Blue and White Monday + News

I hope you had a lovely weekend, and are ready for the week. These beautiful images via some of my favorite Instagram accounts will help to start your week off beautifully.  Be sure not to miss the exciting news following the gorgeous photos.

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Wizzie Broach

(Virginia) and I (Texas), have teamed up to create EAST - WEST, an original art event where roughly thirty incredible paintings will be available.  Tomorrow, I'll have a preview here with a list of artists participating.  And, be sure to watch Instagram today for an opportunity to win a $100 credit toward any painting.  I'll be posting a giveaway around noon Central Time.  If you're not following me on Instagram, go


so you don't miss this opportunity : )

Stripes and Roses


For a week, we had the gloomiest weather here. I'd forgotten how much I need to experience sunlight at least every few days. Never have I more anticipated the arrival of spring. Needing to see some green and beautiful flowers, I went to the web as nothing very inspiring is available outdoors presently.  The breathtaking image above, of Honorine de Brabant roses, from

this gorgeous Trouvais post

, captured my attention. And, from there, I went on a quest to find more images of striped roses.  


I think we've established that in the arena of interior design, we all love stripes.  But, what about on roses?  I'm a yes.  In fact, I'm a yes on pretty much every rose I see, and I'm so very ready to start seeing more of them.

In my Monday post, I mentioned a feature that I had planned to share Wednesday.  I've been a bit under the weather this week, and have neglected TPP.  I'll share it instead this coming Wednesday. I'm feeling much better now, and am on a huge tear to purge cabinets of every item that's not glued down.  Do you have this sudden urge to organize happen in January?  I see that


has been busy doing the same.  Whatever your activities this weekend, I hope you enjoy!