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Friday, July 1, 2011


I find so many beautiful things in Blogland every month
and love to share them with others.
Hence my
each month, highlighting some things that
1.  float my boat
2.  can't catch my breath
3.  that's my thing

THIS vision of beauty belongs to my friend CHRISTINE.
Her daughter is one of the prettiest brides I've ever seen..
and there's more photos of the wedding 
THIS is a photo of an adorable LITTLE house, 
taken from the pages of COZY LITTLE HOUSE.
Our friend, BRENDA, has developed a love of little houses and
has some darling ones to share with you.
THIS one really speaks to me.
I would LUV to have a little, tiny home, filled with ONLY the things we really needed.
 I nearly lose my breath every time I see the AMAZING and WONDERFUL photos
of the most beautiful subjects that our friend KATHY puts out.
Mercy me...this woman has so much talent, it is just running out, all over the place.
Maker of beautiful things from the most awesome pillows, aprons, anything sewen.
Her delectable...
she raises...CHICKENS and has fresh eggs...sometimes colored ones.
she LINE DRYS her laundry sometimes..
her photography speaks for itself.
She takes some of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen...
she uses techniques I have no knowledge of...BEAUTIFUL

She has a beautiful family, full of love. SURE to check her ETSY shop...especially when you
start thinking of CHRISTMAS GIFTS...
listen,'s only 6 MORE MONTHS TIL CHRISTMAS...
can you believe it?
I love the simplicity, coolness, charm.
TRICIA made nearly everything in this adorable room for her little daughter,
but the daddy of the family made the sweet bench.
Tricia from A ROSY NOTE
She has a beautiful blog and I know you will love following her.
 THIS cutie pie bedroom is an INSPIRATION photo for
RICKI JILL'S redecorating of her daughter's room.
I fell totally in love with the PATCHWORK wall.
...and so did Ricki Jill..
she decided to make this adorable shelf, using the same patchwork idea.
Isn't it so cute.
Ricki Jill is a talented will enjoy seeing her work on her pretty blog.

 ... and if you've not been over to
you are sooo in for a treat.
I want to steal take every thing I see on her blog to live on MY blog....
but she DOES have FREEBIES for her friends so be sure to go
by, check things out and
just like I did.
THIS PHOTO  KNOCKED MY SOX OFF because of it's simplicity..
no staging looks just like MY counter when I am struggling thru making
A PIE..:))

If you  were featured here,
my thanks to you for the use of your photo/s
and if you'd like to take this
I WAS FEATURED button to live on your sidebar,
I would be MORE than thrilled.
I am joining others in PINK SATURDAY


Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj what a cute idea. Love all the photos you shared with us from such great bloggers. Hugs, Linda

salmagundi said...

Thanks for introducing me to a couple of new blogs. I'll check them out! Sally

Donnie said...

As always BJ you find the sweetest places for me to visit. I hope you all have a wonderful Independence Day. Hugs.

Kathleen Grace said...

Aw Bj, You're making me blush! Thanks for bragging me up. You're a sweetie, and YOU knock MY socks off:>) Love that first bedroom and now I have some new friends to visit! Thanks again. You are too kind.

Cozy Little House said...

BJ, here's to my someday "cozy littler house!" Thanks for adding me. Kathy's decor knocks my socks off. And so does Tricia's. And I am not familiar with the last one, but I'm headed that way now!

Vee said...

I've taken off and gotten lost and nearly couldn't find my way back...because I forgot where I was in the first place. Wheee...
Now I'm off to see the rest.

Beautiful bride, beautiful cupcakes, wonder what's next...

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

You have lots of inspiration to look at here. Thanks for the links.


The White Farmhouse said...

Oh, you got some good ones there! I am going off to check out those blogs now. I am trying to come up with ideas for the kids rooms. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Barbara F. said...

Great photos to share, new places for me to visit, I love Ssuan Branch! I have several of her adorable cookbooks from years ago all hand written and illustrated by Susan. xo,

LV said...

It is obvious you have a circle of friends as talented and creative as you.

Beth said...

BJ, You showed some beautiful things and several blogs that I'm not familiar with. Thanks for the intro! YOU knock my socks off with your humor and your fabulous food photography! Don't forget to get the Liberty Blue out this wknd!!! I bought some after I saw it on your blog, and Joni from Red Couch Recipes bought some after she saw it on my blog! How fun is that!
Happy 4th of July!
Hugs, Beth

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
I'm excited about visiting their blogs, you've got me all fired up!

Have a wonderful July 4th weekend.


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How fun, BJ! Love the things you featured! Have a wonderful 4th!...hugs...Debbie

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi BJ!! I really enjoyed seeing photos you shared of fabulous pictures and ideas! That's all I need...more GREAT blogs to view! LOL! It's great, isn't it?? :)

Happy 4th!

