Hi there, well its been one heck of a crazy busy month. I have taken the last few days to play catch up and there was A LOT to catch up on!! Busy weekend? with my husbands birthday and a few parties, plus lets not forget The World Cup which seems to dominate all that we do. But how exciting was that game with US and Portugal yesterday? Wow…talk about a nail biter!? Hope you had a great weekend too. This will be it for a few days until I leave for my southern road trip. Many many thanks to all who chimed in with the most amazing suggestions, I will be sure to share all we end up doing and have already booked our hotels and some of the restaurants. If you have a trip planned south, you should seriously read over all the comments, SO much great information. Click here to visit that post. I always like the idea of winging things too when I visit, to get the lay of the land. I think my life is so planned and overscheduled at times? that there is something liberating and wonderful about getting somewhere new and not having a specific agenda, thankfully my sister and I both share this sentiment! My sons graduation party/Fathers Day party. Still on cloud nine from my party, if you missed the highlights click here, I also got back a few of the beautiful shots that the caterer had taken by a professional photographer who was there really to photograph the food and setting. I thought they came out so pretty I had to share….. Baby shower. Attended a baby shower a few weeks ago and had such fun putting the gift together. I bought the sweetest Moses basket and we filled it with al kinds of wonderful essentials and baby clothes, topped it off with a darling stuffed elephant, it was such a sweet gift:) It starts with a bunch of adorable things like clothing and shoes for the baby, I got a beautiful moses basket and wrapped away finishing it with a generous box of pretty ivory ribbon….. And there it is taking center stage at the gift table day of the shower:) Pre prom. My son, as most of you know had his senior prom about two weeks ago, despite a rainy gloomy day, by the afternoon the sun came out and it was a gorgeous way to start the festivities. There was a lovely preprom party at the home of his date, and it was too pretty to not share… My talented customers. LOVE hearing from my readers and customers!! Got all of these pictures a few days ago and had to share……they do beautiful justice to the things I sell:) Loved seeing the mini Staffordshires in such a pretty home! Gorgeous display for the pretty statuary from my statuary and planter lineAnother pretty arrangement poolside Great for bookends! Just darling…. More pillows. I have spoken of Studio Tullias gorgeous pillows before, she is actually one of my sponsors. I ordered more of the stunning Chiang Mia for my back patio….I just can’t seem to have enough, but the blue and white works so beautifully back there!! Click here if you want to visit Studio Tullia. Good reads. Kind of out of the reading loop, just haven’t had the time but I plan to change that now that summer is here and beach days are in my future. Just got this and can’t wait to read it….any other suggestions? Dough Bowls. All of the antique dough bowls are sold however I am getting in another 7 pieces on June 30-July 1st. I have a few left to reserve. If you are interested please click here for more information under current promotions. Shop News. I have a lot going on behind the scenes with my online shop, and some big changes are on the horizon which I will share with you in the coming weeks!? The most exciting thing by far is that my tole line is en route…woo hoo! So excited and cannot wait, it should be here within the next 2-3 weeks. Also for many of you who inquired about the Annaball Ingall straw tote, I will know this week if they are coming. There were production issues which I hope have been worked out. I will surely update you as soon as I have something to tell. People making a difference. I am constantly inspired by people who open their hearts to do great things. I am so moved when I read about their stories and journeys of what they do and hope some day I too can do something really profound, sending in a small check surely helps someone but to roll your sleeves up and really throw yourself into helping is helping on another level. This was one such inspiring story, it really moves you to want to do something, with people like this out there, I am convinced that a profound change can become a reality. This mother/daughter filmmaker team are really something and I love the way they touched “ordinary people” to throw their fears aside and dive right in to help. So inspiring, you must watch the trailer. ? Click here to visit the website of Opening Our Eyes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=I7ma6XAPl3A Well that’s about it for today. Another beautiful day but the humidity is rising…..hope you had a wonderful weekend and a great start to your week. Thank you stopping in. Will be back on Wednesday! Enjoy your day….