Sunday, July 20

Welcome To The 185th Masterpiece Monday And Adding Yellow To Our Bedroom!


Our  bedroom has a soft, calming coastal pallet of white, beige, grey and blue. I love our bed because we have two mattress toppers on our cal king mattress, one memory foam and on top of that is a pillow top. I like lot's and lot's of pillows, down and memory foam mostly. Very Comfy!
 I have one all weather down comforter and a collection of duvets, I love duvets! I have them in all my fav coastal colors and sheets and pillow cases too. Everything is luxury thread count and soft, mostly from Pottery Barn. I paid next to nothing for all of it here or there would be no way I'd have it otherwise. And once a month I add to my linen collection. It's been a real blessing.


At the last foster parent distribution, I spied this yellow duvet. I used to decorate my home, my entire home, in red and yellow. After awhile I grew very tired of it and I changed to a white and coastal pallet. I love the calmness of it. But lately yellow has been catching my eye more and more.
   
                                           
I know that I don't want to over due the bright colors ever again. But I thought it would be fun to add a bright pop of color now and then. I mean, one of the best features of a mostly neutral tone decor is it's versatility right? That is what sold me on it in the first place.

                                         
So, I decided to try being more versatile. Even though I was originally unsure of adding this color to my bedroom, I was pleasantly surprised! So I went through my linen closet and pulled out some pillow covers to go with it.
                                     
The multi-colored pillow case really ties the yellow and turquoise together. Like a ray of sunshine against a blue sky. It makes a big statement without any commitment.  All I have to do is put it back into the closet to change it back, easy peasy.

                                         

                                         




 It would be nice if I could test the bedding out, but it seems my cats have all claimed it already!
Well, I'm glad they approve!




                                            {Last weeks features}
                                          DIY Seaglass Mosaic Anchor by House of 34
                                                         Ceresuart


                                                   Asian Chicken Cabbage wraps startwithfourwalls.com
                                             
                                                                Start With Four Walls


                                    
                                    Our Home Away From Home

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Sunday, July 13

Welcome To The 184th Masterpiece Monday And A Day At Laguna Beach California

Hi Everyone, Are you enjoying your Summer? I love this time of year and it's no secret that I love the beach.
We live only 3 minutes away from the Huntington Beach pier and that's where we usually spend our beach time. Sometimes though, we like to drive up and down the coast to visit other beaches. Plus, just the drive along Pacific Coast Highway is so beautiful!


                                  
On this particular day, we decided to drive south to Laguna Beach, an artsy community by the sea.

This lifeguard tower on Laguna Beach was built in 1897 and used to be part of a gas station on Pacific Coast Highway. In the 1920's, after being moved across the street to the beach, it was used as lifeguard headquarters until 1985. It's still used as a regular lifeguard tower today.



We decided to stroll down the board walk and up the stairway toward The Inn of Laguna Beach, a very gorgeous ocean front Hotel.

Once at the top of the stairs, there's a scenic pathway along the cliff tops perfect for gazing and photography. 
The pathway garden is beautifully lush with palms, succulents and flowers.

Combine that with the view of the ocean and it just puts it all over the top.











After walking along the path a ways we descended down one of the stairway onto the beach, by the tide pools. 












                                          I hope you enjoyed the tour of Laguna Beach!




{This Weeks Features}
                                          Crab, Tangerine and Fresh Herb Salad
                                               Simply Fresh Dinners

                                         



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                 The House On Stanford

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Sunday, July 6

Welcome To The 183rd Masterpiece Monday And Updating Furniture With Scrapbook paper!


Hi Everyone, How was your 4th of July? Mine was great, we went to the beach and came home and barbecued and set off fireworks with the neighbors. Simple and fun, just what I love!


Over the weekend, I did a super easy, affordable update to the TV cabinet in our bedroom. I've been trying to make up my mind if I wanted to make some fabric or burlap curtains for the inside.
Then I remembered this scrapbook paper I purchased recently.


All I did was tape the paper to the inside. It looks like I've added wood to the doors! It adds to the non-cluttered, calm, coastal  feeling that I like our bedroom to have. 

The remote to the DVD player still works through the paper. I can't see the player anymore, but it's still easy to tell if I've successfully  paused a movie by looking at the TV screen. Or I can just leave the doors open.


{Features}


Quick & Healthy Spinach Smoothie Recipe
Satisfaction Through Christ


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Kolture Shoq


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