Thank goodness it is Friday! I just LOVE Fridays, don't you? This weekend is a long weekend in Canada, as we celebrate Victoria Day (the late Queen Victoria's birthday). It is also a kick-off to summer here, just like Memorial Day is in the US. I am looking forward to an extra day off and am hoping to work on the backyard patio, getting it lounge worthy!

This week I featured my garden tour with a few plant tips, as it is right now, all green with little blooms. This time of year, I find my garden just explodes, almost overnight!

In between gardening, cleaning the house, reading blogs, driving kids to and from track meets, this is what has tickled my fancy this week.

I am positive many of you have seen this amazing DIY but I am floored that this chandelier was a DIY!

An ingenious way to create an outdoor hanging sphere from ivy.

Craigslist tips for finding fabulous vintage furniture.

Love this fabulously chic and homey bedroom that is entered in the Small Cool Contest at Apartment Therapy. The room has a chevron ottoman, what is not to love?

Kelly created an amazing space to lounge in her unused loft space.

Love this porch makeover on Canadian House and Home online television.

I say this evening needs a glass of vino and a good movie. Maybe I can persuade the hubs to go to The Great Gatsby with me. I re-read the novel and am dying to see the movie! Anyone else?

XO Barbara


  1. Happy Victoria Day long weekend to you too Barbara, enjoy!

  2. Oh to have a space with architectural details like that bedroom above. Have a great weekend!

  3. Have a great long weekend Barbara, I'm dying to see the Great Gatsby as well!

  4. Hey B! I can't wait to sit and enjoy some "pops" in your backyard soon and enjoy your garden. Have a great long weekend and fingers crossed for hubs to take you to the movie. xo

  5. Have a great weekend Barb, lots to do ...or not! Liking the wine idea! ...tomorrow off to the Fort to stock my booth...and relax!

  6. Enjoy your long weekend! I haven't seen the movie yet, but have read the novel several times over the years. Dying to see the movie, but haven't had a chance!

  7. I wish the weeds didn't grow as fast as the plants! Have a good weekend Barb!


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