Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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Monday, April 21, 2014
We had a gorgeous Easter weekend. The weather was perfect with temperatures in the mid-high 70s. Hubby and I decided to do a little work outside while we had the opportunity. Everything gets so dirty over the winter and there’s also a film of yellow-green pollen on stuff. If you follow me on Instagram I was posting these pics on Saturday.
As you can see the pool cover is still on but will be opened in a couple weeks. That’s when we get real serious and get the pressure washer out! All the furniture from the loggia was moved out for its initial hosing.
Empty loggia with stacked up cushions. (I would really love to replace these cushions) I can’t wait to make this into our outdoor oasis.
Hubby is in charge of the outdoor kitchen as he does all the grilling.
My job was to scrub the balcony. I need to get a new outdoor rug for here and fill the planters. I’m not sure the two hydrangeas in the round pots will come back out this year. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. At least the balcony is clean for now.
I usually won’t plant anything until after Mother’s Day for fear of frost but I did go ahead and pick up these awesome Proven Winners from Lowe’s. I highly recommend these. They are supertunias and get very full and trailing. They sell out quickly each year so I made sure I grabbed a few. These are what I put in the large pots on the hot tub.
I love the name “bubblegum” for these. I like this combo with purple, pink and white.
Here’s a photo from last year so you can see the supertunias in the pots. This is a close-up. See how full they get coming over the pot.
The view of the town below as I was standing on the balcony. My beloved mountains are finally just beginning to turn green.
How’s your spring cleaning on the outside coming along?
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Guess what I found? Yes, a French poodle basket!
My college-age daughter still insists that the Easter bunny should bring her a basket. So I helped Peter Cottontail out a bit. I found this awesome poodle basket at Hobby Lobby and you know I had to get it. The stuffed arms and head were already attached and I love all the white with pops of hot pink. Ooh La La!
It was perfect to do a Paris/poodle theme in pink and white.
I found an adorable vintage tea towel with embroidered poodles at an antique store and the pink Eiffel mini coin bank came from Pier 1. Throw in some cozy socks, a toile notepad with pen and some cool Badgley Mischka shades!
I almost forgot to put in the chocolate rabbit! ( I didn’t have good luck finding a white chocolate rabbit…they all looked too ivory colored)
And here is the finished product waiting for her to find it.
I hope you’ve had a marvelous Easter holiday!
He Is Risen!