Hello and happy Sunday to you! First I want to announce the winner of the tole planter AND the raffia clutch! For the tole planter, congratulations goes to #57 JANE W. and for the raffia clutch congratulations goes to- #9 DEBORAH MILO Please email us at [email protected] to provide your name and shipping address so your planter can be on it’s way! So…hope you are having some nice springy weather wherever you might be. Here it is arriving slowly but I am ready and waiting. To me, spring is a rebirth and a chance to start anew. I love the idea of doing spring cleaning and have been doing a lot of it and beautifying my home with touches of fresh flowers, beautifully scented candles and of course that unmistakable fresh spring air:) Onwards to my Seven on Sunday……….. _________________________________________ 1 INSPIRING STORY OF THE WEEK Meet Roman, a modern day dog whisperer in a little boy’s body. What a beautiful soul this kid has, I love the new life he gives these shelter dogs. How inspiring when you see someone doing something they are meant to do even if it’s at 7 years old! 2 ONE BEAUTIFUL WEDDING I love checking out beautiful parties and weddings. I consider it part of my “investigative research” (makes it sound more official). This one is so so pretty, thought it was worth sharing, and of course the fact that it’s color scheme was blue and white makes it extra special. Click here to learn more about this fabulous wedding held at The Inn at Perry Cabin. Click here to find out more about this fabulous wedding. All photos by Katie Stoops 3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST If there is a theme (not intentionally) it’s about freight cities and springtime. Somehow this weekend it just ended up that way, and what a beautiful combination it is! 4 A WONDERFUL VIDEO ON THE SATURDAY MARKET IN PROVENCE. I see this and so wish I could instantly be transported back to this idyllic place where things move a little slower and the simples pleasures in life are celebrated on a daily basis. If this does not whet your appetite to visit Provence not sure what will…..magical if you ask me! 5 NEW PRODUCTS AND A LITTLE SHOP NEWS! Behind the scenes, we have a lot going on. We are already working on Christmas ornaments and holiday paper if you can believe it! Expanding on the wicker hurricane line, about to get some of the etched glass pieces in production *many of you asked about the cake dome and I am recreating gorgeous etched hurricane globes after an antique pair I was lusting after. Our beautiful line of custom florals paired our exquisite containers has expanded and will continue to with the seasons, here are some of the latest- Click here to see all custom florals (all 20% off today, use code spring) And for your eyes only, you are getting a sneak peek at the GORGEOUS new gift wrap papers and tissues! Will be here in about 4 weeks And new style chunky wicker hurricanes in both. med and large will soon be here, stay tuned! 6. NEW RECIPE ALERT If you love seafood and namely fish, like I do, you will LOVE this recipe. I tried it for the first time about 3 weeks ago and made it again last week. It is so easy and so flavorful, best part guilt free and very healthy! It calls for heavy cream and what I did was add only 2 TBSP but added extra dill, lemon and shallots. Really really yummy and super easy! Found this over at The View From Great Island, click here to see more. Meat 4 Filets of salmon, center cut Produce 1/4 cup Dill, fresh 1 Lemon, juice of 1 Lemon, thin slices 1 Shallot, large Condiments 3 tbsp Capers Baking & Spices 1 Salt and fresh cracked black pepper Oils & Vinegars 1 Olive oil Dairy 1 cup Heavy cream *here is where I changed this up, only added 2 TBSP of cream Beer, Wine & Liquor 1/4 cup White wine Other garnish more fresh chopped dill 7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY This has to do with travel. I love to travel and though we used to do it way more than we used to, one of my hopes is to get back on track and start traveling more again this year. A friend of mine who I would say is the most traveled person I know has told me about so many resources and apps that all involve travel. It is kind of dizzying and requires some travel saaviness that I don’t think I have, plus I do like using a travel agent mostly because they take care of everything and therefore make my job a lot easier. I use one for out of country travel but can handle things when traveling on my home turf of the U.S. So…….curious how you handle travel plans? If taking a big trip (anything more than a few days) or traveling abroad do you hire someone to help or do it yourself? ________________________________________ Hope you enjoyed this Sundays post. Anything here excite or delight you? Tell me about it thanks for stopping by and making my posts part of your Sunday routine. Wishing you a great day and good end to your week. Until next time…………… PS Lsat day to take advantage of the fabulous first time 20% off all floral promo! Every single custom floral is 20% off, use code “floral” click here to see all the florals.