Friday, August 28, 2015

~Farmhouse Fresh~

It's Farmhouse Friday again and it's all about apples today.  Whether you're using them for decorating, baking or just plain eating them, I know they are one of my family's favorite fruit this time of year.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.  

My husband and our two girls and I took a little break last week and went up to Seattle for a couple days.  We stayed downtown and of coarse my favorite thing was to visit the Pike Place Market where I got this lovely bouquet. Their flowers are so amazing and very inexpensive.  Let's just say that if I lived close by I would be visiting often!!! 
I love the pop of green from the apples mixed with my brown and white transferware dishes. 
Who says apples have to be kept in the refrigerator?  I like to keep mine out to admire in either this wooden bowl or the enamel colander that sits on the counter. These dahlias are also from Pike Place Market in my favorite color....white!
I got the recipe for this apple dip from my sister-in-law years ago and it is one of my kids' favorites.  It's super easy with only three ingredients: 1 pkg.(8oz) cream cheese, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla.  Mix it all together, cut up some apples and enjoy!   
It is beginning to feel like Fall around here after an unusually warm and dry Summer.  The forecast is calling for rain and I'm hoping they are right. As much as I love sunny weather, we really need it to help stop some of the many fires in the PNW.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Please take  moment and visit all the other ladies to get even more apple inspiration:






Monday, August 24, 2015

~Hanging on Hooks~

Hello!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  I'm loving hooks lately and think I have some variety of them in every room in my house.  They are not only practical but can add a sense of elegance to any wall.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

This market bag filled with these lovely limelight hydrangeas would look good hanging anywhere, don't you think? 

For some reason this is one of my favorite spots in my home with it's weathered bench, rustic box for shoe storage, the numbered hooks and clock that I found at World Market a couple years ago. You can see this area from the kitchen and is the last thing I see as I head outside to get into my's the simple things in life.♥ 

Summer vacation is almost coming to an end and I'll be taking my girls for High School Registration in the morning, but I'm hoping to grab this market bag and head out to a few more Farmer's Markets before the season is over.

Have a lovely week!

Friday, August 14, 2015

~Coastal Touches~

Summer sure is flying by and it won't be long before I'll be decorating with Fall in mind and removing some of the simple coastal touches I've added to the living room.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

An old seascape leaning on a bowl full of glass floats sitting among weathered driftwood, a coral fan nestled in an old glass battery jar on the mantel and old blue glass bottles and jars added to the blue cupboard along with more glass floats and some coral are the few items added to this room during the Summer months.  Blue glass just says Summer to me even though I will most likely keep some of it out through the rest of the year. 

I have been wanting to add some seascapes to my blue cupboard and finally found one on my previous visit with Tracie in a lovely store in Snohomish called Faded Elegance......thanks Tracie(since she is the one who spotted it for me)  Unfortunately, it was too tall for the shelves of the cupboard, but it found a temporary home here though and I'm still on the lookout for more.....because I really need another collection, right!!!!

Have a lovely weekend.  I'll be attending my nephew's wedding tomorrow♥

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

~A Pop of Color~

Having a neutral palette allows me to add pops of color throughout my home if I wish with pillows, pitchers and flowers.  Enjoy!  xoxo K. 

These Laceleaf Hydrangeas are the perfect shade of blue to add to this area of my living room accompanied by a new pillow that I picked up at Haystack Home.  A wonderful store in Kirkland, WA owned by Dawn at Great Findz where Tracie from Fishtail Cottage took me when I was visiting her earlier this Summer.  

I love the beautiful striped ticking fabric which looks lovely with this vintage enamel pitcher.

Some of my favorite reads this Summer stacked on a chippy white stool for easy access.

Stop back by later this week where I'll be sharing some more of my living room with a few coastal touches for Summer along with another find from my trip.

You still have a few days left to download the bHome app, add me to your favorites and be eligible to win a lovely French rosary in a giveaway I'm having.  Enjoy your week! 

Friday, August 7, 2015

~Join me at bHome~

I am excited to be joining bHome.  It's an app where you can "Open the door to a community passionate about all things home"

This wonderful app was created by Kelly at My Soulful Home and I think you are going to like it just as much as I do!    

It's a wonderful place to follow some of your favorite bloggers and magazines to get inspired to decorate your home, get out and plant in your garden, bake something wonderful and create. 

I hope you will "add me to your favorites" and if you do you will be eligible to win this French Mother of Pearl rosary in a giveaway I'm having for one lucky follower.

So if you haven't already, download the app today.  It's easy and free.
I can't wait to see you over at bHome.

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

~Hydrangea Heaven~

I'm hoping my summer is going to be slowing down now that it's almost August.  Things have just been so busy around here and I'd love to enjoy some lazy days of Summer before it's over!

I finally had some time to pick up my camera again, just in time for these beauties to be blooming. Enjoy! xoxo K

Hydrangeas are one of my favorites growing in the garden right now.  I don't have that many different varieties but might be planting more if I can find a good shady area to put them.  
I cut these a little earlier than I normally would due to the excessive heat we've been having this Summer  which is making them wilt. 

My office got a little facelift with these pretty blooms in a vintage green glass bottle.

I hope you are enjoying your Summer!