June 30, 2010

Shocking Shabby Chic .

These wonderful linens caught my eye, ...such wonderful color I just had to share with you today.
 Remember to appreciate the beauty around you today. Love to everyone.


Lisa

June 28, 2010

Facebook Becoming a Prime Source for Divorce Case Evidence





The quote below is from another who shared this on her blog and have since walked away from blogging leaving 1495 followers behind. This is tragic and very sad situation, as she is currently unwell. This is a warning to us all of the malicious dangers there are out there. We all need to be careful of what we share on our blogs and any other social network sites.
I hope this lovely blogger will find her way back to her happiness and creativity.

 "A week ago I received a letter from the insurance company that handles the Workers Compensation for my employer that states that they are suspending my benefits for further investigation based on a post from my blog that was forwarded to them by my employer.

What says you????

Lisa



June 27, 2010

Happy Sunday Everyone.


We are having some of the best sunshine this weekend, great beach weather.
I'm really sorry for not posting the last few days, 
I have gotten quite busy. I will be around this week
 
Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Love Lisa

June 23, 2010

Lovely Lattice.


 These lovely photos got me through the day.  I hope they cheer your day as well
In my previous post you could tell my day was not the best.

Thanks to those who stopped by to encourage me.

Images: House Beautiful, Traditional Home, The Old Painted Cottage and Romantic Country.

Love Lisa

Cozy, Colorful Bedrooms.





Hello, its a rainy day today and I'm longing to be curled up in bed with a good book. I'm broke, Hubby and I had a tiff and my 2 year old daughter is getting on my last good nerve.

 So I'm sharing these gorgeous bedrooms with you because they're colorful and cozy and I know that makes no sense whatsoever...but I'm feeling overwhelmed at the moment. Anyway I'll say a pray through it all and God will show me the way forward.

Love to all my loyal friends especially Tuesdai, Eve and Ruthy Ann, you gals are awesome.

Much Love Lisa.

June 22, 2010

Bliss List,...#3.

A cozy dinner for two.

A canopy bed.

A large closet,...sigh.

 A ruffled dress and sprakling shoes.

 Tiny scented candles everywhere.

Take care everyone and indulge your bliss this week.
Love Lisa.

Images; instyle.com, victoriamag.com, purecontemporary.blogs.com

June 21, 2010

Tropical wall decor.



 
Caribbean House Wall Hanging.
All are made from recycled steel drums. 
How wonderful is that.


Sun Garden Wall Art.


Seashell Switch Plate.

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. I wanted to start the week off with a colorful array of Tropical Wall Decor from Tropic Decor. I love their brightly colored home accents and gifts, that reflect my island home here in the Caribbean.
Enjoy!!! So enjoy your week. Love you all Lisa.

June 19, 2010

Have a lovely Weekend.


Its raining here and I'm loving it,... curled up in bed with a good book. Tomorrow  I'm going to church, treating Hubby to lunch for Father's Day,... then I'm off to an estate sale tomorrow. 
Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Love Lisa

June 17, 2010

Whats for Dinner!

Sauteed Shrimp with Arugula and Tomatoes




The best thing about this time of year is the abundance of fresh ingredients available at the Farmer's Markets and roadside farm stands.  Freshly harvested arugula is widely available right now, which makes me almost giddy, I love it's peppery flavor.

This dinner or lunch comes together in minutes which works perfectly for my schedule at the moment.  It's a very summery dish with little to no effort going into making it.  Not to mention it's very light on the calories.

Enjoy it with a refreshing glass of white wine while sitting on the patio enjoying family and friends.




In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add tomatoes and cook, stirring often, until they blister, about 2 minutes.  Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds.




Add shrimp and cook, stirring often, until almost opaque throughout, about 4 minutes.  Add arugula, season with salt and pepper and toss until wilted, 1 minute.  Add lemon juice and toss to combine.




Happy Summer!

Sauteed Shrimp with Arugula and Tomatoes
From Everyday Food

1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 ounces wild or baby arugula (4 cups)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add tomatoes and cook, stirring often, until they blister, about 2 minutes.  Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds.

