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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

*Late Summer Vignettes*


Hello everyone,
Wow! What a summer...I've been entertaining family and traveling to visit family for the past couple of weeks. The blogging break was very unplanned. But, I'm back in the swing of things again.
The weather outside tells me that fall is in the air. I love fall.
The heat subsides and the trees turn a beautiful burnt orange. I think the light is different too.
I've had my living room mantel and tables decorated the same for the last three months. Next week I'm going to start bringing in the fall colors and give the living room a fallish look.  I've enjoyed this busy summer, but it's time to get back to my blogging routine.
My daughter bought the cute wheel barrow for my birthday last June. I love to have it decorated for different seasons. HERE
The french bucket is full of white roses and my little birds are chirping away on their little branch under the summer bush.
' White Crystalline Rose'
I have a beach theme on my tea cart coffee table. I used the cloche with the sea shells in this tablescape HERE
I have a huge cloche and enjoy putting interesting seasonal objects in it during the year.  The sea treasures are sitting on blue sea glass in the big cloche. The pillow on the sofa has a iron-on-transfer shell. The pillow cover fabric is acetate fabric and it was difficult to heat the transfer before it started to melt the fabric on my iron... A lesson to know for other iron on projects.


"Green is in" I love the color of green. During the summer I like to keep a simple and stylish look to my mantel. I love my new boxwood wreath I purchased after Christmas. HERE and this June I found the boxwood toperiary pots. Instant Love♥  I'm a happy girl to find out the 25 year old solid brass candlestick holders are back in fashion.  

Using my cloche to hold artificial limes finished my summer mantel. A satin ribbon on the boxwood wreath and on the large cloche. 
Our flat screen television is always a challenge to find decor to cover the wires. I found this brass bucket and potpourri at my favorite thrift shop. The old books and brass accessories are my answer to summer decorating for our entertainment center.



A bonus today is a wall in the living room I haven't shared before on my blog. As you've seen in our vacation photos HERE We have six granddaughters. When the girls were age 7 and 5 years of age I had their portraits taken. The girls in the top portrait are now 23 and 20 years old.  The girls in the portrait on the left are now 14 and 12 years old.  And the girls in the portrait on the right are now 14 and 11 years old...
Every night while I'm sitting in front of the television and blogging (or playing Candy Crush) I look over to my wall of girls.
Hope you've found some ideas for Summer decorating.
See you soon!
Joyously,
Betty
Linking:
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden
From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursdays
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Vacation Fun~Houseboat



Hello everyone,
I'm back from vacation with my family. We had a great time. Playing and laughing almost every minute. 
Our week vacation started at 'Water Works' with sun, water and beautiful girls. Have you ever seen the license plate holder with the saying... My grandchildren are cuter than yours? Well I have six girls and I think they're pretty cute. 
My son 
Thursday afternoon we boarded our Houseboat. 
Working, Working, Working... Loading the houseboat and launching two ski boats with the lake level 130 feet below the rim of the face of the Dam was a little interesting.
My daughter's friend brought chaise lounges to put on the top of the dog house for star gazing. LOL. He's so sweet.
We brought great food and lots of water toys
The work's done, now it's time to rest a bit. Then it was time to play...
Pumping up the water toys was easy with a mini air compressor. Yes! We brought an air compressor. 
The girls are ready to use the slide.  A little water on the slide and down they go~
They're ready to get into the boats and ready to hit the water. 
Up on double water skis. 
Yay!!!
Up we go...Another girl on double skis.
Son and granddaughter watching the action and getting cool.
The girls are rocking on those double skis.
Having a boat ride. 
My daughter watching the girls ski, while a granddaughter is driving the ski boat. 
Inside the houseboat. 
Laughing, cooking, driving the houseboat and reading...
Shasta Dam
Back out in the water on a knee board.
Kneel Boarding is a favorite.
Saturday my two older granddaughters arrived for some water fun.
Granddaughter and friend.
This granddaughter loves to float on her ski vest with her 'The Fault in our Stars' sunglasses.
"Me" 
Party's over. 
2014 vacation matching bandana headbands.
The Last Good Bye. 
We had so much fun singing 
'Let's go to the mall'

The girls have a dance routine for this song and they danced in the water, they danced on the deck and got a standing ovation from another houseboat across the lake and they danced on the walkway to the slide. 
I laughed and laughed until my tummy hurt. 
Hope you play the video it's great.
Our houseboat for the weekend.
Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner. 
I'm off on another trip this weekend. See you next week.
I'm linking to:
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home




Sunday, July 20, 2014

Vacation Time


Hello everyone,
I will be on vacation this week.
Our family is going on a houseboat trip and I will laughing and loving my children, granddaughters, family and friends.
See you next week.
Joyously,
Betty 
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop!
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sharing My 54th Wedding Anniversary


Hello everyone,
Today, July 17th 2014 I'm sharing my 54th Wedding Anniversary with you.
My Sweetheart was 18 years old and I was 19 years old. We were married on Sunday at two o'clock in the afternoon in Santa Clara, California. 
Today, Sweetheart played golf and I took these photos to share with you and place on my pinterest memory board. 
Tonight we went to the Outback restaurant for dinner.
~KISS~ 
(Keep it simple Sweetie)
Yesterday I bought two cupcakes for dessert tonight.
Tiramisu 
The beautiful bouquet is from my garden. 
"Secret" 
Check out 53rd52nd, 51st, 50th.
One more year of bliss!
Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner
Joyously,
Betty 

I'm sharing @ the following parties. 

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