Heavenly Hydrangeas

DSC_0400Ask anyone who has hydrangeas. This year has been AMAZING! Last year, not so much.

Like anything that isn’t a sure thing, when it happens it is REALLY good! Growing up in Dallas, TX, I was accustomed to the yard being dried up by July/August. So, I don’t take a summer garden for granted. And, in the Northeast July turns out to be a very good garden month.

As an added bonus, my fountain turned out to be a great holding spot for freshly cut hydrangeas.DSC_0410DSC_0404 DSC_0405 DSC_0406DSC_0408DSC_0410DSC_0407DSC_0411Wishing you a week ahead where everything is in bloom! Happy mid-Summer!!


Pool Days

1aec2bd7c58c57a3dff04ce5127e0749It’s been a little chilly to hop in the pool up here, but I know many of you have already taken the plunge! Pool floats seem to have taken on a new life lately. I don’t have a pool of my own, but if I did….one of these (all from Sunnylife) might be what you’d see!15251582_547679058770423_6592334140010397696_n 18579825_1198521930276597_396599144128446464_n 16465131_219092495227942_3976169225285795840_nScreen Shot 2017-06-01 at 11.38.56 PM Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 11.32.38 PM

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and do whatever FLOATS your boat!


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.
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!