Something Blue

Hi Everyone
 Happy Friday
Vacations are wonderful they really do refresh and renew the soul
We are happy to be back in California
 there really is
 no place like home 
and sleeping in your own bed !!!

I am so excited to have been asked to start a Friday
review of my
 Pinterest boards
This week I am sharing with you my Wedding board
Being a romantic I absolutely  
I am always curious about all of the personal details  
and traditions 
You all know the wedding verse

"Something old
Something new
Something borrowed
 and Something blue"

When we got married
  My Something old was my Grandmothers Bible
 she carried it when she got married and my Mom did too
My Something new was small diamond earrings my handsome husband gave me on our wedding day
My Something borrowed were hair clips to hold my veil that came from my sister in law
My Something blue was my garter

What was your something blue ?

 the idea of adding blue shoes or

a blue ribbon sash
even blue in the bouquet

All these pictures are from my Pinterest
to see more just go

I will be sharing others boards with you every Friday

Now for the fun part

Please leave me a comment and let me know what your
Something Blue was at your wedding

romantic saying for today

"Draw upon the Love you feel today and forever etch it in your hearts"




Hi Everyone
 Happy Saturday

Here are a few pictures taken with my iPhone of the Island
if you follow on instagram you may have seen these pics 
The beach above is in Princeville on the North Shore 
right by the St Regis hotel
This is one of our favorite beaches
 great for snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding 
 It is one of my favorite beaches for shell hunting too
as you can see from the picture the water is super clear and warm
all year round

This is the historic little green Church in Hanelei  
Waioli Hui ia.    
it has quite a history
but for our family it has wonderful memories
We have spent several Easter s here in Kauai and
 this is the church we attend
 it is so beautiful 
the vintage stain glass and high ceilings

  Many of the hymns are sung in Hawaiian 
it is fun to try and sing along to the songs we all know and love
 after the service everyone walks to Hanelei pier and jumps in the ocean

There is so much beauty here
 the colors
 the flowers  the smells 
 the clean air 
the warm water
Kauai is a little slice of heaven

This is "our spot"
for the day
We have a wonderful routine 
we get up have fresh papaya and pineapple for breakfast 
take a long walk together 
 get back and go to the beach 
yesterday we were sup-ing
{stand up paddle boarding}
 it was amazing!!!

 living aloha and
sending you all Hawaiian

Be sure and follow on instagram for daily pic's

romantic saying for today

"It had to be you, wonderful you, it had to be you"




Hi Everyone
 Happy Saturday
So many blessings happen everyday
if we simply trust God's plan

Excited  and grateful 
to be sharing our love story at my gracious friend Lori's blog today
  "How I Met my Handsome Husband" 
I hope you will stop by and visit

We are in Hawaii and the flowers are amazing
 be sure and visit on instagram for daily pic's

romantic saying for today

"Every moment with you is filled with smiles"



A Giveaway winner

 Hi Everyone
 Happy Wednesday

What a fun giveaway
Thank You all for entering
the WiseDecor.com giveaway
reading all of the quotes you chose
  I am grateful to you all 

I wanted to show you what
 I bought at the Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks
this monogramed sheet
such gorgeous detail

Now for the winner    
Kathleen from
 Charm Bracelet Diva
 {at home}
I will email you with the gift certificate

If you follow along on Instagram
you know that Handsome Husband and I are in Hawaii
he surprised me again !!!
sending you all aloha sunshine and blessings

romantic quote for today

"With you everyday is a joyful adventure"



The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks

Hi Everyone
 Happy Sunday
Yesterday was the perfect day for a little
 vintage shopping trip and photo shoot  at

So much eye candy as far as the eye could see
and pretty white tents filled to capacity with fabulous vintage treasures

Grateful to have run into Rita Reade from
 booth was enchanting 
just look at this dreamy hand made crown

Here she is with her husband Dean

There was lace and pretty everywhere
the weather was picture perfect

So fun seeing
 beautiful Liz Sandor again
from  My little French Venue
her booth 

 There were pretty flowers everywhere

Blossoms were   even tucked
 in a vintage french porcelain tub
look at that pretty pink stand

Adorable details 

A beautiful way to spend the day

 Fell in
 with this  green rusty bicycle
 and adorable pink
 flower basket 

 And I saved the best for last
 here is the
 over the top
 gorgeous entrance to the sale
 dripping with glamour and beauty

The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks
 is open today
until 3 pm

I hope you enjoyed a small glimpse at all the beauty

Thank You all for entering the
Wise Decor.com
You still have time to enter
 The giveaway ends this Tuesday March 11

romantic saying for today

"May our hands be forever clasped in friendship
 and our hearts be joined forever in Love"



Romantic saying and $50 giveaway

Hi Everyone
 Happy Tuesday 
Our Kitchen got a romantic addition this morning
 and it looks so pretty
You can do this your self in your kitchen
 or any room in your home

 to add romance to our home
so when Wise Decor.com asked me to
host a $50 give away
I  immediately started looking at all the options they offer for romantic sayings
 on their website
 Then I started looking at all of the other amazing quotes available
everything from adorable monograms for a baby nursery

To Bible quotes and so much more

You can even be creative and make up
 your own unique saying
They offer removable chalkboard calendars too
I was impressed with how fun and easy it was to be creative on their website
After looking at all the options with Handsome Husband

 We picked our romantic quote together
 then chose the font color and style and the size of the text
to go on the wall

Putting it on the wall was a snap
 After taping the lettering to the wall
and using the provided squeegee  the lettering transferred easily to the wall

 how pretty our romantic quote looks
in our kitchen
for all to see

Now it is your turn ...

  To enter the
Wise Decor.com
just visit their website and come back and leave me a comment below
Letting me know which quote you would choose

The winner will be picked by random generator
on Tuesday March 11

romantic quote for today

"Together by his Grace"



Adding color to your garden

Hi Everyone
 Happy Tuesday
With temperatures in the 70's
 here in California
it has been so warm and beautiful all the plants outside 
 think it is already Spring

Pansies in the front yard
are a tradition this time of year
they add beautiful color

The pansies get placed into vintage galvanized
pitchers, watering cans, even tucked
 next to a white blooming potato plant

There are so many pretty color combinations
these lavender and deep purple pansies
 look elegant in a vintage white urn

These just planted pansies
will grow and cascade
 down the urn in a few weeks

Our collection of vintage garden nozzles
 has continued to grow too
can you spot the brand new garden nozzle in the line up above
the varying shapes and pretty aged patina of these brass nozzles

Do you have a favorite flower you
 like to use to add
 color to your garden

romantic saying for today

"All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love thee."



Backyard Patio Design

Hi Everyone
 Happy Saturday
Do you like vintage brick like I do
 brick adds such a classic  old world charm 
When we designed our backyard patio we incorporated
used brick as well as stone and cement  all these elements
 give the appearance the patio has been
  added onto from generation to generation

Don't be afraid to mix elements
 you are not limited  


When we decided to add a backyard patio 
it was fun
to explore the possibilities
the built in BBQ is stone with brick
 and even has a cement counter top

It has a wonderful patina and is so simple to clean 
 you can just spray it down with a hose

The brick patio off of our living room is where we enjoy dining alfresco

Adding the brick patio was really like adding another room to our home
 we enjoy being outside all year round

The great part about being able to create your own design 
is adding your own ideas 
that make you happy
Being able to enhance the way you live 
and making every space beautiful

romantic saying for today

"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. 
For Love is the beauty of the soul"
St Augustine