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.  

Thursday, December 31, 2015

~2015 in Review~


2015 was a good year for my family with wonderful memories. I'm still striving for simplicity in both my life and home and look forward to working toward that in the New Year!  Enjoy!  xoxo K. 

I added a little bit of color into my normally neutral palette with some touches of blue in the living room with an old door, pillows and this primitive blue cupboard filled with blue glass.

Some green was added to the laundry room.


I'm always happy when the first shrub to bloom produces these wonderful camelias. 

The kitchen got a couple updates to give it a farmhouse feel.  

It's always a happy day when I can cut some lilac blooms to bring indoors to enjoy♥

I have two different varieties and this darker purple looked and smelled wonderful next to my bed. 

Snowball viburnum are another Spring favorite.... 

and having fresh herbs in the kitchen to easily use for cooking is a joy!  

Peonies are such a dreamy, delicate flower......

along with old fashioned climbing roses!

Next come hydrangeas.  

I think you all know how much I love being outside and gardening and we had such a beautiful, warm and sunny Summer. 

The last of the blooms faded.....

and the leaves started to turn colors.

We had an abundance of ripe juicy apples this year as well and the nice warm weather lasted throughout Fall.

A few pumpkins and some berries came inside during October....


and we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with my parents.

Then the weather turned cold(and quite wet and blustery) and as always I enjoyed adding fresh greens for the Holidays.

Christmas came and went.....

and tomorrow is the start of new beginnings.

I've decided to cut back on social media and am taking a break from blogging this year.  We'll see how I feel if it is indefinitely or just a short break, but I am planning on still posting on Instagram which seems to be less time consuming and more personal for me right now.

Thanks to everyone who follows along and wishing you all much happiness in 2016.  Happy New Year!