Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Facelift!

Somebody's getting a facelift!
Lest you think you'll have to look at me 
post surgery,
with bruises and gauze and such, let me clarify.

DaDaffodil Hill
is getting a new look!

Stay tuned for a new and improved website


a real, live Home Tour page.

I-g-g-y, y'all (I'm so fancy!)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Party Animals

It was a crazy weekend.
Youngest daughter's 13th birthday party was Saturday night. 
20+ girls.
Originally, I said there'd be 13 girls attending the party. 

My day started with an early morning grocery trip.
Then it was home to decorate and organize.

We were blessed with perfect weather. 
Not too hot. 
Not too chilly.
Like I said, perfect!

We kept it simple: hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill, mac and cheese, chips, vegetable platter, 
cake and ice cream.

At thirteen the girls entertained themselves. They sang and danced 
and took A LOT of selfies.

Our local grocery store makes beautiful (and delicious) cakes.

It really was a wonderful evening. 
What I loved most, however, was how this girl right here conducted herself.

She opened her gifts slowly. She was genuinely grateful and gracious.
She made each friend feel special.
She said thank you so many times I lost count.
And she has a great group of friends.

It's hard watching your children grow up. But knowing they are turning into 
really good people makes the process so much easier.

I hope you have a great Monday. I'm going to work so I can get some rest.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall on the Outside

It's fall inside.

 But I've put a few fall touches outside, as well.

The weather is supposed to be gorgeous here this weekend.
Good thing because tomorrow night my house will be filled with
THIRTEEN year olds.

Let's hope they can play badminton
and jump on the trampoline
and roast marshmallows

My strawberry cream hydrangeas are blooming again.
And if you can believe it, I only got one pretty blue bloom
on my endless summer hydrangeas this year.

I thought all was lost. 
Guess what. It's now loaded with buds.
Mother Nature is mysterious that way.

I hope your weekend is glorious.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Grading Papers with My Ottoman Friend

I started thinking about my favorites.
Not my favorite students.
Teachers are supposed to love all their students the same.
Not true of furniture, however.
Have you ever thought about your favorites?
Those pieces you'd take with you, even IF
you could start all over in your
decorating dream world?

Well, I did start thinking about this, mainly because I 
just didn't feel like grading papers.

Hey, there's Miss Mustard Seed's pretty dining room on the cover.
Talk about decorating dream world.
I love her style.
And I love that cow.
I digress.

Back to favorite pieces.
If say Sarah Richardson showed up and said, "Okay, I'm decorating your dream house. What stays?"
I would tell Sarah to take that navy ottoman you see there.
Found this little guy in a second-hand shop, 
and bought him on the spot.

Picked out a delicious fabric, 
and had him transformed.
He's a keeper!

I have one last paper in the stack. 

Can I do it? 

Or maybe I could climb on furniture and take decorator-ish shots of my ottoman instead.
Bloggers are a strange bunch.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at pictures of my ottoman.

Oh, and if you look inside this pretty magazine, you'll find another favorite blogger,
Kelly over at Essence of Home.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fall Is Here!

Yes, I have accepted the fact that fall is here.
I think maybe I've embraced it even.
Here are a few pictures to share.
Happy Fall!

Happy fall, y'all!

Linking up with Savvy Southern Style!
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