Creative Summer Entertaining in the Garden

Hi everyone! My name is Janet and I blog over at Shabbyfufu. I am really excited to be guest hosting today on my friend Rhoda's blog and thought that I'd tell you a little bit about me before I get started with the theme of today's post. I love to entertain and can do so outdoors for at least half the year living in South Florida. It's satisfying to my creative soul to set up … [Read more...]

Al Fresco Dining on the Porch

Dining al fresco is alway one of my favorite things to do and it's almost like food tastes better in the great outdoors.  Having a porch with a table is one of those small pleasures in life for me and I have eaten many meals on my porch since I moved in this house.  It's a great place to relax and enjoy dinner! Today, I'm joining a fun group of bloggers and we are sharing some tablescape ideas … [Read more...]

Light up the Night: Patio Style

How do you enjoy your outdoor living spaces and what can you add to make it even cozier?  It's been so nice to have a new patio in the backyard and that ugly space that I had was really transformed with the addition of this paver patio, that connects my back door to the screened porch.  Now it's one nice big space with a beautiful sofa and chairs.  I haven't had major parties out here yet, but we … [Read more...]

Feature Friday: BannockBurn 1878

Today's Feature Friday is such a fun one to see visually.  You all know I love historical homes and enjoy these type homes to tour and view in person.  Cynthia Weber is the interior designer and creative lady behind the blog, showcasing their beautiful 7 acre estate called BannockBurn 1878 in Ontario Canada, near Lake Huron. Before they purchased the home, it was established as a local B&B on … [Read more...]

Garden Bounty

The girls in our family have been down to New Orleans over the weekend, but before we left this happened.  Just wanted to share the garden bounty with all of you who so love to watch my mom and dad with their garden. Daddy always plants too much and they end up freezing or canning some of it.  Last week, it was corn. The corn was coming in so they picked it, shucked it and got it ready to … [Read more...]

Georgia Hydrangea Garden Tour 2016

I hope you enjoyed the tour of Ryan Gainey's Decatur garden yesterday.  We toured through several more gardens as well, so today I'm sharing some of those highlights.  I love gardens and admire those who plan and build a beautiful garden, whether it's the front yard or backyard.  It's always fun to get ideas on how to make a backyard special and inviting.  Landscaping makes such a difference in a … [Read more...]

Hydrangea Garden Tour: Ryan Gainey’s Home

A couple of weekends ago, Mark and I went on the annual Georgia Hydrangea tour, which has been going on for many years. This is the first year I've actually remembered it was happening so made a point to get tickets for the tour.  I LOVE hydrangeas and since my front garden hydrangeas did so well this year, it made me even more eager to see all the beauty happening in the Atlanta area this year. … [Read more...]

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