Hello friends, how is your weekend going? Well I am still sick, its been one long week and could not have happened at a worst time, I had three anticipated events to go to plus the opening night party for the showhouse, all I had to miss. DON’T FORGET FINAL FEW HOURS TO ENTER THE CHINOISERIE TOLE LAMP GIVEAWAY FROM ART BY KARENA CLICK HERE TO ENTER (DRAWING AT 12) Yesterday was one of my closest friends daughters bridal shower, so after being homebound for 5 days I decided to try and go for a little bit. I did my best but lasted all of 45 minutes until I came home and went straight to bed. But I must say it was quite spectacular on the most beautiful spring day you could imagine and yes, of course I took pics which I will share later in the week. As I do every Sunday, I share with you what has gotten my attention this week….. 1. NEVER LOSE YOUR PET. Having gone through this once before of losing Teddy for almost an entire day on Mothers Day nonetheless, I would do anything to insure that never ever happens again.It was one of the saddest days in my life that thankfully ended up in celebration. This fantastic device is simply brilliant and affordable. I love that it will send you a text alert if your beloved pooch wanders outside of your property/yard/home. You can track them at any time…..I can’t think of any reason to not have this on every pet! Click here for more info 2. SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Inside and out:)? Finally, I have waited so long to say those words, there were days during our frigid snowy, icy winter that honestly I wasn’t sure spring would ever arrive. But it has, albeit slowly. Starting to see little signs of it everywhere, take a look…… I spruced things up inside with my beautiful white peonies from my shop that have everyone fooled into thinking they are real, they just came back in stock.? And finally outside everything’s starting to bloom, woo hoo! 3. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. You know how I love to share with you what has inspired me on Instagram this past week. so many good ones! There are a lot of them this week.? Things that inspired me, made me hungry, smile, laugh, ooh and ahh and of course wish I had been drinking a mint julep instead at the Kentucky Derby:) 4. A NEW ETSY FIND AND SHOWHOUSE SPACE. If you missed the recap on my showhouse space from start to finish, you must click here. In the process of putting it together I found another wonderful pillow source for the gorgeous (and so affordable chinoiserie) pillows. Click here to see her entire wonderful collection from The Happy Seamstress Added some final tweaks to the patio, added these small tables in front of each bench… And this table has a framed “story” about what the patio space is all about…. Here are the beautiful chinoiserie pillows- (they are available in 16″ and 18″ I ordered the 18″) 5. GORGEOUS PLANTERS. After being in the market for 4 new planters, I hit the jackpot. I fell in love with all of these and ordered two different styles. The prices are soooo good, I needed to share with you given the outdoor/gardening season has finally arrived! With free shipping, these deals are unheard of, trust me I have been planter shopping? locally and they were all in the $600-800 category for big planters so this was a great find! Click on each planter’s title to be taken to the site Love this stunning neoclassical Provence urn! Love the idea of the metal and stone combination….so pretty! And how about this oversized beauty, just calling for a beautiful large topiary or lemon tree! This is such a classic and what a deal! And adore this take on this Provence styled urn (cannot wait to get mine)! 6. MY MOST TALENTED CUSTOMERS! I always say it but seriously my customers have the best taste, they never cease to amaze.? I have so much fun bragging like a proud mother! I also love to (with their permission) share with you the pictures I get to receive, because they are simply too beautiful to not share. If you want to see all of my customers enchanted homes, then click here (worth taking a look). Always happy to get more, email me your pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org. See for yourself…. My first customer bought a bunch of blue and whites plus the gorgeous pagoda as well as the cherry blossoms from me and what she created is nothing short of a front page magazine cover if I ever saw one! Then talk about a most enchanted luncheon, just check out this unbelievable setting from my customer who used my small blue and white cups as mini flower vases, love it. Again this could easily be a magazine spread! Beautiful and talk about enchanting….. 7. INCREDIBLE STORY! Saving the best for last, talk about heartwarming! Somehow the Baltimore news has overshadowed the tragedy in Nepal but I haven’t stopped thinking about it, the devastation that has come over such a peaceful region is heartbreaking. But there was a temporary celebration when this little cherub was found alive after being buried alive for over 20 hours! This is nothing short of a miracle…how I wish I could swoop him up and adopt him, this was a tiny miracle that needed to happen amidst such sadness. Prayers for Nepal and for this little miracle. So that’s whats caught my attention this week…anything here interest you or if you have something to share, then by all means tell us all about it! I will be staying in today hoping and willing myself to get better, so hard on such a spectacular day. Hope the sun is shining and the birds are chirping where you are!? Until next time…..