Add shrimp and cook, stirring often, until almost opaque throughout, about 4 minutes.  Add arugula, season with salt and pepper and toss until wilted, 1 minute.  Add lemon juice and toss to combine.

Visit this awesome food blog and enjoy making some new recipes. Love Lisa.

June 16, 2010

Divine Seashells.

An embellished mirror.

As a fringe on cushions

...clam shells and starfish

 A gorgeous centerpiece...

and a giant clam shell.

Shells all around.

and everywhere.
Take care everyone, I hope you adore seashells as much as I do. 
Love Lisa.

June 14, 2010

Ruffles and Cupcakes.

Stella McCartney, Summer 2010

Country Living


How lovely are these? Have a great week everyone. 
Love Lisa.


Images; fourandtwentyblackbirds.net, Flickr.com, angelfoodltd.com, Country Living.

June 12, 2010

My Wish for You


I hope you enjoy this, its always brought a smile to my face and and encouragement to my heart.
Please enjoy your weekend everyone and remember tell those you love how much they mean to you.


Love Lisa, and thank you to all who have encouraged me recently,..Thank you for following.

Turquoise, 2010 Color of the Year.

Chintz, Yellow and Turquoise.

  Once seen mainly in resort decor and clothing, turquoise now is making its way into everyday homes. 
In addition, turquoise and other ocean-inspired blues reflect 
consumers appreciation of the environment and nature.

In general, a high-voltage color such as turquoise is best confined to smaller areas, such as a single wall. 
But if you're not brave enough to splash the color of the year on your walls, 
at least use accessories to update your decor.
Place a turquoise lamp, picture frames, towels or a painted chair for a pop of color. 
The result will be magical.
Hugs and Kisses, Lisa.

Images and text: idealhomemagazine.com , decorpad.com, media.photobucket.com, fineliving.com
Bliss Linens via Fabulousfindsandco.com, 1st-option.com  and House to Home.

June 09, 2010

NEW E*TRADE Baby - Girlfriend. So loving this.

 

Well I have a secret passion for commercials, well not so secret now. 
But check this out, I think the E-trade babies are crazy funny.

What is your fave commercial???

Love, Hugs and Smiles. Lisa

Tagging Game 1 : A reflection by Tuesdai.

I was tagged by A reflection by Tuesdai  who was tagged by Fashion and other fancies:    

http://areflectionbytuesdai.blogspot.com


1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

The Caribbean, no where else. its home.

2. What is your favorite band/singer? 

Coldplay, Michael Buble and Adam Lambert.


3. If you could be someone else for a day who would it be? 

Michelle Obama

4. Concert or Broadway show? 

Concert.

5. Do you have a theme song of your life? 

Yes, Jill Scott - Living my Life like its GOLDEN!

6. Would you choose a fancy dinner at a nice restaurant or a picnic park? 

Picnic on the beach...as I do LOVE long walks on the beach, holding hands with Hubby.

7. What's your favorite place to shop?

Thrift Stores, I love the hunt for bargains, I'm ADDICTED.


8. Favorite movie?

LORD OF THE RINGS: 
Fellowship of the Ring.
The Two Towers.
The Return of the King.

I would like to tag the following: 
Eve's House

Love you Guys. Lisa

June 08, 2010

Reflective Spaces

  
Reflect, reflect, reflect. Regularly pull away to meditate, contemplate, reflect and to pray. An unexamined life is not worth living because the pull to conform has always been too great. Our lives will always ”drift” in the direction of conformity if we lose our directional  and spiritual bearings. Withdraw often. Review your list of values and reflect on the current trajectory of your life and your spirituality. Is it headed towards the end you desire… or just following the easy road of everyone else? Ask God's for guidance in every area of your life, surrender to Him and make time for inspiring reading. ( the Bible would be my choice.)

Your life is valuable. It is the greatest asset you own. It holds potential for great things. Don’t let it slip into mediocrity by choosing to live it just like everyone else. It is not a worthy trade. 

Images and text  from; Gracious Spaces by Phyliss Hoffman here, here and here.

Love Lisa.

Happy Thanksgiving and a last minute dessert.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and may their be happy memoirs made as we gather with family and friends . Take time to be grateful for the...