by laura janning

Summer Sounds and Summer Tour Peek

May 30, 2015

Well, it's been approximately 204 hours and 16 mins since school got out for summer break....and no one has any broken  bones, needed to have stitches, had to get game time taken away or made me lose my sanity. I'd say we are off to a great start this summer.

Speaking of which, later next week I will be sharing my favorite summer hangout with you, during the Welcome Home Summer Tour sponsored by Balsam Hill. Get ready for some amazing summer inspiration from 23 other bloggers. And if you are like me and can't wait till then, here's a little sneak peek of my space and a short video that you can see here.

The summer is really about hanging outside with the family or entertaining friends. This summer I will be using these stemless etched wine glasses from Balsam Hill. You know the Pineapple sign is the epitome of the south, and it's only fitting to have it on the glasses.

So, until then, have an amazing weekend and I will see you back here next week. 

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Turn a Terra Cotta Saucer into a Cupcake Stand

May 28, 2015

Ready for this months challenge...... 

I wouldn't say that I am the most craftiest gal on the planet...not even close. 
But I try. 
And sometimes it's hard.
Cause I tend to over think.
And occasionally stress out.
Then reach for a cupcake...or two, who's counting. There small.
Then guilt sets in. sigh

Operation Project Pergola

May 27, 2015

I have been waiting for this day to finally get here after 12 years, so we can finally begin the first big project of the summer 2015. I am calling it Operation Project Pergola.  And when all is said and done, it should look like a lot like this when we are finished....less the weather vain and two sides and not attached to our home.

Actually the backyard is getting some serious love this summer with another biggie, a screened in porch. To a home that has several outdoor areas and mosquito's the size of a small dog, a screened in porch is huge.
But first things first. Pergola.

Right now after demo this weekend, the current state of the back deck looks like this.........

Weekly Wow's- Stunning family room, Kitchen, Patriotic DIY ideas, Home renovation

May 23, 2015

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! With the hustle and bustle of end of school year activities, I am looking forward to just chillin out for the long weekend. It's funny how the last 152 days of the school year just kind of snuck right up there, and then in the last couple of weeks...... elevated levels of chaos all around.
 Hubby took the week off to embark on our biggest outdoor project in a long time. I am anxious to share the plan, and our progress next week with you.

Amazing Family Room here

With Memorial Day a few days away, this wreath should get you in the patriotic spirit..... 

My Spinning Succulent Centerpiece

May 21, 2015

I love a good challenge... product.... price. Who doesn't? And when Decor Steal's contacted me about styling a mystery product, that they would be sending me and another blogging pal, that I love dearly, I said why not....We got this!

And so ....the Industrial Vintage hardware spinner arrived.