June 9, 2016

In the Pink

Thanks to you all for inquiring about my health and the nasty summer cold/virus. I am mostly back to my normal self, i.e. I'm in the pink! 

And speaking of pink....

I love color! Those of you who have been hanging out with me a while already know this. 

I so love many of the neutral rooms I see in others' homes, I really do. But when I try them in my home I always begin longing for saturated color again. 

I have a few colorful rooms for you today. See what you think. 

If this shade of pink is too bright for you, what shade would you substitute? Or, do you even like pink? 

One nice thing about white woodwork is that you can use any color ....and create different moods. Pinks make this room seem very beach like in mood. I love it. I once painted a powder room this shade of deep pink. 

A lighter shade of pink makes this bedroom restful. Wonderful for a girl's room or a guest room!

If bright walls are too much for you...go with brightly colored fabrics and accessories for fun. 

A simple pink floral arrangement may be just enough pink for you. I love this arrangement in a Beatriz Ball bowl. 

As for me, I have a serious crush on this Audubon pink flamingo! 

I keep wondering where I could use it in my house...and I  have come up with the master bathroom. I think it would play nicely with my hearts of palm green paint. I have so many ideas bouncing around in my head. It's fun. 

Thank you to Traditional Home magazine for permission to use their images. 

For my foreign readers, 
English lesson...In the Pink

"In the pink" is an English idiom used to describe someone who is in the absolute best possible physical condition. People often use this phrase to describe someone who is in peak condition without any significant ailments worth mentioning. 

The phrase "in the pink" has been used for hundreds of years going all the way back to playwright William Shakespeare in the 16th century. For most of that time though, the phrase did not refer specifically to health. Instead, it was used to describe anything that was the best of a specific batch of things. It was only in the 20th Century that it gained its association with health.

If someone is described with this idiomatic expression, he or she must be in very good health. This phrase is used as an extreme, meaning that a person described in this matter is far above average in health and fitness. Instead, those people who merit this phrase have to be in exemplary condition compared to others. As an example, consider the sentence, "I just got a checkup and I received a clean bill of health, so you could say that I'm in the pink."

How much pink could you use in your home? Full out assault or a pinch here and there? 

Thanks for visiting!

Blog link parties June 12, 2016

Linking with...  
Love of Home, Sundays at Home party (Sat 8 pm linkup)
Our Southern Home, Inspiration Monday (Sunday afternoon linkup)
I Should be Mopping the Floor, Inspiration Monday
Life and Linda, Dishing It and Digging It Link Party
Dwellings, the Heart of Your Home, Make it Pretty Monday
Marilyn’s Treats, Over the Moon Monday
Between Naps on the Porch, Met Monday
Coastal Charm, Show and Share Monday
Julie’s Lifestyle Blog, Cooking and Crafting with J and J (Monday Linkup)
Our Home Away From Home
Cozy Little House, Tweak it Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life, Inspire Me Tuesday
Stone Gable Blog, The Scoop, Tuesday
Dedicated House, Make it Pretty Monday
Celebrate and Decorate, Share your story Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style, Wow Us Wednesday
Marilyn’s Treats, Wonderful Wednesday
DIY By Design, Swing Into Spring Party (tues pm linkup)
21 Rosemary Lane, Share Your Style Party (wed p.m.)
The Dedicated House, Before and After Wednesday
In The New House Designs, Inspiration Thursday
+Marilyn’s Treats, Thursday Favorite Things Party
Between naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday
Peonies and Orange Blossoms, Favorite Things Thursday Blog Hop
At Home With Jemma, Thoughts of Home on Thursday Party
Poofing the Pillows, Thoughts of Home on Thursday
Rooted in Thyme, Simple & Sweet Fridays (linkup thurs)
Oh My Heartise Girl, Wonderful Wednesday
Oh My Heartsie Girl, Friday Features
Rattlebridge Farm, Foodie Friday and Everything Else Friday
Charm of Home, Home Sweet Home Party Friday

Oh My Heartise Girl, Wonderful Wednesday
Oh My Heartsie Girl, Friday Features
Rattlebridge Farm, Foodie Friday and Everything Else Friday
Charm of Home, Home Sweet Home Party Friday
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
The Boondocks Blog, Sweet Inspiration Friday
My Turn For Us, Freedom Fridays
Chic on a Shoestring, Flaunt It Friday
Ms Toody Goo Shoes (Friday p.m.)
AKA Design, Weekend Retreat Link Party
The Boondocks Blog, Sweet Inspiration Friday
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.

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