An Easy, Fast, and Convenient Way to Touch Up Walls

There’s a new thing in my hubby’s most organized garage.

Something that allowed him more space in his neatly filled garage cabinets.

Something that has totally impressed him and me too!

Something that allowed me not to take so much time to gather numerous supplies

just to touch up a little spot on the wall when you are scurrying around

right before company arrives. Seems like that is when I am doing this! The secret is out!

And what is this item in which I have been saying, “Where have you been all my life?”

My Paint Saint-Housepitality Designs

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Love at first sight ~ The 2015 Southern Living Idea Home Part Two

You know that love at first sight moment,

whether it be an inanimate object or a human being.

Well on this day, it was this home for me. The 2015 Southern Living Idea Home.

2015 Southern Living Idea House

It had me at the copper lantern hanging on the front porch and entering the home and seeing

straight through to the gorgeous landscape of the valleys of the beautiful farmland.

2015 Southern Living Idea House-Housepitality Designs

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A Sunday Drive and the 2015 Southern Living Idea House Part One

I love Sunday drives taking the road less traveled.

To take roads that we have not taken before

the ones that are sure to have lots of beautiful scenery.

Yesterday, my hubby (even though he was still a bit under the weather) insisted that

we take a drive. To someplace that he knew I wanted to go.

A place where the event would be going on for some time;

however, he knows me well and how anxious I get about these sort of things.

So we took a 3 hour drive to see the Southern Living Idea House in Charlottesville, VA.

A drive with such bucolic scenes as this:

Bundoran Farm-Housepitality Designs

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How I keep bananas fresh for up to 10 days

About a year ago, when I was visiting my mom,

she asked me if I wanted a banana.

I was a little perplexed as she knows I help myself when I need a snack.

When I declined, she said, “oh you should have a banana!”

Being more perplexed that she was insisting that I have a banana.

So I agreed, and she proceeded to the refrigerator!

I was even MORE perplexed. Why is she opening the refrigerator to get a banana?

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Cotton in the Summer

There is nothing so beautiful than a field of cotton.

Here in the South, there is an abundance of cotton fields for us to enjoy.

I love driving through the countryside at the peak of the cotton crop.

Such an amazing sight to see . . . like a snow covered field.

Great Room/Cotton Wreath-Housepitality Designs

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We Should Call It The Ivy House

It’s no secret, I love English Ivy.

I have always admired the beautiful cottages in the English countryside

that have many ivy covered walls.

So if I cannot have that ivy covered wall, I am settling for English Ivy in the house.

My hubby looked around the other day, and stated,

“with all the ivy plants you have around the house, we should call it The Ivy House” . . . funny guy!

Great Room Table Vignette-Housepitality Designs

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Happy Father’s Day

Just a short post to wish the dads in your life a most wonderful Father’s Day.

I am blessed to have a hubby who has been the most wonderful husband, father and “Pop”

“It makes my heart happy” to see the beautiful relationship that my son has with his daughter

and the relationship of my hubby and his precious granddaughter and son.

They all adore each other.

It’s what life is all about . . . family.

Father's Day

My son, precious granddaughter and hubby.

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More Beautiful Summer Inspiration for the Home and Garden

I have been swept away by the most wonderful Summer inspiration of all things Home and Garden

this week from the bHome Summer Tour of homes.

I want to give you some of the great inspiration and some creative ideas

that I have seen this week ~ ~ This will surely Wow you!


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Summer Home Tour 2015 with bHome Bloggers and a Great Giveaway!

Finally, after all of the sneak peek posts, I can present my Summer Home Tour to you.

I am partying with a great group of bloggers from the bHome Mobile App Community.

Where 31 bHome bloggers are presenting their Summer Home Tours and inspiration this week

along with a great giveaway of a $200 gift card

from bHome and Painted Fox Treasures. See below for details.


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Day 2 of the bHome bloggers Summer Tour and a Giveaway!

Last night after I got the patio furniture back in its place on the upper porch

after the power washing guys left, I took 5 to recharge and waved at my hubby

as he was mowing the lawn. He waited for the sun to set a little as the heat index

was 106! As I sat and enjoyed the dusk of the evening I noticed so many fireflies.

Yes, summer has arrived . . . and I love seeing the twinkling of the fireflies.

So speaking of summer nights and fireflies . . .

Did you see Day One of the bHome Bloggers Summer Open House Tour?

you can scroll down and see the links to them and the links for today’s tour.

Each tour is guaranteed to give you the best of all things summer inspiration.

And there is also a great giveaway from bHome and Painted Fox Treasures! (Details below)

bhome summer open house graphic

Sunroom for Summer-Housepitality Designs

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