Hello there! How are you? Hope you had a fabulous weekend. Over here, chugging along. Still want to be on vacation though I cannot lie:)? Sometimes its hard for me to settle in and get back to routine after being on a leisurely roll for a while, but I feel back in the saddle once again! Hope I am not getting sick but my throat is hurting so much so that I went into bed at 8pm last night! Hope it’s just allergies and nothing more, nothing like being sick in the summer! Have to make each day count:) Today is just a little of this and a bit of that. Ready to get started? Let’s roll…… My Enchanted Home customer contest. Want to win $100.00 to spend in my online shop? Then you have to enter…. days are dwindling down. Last day to submit pictures is TODAY. I am taking up to 50 pictures. Have room for a couple more…hope you will join in if you have ever bought anything from my shop or from my Steals and Deals. 1-2 pictures, please put “customer contest” in subject line and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Can’t wait! Gorgeous NYC? landmark. Went to a dinner at a beautiful landmark building in NYC over the weekend, The Ansonia, I was mesmerized by the architecture and elegance of the lobby, being in true blogger mode I just had to snap a few pictures! Sweet video that will make you cry. Maybe it’s my own baby heading off to college in a month but this video really struck me. Katie of Preppy Empty Nester featured it and it really pulled at my heartstrings. One because no bells and whistles will ever take the place of the human touch and two, because I want to have a little cherub of my own! Good reads. One big perk of being at the beach was getting to polish off a few books. Somehow when home I am always so busy and rarely have chunks of downtime so it was wonderful to not only start a few books but finish them! Here is what I read and what I would recommend… Perfect easy beach reads…. ?Flowers and gardens.? I love buying sunflowers in the Hamptons. They seem bigger, happier and perkier:) Really love them in my big blue and white vase, the combination of colors is striking don’t you think?? Also planted a vegetable and herb garden and will be sure to snap a few pics of all the goodness it is soon to yield, lots of tomatoes just starting to turn, cannot wait! The gorgeous white hydrangeas are from my own garden and they are blooming like mad! Few things make me as happy as flowers…. Movies. I cannot wait to see this….so up? my alley. I love stories like this and then there is food involved…total home run! And will you be seeing this too? Shop News. Well, things might seem like they are status quo but behind the scenes, there is a lot going on. For example a new much more comprehensive site where my blog and shop will be one. A whole new experience. Better and bigger, I promise! I cannot wait and hope to have it up in a few weeks. Click here to visit my shop. Also very eagerly awaiting the arrival of my tole line. So excited to get it! Of course you will be the first to know all about it. Expecting it sometime THIS WEEK, will take a few days to unpack and sort through but I promise that as soon as they are ready for their close up you will be the first to get a sneak peek! Dough bowls. I had on order about 24 pieces. Had only gotten in about 12 which all sold but unexpectedly got in 6 more gorgeous antique dough bowls and they are beautiful! If you missed out last time, this is your time to grab one. Pictures are on bottom of the current promotion page I still have a few items left from my Steals and deals blowout as well (p0st has been updated to show just what is available, all sold items were taken off) , click here for details. Well everyone that is about it. I cannot believe how summer seems to be going by so fast all of a sudden. I am just about to start buying the first of my sons things for college and indeed it is bittersweet. I cannot believe we are only a week or so from the start of August! Hope you have a wonderful day, and thank you as always for stopping in!