Seven on Saturday 5/20/23

Oh, how I love May!! The weather is warm, but not too warm. Our yard and landscaping begins to come to life as we add flowers, and plants, and mulch, and all the pretty things of summer! Plus, it’s the perfect temperature for sitting outside on our screened porch!

I do have to confess, however, that we haven’t had much time to sit and relax on our porch with all of the busyness of life around here. (Although, we’re enjoying a little bit of time this morning on the porch having coffee and enjoying the gentle rain!)

In the midst of our normal beginning-of-summer outdoor preparations, we have lots of end-of-school activities, an 8th grade graduation, final volleyball tournaments, a new grandbaby, health concerns with parents, and a few other details to navigate around!

I’m sure you’re probably feeling a bit of the May frenzy as well, so I’m so grateful that you’ve taken a few minutes to stop by for a visit this Saturday!

Shade container garden under tree

This week on the blog, I shared how we created a pretty shade garden under an established maple tree in our backyard by planting a container shade garden. You can read all of the details here!

I also shared how I added some canvas art to our screened porch in this IG reel!

I’ve found lots of lovely things to share with you this weekend! So grab a cup of coffee and take a look at all the fabulous finds!

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Pottery Barn Finds collage

If you love a soft blue and white coastal look combined with Pottery Barn style, check out some of my favorite Pottery Barn sale finds this week.

Gorgeous blue quilt

Soft blue and white dinnerware

Pretty beaded flush mount

A zinc planter

A lovely lantern

Beautiful blue and white striped duvet

Some of my favorite things from the week:

1. These wonderful morning routine tips and ideas to elevate your mornings.

2. Creative ways to use lilacs in and around your home.

3. Heather Chadduck Hillegas’ IG account. She’s been a favorite for a long time, and I took another stroll though her IG this week. Love, love, love her gorgeous classic Southern designs.

4. Great tips for saving money when gardening.

5. This pretty antique workbench find! What would you use it for?

6. Love this gorgeous green and white summer porch.

7. Lots of lovely patriotic decor ideas!

That’s all for this Saturday! Have a lovely weekend!


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  1. You always have such wonderful things to share! I’m in the process of planting under an established tree. We have to get the soil built up first and then I’ll add the color! Have a great week, Kim!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing my morning routine tips, Kim, I really appreciate it. The month has been a wild one for us too and I’m our morning routine is just about the only thing holding is all together ha ha. Sending you hugs and thank yous and adding my prayers for all that you’re going through, CoCo

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