Easter and Purple for 2019

Last Easter I decorated with a light sprinkle of purple, lavender and lilac. This year, I made a large statement with some items from Pottery Barn. Let’s start with the throw. Pottery Barn calls the color lavender. I purchased it last year on sale with a free monogram. So yes, I had to have it. I didn’t care if it was going to sit in the closet for a year. The next thing I added …

Pink and Easter

I posted this video on Instagram and thought I would share it to my blog. This is how my sunroom is decorated for Easter. View this post on Instagram It’s a rainy day here in southern New Jersey.This is my first video so have patience my friends. #easterdecor #easterbasket #pink#decorationideas #fern #tulips #potterybarn #bunnies#pillows #sunroom #fireplace #homesweethome #homedecor #candles#ducks A post shared by Michele (@leisurelyathome) on Mar 31, 2019 at 8:30am PDT Pink is so …

❤️ My 2019 Valentine’s Day Decor ❤️

My Valentine’s Day  💟️ decor this year is a lot of red and black in the sun room. We still haven’t painted behind the fireplace so excuse the mess. There is still a lot of work to be done in this room, but I need the warmer weather so things will dry and the carpenter doesn’t freeze out here. As for myself, I’ve gotten my numbers down below 130. I am a type two diabetic …

Merry Christmas

Here are some pictures of inside the sunroom. Now remember it isn’t finished, but it is too close to Christmas to start any new projects. So I’m not patiently waiting to share until after the holidays. This is my favorite corner. As you can see, it’s waiting for me to come and snuggle up with a cup of coffee and a good book. I stayed with gray and white out here. I’ve always gone after …

Amaryllis in Deep Red

I’m posting these pictures from Thanksgiving because a lot of people do turkey for Christmas also. This is our turkey deep frying. We started this tradition about 5 years ago. You haven’t tasted the best turkey until you’ve tasted a deep fried one. It is moist in the center and crispy on the outside. My youngest son, Greg, did the frying and carving.  It’s great to have family traditions that you can pass down to …

Falling for Fall

I thought I would share a couple of fall foliage pictures that my daughter-in-law took on a recent trip to Bucks County, PA. This beautiful picture was taken from Bowman’s Hill Tower. The tops of those trees and the clouds are just breathtaking. And there is my granddaughter, Rebecca, standing at the location of the famous Washington Crossing. My turkey display on my mantle it’s done with creams and caramel. There is some wheat tucked …

Red Truck

Well it was a cold one last night. It got down to 37°. Now I know everyone is laughing and saying that’s not cold. I know, but it’s the beginning. Now this is what I love. Dropping at night then getting into the 60’s during the day. I am a grandmother again! Number 9 and it never gets old. It still feels heart filling. He is the first child of my youngest son. He was …

Checks gone mad

Wow October the 5th already! Time seems to be moving real fast. All the stores are either all set up or in the process of getting all their Christmas goodies showcased. I do love it, I’m not going to lie. I am like a little kid in a candy store going from pillow to ornament to throw blanket. I am on the computer making lists and checking them twice and sometimes 3 times. I’m going …

Hello knitters!

To all the knitters out there, hello!  I just started knitting.  I’ve made a small lap blanket with pom-poms.  It was a lot of fun. It is far from perfect, but that’s OK because I made it myself.  The color of the wool is fig.  I really like this color and having matching fig colored pillows. Here I’ve taken one of my flower arrangements and added some rust colored feathers berries and branches to change …

Neutral done right 👍

Neutral, done right can be quite appealing to the eye. I’ve added different textures, shades and materials to this display so it doesn’t seem boring. OK, I’ve said it. Yes, sometimes neutral can be boring. My birch branches are leaning against the mantle with a cotton ball and birch wreath hanging from it . There are fox tails and feathers in a white pitcher. The dark color really stands out with all the whites and …