Packing Up the House Tips & A Giveaway Announcement

I have mentioned previously that my posts will be a bit sparse as I am totally immersed

in packing up the house.

The more I pack, the more there is to pack!

I do most of the packing. My hubby takes care of the garage and attic and his office.

Which is quite an undertaking.  He is making many trips back and forth to the rental.

I have packed up for so many moves . . . Building the new house will be our 7th house.

We plan on this house being our last one till the Assisted Living home!! 

But, you just never know!

 For many of those house moves, we have had to move twice

into a rental until the house was built.

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Flowers, Fruit, and Veggies – Floral Friday

Hello Dear Readers! It’s another great day as today is the 3rd Friday of the month

and that means it is Floral Friday!

Today I am joining my wonderful Floral Friday friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam

to present our floral creations incorporating fruit or veggies or both!

Their links and images are below so that you can visit them 

and receive more amazing floral inspiration!

My inspiration for my flower arrangement today was Peonies.

I was thrilled to obtain some this late in the season and could not wait

to create an arrangement with them being the star.

 Welcome to our Flowers, Fruit and Veggies – Floral Friday!

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French Vintage Decor & DIY Book and A Giveaway

You are in for a treat today as I am so happy to tell you about a most beautiful new book

by the fabulously talented Jamie Lundstrom, creator of So Much Better With Age blog.

If you know Jamie, you would know about her love for all things French.

Her beautiful French Country home is truly a reflection of her creative talents.

Jamie’s book has been released just recently and already,

“French Vintage Decor, Easy Elegant DIY Projects for Any Home”,

is the #1 Bestseller on Amazon

in the Do It Yourself Home Improvement category. Congrats to Jamie!

So enjoy a sneak peek of a French Vintage Decor & DIY Book & A Giveaway I have for you!

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Patriotic Fridays with Tree Classics

Yesterday, I gave you a sneak peek of what I have been working on this week.

It’s a Patriotic themed white Christmas tree.

I am partnering with Tree Classics to bring you the Patriotic Fridays with Tree Classics Blog Hop.

This Blog Hop features a white Christmas tree that we have decorated

in a patriotic theme, inspired by the bravery of our beloved soldiers.

Soldiers who fought, and those making the ultimate sacrifice,

to defend and fight to preserve our precious freedoms

that we hold dear in this great Country of ours.

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This Week’s Happenings and a Fun Announcement

Today is all about this week’s happenings and a fun announcement.

Fun Announcement? Well you shall see at the end of the post.

So this week as far as the house is concerned was all about the Home Inspection.

Now that definitely is not the fun announcement.

In order to stay ahead of my posts, which I seldom do . . .

I was creating my floral creation for the next Floral Friday

which will be on June 15th (the third Friday of the month).

For me, it was all about Peonies and more.

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Flowers and Music for Floral Friday

Happy Friday Dear Readers!

It’s a wonderful Friday as it is the first Friday of the month

which means it’s Floral Friday! I am joining the Floral Friday team,

three of my very lovely and talented friends,

Lidy, Mary, and Pam to bring you some beautiful flower inspiration.

Today our theme is Flowers in a Box.

Join me for my Flowers and Music for Floral Friday.

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Summertime Blues

It seems as though when we celebrate Memorial Day,

honoring our servicemen who have sacrificed their lives for the great freedoms

we enjoy and are blessed with in this Country, it also kicks off an unofficial welcome

to Summer . . . being that the official start of Summer is June 21st.

Today, I am kicking off Summer with some very talented fellow bloggers

featuring our favorite Summer Colors. Colors that say Summer to us.

A Summer Colors Tour, hosted by the lovely and talented Jennifer, of Town and Country Living.

When I think of summer colors, I tend to be drawn to the cool shades of blue,

the Summertime Blues . . . with pops of another favorite color, yellow.

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Decisions, Decisions, on House Plans

I said the other day that I do not want to get ahead of this house sale.

However, our builder is saying that if I want to get this process started

without further delays and spending less time in a temporary living situation,

I need to be making Decisions, Decisions on House Plans.

He knows me too well . . . after making 5,335 changes to the plan

during our last home we built.  Thank goodness he does not charge for changes,

unless I change materials . . . he just gives me “the look” but a friendly sort of look!

Now who could get mad at me?!!!! . . . . When I say, pleeeeese!

So these past few days I have been tweaking a plan that we have been working on for a while

but  JUST IN CASE . . . looking at a few more options.

This plan is by: Architectural Designs.

No plan name, just a number.

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My Garage Created by a Master Organizer

Hello Dear Readers.

I did not want to say anything, so I would not “jinx” things, but I will, so here goes:

We have a contract on our house . . . of course nothing is set in stone until the due diligence

is complete.  I must say that it is truly soooo bittersweet.  My hubby always says,

once we get the house to where we want it (well that is sorta not true)

we sell and build another one!

He is going to miss his garage . . . my highest viewed post! . . . go figure.

So today, we shall re-visit the area that he will truly miss but has plans on the new one!

My Garage by a Master Organizer.

Master organizer, yes, that’s him . . . my hubby.

Someone who is precise in every way.

He even folds his clothes before putting them in the hamper.

He states that folding them keeps the hamper neat and you can put more clothes in it that way. 

Me organize? . . . no need to as I have a resident organizer.

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Ralph Lauren Inspired Floral Arrangement

Happy Friday Dear Readers!

It’s a great Friday as it is the third Friday of the month which means it is Floral Friday!

I am so happy to be joining Lidy, Mary and Pam, my beautiful Floral Friday friends

to bring you some amazing red, white and blue floral inspiration.

Today, my theme is not only red, white and blue,

it is a Ralph Lauren inspired floral arrangement,

using my Ralph Lauren Mandarin Blue pieces.

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