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Y'all.....I have been sourcing like MF.  Three projects in a row.....2 smaller ones and then the "motherload" with House Beautiful!

I'm sick of the computer and searching for stuff.  Yeah....there I said it.

On the flip side....... ask me whats out there because I have become an expert :)  One store I have spent a lot of time in is World Market.  It's game on for them....

I was cruising on the net and saw this image....


And....recognized the 2 pillows in the back from WM.  Like I said.....

Anyway I actually used one of their daybeds in my Pinewood Forest showhouse....

The arms fold down flat which turns it into a bed.  I can't show you what I did to it yet but I think you get the picture!

Wish I had seen this one first.....oh well. 
Sherry maybe you had better do a better job of planning :)

Which is very similar to the image above!
So that got me going of course....

Starting with pillows.  Duh.

I mean "are you kidding me?"  Everyone of these are fabulous!

A few awesome throws!

And texture for days with these rugs....

I used the floor lamp below in my showhouse!

Coffee Tables.....
The one below is similar to the one in the first image I think....

And you saw how I used the one below in my Boulder Flip

Chairs that are working for me.....[during my phase]

But wait....

Did I mention that all furniture is 30% off right now?

This bookcase is basically perfect.

BOHO headboard....

And a live edge console table.

Again all furniture is 30% off!  Don't make me hit you over the head here.....these are deals!

This is just a sampling.....their kitchen accessories are some of the best!

OK....I wish I could hang with you all day and just ramble but "ain't nobody got time for that" go shopping.


Summer Time Relaxation at Ocean Song Cottage

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Hello everyone,

We have had lots of beautiful sunny days
albiet some pretty hot ones.
I am thankful that we could relax  at our
little Ocean Song Cottage where there is
always a breeze off the water.
I planted a fairy tale rose  by the cottage
so I can enjoy pretty bouquets all
summer with my tea.

They are so pretty with
a nice perfume as well.

Enjoying iced tea by the roses.

Of course, my Fairy Tale roses are not
the only roses to enjoy at the cottage,
these hardy  roses bloom in abundance in
early summer and then again in September
they put on a show again.
I have planted some hardy roses at the front
of the cottage that are just getting established.

Some days it is nice to enjoy
tea indoors by the window
where we can still enjoy the

The tides are always changeing.

We enjoy relaxing at the waters edge,
just admiring the beauty.

Tea with our sweet granddaughter who turns
thirteen the time flies!

                                     The evening sky is so pretty and of course
                                                 always changeing.

                                                 We got a new countertop delivered yesterday
                                                  so hopefully by the weekend they will be installed
                                                  and our little cottage will be pretty much complete!
                                                      I will take some pics to share soon of  the changes
                                                  we have made. It hasn't all been relaxing here but
                                                  fun to make it our own little dream cottage.
                                                       Now I am off with a book to enjoy  a little
                                                  more summer relaxation!
                                                                             Thanks for visiting,

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I forgot to tell you this....I am now down 16 lbs on my Weight Watchers journey!  I admit I had gotten frustrated and stopped weighing myself for a few weeks....stuck at 13 pounds.  

I was still at it....cheating every now and then in some social situations....but then last week I got the courage [I know that sounds stupid] [#issues] to step on the scale and was shocked!

Maybe those few cheat days jump started my metabolism....who knows....I'll take it!

What is really weird is that I can still wear all my clothes...they just fit me now!  Hee Haw

Anyway I'm not going to get cocky cause you know how that goes....takes 4 months to lose it and a week to gain it back!

I've got a little This and That for you today.  Even though I worked hard on my Pinewood Showhouse last week I can't really put gobs of pictures on here as it is getting photographed for Atlanta Magazine's Home coming out in the fall!

As I said..... I practically outfitted the whole space from World Market.  Sunday I was doing all my returns and they had restocked some new stuff!

I know everyone isn't into tribal but it sure is pretty and colorful!

Remember when Pier One had all the great baskets......WM had definitely taken the lead on that right?

And by the way....LOVING these organic dishes!

Returning things to HomeGoods....I saw these goodies!

I truly wanted this bench so badly....and it would have worked well in my showhouse...but the trick is to return and get the heck outta there without buying something new right?  #hardtodo

Since I am a true lover of anything rattan..... these caught my eye at Decades Antiques in Atlanta!

I picked this tile for a smitten with it's organic feel!

These bathrooms coming together for the HB project.....

Circa Lighting Sconce

Love the color of this house going up in Pinewood Forest.....

And my friends Jennifer Schoenberger and Lindsey Hene put this pretty combo together for their space!  What is better than animal, plaid and a little geometric all together! 

We are using this custom textile line from Abbot and Atlas at the HB showhouse!

And I bought these from J Crew.

Reading this!  So good.

I gotta tell ya.....I am pretty tired of schlepping bags of design related items out of the store, in my house.....out of my house and into the car....etc.

I've hit my limit.  Who knew I had one....guess I found out :)

Today is another day....and more deadlines so off I go!