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I’ll just leave this photo right here and let you soak in all the fresh and fabulous blue and white vibes.
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Then I’d ask ....what if this amazing blue color showed up on the window frames in my basement?
💙💙💙💙 Would you cheer or say I’d lost my decor mind?
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Honestly, I just love it, but that doesn’t mean it is right for my transitional decor. That’s the thing about loving all the color and all the decor styles... sometimes your eyes will lead you astray. 😱😱 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️
Does this ever happen to you? 🤔🤔
Well, this is exactly why the basement remodel is going slow and easy. It was thrust on us when we least expected and totally blew up my renovation calendar. This is when I find my wandering eyes are the most dangerous....When decisions have to be made on the fly. 💙💙. And so patience, please come. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
And add to patience... a little help from my friends. 😘😘😘
📷Brittany Ambridge in Domino
I’ll just leave this photo right here and let you soak in all the fresh and fabulous blue and white vibes. 💙💙💙 Then I’d ask ....what if this amazing blue color showed up on the window frames in my basement? 💙💙💙💙 Would you cheer or say I’d lost my decor mind? 🙄🙄🙄 Honestly, I just love it, but that doesn’t mean it is right for my transitional decor. That’s the thing about loving all the color and all the decor styles... sometimes your eyes will lead you astray. 😱😱 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ Does this ever happen to you? 🤔🤔 Well, this is exactly why the basement remodel is going slow and easy. It was thrust on us when we least expected and totally blew up my renovation calendar. This is when I find my wandering eyes are the most dangerous....When decisions have to be made on the fly. 💙💙. And so patience, please come. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 And add to patience... a little help from my friends. 😘😘😘 📷Brittany Ambridge in Domino
Hello blue and white perfection, compliments of Santorini (Greece). ....
Earlier this year, the AC went crazy and water soaked the finished part of my basement. When asked about the look for the remodel, my mind’s eye immediately went to “light and airy.”
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Today, this amazing photo by @Anna Koch Arian featured in @dominomag perfectly triggers the colors for the walls, sofa and ceiling.
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But friends, here’s the rub. With white walls and blue accessories, would you paint the ceiling gray... like the rock in the photo? ....
Yay?? Or nay?? ❤️❤️❤️
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Hello blue and white perfection, compliments of Santorini (Greece). .... Earlier this year, the AC went crazy and water soaked the finished part of my basement. When asked about the look for the remodel, my mind’s eye immediately went to “light and airy.” ..... Today, this amazing photo by @Anna Koch Arian featured in @dominomag perfectly triggers the colors for the walls, sofa and ceiling. ...... But friends, here’s the rub. With white walls and blue accessories, would you paint the ceiling gray... like the rock in the photo? .... Yay?? Or nay?? ❤️❤️❤️ .......
Happy Saturday!! I decided to play along with @kelleynan #knchristmasinjuly hashtag. Last year I had a Snowy Glam Winter Wonderland theme in the dining room. The neutrals worked out great with the existing decor. Remember the hot pink china hutch?? 😱😱
Right. Good time to use neutrals. 😉👏🏻👏🏻 ....
It’s not too early to Check out Kelly’s hashtag for some great ideas. After all, even though it might be 100 degrees where you live, Christmas is still just around the corner. ❤️❤️❤️😂😂😂😂
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Wishing you a super fun day! 
#treeclassics #treeclassicschristmas #christmasinjuly
Happy Saturday!! I decided to play along with @kelleynan #knchristmasinjuly  hashtag. Last year I had a Snowy Glam Winter Wonderland theme in the dining room. The neutrals worked out great with the existing decor. Remember the hot pink china hutch?? 😱😱 Right. Good time to use neutrals. 😉👏🏻👏🏻 .... It’s not too early to Check out Kelly’s hashtag for some great ideas. After all, even though it might be 100 degrees where you live, Christmas is still just around the corner. ❤️❤️❤️😂😂😂😂 ..... Wishing you a super fun day! #treeclassics  #treeclassicschristmas  #christmasinjuly 
It’s been a wild and crazy June. How crazy, you ask? 😱😱
The AC people...while trying to unplug a clogged condensate tube... did $20,000 damage to my home. 🤦🏻‍♀️😭
So now I’m planning an emergency basement makeover. And as I was scanning for ideas, this beauty popped up! Of course.. I immediately had all the ❤️ eyes.
