Hello, friend. Thanks for stopping by to see the modern address numbers that update our exterior, my new beach cruiser, a great clothing steamer (where were you all my life?) and more. Along with Annie and Cindy’s five faves this week.
1. This New Life Calls For A New Bicycle!
Look at what Howard got me for Mother’s Day! A Mango Cruiser bike designed in the Florida Keys. It is made for the beach life…wide tires and anti-rust materials. I can cruise around town on this. Now he needs one for Father’s Day!
2. Herb Garden Container
It’s nice to clip fresh herbs from this container (any planter should work). These basil, mint and thyme herbs were at our supermarket (Publix–I forgot how much I love that store).
Walking back from the beach with Chief I picked up palm fronds. Someone’s yard waste is someone else’s treasure. 🙂 We like the new Serena and Lily counter stools.
3. Coastal Italy Travel Outfit (or for closer to home)
In two weeks, we will be going to Italy and the color of this linen dress is called Amalfi Coast. I’ve been wearing my similar J. Jill rust linen dress here a lot.
The more wrinkles on the linen dress, the more compliments I get on it!
Note about the sunscreen: “Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40 PA+++, 0.5 fl oz – Primer + Broad Spectrum Sunscreen That Helps Filter Blue Light – Adds Instant Glow & Hydration – Contains Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5 & Niacinamide.” The travel size is very small. I wish I would have ordered the regular size.
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4. A Great Clothing Steamer
I had never owned a steamer before. But while waiting for our iron to arrive, I bought this Black and Decker steamer from Target and I love it. I used it to refresh the J. Jill linen dress that I was talking about above and to smooth the bed curtains in our new guest room. I may never iron again.
5. Update A Home Exterior With Modern Address Numbers
The previous owners did a great job building this house. It has beautiful floors and many wonderful spaces. We are grateful.
But you couldn’t see our house numbers very well. So, we used 8″ Metal Floating Modern Address Numbers to “accessorize” and update the exterior. They come in smaller sizes, too, like four and six inches, from Wayfair.
Our handy person, devised a template so I could space the numbers how I wanted and they would know where to drill the holes for installation. Great idea!
“Highly visible, these numbers are easy to spot and read, no matter how long your driveway is. Thanks to their sturdy construction and weatherproofing – they’ll look great for years to come.”
I would like an uplight on the address numbers but I’m trying to decide what to do with the space under the windows in the middle of the roses. There was an ornate fountain there that we gave to our electrician (his wife and two small children came by to say thank you). Have any suggestions for us that doesn’t block the sunlight coming in the windows?
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Happy Mother’s Day!!! I’m missing my mother but excited that my mother-in-law is coming to visit when we get back from our trip.
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Let’s see what Annie and Cindy’s Five Faves are this week: