Indigo…Ballard Designs…and the southern coast of France

May 28 2013

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One of my favorite color combinations for summer is indigo (or navy) and white. It is fresh, clean and coast inspired.       I have been a customer of Ballard Designs for many years, and their latest catalog features many items in indigo and white that were...

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Memorial Day

May 27 2013

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Today, let us remember and honor the men and woman in uniform who sacrificed their lives preserving our freedom.      What are your plans this Memorial Day?(Photos from my Pinterest boards)...

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Raised bed gardens

May 23 2013

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When May arrives, garden centers in New England begin putting out their vegetable plants for the season.  As soon as I see those 6-packs of lovely little plants, I want to load up my car and start planting!  But gardening in this area takes patience. ...

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My Favorite Things (Part 2)

May 23 2013

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Soothing Seaside Palettes My family loves the beach and when the weather’s nice, we’re there as often as we can.  At home, I’ve incorporated those seaside colors into our decor- faded aqua…sea greens…oyster grey…with heavy doses of white, to create a seaside oasis at home.  Add...

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My Favorite Things (Part 1)

May 21 2013

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A few weeks ago, my two oldest children were in their school musical production of “The Sound of Music”. After countless hours of practicing, the students put on three amazing shows.  “The Sound of Music” has always been a family favorite, so they were thrilled...

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Welcome!

May 20 2013

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  Welcome to the lifestyle blog for Summerland Homes & Gardens!  I’m so glad you found me!  I have always loved interior design and gardening.  I obsess over paint samples, fabric swatches and my roses in bloom.  I love DIY projects, getting my hands...

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