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I tried to track the source cuz I’d love to see the entire space and see the source list, but only find “summer-Thornton-Lonny-pagoda-gold-lantern” on the photo. 😭😭 if you know who owns this beautiful room, please oh please let me know. I think I’d like to copy it... or at least use it as inspiration. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 In the meantime, any and all man cave/theater room and bathroom ideas are most kindly welcome! 💕💕💕 Happy Friday friends! Make it a beautiful day!
It’s been a wild and crazy June. How crazy, you ask? 😱😱 The AC people...while trying to unplug a clogged condensate tube... did $20,000 damage to my home. 🤦🏻‍♀️😭 So now I’m planning an emergency basement makeover. And as I was scanning for ideas, this beauty popped up! Of course.. I immediately had all the ❤️ eyes. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I tried to track the source cuz I’d love to see the entire space and see the source list, but only find “summer-Thornton-Lonny-pagoda-gold-lantern” on the photo. 😭😭 if you know who owns this beautiful room, please oh please let me know. I think I’d like to copy it... or at least use it as inspiration. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 In the meantime, any and all man cave/theater room and bathroom ideas are most kindly welcome! 💕💕💕 Happy Friday friends! Make it a beautiful day!
Hello all and happy Tuesday! Say hey to my very sad looking front porch. Poor thing has been totally ignored this summer. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ #mybad 
But I’ve decided that I need to add some color to this South facing area. 🌺🌺 Who has an idea for me? What colors? What plants? ❤️❤️❤️
Lay’em on me. 🙌🏻🙌🏻❤️
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TIA 😘😘
Hello all and happy Tuesday! Say hey to my very sad looking front porch. Poor thing has been totally ignored this summer. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ #mybad  But I’ve decided that I need to add some color to this South facing area. 🌺🌺 Who has an idea for me? What colors? What plants? ❤️❤️❤️ Lay’em on me. 🙌🏻🙌🏻❤️ ❤️❤️❤️ TIA 😘😘
Jeopardy question. No joke..this really was on Jeopardy. ......
I’m in the only American city that still has an active one of these rolling down Main Street. Where am I? 💁🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♀️❤️
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Swipe to see this small town’s special feature. 🎉🎉❤️❤️ Nope it’s not the old-time barber shop. 😃
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Jeopardy question. No joke..this really was on Jeopardy. ...... I’m in the only American city that still has an active one of these rolling down Main Street. Where am I? 💁🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♀️❤️ ..... Swipe to see this small town’s special feature. 🎉🎉❤️❤️ Nope it’s not the old-time barber shop. 😃 .....
I drove all day to get to where my mom stays in the nursing home. I didn’t know what I’d find when I got there.  Haven’t seen her in about a month. But y’all, her face lit up when I came in her room and she still knows me. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
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I cried the last 10-15 miles in wondering if I’d finally face the day when my mom doesn’t know me anymore.. 😢😢
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But praise the Lord it’s not today. His grace is more than sufficient. His mercies never end.
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Alzheimer’s is a slow and very painful goodbye. Hug your loved ones extra tight tonight.
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I drove all day to get to where my mom stays in the nursing home. I didn’t know what I’d find when I got there. Haven’t seen her in about a month. But y’all, her face lit up when I came in her room and she still knows me. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 ..... I cried the last 10-15 miles in wondering if I’d finally face the day when my mom doesn’t know me anymore.. 😢😢 ..... But praise the Lord it’s not today. His grace is more than sufficient. His mercies never end. ...... Alzheimer’s is a slow and very painful goodbye. Hug your loved ones extra tight tonight. .... ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
My goodness, if Baked Alaska was a room.... it would be this.💁🏻‍♀️
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A crisp white canvas wrapped around perfectly placed color pops.
Delicious.💕💕
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Would love to give the designer and photographer a shout out. If you know them, please leave a message and I’ll edit this post .. ..
My goodness, if Baked Alaska was a room.... it would be this.💁🏻‍♀️ ....... A crisp white canvas wrapped around perfectly placed color pops. Delicious.💕💕 ..... Would love to give the designer and photographer a shout out. If you know them, please leave a message and I’ll edit this post .. ..
