Monday, August 5, 2013

Back From Vacation & Some More Eye Candy From Along The Way

Hello everybody, well I haven't been blogging much in July, because we have been on vacation.
We flew down to Arizona last month to visit my in-laws and while in AZ we purchased a new car. We then went on a big road trip and drove back home from Arizona to Washington State. We visited a lot of relatives along the way including California, Las Vegas and Utah. 

I wanted to share some more eye candy of places we stopped and saw along the way.
First off, while in Phoenix my Mother-In-Law and I went to this cute little store called THE WILLOWS. I have been following their blog http://www.thewillowshomeandgarden.blogspot.com/ for a while now and couldn't wait to go for a snoop while visiting AZ.





Check out all the GALVANIZED treasures....buckets and pots....



Baskets and Pillows...I'm in love





Another stop was the Pottery Barn in Scottsdale, AZ. I always love their show-rooms....

 I love the Jute rug with the cow hide on top.....I wants it , I wants it...lol



One can never have enough Lanterns, right?

Next, is my In-laws home in Surprise, Arizona



beautiful desert back patio



My Mother-In-Law is an Artist and she painted all of these pictures.



While in Southern California, we stayed with some Family. I wanted to share Our Aunties beautiful home in Arcadia, CA. Beautiful view of the mountains from the backyard.
 what a great way to display some succulents
 
  
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
 Her backyard was truly amazing...what a beautiful outdoor retreat.
 So, that's all the eye candy I got for today.



Here is a little glimpse of us for you guys.


Happy August to all of you!
Christine

62 comments:

  1. so jealous you got to go to the willows. i have been following their blog for a few years and it is on my shopping bucket list to visit one day. thanks for the photos.

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  2. What a fun vacation...thanks for sharing great pics!

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  3. I've never heard of the Willows before but now I'm drooling over the chairs! Thanks for introducing me to another place to be inspired by!

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  4. Looks like a wonderful time, and great pics to share!

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    1. Thanks Mary,I hope you are enjoying your summer

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  5. Fabulous pics and so much inspiration. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

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  6. What a great vacation!! You got to go to so many different places. Loved seeing your photos. I would love to get to go to The Willows store too. Probably won't ever happen though since it's SO far away! I could just move right in that store! Congrats on your new car! What kind did you get? I couldn't tell by the photo.

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    1. Hi Kelly...we got a SUBARU Impresa. It is for my husband, we wanted a mid sized car for him to commute to work. With good gas mileage. Thanks for the comment!!!!

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  7. What a fun vacation!!! First off, that store...TO DIE FOR!!! Loved it and I'm going to check out their blog! Second...your aunt's backyard.... LOVELY!! Loved those succulents!

    Thanks for linking up today at my Clever, Crafty & Creative Party! I always love your pictures!!!

    Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment love Suzie!!!

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  8. Oh my! You're right about all the eye candy! Love it all! Very cute idea for the succulents also! This is my first time visiting here! I enjoyed the visit!

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    1. Sandy, thanks so much for the visit...I've only been blogging since FEB this year, thrilled you came for a visit!

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  9. So much eye candy and I LOVE the back yard! Thanks for taking us on this vacation with you and showing us your family's homes. xx

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  10. Fabulous eye candy! LOVE that shop...dreamy-I'll have to look it up next time we visit my sister in AZ! I'm now following :)
    Susan

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  11. Wonderful pictures and the shop is great, everything I love is there!

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  12. Lovin' the outdoor rooms! And I'm going to check out Willows...thanks for suggesting it. It looks like a great store!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
    http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

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  13. I took a trip to AZ and really wanted to go into that store but alas we did not have enough time...pooh! It looks amazing thanks for sharing.
    Come link up at my party going on now at the Style Sisters Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/08/centerpiece-wednesday-87-and-something.html
    Karin

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  14. Love the post and as far as all the decorations...can I have one of everything. I would love if you would link this up on our blog @ http://thekoenigscreate.blogspot.com/2013/08/mid-week-link-up.html We have a link party going on now till Friday.

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  15. Lovely pictures! My favorite are the succulents in the basket outside, they are so cool :)

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  16. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation, even in our fair or I should say "hot" state!

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    1. Hi Carol, thanks so much for the visit....I found out that you can beat the July AZ heat very well if you sit in the pool with only your head sticking out...LOL

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  17. Hi Christine, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hi Chris, thanks so much for your sweet comment!!! I am thrilled you are following me along now. I will visit your blog now....Greetings

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  18. Sounds like a great vacation!!! Beautiful country!
    Mary Alice

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  19. Sounds like you had a lovely time. Your rellies homes are gorgeous. I'm visiting from What to do Weekends Crafts a la mode

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  20. Christine,

    What a fun vacation and I loved scrolling through all of the beautiful pictures! :-) Thanks for linking up at the Inspiration Gallery!

    ~Sarah

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  21. Looks like a fabulous vacation...thanks for sharing over at my Weekend Blog Party :-)
    Shawna

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  22. How wonderful that you could drive back and visit with family and see some sights along the way! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. Thanks for one great party each week Deborah!!!

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  23. OMGosh I'd love to have an outdoor space like your Aunts!! I also LOVE that bed/mirrored headboard from the shop pics, gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all the eye candy! :)

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    1. Thanks Christy....if I only could have spend with no limit in that store....lol

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  24. Loved the photos of the Willows! What a beautiful shop. I also visited the blog. Glad to have found you on Suburbs Mama Sunday Linky Party...
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Linda, thanks so much for the visit and comment.....The Willows is a great store (spendy though)..Wish I could have purchased a lot more!

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  25. Christine, I think I want to shop Willows. Thanks for the link. Glad you had a grand vacation.

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  26. I enjoyed this whole post so much.
    I can hardly wait to ck out Willows.
    Over from Tablescaper...

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    1. Thanks for dropping by BJ..hope to see you come back for more!

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  27. What an awesome vacation! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board. Enjoy a happy weekend and please join us next Friday :)

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    1. Thank you girls for throwing a party each week!!!!

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  28. All fabulous eye candy! Love that outdoor kitchen - thanks for sharing!

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  29. Your mother-in-law is so talented, love her artwork! I wish I could visit The Willow, what a great shop! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday..
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  30. Hi, Christine. You were one of our top 3 favorites at last week's link party and I'm featuring you in my post, on my facebook page and am pinning. Thanks so much for visiting Home{work} Wednesday!

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    1. Hi Marty, thanks sooo much for the exciting news!!!! Will check it out asap...Thanks for the weekly Parties Marty!

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  31. Your post was featured over on our blog today.

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  32. Looks like my kind of store and a fun trip as well!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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