Friday, April 29, 2016

Spring colors...


I do love seeing all the flowers coming back to life and showing off their color. I couldn’t resist sharing this burst of happiness I came across the other day.
Wishing all of you a colorful day...

I am linking to Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.

Photo by The Art of Living Beautifully

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bits of beauty...



If you are anything like me, your jewelry tends to collect in a pile during the week as you get undressed each night. On the weekend, I put away whatever is laying about so I can see what’s what as I begin the new work week.
I was about to put away everything this past week when I noticed it was all rather lovely sitting there, just as I had left it. I took a minute to admire it and thought again of how often being in a hurry makes us look past the bits of beauty that surround us in our everyday lives.
Here’s to taking a minute to enjoy it.


I am linking to Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The perfect complement...


After searching for about two years, I finally found the perfect pillow for this chair. It may seem a bit crazy to search for a pillow for that long (OK, it is), but some things are worth getting right. Since this is probably my favorite chair, I had to have the perfect complement for it.
What do you think?


Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Pretty tulips...



Just sharing a bit of beauty with you to brighten your day. Wishing all of you a lovely week...


Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully


Monday, April 11, 2016

A stroll through the yard...



Miss Emily and I have taken a few strolls through the years over the last couple of weeks to see how the perennials fared over the winter. I am happy to say just about everything has come back. Our azaleas are in beautiful bloom now. Below is what they looked like as they began to spring to life.


I also lucked into finding quite a bit of phlox at the garden center, which I was thrilled to be able to plant in shady spot I had reserved for it. So far, so good.


I will be making a few changes to the yard ~ planting out the rest of the beds, moving plants that need more/less sun, etc. All in all, I think our front yard project will be finished this year, which is sort of a miracle. I can’t wait to show you all of it.

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully