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Summer Garden Party Event


An evening under the stars
a nap in a flower covered hammock
and maybe getting cozy next to a rock fireplace to roast marshmallows.
Of course lazy days, and late nights and sleeping in all go with Summer too.
And another favorite? Entertaining.

Outdoor Entertaining Event with Joss & Main

Those lazy days in the hammock. Late nights under the stars. Fresh air and sunshine filled days.
Everyday dinners and special entertaining outdoors. 
Summer~ I love you.

French Country Cottage, Hammock, Outdoor living

Outdoor living  is a big part of our lifestyle here and one of my favorite things is 
hosting get togethers with friends and family.

This Summer,  
I had a little help from my friends at Joss & Main who asked me 
to host an inspired summer garden party to share with you.

French Market Basket

A tisket, a tasket

what is not to love about
a French market basket?

Weekend View

Happy weekend everyone.

Sometimes the weekend just can't get here fast enough and other times,
 the week was kind of like a weekend and you would love to make it last just a bit longer.

I spent a few days in Carmel by the Sea working and playing this week
and I am pretty sure I could have stayed another week without even thinking about it.

Simple Summer Mantel

Earlier this week, I sat with my toes in the sand,
the sea breeze in my hair
and a beach bag filled with flowers by my side.

Feathered Nest Friday

Welcome to Feathered Nest Friday!

I hope your week has been going well! It has been a busy but fun one over here- with spending a couple of days in Carmel- will share more soon!

Here's what I shared this week~

Summer Bedroom Details in the cottage

In the Cottage~ Summer Bedroom Details

Ahh summer...
Summer means long lazy days,
 late nights under the stars
toes in the warm sand at the beach
fresh air 
loads of sunshine 

and an abundance of blooms.

Fresh Pasta Primavera

I have a little confession to make.

Saturday Musings

Happy Saturday everyone.

Can you believe it is already the weekend?
Where did the week go?
It is already random Saturday time
and this week- it is all about something french blue... 
something to do with a wedding
 a little cottage style outdoors.

Summer Entertaining~ A Lavender Inspired Table

I am not usually a huge purple kind of girl
though I have been known to give my heart to a pretty bouquet of lilacs
soft floral fabrics
 or bundle of fresh lavender 
which pretty much gets me every time.

Feathered Nest Friday

Welcome to Feathered Nest Friday!
I hope your week has been going well- and guess what? It is almost the weekend! ;)
Here's what I shared this week~

Sunset Celebration Weekend

Last weekend, I spent a few fun filled and inspiring days
gathering inspirations for home & garden,
playing tourist

and simply being inspired by all the beauty
at the Sunset Celebration Weekend.

Summer Home Tour

Summer means warm sunshine filled days
and evenings under the stars.

Abundant sunshine 
windows open all night long
lovable, long, lazy days at the beach.

It is pretty safe to say that 
I love Summer.

Vintage French Ticking Curtains

Did I ever tell you the story about my first major car crush?

It was on that little car that traveled with me from the Bay Area up to Tahoe, 
down to LA, to the beach into SF and back again.
  It sputtered to a start every morning
 and made a cute little ticking sound when it ran

The Weekend

Cheers to the weekend.

It has been a busy week over here.
 I have been working on styling and photographing several areas of the house for a Summer Tour coming your way next week. Stay tuned for more there.

Feathered Nest Friday

Welcome to Feathered Nest Friday!

I hope your week has been going well.

Tiburon & behind the scenes

Ahhh Tiburon... you are so pretty.

I enjoyed spending a couple of days in Tiburon a few weeks ago. 

The fresh sea air, the charm, the seaside restaurants
 it was so much fun.

Enter at your own risk

Do you know what I have in the glovebox in my car?
I have the usual things. 
Maps, my car handbook, the paperwork for the insurance company
and probably a random granola bar or something along those lines.

But you might also find latex gloves and flashlight.
Because there was this time I found myself at an antique sale in
and old abandoned building 
that had a warning sign at the door that said

 'Enter at your own risk' 

Weekend view

Happy weekend everyone.

I hope your week has been good 
and you are ready for a little fun or relaxing this weekend. 
It is hard to believe we are already into June!

Friday Crush~ Going Coastal

Sand in between your toes
the sea breeze in your hair

a little salt spray in the air
 and warm sunshine.

I pretty much love the ocean.

Feathered Nest Friday

Happy almost weekend everyone!

I hope your week has been going well! It has been a busy one over here!

Here's what I shared this week~

A story about the first time I fell  for something

The first time I fell in love

Have I ever told you about the first time I fell in love?

Okay... maybe more like one of  the first times I fell for something?

 I remember it like it was yesterday.

Soap & larkspur

Did you see my post yesterday about falling for pretty?

larkspur, french cottage, mantel

I have a confession bright and early this Monday morning.
I might also be the kind of person who buys...