I know I was MIA last week but I had a very good reason.
And I wasted no time filling the house with this gorgeousness!
My latest find is a huge green glass vase/jar that I found for $6.99.
It almost looks like a giant carafe, doesn’t it?
Whatever you want to call it, it was just waiting to be filled with Snowball branches!
Also waiting for me in the mail upon my return was my latest edition of Southern Living with the caption,
“Welcome Summer!” splashed across the front.
Chock full of beautiful summer inspiration and scrumptious recipes it should have made me thrilled.
Instead, as I looked out the window at the rain coming down, it only made me feel blah!
But, there was one little thing that caught my eye.
This post is Partying at the following places:
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia: Tuesday’s Treasures
DIY By Design: Swing into Spring
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesday
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Social Salutations: Social Saturday
Pam - diy Design Fanatic says
Glad you had a great time at Disneyland and all the other parks in SoCal! You must be exhausted from all the walking you did!
I am soooo jealous of your snowball bush! The flowers look gorgeous in a vase!
Michell @ Girl In Air says
You ladies are awesome….How wonderful to wake up to a fabulous feature!!
Thank you so much!
I LOVE looking at all the wonderful Disney photos….brings back great memories of when I took my girls…I can’t wait to take our son! I better get in shape…that place is HUGH!
Brooke @ Inside-Out Design says
Your flowers are beautiful! I spent my weekend at Disney too! (But Disney World). Glad you had a great time. It’s always hard to come home after a trip.
Welcome Back, friend !! What FUN pics from Disney … so glad you had a fabulous time. (And, too bad you didn’t figure out that dropping popcorn onto the pavement could prove to be hours of fun)!! The kiddos are precious and, most of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ian !! You are the best mommy for going on the upside down roller coaster … don’t know that I couldl’ve done that !! And, look at that snowball “bush” !! Whoa. It’s gorgeous … and how beautiful your bouquet is in that lovely vase. And, the drinks … the drinks look too yummy. I want one, please. We missed you and glad you’re back safe and sound !! xoxo, Becca
How fun! I love Disney! We’ve never been to Disneyland only Disneyworld. It’s soooo fun!!
What a fun vacation and a perfect way to celebrate a birthday! I haven’t been is so long, too long I think. So sorry it is rainy by you, I know the feeling but at least we had a couple days of sunshine. I love your vase and flowers, gorgeous!! Your drink so refreshing too. 🙂 So glad that you had a wonderful time and you are back safe. 🙂
Enjoy your week!!
Disney is the best…it is the happiest place on earth. That’s an awesome way to celebrate a birthday.
Looks like you had a great time, and those flowers are beautiful.
Conspicuous Style Design Blog says
Haha….when you said “look what caught my eye” I was caught on the drinks, trying to decide whether I’d pick a Belini or a Palmer….never even SAW the herbs until I read the rest 🙂
⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ says
Happy Birthday to your cutie pie boy! And yes throwing popcorn and crackers in the driveway would be a lot cheaper LOL! Looks like a great trip Vanessa!
Ann from On Sutton Place says
Oh I loved Disney! We went twice as a family and once I went with my daughter’s dance team. I would go again in a heartbeat. I agree that it’s the happiest place on earth! I’m totally jealous of your snowball bush…how stunning. Thanks for sharing and thanks for such a great post. My gin and tonic is waiting so I gotta go. :o)
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
So glad you had an awesome time Vanessa! You have a beautiful family! We’ve been to Disneyland and California Adventure a few times and love it! I have the same green vase as you I found it in HG. The flowers look beautiful in it! Have a great week, Martina
Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says
Hey there Miss Vanessa! Ohh I LOOOOOOVVVEE Disneyland! I miss it before we even leave every time! I have been on Screamin~ so fun but not something you can do a lot- course my boys go on over… and over… and over… lol! Anyway, glad you had a fantastic time and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your little man!
Linda@Coastal Charm says
Oh my…just look at that huge and beautiful snowball tree…I’m sooooo jealous!!! I got wo trees last Spring and planyed them…was told that they grow real fast…not mine…got a few blooms this year…but they are still about the same size:( I so love that pretty green vase…it’s very NIFTY THRIFTY:)
Welcome HOME and thank you for the beautiful blog post…sure looks summery despite our downpour of rain this morning! Nothing a bit of pie baking and Ella Fitzgerald can’t fix! XO
What a wonderful trip to Disneyland! We took our children there when they were little! I’d probably enjoy it like a child today! Love your gorgeous white flowers!
Thanks for popping in and I am thrilled that I may have given you a little inspiration.
Be a sweetie,
Welcome Home V~
Glad you had a wonderful vacay and I love, love, love the Snowball Bush!
Happy Birthday to your sweet bigger guy, too!
Happy Birthday, to your little cutie pie!! Looks like you had a wonderful time at Disney. Next time you go…I will meet you there. =)))
Girl – i know I’ve been MIA lately – but you have GOT to be kidding me that you were in my backyard and didn’t tell me!!
Love the snowball bush but i love the green jar with them even more 🙂
You’re doing an awesome job with this blog – i drop by when i can 🙂
Take Care –
Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum says
Your snowball bush is truly breathtaking! I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing your photos and your fun ideas!
Those snowball blooms are amazing and they look gorgeous in that giant sized vase! Love your take for the herbs on that topiary! I’ve been seeing herbs being added to a lot of things, lately. I’ve done flavored waters and vinegars, so why NOT booze?! LOL sounds good to me! I haven’t seen this article yet, I have so many mags to read, as well as blog posts…. No time! I don’t think I’m doing too well at time management these days!
See ya for the par-tay tomorrow.
What a great birthday! You guys know how to celebrate! That topiary caught my eye too, you did a great job recreating it! And those drinks, yummy! Have a great day! Debbie
Sarah @ Modern Country Style says
Oooh,those flowers REALLY do look like snowballs, don’t they?! And yours looks as though it’s absolutely thriving. You must have very green fingers!!
Happy Birthday to your little (hmm, BIG!) boy! Mine can’t stand when I call him ‘little!’ They grow too fast! Yes, they would be fast friends, I just know it! Your trip looks like so much fun! What a treat for the kids at the end of school! We JUST got out yesterday and I could not wait to be DONE!! The month of May is as busy as December around here! I have nestled that little treat of Southern Living away to sit and absorb every bit of it! I love the topiary!! Wish I lived next door to enjoy the cocktail with you! YUM! Thanks for the inspiration! Christie
Kim @ Cheap Chic Home says
I love your snowball flowers–I don’t think I’ve ever seen a tree/bush like that before. You’ve certainly been busy, Vanessa. The photo of your daughter cracks me up!