March 16, 2016

What I'm Reading: Spring Decorating Ideas

I have some great links and photos for you to explore today. See what you think! I hope you find an idea or two that you can use. 

You all know that I have been on a blue kick this spring, so this Domino article on Decorating with Blue and White grabbed my attention. Gorgeous photos! 


This house wowed me! A traditional house...took a turn. Here is a traditional house "before and after" from Cote de Texas blog. I really like what the new owners have done to this older traditional brick two story. This article shows how an older traditional home can find love with the younger set. I love what they did to this house!

If you are looking for paint colors for your home or just scouting for ideas,  this article has some great photos that let you see the colors used in real settings. Best Benjamin Moore Paint Colors, via Home Bunch.

BM Gray Mirage

BM Monroe Bisque

The French teacher in me wants you to brush up on your high school or college French... and Kristin at French Word a Day blog can help you. Kristin is from the United States, but lives in the south of France with her French husband Jean Marc. She tells stories, teaches new vocabulary words, and introduces you to her life in the south of France. Plus, they have a cute dog!

We must eat healthy to stay in shape and enjoy life. I continue to work on my eating every day...though a pan of brownies can make me fall of of the wagon! Sad but true! Here are 10 Satisfying High Protein Breakfasts on Everyday Health. I subscribe to this health newsletter and enjoy getting their info. 

source, Everyday Health

I hope you enjoy the variety of topics today! 
I am all over the place in my reading selections. ha!

Linking with...  
Our Southern Home, Inspiration Monday
Dwellings, the Heart of Your Home, Makeit Pretty Monday
Cooking and Crafting with J & JLinkup, Monday
The Dedicated House, Make it Pretty Monday
DIY By Design, Swing Into Spring Party
Between naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday
The Dedicated House, Blue Friday link party 
Ms Toody Goo Shoes, Best of the Weekend,
Friday linkup Designthusiam, Share it one more time party, Friday linkup
Sits Girls Saturday Sharefest
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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Thanks for all this great info! I am really featuring all my blue and white pieces this Spring and Summer and am loving the light and bright look. I need some variety in my breakfast: I usually have the same darn thing everyday:( BORING!!!:):)

    1. Our mutual love of blue and white Chinoiserie ...what a great interest to share. I know I love seeing how you have decorated with your pieces. They seem to work in any season! yay! Sheila

  2. I used to have that blue and white ceramic in your first photo, the round jar. And I gave it away. I wish I'd kept it!

  3. Can't go wrong with classic blue and white! Love all the renovations to the Houston! Will have to check out the Everyday Health site...xoxo

  4. Oh, I love blue and white so thank you for that link! It's so fresh, particularly in spring.

  5. I love the blue and white! I love seeing renovations also. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Hello dear Sheila... LOVE blue and white - best combo since peanut butter and jelly!! I am dreaming of that buffalo check bedroom. Have a great week.

  7. Sheila, I so enjoyed the variety of posts today and so much inspiration from each. Thank you for compiling and sharing.

  8. I'm off to check out the French word of the day!

  9. Lovely round up! That leopard rug is gorgeous!

  10. Loved to hear what you're reading and that animal rug? Gorgeous!

  11. You always have the most lovely pictures! My first home was entirely blue and white. I miss it. Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday party family. I am glad you found us! I never want to miss a link from bloggers that visit it on my blog so don't be shy and leave your link numbers in the comments. I enjoy visiting. Pinned and shared.

    1. Thank you Marilyn! I love your I will be back often! Sheila

  12. Oh my, I know what you are saying about falling off the wagon with a pan of brownies-that really tickled me:)
    I have to bake a pan tomorrow too-oh dear...
    I love blue and white, and oh that buffalo check, it is just wonderful, isn't it??
    Have a lovely weekend, my dear!

    1. Good luck with those brownies! Ha! Sheila

  13. Thank you for stopping by to share them on Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features today, I appreciate that.
    hope you have a great weekend!


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