sister in law @jenlot and Mark got all the way up! ๐Ÿ™ƒ
Happy Sunday funday! ๐ŸŒŠโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Well it's official. With not one but TWO shell mirrors in my non-beach house, I've officially taken the whole shell thing too far ๐Ÿ˜‚ A how-to for uncovering the beauty of oyster shells and making them into something special that you can enjoy long after summer days slip away, on the blog! (โžก๏ธ @lisashineyourlight ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™)
So.....I think I'm over my neutral phase!! Our oyster linen dining room curtains had a dramatic transformation!!
It's kinda funny that all the time I've been spending on our little coastal bathroom remodel has actually prevented me from going to the coast! I need some beach time, stat!!! ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ˜ŽHappy weekend sweet friends!