Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter Sunday

 


 
 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Lights In My Backard!

   

Lights in the garden are just like lights inside our homes. They add ambiance to the space, and in my life that is a necessary element.

Yesterday I found some fun new lights for my garden at Bed Bath and Beyond.

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They are little tiny twinkle lights. I like to call them Fairy lights because they remind of the lights at Disneyland in Tinkerbelle's Pixie Hollow.

The cool thing about these lights is they are:

 
  • Batterie operated
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  • LED (less power to run them)
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  • They have a 6 hour timer (they turn themselves off and on)
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  • You can submerge the lights in water ( great for centerpieces)
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The little white lights on batteries have been around for years, but the LED are new to me.

Let me show you how I used mine….

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I put them in my window box. Tucked in and out of the ferns and hydrangeas. 

They are right above another favorite light of mine that hangs over my bubbler.

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It is a fun little water feature that makes such a nice trickling sound.


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Here is a close-up so you can see the water spouting up in the middle of the rocks.

Now back to my fairy lights!!
I want them every where!!

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They make me smile!

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You will notice a lantern on the left shutter. It also has a timer light inside of it. I just used one of the candles that is on a timer.


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This girl is all about ambient lighting!!

(If you would like to get some too, here is the link…….HERE!!)

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Now I just need to figure out how to get

the sound that Tinkerbelle makes to play in my yard! Hmmmmm??? 
Any ideas?

 
 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Styl'n On A Sunday

 


Adding some new pieces to my Spring wardrobe is always fun for me. I was in need of a few Spring/Summer dresses and I actually found some that I like.

I already showed you this cute little number…..

Ribbet Edit Beach scene dress collage
I am really going to enjoy wearing this on our vacation this year.

Here is another little dress that I am going to enjoy wearing…….

Ribbet Edit palm dress collage
 (dress found at GAP)

The length of the dress is just barely above my knee so I am totally comfortable in this, and it has pockets, that is a real bonus for me.

TIPS FOR THE DAY

FYI: the best spot for a hemline to hit is the area of the leg where the  side of the knee goes in slightly.

Another tip:

Do you remember the purse pictured above?

straw purse
It is a vintage straw clutch I found on etsy. It is going to go with so many of the pieces I already have. I love to add a little of the unexpected to my outfits and this fits the bill.

I have one more dress coming my way. I am not sure if I will keep the green or the navy yet….

green gingham
 
NAVY

navy gingham dress
I wouldn’t wear these accessories with this outfit, they look a bit contrived to me.

I will let you know what I decide and how I will accessorize them.

The feminine silhouettes that are being featured this season are so nice to see again. 

All of the above dresses have a soft pleating vs. gathering so the dresses lay flat to the body making them look more slimming and attractive. 

If you love this look as much as I do, BODEN is the place for you. I have ordered numerous pieces from them and have yet to be disappointed in what I have received. I highly recommend them.

Have you added any fun new pieces to your Spring wardrobe?

For more ideas check out my Spring Pinboard on Pinterest, just click HERE!