Friday, July 29, 2016

Five on Friday #22


On the Web
The Five most decadent Parisian Patisseries... and I have not been to one of them! Oh dear, I guess we have to make a trip back!  I actually tried to go to one of them but unfortunately it had closed before we got there. 


Favorite Instagram...
Since I have skipped this category for a little while I thought I would just include a whole bunch of instagrams that caught my eye! 






Spotted...
We were strolling through the mall this past weekend and went into the Kate Spade store and she has this new life of cruise-worthy handbags!  My relatives are on a cruise right now and I thought these bags would be PERFECT for taking on a cruise! 
Resin Ship Clutch - perfect for cruising!! Bring this to the dinner and out dancing on the cruise!
3D life preserver clutch - SO much fun, can't you see yourself in your nautical wear with this? 

Life Preserver tote (on sale HERE).  You could fit so much in this bag! 

"Going Places" Tote is so fun! I'd bring this to Europe if I didn't already have other purses to bring!

From the Blog
Have you been to the Nordstrom Sale yet? If not, you have to check it out because it is going to end soon!!!
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Favorite Cat....
This is ChloĆ© the cat with her head in the box not moving. Notice her little paw poking through the inside. One paw is inside and one is outside.  I am so glad I talked my husband into letting us have a cat... she brings us so much joy! We've had her for 6 months now and even though she broke my favorite tulipiere (RIP) she is forgiven.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

4 French Dessert Recipes | Thursday Favorite Things

Hello all of my friends! Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things link party #248!
You can party with us here every Wednesday night starting at 6pm PST. 

As our 250th link party approaches, I wanted to change it up a little bit about how I choose my features.  

This week I have picked out FOUR mouth watering French dessert recipes! Oh, MY FAVORITE THING! Seriously, I *looove* French desserts, in fact, I was working on a strawberry pistachio tart today (coming to the blog soon!)
4 mouth-watering French dessert recipes

Easy Peasy Life Matters shared this strawberry basil crepe recipe!

Joy Food Sunshine shared these homemade chocolate eclairs!

 The Sweet Sensations shared this almond and peach galette! 

 Home Made Interest shared this cute little peach tarts! 

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Marilyn- Marilyn's Treats
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Happy 3rd Blogiversary to Peonies and Orange Blossoms!!

Well, Peonies and Orange Blossoms turns THREE this week! I can hardly believe I've been blogging for several years!  I suppose I'm no longer a "newbie", especially in the internet world where things can be viral for all of two seconds!

To celebrate this year we're having a virtual tea party at Chatsworth House.  (Every year I have a virtual soiree, one year it was a Marie Antoinette Party, last year it was an evening dinner in Napa).

 This isn't any ol' tea party.  We're having an Edwardian themed tea party a la Pride and Prejudice and the early days of Downton Abbey. So wear your best Edwardian outfit!

Make sure your shoes are comfortable though, as we're touring the beautiful gardens first.



After your garden tour, let's meet up for tea time.
The Dowager Countess has been waiting for you at the table...
No really, she didn't go on that walk... 

Isn't the table pretty? 

There are lots of goodies to nosh on at this tea time, hmm, which to eat first??



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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks 2016!

OKAY everyone! This week the Nordstrom Anniversary sale started for Nordstrom cardholders.  It opens to the general public tomorrow. As a card holder I already shopped the sale and grabbed all of my favorites... some of the things I purchased are already sold out! GAH! 
So, here's my guide to my favorite picks for this year!
The links for each item are below the picture.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 Favorite Picks

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Thursday Favorite Things #247

Can you believe that we are already half way through July with August *just* around the corner??  Well, I've planted my pumpkin patch because Halloween really is only about 100 days away! In fact, the other day, I actually thought that it was starting to feel like Fall! WHAT! I know, August is coming with the 110 degree days, but it had me start planning for Fall decorating! Okay, enough talk, time to look at this week's features! 

Munchkin Time shared this delicious sounding blueberry peach nutella pavlova recipe!

Timeless Creations shared this French country lamp makeover using Annie Sloan. 

Nancy on the Home Front shared a cute trip about picking sour cherries.

Homemade Interest shared this Tex-mex coleslaw recipe - perfect for hot Summer days!

21st and Main shared 5 Do's and Dont's for wearing Maxi Dresses... Love these tips, I struggle with finding maxi dresses that look good on me!
Congratulations if you were featured! I have pinned your posts to our Thursday Favorite Things Pinterest Board! I would also like to thank everyone for linking up - I visit many of your posts but don't always comment because I have been super duper busy!
If you were featured on my blog today (or on previous days) please feel free to grab my "I was featured" button!  Either right click and download or copy and paste into your blog!
I was featured at Thursday Favorite Things Link Party co-hosted by Peonies & Orange Blossoms with main hostess at Katherine's Corner!

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! Every cohostess features posts on her blog! If you weren't featured here, be sure to check out the other blogs as your post may have been featured there!

Join us every week as we party and share at the best link party in blog land!
Thursday Favorite Things Linky Party... come link up your favorite posts starting every Wednesday night!
Katherine-Katherines Corner 
Nina-Vintage Mama's Cottage
 Debi- Surroundings by Debi
Marilyn- Marilyn's Treats
 Angelina -Peonies and Orange Blossoms
 Shellie-The Fabulous Journey 
 Rina-I Thee Cook
Olivia-Reinvented Collection

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Please read the rules before participating, it will be a much more satisfying hop experience. Please visit at least two links ahead of yours.  Follow Your Hostesses.  Link to your post not your blog main page. By sharing with us you are agreeing that the photos are yours or that you have permission to use them, and that we may use your photos to feature your post on social media, pinterest or as a feature on our blogs.
Have fun we look forward to all you will share. All of the hostesses select their favorites to share in features on their blogs each week. Share your best work!

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