Feeling the Summertime Blues

One of my favorite oldie goldies is the rockabilly hit, Summertime Blues, a silly little diddy in which a teenage boy complains about his summer job. A line in the song claims there “ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.”  Well, I’m feeling the summertime blues in a different way, and I don’t need a cure. I caught the blues while visiting Home Goods’ table linens department shopping for a tablecloth for our new picnic table. All it took was one look at the gorgeous blue and white ikat patterned table linens and I was in love. I knew I wanted to bring this look to my dining room so I purchased a runner and some napkins. Continue reading

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A Star-Spangled Picnic

On Sunday, we finally christened our new picnic area, a feat which we’ve been trying to accomplish since Memorial Day weekend. That’s when we placed the tables and benches under the shelter. Since then, every picnic we’ve planned had been rained out. This summer has been a wet one in western North Carolina. I am not complaining, because last summer and fall we experienced extreme drought and, as a result, massive forest fires occurred throughout western North Carolina. But, this summer’s frequent rain has put a real damper on our outdoor dining and parties.

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Early Spring Decor

Spring is in the air! As the weather warms and nature is reawakening all around Our MT Nest, it’s time to bring touches of spring inside. My early spring decor features eggs, bunnies, birds, and blossoms. Continue reading

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Easy DIY Easter Decor and A Vignette

Do you love the Dollar Spot area at Target as much as I do? Each time I visit a Target, I make it a point to see what interesting seasonal treasures I can find in that area. On a recent trip, I came across a cute little masonite bunny and a few other spring-themed items. One of the flat sides of the bunny was scratched and the other side had a price sticker that was extremely difficult to remove. Once the sticker was removed, a stained area was left as a result of the price sticker glue.

I wasn’t concerned about the damage because I had a plan that would conceal the damage anyway.  Continue reading

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Welcome Little One! and A Treasured Heirloom

ceI have Very Exciting News to share! We recently welcomed a brand new family member. Our newest precious grandson was born earlier this month. Of course, the entire family is over-the-moon in love with the adorable baby boy and we are so happy for his proud parents, Brown-eyed Girl and her Handsome Hubby.  We are truly blessed! Babies are such amazing miracles! (And, of course, so much work for the new parents.) Please send positive thoughts and affirmations to the new Mommy and Daddy during these joyous, but challenging first weeks.

Our family has a very special heirloom that has become part of welcoming each new baby into our family. Continue reading

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