Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Some Really Cool Pinterest Features

My bloggy friend over at MY JOURNEY BACK shared some of her favorite Pinterest pictures and ideas.
And, being the copy cat that I am, I wanted to do the same....
Since I am so lovin' the BEACH/LAKE house decor,
I want to show you some that almost brings me to my knees....

I'm so in love with this look...
doesn't even look hard to do ....white walls, FOR SURE...
find a thrifted chest..redo it in whatever design you like and
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I have just become a lover of ORANGE since moving into the Summer House.
I tried to decide WHY I would start liking it after years of it being one of
 my least favorite colors in the world.
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And, then, that infamous light bulb lit up and there it was...
THE REASON........ORANGE and TURQUOISE are phenomenal together.

Bright colors were just MADE for Beach and Lake house design.

I think I actually started hyperventilating when I found THIS beautiful room.
All the marvelous whites and just the right touches of color....
OOO, I do love this room.

How in the world can you have so much luscious color and the room
still radiate RELAX...REFRESH..
I happen to think it's the light blue sofas,
the large white table...
and the flowery drapes, lined in blue, send ME a vibe of

I barely got my breath back to normal and not feeling dizzy from looking at fabulous decorating and then, I went down again when I saw that room up above.
the turquoise sofas...that amazing stripped pillow...the cream chairs...
white walls...

Once again..
the whites with the blues....different shades of blue.

Thanks for viewing all these beauties with me.
If you have some favorite things on Pinterest, will you kindly share with us ?

I have no idea where I got this photo but isn't that turquoise the most beautiful, distressed
color ...

If I can find who this photo belongs to, I hope to get permission to copy it..have it enlarged and frame it for my Summer House wall.

NOW...I would much rather have this beautiful hutch/cabinet than a PHOTO of it but I have no idea how to get that same effect on the cute little hutch in my living room.

ANYway...just wanted to show it to you.

 What ? You want a snack now.?


Just like a Pineapple UPside Down Cake...
Pam a muffin tin...
a little butter in each cup...
sprinkle BROWN SUGAR...
add a bright red CHERRY...
a spoonful of CRUSHED PINEAPPLE...
a few pecans...
lay a piece of CRESCENT roll over each cup
and slide into a 400 oven until golden brown.

YES, MA'AM....
these little treasures



  1. In that first picture all I could look at was those darling babies off to the right lol All the rooms are beautiful though and you know I love color :)

    Your daughter's lake house is AMAZING, bj and it looks like you were all well fed. I'm glad you had a great Fourth with your family.


  2. Oh I love it. I love the photo too. I could see it over my mantle. Thanks for sharing the beach photo's. I'll be back later to really look them over. I want to do the mantle in a beach theme. I love the turqoise and orange too.
    Thanks for sharing these. XXOO

  3. In love with these images! Love anything coastal.

  4. BJ all your choices are serene and heavenly color wise for a Beachy escape. So now I want one of your muffin upside down pineapple yummies, pretty please.

  5. I know distressed painting is popular, but I've never understood the appeal. I do like the look of some chalk paints before the distressing and antiquing comes around.

  6. Such popular beach colors because they feel so cool, cool, cool. Perfect for hot, hot, hot Texas.

  7. Still can't embrace 'orange' except in pastel---maybe some day.
    Won't be long before I taste one of those pineapple muffins. The goal is to pick-up crescent rolls tomorrow.

  8. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful rooms with us. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

  9. I need more coins in my piggy bank to change my home into a costal living look . . .
    But oh my, you are tickling my creativity mode . . .
    Love seeing the pics and ideas . . .

  10. Looove these! I wish I can have all these rooms in my house. I might never come out. :P

  11. Dearest bj; OMG what fabulous rooms they ARE, Dream place to be and I can stay forever♡♡♡ So wish to try your PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE "yummy yummy"(♡˘◡˘♡)
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

  12. Orange used to be my least favorite color, (well, after brown, blech!) but I find myself really loving it lately. Shades of coral are my favorite but orange is growing on me. And turquoise? Oh yes please! I remember w-a-a-a-a-y back seeing all the red and black on your blog and in your inspiration photos and loving all of it. You know I have loved those colors forever! I think we are both lightening up and loving fresher colors and styles. Still on a parallel path as far as what we love. That is one of the reasons I have always loved your blog!

  13. I love, love, love all the photos.
    That receipe looks entirely yummy!!


  14. Beautiful blues! Love the rope wrapped chandy. And I will have to try those little cresent roll delights! Glad you had a happy 4th!

  15. What fun, inspirational photos, bj! I have never, ever liked orange, either, but I enjoy seeing it in other people's decor. It does look pretty with turquoise, and so does pink and red. Now about those pineapple upside down cakes...yummy!

  16. I'm so amazed at what some folks come up with on Pinterest. My daughter got wonderful ideas for her daughter's wedding from this site.

  17. Pretty pretty and I love the colors. Your pineapple upside down cake looks delicious and I'd love one now. That's a great way of making it! I love orange and remember reading somewhere that, that is the one color everybody can wear. It's bright for sure!

  18. I love all the costal looks too. Those pineapple upside down muffins look pretty yummo! I am going to try those out.
    Have a great day and wonderful rest of the week.

  19. Beautiful pics! I love turquoise! Don't you just wich sometimes that you could twitch your nose and poof, the room of your dreams would appear! Of course, then all the fun of dreaming would be taken away wouldn't it?

    Must try the upside down muffins! Thanks!

  20. These are beautiful beach homes BJ. I love turquoise but my colours are soft yellows and greens so a dash of soft aqua works well with them. Sometimes I wish I had white walls and furniture so I could add any colour to it. Thanks for sharing these favourites. Have a great day.

  21. I am drooling over the beachy photos!! I would love to live on the beach if it weren't for hurricanes. The recipe sounds delicious! Thanks.


  22. I love pinterest!! I've been hooked lately. You're so right that it's perfect for ideas and inspiration. It's been such a huge help for my wedding also. :)

  23. Hey, B.J. Yes--you don't have to add the lavender at all. A strawberry galette will be soooo delicious! I think it is pronounced like ga (gah with a soft a, as in "uh" with a g in front of it and the last part is prounced like "let," as in, "Mama LET the chickens out." GUH - let. This link has an audio that has the pronunciation.

  24. My "Alice Posts" were earlier... (still more to make ... including the Marvel Villain "the White Rabbit")... and yes my Blog is Mostly "Horror"... Thank you for dropping in dear Lady...

  25. I could have written this post. I love the beach-y look, all of the rooms that you featured, and have come to embrace orange as well. I particularly like the softer, "apricot" orange with the various blues. Great post!

  26. BJ, I want one of those pretty homes with the vaulted ceilings and beams. ;-)

  27. Beautiful inspiration pictures! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  28. The Weekly Feature Series is live. You are one of the 25 features that are in the Series. Here is the link so you can check it out. Happy Week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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xo bj