Look who’s finally making an appearance. 💃🏻💃🏻Happy dance💃🏻💃🏻 After my peony had zero blooms this year, all my hopes turned to the hydrangeas. 🌺🌺🌺
I think the low/late blooming is a combo of too little light and too much water. 😩😩 #rainraingoaway .....
Some years, we’ve had late frosts that froze the buds, but not this year.
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I hope you will stay tuned. #greenthumb #blackthumb .....
The trees will be getting their limbs thinned and the beds some soil/drainage management. I’m happy to show you how.
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Flowers are made to bloom... just like kitties purr and dogs bark. When they don’t bloom... it’s all about conditions.
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I just love these sweet creations.. ...don’t you?
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thank you Lord. 🙏🏻🙏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Look who’s finally making an appearance. 💃🏻💃🏻Happy dance💃🏻💃🏻 After my peony had zero blooms this year, all my hopes turned to the hydrangeas. 🌺🌺🌺 I think the low/late blooming is a combo of too little light and too much water. 😩😩 #rainraingoaway  ..... Some years, we’ve had late frosts that froze the buds, but not this year. .... I hope you will stay tuned. #greenthumb  #blackthumb  ..... The trees will be getting their limbs thinned and the beds some soil/drainage management. I’m happy to show you how. .... Flowers are made to bloom... just like kitties purr and dogs bark. When they don’t bloom... it’s all about conditions. ..... I just love these sweet creations.. ...don’t you? .... thank you Lord. 🙏🏻🙏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Rowdy weather has the Hubs grounded in Dallas and the boy languishing in traffic. Oh the little vicissitudes of Friday. 😢
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Hey boys.... while you’re waiting.... houze about counting your blessings? 💁🏻‍♀️
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Nothing makes better use of stranded time than lifting up a grateful heart. ❤️❤️
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#messagefrommom 
#thistooshallpass #inallyourwaysacknowledgehim
Rowdy weather has the Hubs grounded in Dallas and the boy languishing in traffic. Oh the little vicissitudes of Friday. 😢 ....... Hey boys.... while you’re waiting.... houze about counting your blessings? 💁🏻‍♀️ ...... Nothing makes better use of stranded time than lifting up a grateful heart. ❤️❤️ ...... #messagefrommom  #thistooshallpass  #inallyourwaysacknowledgehim 
Waaaa... It’s been raining like crazy around here! So much so that it’s hard to get outdoor projects completed. But yesterday, somebody asked about how I refinished my swing despite all the damp. .....
I simply replied, “It wore a raincoat 💁🏻‍♀️.”
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No joke. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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No sooner had I applied the paint that we had another downpour. Yes. Another year, but the exact. Same. Scenario. 💁🏻‍♀️
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Thank goodness the swing was protected by a @homerightps shelter.
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You can read the story about that wild afternoon here...
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https://thechelseaproject.com/day-swing-wore-raincoat/
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The Day My Swing Wore A Raincoat
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Waaaa... It’s been raining like crazy around here! So much so that it’s hard to get outdoor projects completed. But yesterday, somebody asked about how I refinished my swing despite all the damp. ..... I simply replied, “It wore a raincoat 💁🏻‍♀️.” ..... No joke. 🤷🏻‍♀️ ..... No sooner had I applied the paint that we had another downpour. Yes. Another year, but the exact. Same. Scenario. 💁🏻‍♀️ ..... Thank goodness the swing was protected by a @homerightps shelter. ..... You can read the story about that wild afternoon here... .. https://thechelseaproject.com/day-swing-wore-raincoat/ .... The Day My Swing Wore A Raincoat ....
Yesterday, I did a brave thing. It may not seem brave to everyone, but it was a big step for me. .....
A year ago in January, my BFF of nearly 40 years died of breast cancer. It was so horrifying that a piece of me just froze.
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While she was with us, Margaret loved to have lunch at Jason’s Deli. ❤️ It was so funny. I always let her pick and she nearly always picked good old @jasonsdeli . .....
For the past year, I couldn’t bear the sight or even the thought of this place. It was just too painful to face.
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But yesterday, out of no where, I stopped. Not only did I stop, but it was the very one we always visited.
... And ...as I gazed at the empty chair across the table... I saw her lovely face.... and heard that joyous, infectious laugh. ..... It was kind of an amazing moment in time. ...
As I left the building, I heard in my spirit .. when God closes a door... somewhere He opens a window.