Lorie said...

BJ, we are absolutely still having Show and Tell Saturday. I am actually leaving it up longer for the long weekend!

And I would love to know where the first image came from (the Conklin) add a g and that is a family name of ours.

Holly said...

What gorgeous socks are knocked off. It is my dream to have a bedroom like that!

Deb said...

Thanks for doing this, BJ!!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Oh, bj ... what a clever and cute idea to feature the things that "knock your socks off" ... I love it and will enjoy some time checking out these talented ladies. Thanks for featuring all this amazing inspiration. Happy 4th of July :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday BJ Sweetie...
My goodness gracious, did you ever knock my sox off with your share today. I love, Love, LOVE it.

Some of the ladies I know, some I do not, so I will pop over and see their shares as well. Love Ricki Jill's creation for her sweet girl. Is that one not lovely.

I can't imagine waking up to fresh eggs each day and having the bounty to bake with. Yum.

I love seeing Brenda's cozy little houses. Such a delight when she shares.

Thank you sweet friend. Love the sox picture. So cute. Have a wonderful 4th of July. I know it will be filled with scrumptious food as always. Your bakes delight me. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Debbie said...

My socks are pretty much knocked off too! The only one I had seen previously was Christine's beautiful bride.

Emily said...

hi sweetie, Thanks for sharing so many great ideas. All are artist and talented. I sure agree with you, I love the little house and would love to have one in my back yard to decorate and play with. Thanks for sharing, you always knock my sox off!!!!
Happy Fourth

The French Hutch

Pat said...

You found an amazing array of pinks this week - love them all. Happy 4th of July and PS!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I always love to come over and see your newest post. This one is Great all the new bloggers to go see. Thanks so much for sharing with me. I hope ou have a
Great 4th of July with your lovely family.
XXOO Diane

Dixie said...

BJ.. thanks for sharing some great blog links! Now.. guess I'm going to see if I can find something to post about that will knock your socks off!

Happy 4th! hugs. Dixie

Patti said...

Haha! I thought that shiny red truck looked familiar, BJ!

You thanked Ralph for it. Well, he posted it, but it was my photo.

Now let's give credit where credit is due ... just kidding. We share.


After looking at all these photos I'm embarrassed about what my decor looks like. oh well..

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Aw! Thanks so much, BJ! :D I am honored! :D

Theresa said...

Gorgeousness all over the place:) I have a little house and enjoy ever tiny part of it! It was so much fun to build! I can't wait to go look at that blog!

Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing ALL of these beautiful sites for me to peek in at!


Robin said...

such a feast for the eyes....
Thank you for sharing all these with us. And have a pinkishly beautiful weekend

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi bj, I do love Susan Branch's blog too! I'm long time fan. That pie looks delicious. But thank you for introducing me to some other blogs. I will check them out! Linda

Marlis said...

Thanks for turning me on to Susan's blog! what fun. Christine's daughter is surely as beautiful as her momma. Happy fourth, many blessings, marlis

Sarah said...

What a fun idea, BJ. These are all great posts and some of my favorite blogs.
Have a great 4th. ~ Sarah

monah said...

Thanks for visiting me on PS.
It is nice how you feature other people's talents. Those cupcakes are unbelievable.
Happy Independence Day.

P.S. I hope you visit me again on PS.

Rita said...

You just knocked my sox off BJ. What a great post. What a wonderful happy way to start Sunday morning. Happy Holiday!
Loved it.

Snap said...

You knocked MY socks off with this post. What fun and lots of new places to visit! (As if I *need* more time on the 'puter!). Thank you, I think!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Spending a beautiful Sunday morning catching up on some of my favorite blogs. I loved the picture of you and your Dad! You've knocked my socks of this morning ~ thank you!!!
Happy Fourth!!!

dana said...

What a great share of awesome blogs, BJ!!! There's just too many creative gals out there in blog land......and so little time to visit them. However, thanks to you, I will make it a point to check these out!!

Hope you have a fantastic Independence Day....and a great PS!! L, Dana

Nancy from OHIO said...

Love your blog! Plus, thanks for introducing me to a few more cute blogs!

The Tablescaper said...

It's so neat to see what catches someone else's eye. It always brings you to new places in blog land. Thanks for celebrating the 4the with Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

You have chosen well. It was fun seeing what knocked your socks off!

xinex said...

Hi BJ! I left a message here yesterday from my iPhone but I don't think it posted so I am trying again. You are so sweet in adding my daughter's wedding pic amongst all the lovely pictures here. You made me tearful. Thank you so much, my friend.....Christine

Susan Branch said...

You're a doll bj, very fun to be reading what knocks your socks off, and then to see my pie photo was one of them! Too much! xoxo Stay cool!