7 Years of Pretty Pink Tulips

IMG_6104-1024x1024Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. 1,237 posts and 7 years to be exact. That’s how long ago I started this blogging adventure…when one of my sons was in elementary school and the other in Pre-K. Now, they are in high school and middle school. They’re growing up and I guess, so am I.

9 years ago, I decided to plant pink tulip bulbs in the front and side of the house and see how they looked. They became one of my favorite parts of Spring. And, I’ve enjoyed sharing them with you.

Just like a lot of us change hairstyles, my house has gone through some changes. After tearing off deteriorating shutters, I just left them off for a while and painted the door light green. Then, we renovated, added on and I put black shutters on the house and painted the door a glossy black. We lost our beautiful crab apple trees that had stunning hot pink blossoms. We added pear blossom trees and the arbor gate. The window boxes and pots usually vary each year. Everything is up for grabs except the tulips. They have been a constant.

I’m actually thinking about planting something different next year. A different color tulip. Perhaps alliums. I’m still deciding. But, in the meantime, here’s a look over the past 8 years of pretty pink tulips.DSC_0006 DSC_0010 DSC_0015 DSC_0034 DSC_0037 DSC_0051 DSC_0172 DSC_0174 DSC_0180 DSC_00271 DSC_02021 IMG_3391-768x1024 IMG_5939-768x1024 IMG_6087-768x1024

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IMG_8815-768x1024 IMG_8851-1024x768 IMG_8852-768x1024Thank you for joining me on this journey over the past 7 years. A lot has happened – to all of us – but it’s nice to know there are some constants. In my case, it’s pretty pink tulips. They’ll be blooming again soon.

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Serena and Lily’s Newest Outpost – Westport

IMG_9326Recently, I had a chance to walk through the new Serena and Lily in Westport, CT.

It was as if the catalog had come to life…only better! The store is one of only a small handful in the country and has a charming location in an old home. Each floor (living, bedroom, children, outdoor) has a different feel and flavor, but shares the same feeling that a talented interior designer had put a room together. Original artwork dot the walls and the stairwells. You can’t help but want to look closer.

The folks at Serena and Lily didn’t ask me to come by, nor did they know that I was writing this…so, lest you think this is a sponsored post, it isn’t. I just wanted to share an inside look at an inspiring shop. If you’re in Westport, you should definitely pop in and take a look!IMG_9324IMG_9325IMG_9328IMG_9330IMG_9332IMG_9333IMG_9334IMG_9336IMG_9337IMG_9339IMG_9340IMG_9342IMG_9343IMG_9344IMG_9345IMG_9346IMG_9347See anything you like? I know I did….and it’s on my kitchen table now!

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Red, White and Woo Hoo

DSC_0002Is anyone else excited about the upcoming L-O-N-G weekend?!

Even though school is still in session in the Northeast, Memorial Day Weekend makes it feel like “summer”. Beach clubs open, tennis tournaments commence and I’ll break out my new white dress. It’s also one of the times I set out all my flags to honor those we are really celebrating. Red, white and blue is a favorite color combo of mine, so I dress everything from the house and the table to the bar cart and the dog (Molly!).IMG_6567 IMG_0845 DSC_0019 DSC_0039 IMG_6569IMG_6140 IMG_6556IMG_6544IMG_6542

Here’s to the start of a great week…pool time and the long weekend are in sight! Bring out the red, white and blue. Woo hoo!

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