Memorial Day is Near

IMG_6545-1Memorial Day Weekend is coming up (unofficial beginning of summer)! As I think about how I want to dress the house this year, I always enjoy looking back at what I’ve done before. It’s fun to change things up, so I’ll use prior years as a guide and try to give it a new twist.

So…these are from the archives.IMG_6556

IMG_6542 IMG_6568DSC_0019-1024x685IMG_6540IMG_6564Do you dress your house to fit the holidays? As one of our friends said, you could drop a foreigner in our neighborhood and they would know what holiday we’re celebrating if you look at my house.

Flags will be flying here soon!

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Tulips….Just Not The Usual Ones

DSC_0318You know that feeling when something new comes into your life and you can’t imagine being without it? Or how you managed before? Well, that’s how I feel about the new addition of tulips in our back yard. Two shades (white and pink) and two sizes (tall and small) are layered together to create a new happy landscape in our backyard. Who knew that having these little pops of color would bring such joy.

The daffodils are fading and the hydrangeas have yet to take hold…so these tulip beauties are the perfect bridge for mid-Spring. Our pink tulips out front are beginning to bloom, but won’t be peak for another 2 weeks.DSC_0319 DSC_0321 DSC_0326 DSC_0297 DSC_0300So, if you’ve been thinking about adding something new into your life or changing things up…I say “go for it”. You might be surprised at how a little change can brighten your day!

Tip-toeing through my new tulips!

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Made in the Shade

3d93614485205854ebd51e63cf98f5eeAs the days begin to warm up, spending time outdoors becomes a bigger priority! And, for those of us who have already logged too many hours in the sun, a stylish umbrella becomes more than outdoor decor. Ok….it can make our outdoor decor, but it’s really practical, too!

There are so many chic options these days. Though, I’ve lusted after the couture style umbrellas from The Santa Barbara Umbrella Company, other companies, such as Frontgate, Pottery Barn and One Kings Lane are selling stylish options at much lower costs.

Here’s a little eye candy to help you design your own backyard oasis.
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66fcf763742f3ad1f7b48b931b85d7ebScreen Shot 2017-04-23 at 8.59.30 PM Screen Shot 2017-04-23 at 9.00.19 PM Screen Shot 2017-04-23 at 9.00.42 PM626d121ba48ccf79f7ab48c3e770e198 c15587e41aeffcacaec5c621ab1723de def4796323f993283b8feee77b7e3e79I recently upgraded my own umbrellas to something with a little more panache. I’ll share which one on Instagram tomorrow, so visit me there at prettypink2lips.com

This summer….you can have it made in the stylish shade!

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