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So.. Here’s to you sweet Margaret... and to all of you sweet IG friends. Somewhere God has opened a window... and He’s quietly whispering.... time to move on. ❤️❤️ ......
Be brave, sweet friends. Be brave.
Face the empty chair.
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Then walk away in freedom... safe in the knowledge that it’s truly time to move on. ❤️❤️❤️
Yesterday, I did a brave thing. It may not seem brave to everyone, but it was a big step for me. ..... A year ago in January, my BFF of nearly 40 years died of breast cancer. It was so horrifying that a piece of me just froze. ..... While she was with us, Margaret loved to have lunch at Jason’s Deli. ❤️ It was so funny. I always let her pick and she nearly always picked good old @jasonsdeli . ..... For the past year, I couldn’t bear the sight or even the thought of this place. It was just too painful to face. .... But yesterday, out of no where, I stopped. Not only did I stop, but it was the very one we always visited. ... And ...as I gazed at the empty chair across the table... I saw her lovely face.... and heard that joyous, infectious laugh. ..... It was kind of an amazing moment in time. ... As I left the building, I heard in my spirit .. when God closes a door... somewhere He opens a window. .... So.. Here’s to you sweet Margaret... and to all of you sweet IG friends. Somewhere God has opened a window... and He’s quietly whispering.... time to move on. ❤️❤️ ...... Be brave, sweet friends. Be brave. Face the empty chair. ...... Then walk away in freedom... safe in the knowledge that it’s truly time to move on. ❤️❤️❤️
Got wood furniture living outdoors?  Last year, I wrote a post about how to paint and protect outdoor wood furniture and the post is still one of my most visited and most pinned. .....
This said in case you’ve got some furniture needing some DIY love.. pop over to the blog and read all about it.
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Oh... and as an update and a P.S., I let my son take this little table to his man cave last year. Since then, I’ve seen countless glasses puddled in water on the top. When I checked the finish....not one single ring. Not one. I kid you not. .....
Feel free to ask questions. My little garage sale table and I are happy to help. ❤️❤️
.... #outdoorfurniture #outdoorliving #dixiebellepaintcompany #dixiebellepaint #furnituremakeover #outdoordecor
Got wood furniture living outdoors? Last year, I wrote a post about how to paint and protect outdoor wood furniture and the post is still one of my most visited and most pinned. ..... This said in case you’ve got some furniture needing some DIY love.. pop over to the blog and read all about it. ...... Oh... and as an update and a P.S., I let my son take this little table to his man cave last year. Since then, I’ve seen countless glasses puddled in water on the top. When I checked the finish....not one single ring. Not one. I kid you not. ..... Feel free to ask questions. My little garage sale table and I are happy to help. ❤️❤️ .... #outdoorfurniture  #outdoorliving  #dixiebellepaintcompany  #dixiebellepaint  #furnituremakeover  #outdoordecor 
Oh happy Wednesday!! Y’all... I’m so excited. I’ve been saving/collecting vintage and antique accessories for years. And by years, I mean... YEARS. The office looked like a flea market exploded in it. #hoarderextraordinaire 🙄🙄But that’s another story. 🤦🏻‍♀️
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Here’s the exciting part. Everything in this bookcase came from my stash except the blue/white vase and the ferns. The orange bowl is 100+ years old and the books range from circa 1925-56. ......
If this isn’t the intersection of old meets new, I don’t know what is. 😂😂And yes, this is another installment of my living room in the #oneroomchallenge .....
I’m so grateful to @oneroomchallenge @callingithome @housebeautiful @homelovenetwork #orc #housebeautifulmagazine #homelove .... because without the deadlines and group accountability...my rooms would never get across the finish line... ......
