July 26, 2018

Summer Blues (and Whites!)

Hello! Anybody still there?? I seem to have found a bit of my blogging joy again. I must admit that I was worried that it would never return. But, much like my home decor, life is full of seasons and I have found it best to just go with it. So here I am. How is your summer going? I thought today I would share some pictures of our summer decor before summer is completely over. I added lots of touches of blue and white, a perennial favorite for sure.



I picked up the blue and white check curtain panels at Christmas Tree Shops. The prices on their curtains are unbeatable. Especially when you like to change up decor as much as I do! I think these were just under $10 per panel. I only have 2 panels because I never actually close these curtains in the summertime.
Recently, Billy ran into a neighborhood deli to pick up lunch while I waited in the car. To my surprise, he snuck into the florist on his way back to the car. He was carrying the prettiest bouquet of hydrangeas for me. He said he saw them through the window and knew I would love them because they were different than the ones I usually buy for myself at Trader Joe's or that grow in our yard. Yes, he's certainly a keeper. :)
They have dried beautifully and it seems I will be able to enjoy them all summer.
I added a blue indoor/outdoor rug to our front entryway. I painted the walls in here this blue almost 10 years ago and I still love it.
 I have some fun new stuff to share in our kitchen soon too!  
Until then...Anybody up for a game of fetch with a golden retriever that is still damp from swimming in the pool? I fear our house smells of wet dog all summer long because the dogs sneak in a swim in the pool any chance they get.
Or perhaps a nap? Naps and tennis balls - 2 of Dax's favorite things. :)
Thanks for stopping by!

25 comments:

  1. Love all the touches of blue Courtney. So fresh and bright for the summer months. Ha, Henley's favorite thing is a tennis ball too. It's the little things.

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    1. I couldn't agree more - it's ALL about the little things! Love the name, Henley. So cute. :)

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  2. Laura BoissonnaultJuly 27, 2018 at 7:01 AM

    Ahhh! Always happy to see your posts. Glad you’re getting the spark back, missed ya! Loving all the blue and white. Feels so summer cottagey. Enjoy! Can’t wait to see kitchen! Laura

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  3. Happy to see you back!❤️
    Chris.......Texas

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  4. Thanks for sharing these pictures. Love the color scheme and plan to use this palette for a refresh of our living room. You have a great eye 👁 and I love seeing photos of Dax 🐶!

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  5. Beautiful post! I LOVE that pineapple pillow, and the pics of Dax are so great!

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    1. Thank you!! The picture of Dax are my favorite too. :)

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  6. So happy to see a post from you. Your summer home is beautiful. I love the curtain panels and such a good price!

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  7. So happy to see a post from you .... love the summer touches !!! Thank you for sharing on the blog again !!!!!!! Glad that the fur babies are enjoying their summer as well... :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting!! I have been better at keeping up on Instagram but there is nothing quite like blogging. Especially comments like yours. Thank you.

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  8. You have a very fresh, casual feeling in your house this summer. And those flowers are really pretty. Enjoy your summer - always love seeing your posts!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I hope you have a great summer too!!

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  9. How fabulous those drapes are and the pricing is so great. I will head over there. Glad to see you post today.
    I have missed your pretty posts. Hope your summer is going good. We need to catch up soon.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Hi Kris! I have missed keeping up with you. I will send an e-mail soon. xoxo

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  10. I always love seeing your lovely home, Courtney...especially since I can feel your family really lives in it! It feels real and welcoming!

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    1. Thanks Linda. I feel the same way about your home when I "visit"! :)

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  11. I always love seeing your posts...and Dax!

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  12. Just love your home! It's like a warm hug from a friend!

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  13. My favorite combination in my home is blue and white then I really like adding touches of yellow in the summer just as you've done. I tell you, I sure wish we had Christmas Tree Shop stores around here. You've posted several things over the years that you've gotten there that I just love.

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