Tuesday, July 5, 2016

~Simple Cleaning~


I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend.  It's back to reality around here and my home is in need of some cleaning with all the activity of the kids being home all Summer.

Do you ever come across cleaning products that you love and want to share it with everyone.  I had been hearing about Murchison-Hume and once I tried their products, I was hooked!

Not only are they great, there are many different products to choose from and they come in these lovely brown bottles so you don't even have to hide them underneath the sink.  I love the grapefruit scent and Murchison-Hume is graciously offering 20% off their products to my readers.  Just hop on over to their website and add the code "Charm20" to your order.  

On another note, I've really been enjoying working outside in my garden lately and am missing all the peonies I had this year.  My hydrangeas are starting to bloom though and I love this stage when they first start out.  It's always fun to watch them change color as Summer goes on. 



I also recently came across an amazing website Vivi et Margot Charlotte has some amazing French products.  I started a new collection of French cheese molds and this one is from her store.  Love it for both holding soap or on this shelf in my bathroom where this air plant fits perfectly inside. I highly recommend stopping by and browsing all of her wonderful items. 

Enjoy your week!

Friday, May 20, 2016

~White Blooms~


White blooms will always be my favorite, especially in Spring.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I love how these Snowball Viburnum blooms start out with a hint of chartreuse green to them......   

......and then after a couple weeks turn all white.

This vintage galvanized sink is perfect for filling buckets with water and then arranging the blooms.

One of my favorite plants in Spring is "Saxifraga Touran Limegreen"with it's green foliage and tiny white flowers.

I like to enjoy the added greenery inside among my ironstone and enamelware for a while before I plant them in pots and urns out on my porch.

These white camelias are one of the first bushes in my yard to bloom and always a welcome sight after the cold Winter months.  

My Bridal Veil Spirea bushes are just gorgeous when all in bloom and all the green foliage is perfect to add as filler in bouquets throughout the Summer.

And here is one area where the snowball blooms from the sink ended up.


I hope you are all having a lovely week!

Monday, May 9, 2016

~Lilacs~


My lilacs are done blooming for the year, but I wanted to share a few photos with you to reminisce about how beautiful they were. Enjoy! xoxo K. 

Before I brought them into the house I wanted to take some photos of them inside this fishing basket attached to my vintage bicycle because I can imagine back in the day riding down a windy country road and coming across a lilac bush where you could cut a few branches to take home and enjoy.

My sister graciously gave me some of these beauties because her bushes bloom earlier than mine since we live at a higher elevation and I knew mine weren't going to have very many blooms this year for some reason:-(

The fragrance in my home was so intoxicating!

This variety of paler purple blooms came from my bush and were a lovely addition in my bathroom next to my claw foot tub.


I also added a couple bouquets of them on in the vintage loving cup trophies I have sitting on the nightstands on either side of my bed where their aroma helped lull me to sleep at night. 

Lilacs are such an old fashioned, timeless flower and I really do miss having them in my home to enjoy, but will patiently await them to bloom again next year:-)

Have a lovely week!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

~Spring~


After a four month break from blogging, I feel ready to start posting again.  Spring is a great time to start again where everything looks fresh and new, don't you think?

I've realized that I missed having this as my own journal and I can post as frequent as I like, so that being said, I won't let any pressure get to me and only post when I have something to share as time allows.  I appreciate those of you who have been asking where I was and all of you who follow along with me on my journey.  Enjoy!  xoxo K

After Winter all the blossoms on our fruit trees are a welcome sight like these from an apple tree and it's a joy to go outside and cut a few branches to bring indoors.

When the holidays were over we purchased a new chair(from Costco, of all places) for the living room and rearranged the sofas for a different look. It quickly became my favorite spot in the house!

These pear branches graced our kitchen for a while and they usually last longer than most flowers.

Thanks again for everyone who stuck with me during my much needed break and I look forward to catching up with you all again.  For more inspiration you can find me daily on Instagram.