Thursday, May 18, 2017

Too Busy? Too Bright?

I put the bold and bright comforter on the back of my sofa. (I spent less than $6 on it last week at the thrift store. See post HERE )


And then I put all the necessary things back in place. I sit in the center and put my computer on my lap when I blog. This is our lanai...or Florida room and it's bright and cheery. What do you think? Too bright and cheery? heehee!

Something to be thankful for today is this sweet young lady who is a new vendor at the Farmer's Market. 

(taken with my phone, sorry about the shadows)

I've been using the Mint Julep soap all week and I love it! So fresh and nice! The lemon bar is wonderful too! So sweet and fragrant!


Isn't it cute the way she packages everything?




And 2 of the presents I got for Mother's day are blog inspired!
(the item at the bottom of the pic is something to color)


Helen Phillips is one of my best blog buddies and wrote Pretty Patchwork Gifts! Her blog is HERE. She designs and makes the most beautiful quilts and softies. All the pretty colors that I love! I'm so pleased to get one of her books!

Our sweet Stephanie mentioned these journals on her blog HERE and I found the Gratitude journal on sale at Amazon so it went in my wish list. Hubby was sweet to shop on my wish list this year. Thanks honey!

Lots to be thankful for this week! How about you?

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.

30 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the bright and cheery colors! The quilt was a great find. I would like the lemon sop. Wonderful presents! Have a happy day!

Debby Ray said...

I think the quilt adds to the coziness. I don't think everything has to be matchy-matchy, do you? You received some lovely gifts for Mother's Day! Enjoy the rest of your week, Diane :)

living from glory to glory said...

A bright and cheery covers for your room is perfect! And you are always a very thankful lady!! And what nice gifts as you can really use them LOL And having a wish list is a good idea!
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs, Roxy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your bright colors! I add Flamingo pillows in the summer for a pop of color and fun! Hugs!!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely quilt and wonderful gifts ~ lots to be thankful for ~ thank you ~

Happy Day to you ~ ^_^

Susie said...

Diane, You got a great buy on the quilt. I would probably spread it on the bottom also.:) I love lemon soaps. Great gifts for your mother's day. Enjoy this wonderful day. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Bright and cheery colors look wonderful on your lanai!

Dewena said...

I love it! Not too bright at all, and what a great find! And I love the fabric on your sofa!

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous and colorful comforter.... Love it... I always love bright colors!!!!

Looks like you hit the jackpot at the Farmer's Market..... Bet that soap is wonderful.

Happy Belated Mother's Day. Looks like you had a fabulous one!

Hugs,
Betsy

Helen Philipps said...

Such lovely bright colours in your comforter....and you are right we do like the same bright and pretty colours! Thank you so much for your kind words about my book dear Diane! I hope you enjoy it, and am so glad you had a lovely Mother's Day.
Helen xox

cucki said...

Lovely quilts and beautiful gifts
Sending you love x

Stacey said...

Your posts are so sweet and cheerful, Diane. :)

Inger said...

I like the idea of Thankful Thursdays and may join up later. I love the gratitude journal. I add gratitude to my journal entries when I make them, which seems to be less often now. Your sofa is very cheerful and that was a great find. The young lady is lovely and so are all your gifts.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:) You have made a cheery colourful space to use your computer,...looks cosy too. I love the bright colours in the quilt, and the lovely mother's day gifts. Glad you included the pretty girl at the stall, she looks so friendly.:)

Red Rose Alley said...

I saw the Gratitude Journal on Stephanie's blog and really liked it because it's a coloring book also. You got some nice Mother's Day gifts, Diane. The soaps are delightful. I often wonder how our blog friends use their computers, and it sounds like you have a lap top. I'm writing to you on a desk computer; the only kind I know to use hehehe.

love, ~Sheri

Red Rose Alley said...

Oooops, Stephanie had the tranquility journal on her blog, and yours is the gratitude journal, I just noticed when I went over there. How wonderful that you found a gratitude one. : ) I wonder what others they might have? ~Sheri

Christine said...

Hello Diane! Your lanai is a perfect Florida inspired room for relaxing! I love your Mothers Day gifts especially the quilted houses!
Enjoy your new book too!

Michelle said...

I would love to use that soap. I buy natural soaps whenever I find it. Lucky you!! Thanks for linking up today!

happyone said...

The lanai does look cherry. : )
I love homemade soap and I'm thankful that I have a friend who makes it for me. : )
The soap packaging is very nice.

Gina said...

Diane, your lanai looks so tropical and serene. Great job! Those soaps must smell wonderful! xo

podso said...

I think with the pillows the quilt looks great and very cheerful!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful quilt, it looks quite cozy, too!

I really enjoy Helen's blog and she is a very, very talented and creative quilter/artist. Just love her!

Jane x

Pam Jackson said...

I love handmade soap. That is all I use anymore. My fav is oatmeal! Right now I am using Rosemary soap that I purchased from my cousin. Next one I open will be the Oatmeal Apple Spice. I keep my sofa covered on the bottom half due to the dog. Short hair but he sure does shed.

BeachGypsy said...

Howdy there girlfriend!--yes, I do like it there and I do like the bright happy colors and I also now like pattern mixing, which is something we DID NOT DO back in the old days! ha ha LOL Not "they" say it's okay and I even mix patterns on clothes, so far so good! Yep, it's getting hot here too and expected to get hotter....the sultry summer is on it's way to us southern dwellers isnt' it? I liked the water scenes in your previous post too---the boat scens and the river just looks so mysterious in places. Yep, we have those gator signs all over there as well.....gotta respect those things! Used to I would've been terrified of something like that....now I go out in the swamps and photograph them!!---they are fascinating...and of course we keep our distance. Our youngest daughter has always loved the reptiles, even snakes and also turtles and gators etc. I really dont know where she gets that from! ha ha LOL not really me. What y'all got planned this weekend?

ann said...

The soaps look so refreshing and clean. As they should. I have been so remise is commenting these past few weeks, so I had to go back over your recent posts. Florida looks hot and sunny. We have snow. Late May and snow. The mountains are receiving a lot of snow--by the feet. The snow here is coming melting quickly, but it is cold and if it freezes, I will lose my peonies. On a brighter note, the sun will be out tomorrow.

Jeanie said...

What a fun post! I can't believe you nabbed that quite throw for only six dollars! And the market soap lady looks like she makes a lovely product. I like mint -- such a clean, nice fragrance!

Hope you have a very happy weekend!

Stephanie said...

Good evening, sweet friend! I so enjoyed this post and oh, that soap looks heavenly! I bet it feels and smells delightful :)

I just love your "Gratitude" journal! I hope you are enjoying it, lovely lady. Thank you for mentioning me on your blog...you are such a sweetheart!

Have a fabulous weekend! Love and hugs!

Cherdecor said...

I think that it is the perfect colors for your lanai! I am amazed that anyone would want to get rid of it. The pillows in front of them are pretty also and go well. I have never heard of Julep soap. I will have to look for it. It is pouring rain here so I won't be out today! Happy Saturday to you!

Rose said...

Nice gifts! And your room is so bright and cheerful...I like it.

Lowcarb team member said...

Sure looks good to me ...
I love the scent/smell of lemon.
A lovely post

All the best Jan