Hello, Happy Fathers Day and happy Sunday to you. This post was done over 2 weeks ago but went into my draft box when my mother in law became gravely ill. So I am posting it today. Hi there! Hope all is well on your end. A very happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there:) To my own dad, love you so much and am so happy we got to spend sometime together last week even under sad circumstances. You continue to inspire and amaze me and if I can do half of what you are doing at your young sprightly 70 something, I will be one lucky girl! Here, just starting to get back in the saddle. It feels good to be back on my blog and immersing myself into work, much more cathartic than I expected.? Your kind wishes, comments and emails made me tear up….I was SO touched by your friendship and support. My son is doing better everyday and once he gets the oral surgery done next week, we will all be relieved, and happy to put this whole ordeal behind us. Today we really looking forward to a quiet day today for Fathers Day. They are calling for rain so original plans for a BBQ have been scraped for a reservation at our favorite local Mexican restaurant (one of the few we can all agree on)!? I need and very much look forward to that one day a week where I am obligated to do nothing, and in fact often daydream about Sunday all week long:) 1. A GORGEOUS LINE OF STATIONERY. I love discovering talented people and the work of this amazing little company bears sharing (again)! I actually featured them a few years ago, just love their work. Take a look at some of Lobird’s products, they are all so beautiful.? From their elegant invites to the charming calling cards…it’s a wonderful line that might just inspire you to throw a party:) Click here for more info. 2. BEAUTIFUL NEW TOLE PIECES COMING IN. I am so excited over this new batch due to arrive on or around June 21st or 22nd (any day)…beautiful planters and umbrella stands, and how stunning are these chinoiserie sconces? Stay tuned will be doing a presale sometime later next week so be sure to stay tuned…. So excited over these fabulous tole sconces……. 3. TOTE MANIA. I use totes a lot, I tend to carry a lot in my bag so a tote is both practical and functional as well as comfortable. The Annabel Ingall tote is a favorite but I have discovered some other really fabulous looking totes with some at even more fabulous prices that I just had to share…… I start with my favorite tote by Sondra Roberts,? in two colors,? I ordered both and will decide which I like better, LOVE the perforated leather and love the price even more:) Great price too! Click here for more info Love this raffia beach tote and at $60 you don’t need to think about it! Click here to order Think this Marc Jacobs tote is so smart looking! Click here for the lowdown This is a splurge bag by Lanvin, but talk about standing the test of time, I could own this forever, classic and gorgeous, click here for details Yes this is “up there” as it’s JP Tod’s but love the perforated leather, the color, the classic styling, this is one of those bags I would own and use for years and years, click here for the 411 Think this Mary Y Sol totes are totally gorgeous and perfectly “summer chic”…..click here for details 4. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. I continue with my weekly inspiration from Instagram, and never at a loss of beauty and inspiration to share.There is a heavy emphasis this week on blue and white.? So much to love this week, take a look! 5. A FRIENDS BEAUTIFUL BEACH HOUSE. On Friday I took a much needed “mental health day” and took a few hours to myself, drove out to some of my favorite farms out east and took in the country air. As luck would have it bumped into a friend who invited me over to her uber charming beach house with killer ocean views. It was so pretty I had to take a few pics with my iPhone. Knowing how you love great decor, thought you might enjoy this….. LOVE how she did the lower level, how great is this to accommodate “overflow guests” (namely teens and their friends) The pretty airy and white living room with almost panoramic water views…. Aren’t these views to die for! You know I am loving this dining room with all the blue and white touches:) A charming and cozy guest room 6. FLOWERS! You know I love flowers and the post I did featuring all of the incredible flowers we received in honor of my mother in laws passing continue to beautify my home. Every time I see them I am reminded of how much she was loved. I cannot believe the staying power of some….these arrangements are over 8 days old! And in my yard, things are a blooming and I am loving it…. 7. A VERY CUTE COMMERCIAL FOR DADS! Today being Fathers Day, is a perfect day to share this. This is so cute, you must watch it to the end, a dad after my own heart:) http://https://youtu.be/eptIimg96qk So there you have it my friends. Hope you are enjoying your weekend with all the dads in your life. We look forward to a calm and quiet day, and will visit my mother in laws grave today. Thank you for your support, friendship and kind words these last few weeks. I can’t overstate it enough how much that means, truly heartwarming! Feels good to be back, I must admit:) Last day to take advantage of the fabulous blue and white (round 2) promo, click here if you missed it. Until next time…….