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10 Jun A trip to France

Hello friends!  Sorry for the absence last week…it was crazy busy!  End-of-the-school-year madness hit, I’m working on several clients’ projects, my piano recital was Saturday night (I’m also the owner & teacher of Little Bird Piano Studio and currently have 20 students) and I’m leaving...

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03 Jun Designer Barclay Butera

West Coast designer Barclay Butera is known for his classic and timeless interiors.  His book “Barclay Butera Living on the Coast” features a collection of inspiring and inviting waterside homes.  His homes are casually elegant and suited for beach living.      White walls+ natural...

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27 May Memorial Day

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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23 May Raised bed gardens

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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23 May My Favorite Things (Part 2)

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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21 May My Favorite Things (Part 1)

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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20 May Welcome!

  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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