Sweet Escape: Happy Fourth!

Sweet Escape: Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July! I hope you will have a relaxing and fun family weekend!

photo: Martha Stewart

Outdoor Rooms: Happy Surprises

Outdoor Rooms: Happy Surprises

You know, there are so many blogs out there now with unbelievable projects and ideas up the kazoo, I am constantly blown away. I just gobble up your ideas. Every time I visit a blog with amazing talent my eyes pop out of my head. Do you realize this? Talent, I tell you! You are full of Happy Surprises.

This glorious front porch is from (her sister’s home, clearly talent runs in her family)…I just am showing you two photos but you’ll have to go check out her blog for the rest of them! She has a grand tour inside and out! You won’t be disappointed. Many happy gasps.

Outdoor Rooms: Happy Surprises

Do you love the little settee she has on her porch? Clever clever.

Now, check this out. A porch before and after, shared by this talented blogger . What I love about this is that she used what she had to pull this porch together on short notice (usually the best way to decorate in my humble opinion!) and she painted that little bench with a surprising pop of color goodness, tying it in with a yellow pillow. Another happy gasp.

Outdoor Rooms: Happy Surprises

Before

Outdoor Rooms: Happy Surprises

After

Here is another outdoor room that took my breath away…

The ever amazing decorator and blogger extradorinaire Joni from and her charming courtyard….I love her house and now that I know this hidden gem is in her backyard, well, I love it inside and out. Those chairs just make me happy. So peaceful and serene.

Outdoor Rooms: Happy Surprises

Outdoor Rooms: Happy Surprises

Then there is sweet and lovable Pat from, who is forever amazing me with her before and after room makeovers. Look at this porch, couldn’t you just sit right down to dinner? It is like dining outside at a charming restaurant. I love the use of those shutter doors to make her table feel nestled in and cozy. Happy gasp!

Outdoor Rooms: Happy Surprises

Outdoor Rooms: Happy Surprises

If you have an outdoor room to share, I hope you’ll keep sending them to me for us all to see! Invitation is still open!

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