Thanks also to @worldmarket for popping into my email. I had been searching the world over for a modern bookcase this size...and had almost lost hope. But then...just like that.... whoop.....there it is. #worldmarket #worldmarketfinds ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Oh happy Wednesday!! Y’all... I’m so excited. I’ve been saving/collecting vintage and antique accessories for years. And by years, I mean... YEARS. The office looked like a flea market exploded in it. #hoarderextraordinaire  🙄🙄But that’s another story. 🤦🏻‍♀️ ...... Here’s the exciting part. Everything in this bookcase came from my stash except the blue/white vase and the ferns. The orange bowl is 100+ years old and the books range from circa 1925-56. ...... If this isn’t the intersection of old meets new, I don’t know what is. 😂😂And yes, this is another installment of my living room in the #oneroomchallenge  ..... I’m so grateful to @oneroomchallenge @callingithome @housebeautiful @homelovenetwork #orc  #housebeautifulmagazine  #homelove  .... because without the deadlines and group accountability...my rooms would never get across the finish line... ...... Thanks also to @worldmarket for popping into my email. I had been searching the world over for a modern bookcase this size...and had almost lost hope. But then...just like that.... whoop.....there it is. #worldmarket  #worldmarketfinds  ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Happy rainy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. ❤️❤️
I’m already back at work in the living room trying to finish the #oneroomchallenge . Yes, It’s true. The room reveals occurred two weeks ago. 🤷🏻‍♀️But ... you know....life happens. 💁🏻‍♀️😭
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Anyway, Do you see the American History book in the lower left? It’s circa 1925. Yep! Calvin Coolidge was President and the US was recovering from WWI. 😳😳 The pages are so brown, crumbly, and fragile. But the paper is so thick and rich, it’s holding together like a champ! Such amazing quality! .....
This is just one of my vintage/antique treasures coming up in the second (and final) living room reveal. ....
If you like traditional decor mixed with vintage and modern/contemporary, I invite you to follow along. .....
Or if you have an outdated house filled with good pieces you’d like to update, I’d love to share my home update journey with you. ......
Give it some thought. I’ll be posting more little peeks as this project moves forward. .....
But for now... ..... Why buy new when you can simply redo? 
@homelovenetwork @oneroomchallenge @housebeautiful #homelovenetwork #homelove #housebeautifulmagazine #traditionalhome #moderntraditional #orc #vintagedecor #antiques ....
Happy rainy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. ❤️❤️ I’m already back at work in the living room trying to finish the #oneroomchallenge  . Yes, It’s true. The room reveals occurred two weeks ago. 🤷🏻‍♀️But ... you know....life happens. 💁🏻‍♀️😭 ...... Anyway, Do you see the American History book in the lower left? It’s circa 1925. Yep! Calvin Coolidge was President and the US was recovering from WWI. 😳😳 The pages are so brown, crumbly, and fragile. But the paper is so thick and rich, it’s holding together like a champ! Such amazing quality! ..... This is just one of my vintage/antique treasures coming up in the second (and final) living room reveal. .... If you like traditional decor mixed with vintage and modern/contemporary, I invite you to follow along. ..... Or if you have an outdated house filled with good pieces you’d like to update, I’d love to share my home update journey with you. ...... Give it some thought. I’ll be posting more little peeks as this project moves forward. ..... But for now... ..... Why buy new when you can simply redo? @homelovenetwork @oneroomchallenge @housebeautiful #homelovenetwork  #homelove  #housebeautifulmagazine  #traditionalhome  #moderntraditional  #orc  #vintagedecor  #antiques  ....
Happy Memorial Day!! And thanks to all who so bravely served and gave the ultimate sacrifice. Oh how we cherish you. #memorialdayweekend #memorialday
Happy Memorial Day!! And thanks to all who so bravely served and gave the ultimate sacrifice. Oh how we cherish you. #memorialdayweekend  #memorialday 
Today is special! Make it count to infinity and beyond. ❤️❤️❤️❤️Wishing you a dry and sun shiny day!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉
Today is special! Make it count to infinity and beyond. ❤️❤️❤️❤️Wishing you a dry and sun shiny day!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉
Who’s ready to get the week-end started? As of this moment, I haven’t made menus or been to the grocery. 😳😳 Have you? What’s coming up on the grill? Maybe we can put together a collective list.😂😂 .......
I will tell you that I tweeted out my post for perfect summer corn. It’s about how to cut and cook corn off the cob. Hop over to the blog to see...❤️❤️❤️❤️
Happy Thursday evening!!
Who’s ready to get the week-end started? As of this moment, I haven’t made menus or been to the grocery. 😳😳 Have you? What’s coming up on the grill? Maybe we can put together a collective list.😂😂 ....... I will tell you that I tweeted out my post for perfect summer corn. It’s about how to cut and cook corn off the cob. Hop over to the blog to see...❤️❤️❤️❤️ Happy Thursday evening!!