Monday Morning {P}Inspirations

Good morning sweets!  Time to recap our weekends and refresh and refocus on the week ahead.  I would love to hear how you spent yours!  I had a very relaxing one with the family-it was very idyllic all the way around.  Went out to lunch and putt putt golfing with the kids on Friday, to the farmers market and an antique fair on Saturday, and did lots of cleaning, puttering around the house and reading on Sunday.  The weather was so perfect-warm and breezy, and I found myself smiling more than usual just from the sheer pleasantness of it all.  The garden image above as well as the quote perfectly convey the mood I had and would like to carry on through the summer.

I am very excited to introduce a new series that will run through this week in the afternoons.  I have asked several of my favorite stylish blog gals to share with me their top 5 summer style essentials, with all picks coming in at under $100!  Stop by this afternoon where I will be debuting my first lovely lady.  My "Afternoon Sweet Treat" posts will be on hold this week to make room for the series, but will return next week.

Also, be sure to stop by 100 Inspirations where today I have recreated a great Ashley Olsen look featuring orange and blue, such a fun and modern color combo!


  1. Yay for good weekends! At first I thought this was your backyard and I was about to be really jealous! This is a gorgeous patio dining area! I love it!

  2. @Jill- I wish it were my backyard!! I'm definitely using it as inspiration for the future.

  3. i love that backyard and the fact that there is a cat, well, hot damn, sign me up.