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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.

Random Saturday posts are all about the week and things I didn't share on my blog already. 

Like a trio of dogs I fell in love with, 
Christmas Wedding ideas, 
trash to treasure
 and the red, white and blue.

Random, I know-
 but such is my week over here sometimes.

Starting with that get-away.
With all that white sand, charming storybook houses and staying in the Carriage House Inn who brought breakfast in bed and wine in the evenings- well, it was definitely a nice getaway and I can hardly wait to go back again soon.  
Will share much more in a separate post.

#1. Flowers, a beach bag and toes in the sand

Yes, you know I had to do it again. 
I mean, the white sand of Carmel beach was calling to me. Plus I had a whole armful of flowers to choose from for the styling-so why not. I loaded up and wandered down to the beach and there you go.

#2. A trio of cuties

I met this trio while wandering around Carmel with my husband. 

They were just outside a coffee shop and were so full of character- I had to snap a few photos. This one is my favorite. I know I was boring them after snapping several
 but they were so cute to sit for me.

I know, it is June.
 It is 100 degrees out. 
It is not feeling Christmasy at all-because it is not Christmas time. 
 But you know me- I. Love. Christmas. 
And I am thrilled to be working with Balsam Hill as their blogger ambassador this year and so, 
I have been working on Christmas already and I am loving it. 
This week, I started out with  sharing a couple simple Christmas Wedding ideas. 

A simple, elegant table setting with garland and a look at a 
frosted tree decorated for a romantic wedding. 

You can find both of my posts over at the Balsam Hill Blog

What do you think? 
Is this trash- or is it treasure? 

My husband said trash- and I said let me see what I can do with it, of course.
You can find the After and How-To 

Can you even believe that the 4th of July is next week?
Seriously. Next. Week. 
Where in the world has the time gone this month?

I shared some easy, colorful entertaining ideas over on the HomeGoods blogs last week~ 
and this delicious cake was one of them. 

That is about it for this weeks random edition and happenings around town and the net.
See you tomorrow morning  with something French inspired
and coming your way next week- 
I have something super exciting to share that involves an outdoor party
 and getting the look and a month long event!
Stay tuned!

Happy Saturday everyone!

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  1. You did a remarkable job on this trash-to-treasure! It is gorgeous now - and you saved the landfills yet another piece.
    Keep up the good work! I ♥ it!!!!

    Your Christmas Wedding pics/inspiration is gorgeous - going over to look at more closely.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I have that same stool waiting in the basement!! Am trying to figure out how to get a seat on it with out nailing it down......can't wait to see what you do........

  3. Love your posting - Carmel is one of my very favorite places as well! Thank you!

  4. Hi Courtney, your beach styled photos are beautiful, we just returned from Destin, Florida and enjoyed the white sand too! The dogs are super cute and such pretty wedding ideas for Christmas. I vote treasure for the bench!
    Have a great rest of your weekend,

  5. Oh...brings back memories of the warm Florida beaches. Lovely pictures. I know you are loving it! :)

    Jane x

  6. Love the beach pic and that sand is really very white. No wonder you wanted to stay longer. I say that table base is definitely treasure