Jul 18, 2014

A Peek Into My Summer Garden

I've been peeking into a little corner of my summer garden today through my camera lens.

 My camera helps me see details in my garden that I don't otherwise take the time to notice.

Like how the daisies are growing all the way up to touch the new Fresh Flowers sign hanging on the side of our shed.

And the way these tall lacy flowers fit perfectly beneath the window box

 and cascade over their shorter neighbors.

How the lacy yellow petals on one flower complement the bold yellow fringe on the other.

And how the textures of these two so different flowers, when captured together by my camera, help me to appreciate the beauty of the other even more.

I just love how my camera slows me down and opens my eyes wide to details. It lets me see and enjoy my garden in a whole new way.

How about you? Do you peek into your garden through your camera lens?

 Please join me as I slow down to smell the roses at these lovely garden parties:

Elizabeth & Co.

Jul 11, 2014

Where Bloggers Create 2014

Today I'm so pleased to be participating in the Where Bloggers Create blog tour hosted by the wonderful Karen over at My Desert Cottage.


My craft room is my favorite room in our house. I planned it carefully for months before creating it from a spare bedroom. It's my own personal space; a little room full of my work in-progress, arts and craft supplies, and little bits and pieces I've collected over the years just for me. It has a long L-shaped work table made from two solid core doors supported by an old desk cut in-two along with an old spray painted filing cabinet. There are two steel storage cabinets and a closet outfitted with shelves. A little sewing table sits just inside the door. Underfoot is painted sub-flooring. During a project my craft room can look like a tornado has touched down in there, but with all the storage and a place for everything, I'm able to put things straight in no time.

I hope you enjoy this tour of my creative space!

I hope you enjoyed my craft room tour.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Don't forget to visit Karen's blog over at My Desert Cottage to see many more creative spaces.

My Desert Cottage

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Jul 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Today, I'm sharing some of our Independence Day photos from last year's 4th of July. I don't have access to our decorations this year because of our remodel, but pulling together these photos of our home all decked out in red, white, and blue from last year has me just as excited about celebrating the birthday of the good ol' USA! 

The 4th of July is one of our favorite holidays at our house! 

Happy 4th of July!