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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th, and a $25 Giveaway!

Happy Independence Day, from our chateau to yours!

The hostas are happy!  They are in full bloom!

A tranquil place to sit and rest a bit.  Ok, I need to remember the resting part!  Seems like I spend more time working in the yard than taking a break!

Peek-A-Boo!  Emily says: "Remember to enter my mama's giveaway!  One lucky winner will get $25 credit (and free shipping!) towards anything in her Etsy shop!  A really nice lady named Jan is hosting the giveaway, so hop on over to her blog,   BobbyPins Boardwalk, to see how you can enter!  What's a blog?  Is that something to eat?  I'm feeling pretty hungry now............"


Adam and Wendy said...

OHH Votre chateau est super chic!! :)

I had no idea you weren't fluent in French! I guess I just assumed you were due to the French title, French pictures, and the French words thrown into a few blogs haha!

And oooo how I love France. I just took my first trip about a month ago, and I can't wait to go back!

Debbie said...

Your yard is gorgeous Donna! LOVE the hostas. Your chalet is wonderful...and I'm lovin' the arbor too.
Hope you have a great holiday weekend...

Linda said...

What beautiful gardens, Donna...and your pup is adorable! Happy 4th!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Hey Donna! Your garden looks wonderful! I sure would spend some time resting there, but then I'm not a gardener! haha I gave a longer answer to your question on my comments page, but yeah, I decorated the suitcase.Thanks for popping in and leaving a comment! A really NICE one! JQ

kimmykats said...

Donna, what a beautiful place to relax and enjoy nature's beautiful offerings. Have a wonderful 4th. Remember ear plugs for Emily!! She is beautiful!

Wendy said...

Beautiful home and pictures! Hope you had a wonderful 4th!!

Holly said...

You garden is gorgeous...picture perfect!