Moving Update and It’s Not Pretty

I am here to say hello  for just a few minutes

to give you a moving update an it’s not pretty!

I took a few pics with my iPhone as my camera is in a box!

Did I tell you that we waited too long to book the movers

and all we could get was 4 hours, when we really need 4 days!!

So we are renting a U-Haul two days here, two days there

when we can gather friends and family to help us out ….

We are taking things over to the Berry Patch House

via van, car, my son’s truck and U-Haul…and then the professional moving company

will be here Thursday to move the super heavy pieces of furniture….

and exercise equipment.

In the meantime, I use things like these baskets to tote things over to the house…

I have packed hundred of boxes and totes.

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Ironstone Pitchers of Summer – Floral Friday

Hello Dear Readers.

Welcome to another fabulous Floral Friday,

when I join my sweet Floral Friday friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam

to present fantastic floral inspiration for you to enjoy!

The links to these fabulous ladies’ floral creations are below their image

at the bottom of this post.

Hope you all had a most wonderful Independence Day . . . 

I am up to my elbows and beyond in moving and packing, so today I am

presenting one of my most favorite floral vignettes that I had presented to you

years ago for my Ironstone Pitchers of Summer – Floral Friday.

I believe it was George Bernard Shaw that said,

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery,

it is the sincerest form of learning.”

And that is what I did today . . . learn . . . from some of the best.

I did it again . . . I took a magazine cover 

of one of my most favorite magazines and I tweaked it for a summer vignette.

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Happy 4th and We Have Some Winners!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

I am here to say Happy 4th and we have some winners!!!

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What Would You Do and a Reminder

We met with our builder today.

Spent much time tweaking the plans and trying to figure out

how to make the other bathrooms larger.

I am so used to very spacious bathrooms. All of my bathrooms have enough space

for a chair and a piece of furniture! But alas, I have to remember I am downsizing!!!

I wanted each bedroom to have it’s own bathroom, but that means smaller bathrooms,

with the exception of the master bathroom.

I can have separate bathrooms with each having  one sink, not two as they are here.

OR, I can combine the bathrooms to make one large one, and the two bedrooms

would have to share!

So….what would you do? …. and please read down to the bottom of the post for a Reminder

of a great giveaway!.

Below is the Master Bathroom….

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This Week’s Happenings

This week’s happenings have been a whole lot of packing and moving.

I am sure you are not surprised!

Yesterday was our Anniversary.

I was surprised with a beautiful bouquet of flowers

that my hubby managed to sneak in without my knowledge

and surprised me with them when I walked into the kitchen early in the morning.

I posted it on Instagram/Housepitality Designs

We are two crazy people trying to move our things into the rental house

that going forward I shall call the Berry Patch House.

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Tree Classics Patriotic Friday Giveaways

Just as I promised,

I am giving you the DETAILS of the Tree Classics Patriotic Friday Giveaways today.

In my Tree Classics Patriotic Friday tree post:

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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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